Peppermint Gifts From the Kitchen

Hello there! Welcome to National Peppermint Latte Day. Okay, so not every calendar site agrees, but some do. Even then, I almost went in another direction.

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National Peppermint Latte Day

Today is National Peppermint Latte Day. Now here is a day that makes sense to me. After all, we all need that pick-me-up of a good dose of caffeine. And Candy Canes abound this time of year.

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National Macchiato Day

Today is National Macchiato Day. So the first question is what the heck is Macchiato and how does it differ from Cappuccino? Both drinks are made with shots of espresso and steamed milk. The differences are the espresso to milk ratio and the type of milk. One utilizes both steamed and foam milk, while the other uses only the foam itself.
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French Pressed Cinnamon Breakfast Blend

Let’s talk coffee for a moment. Years ago, I use to get this wonderful Vienna Roasted Coffee that had a hint of cinnamon. The beans themselves were roasted with cinnamon, giving a flavor that was oh so divine! The beauty of a bean that has been roasted with cinnamon is that you can use it in a French Press. (Try sticking a “stick” of anything into a French Press and – well let’s just say there is no “press” to the “press”. Cannot be done.

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How ’bout a Cup of Joe

As I started to write this latest posting, I wondered why do we call a cup of coffee a cup of Joe?  So I began my quest for the definitive answer. As it turns out, the answer is shrouded in mystery and speculation. There is no definitive answer, no matter who you ask.

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