TIP OF THE DAY: Pairing Coffee And Cheese

Pair a medium-strength cheese with a medium-roast coffee. Photo © Natalia Lisovskaya | Dreamstime.   Often there is more than one food holiday on a particular day. Rarely do we see a trio of food holidays; and January 20th is the only day we know of with four food holidays: National Buttercrunch Day, National Cheese…
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FOOD 101: The Difference Between Coffee & Espresso

We keep these stackable espresso cups right next to our espresso machine. Photo courtesy Harold Imports | AMZ.   The flavors of espresso are very concentrated, intense and dark. Espresso is drunk black; sugar is permissible but milk is not. If you want milk in your coffee, choose another dark roast bean: Italian Roast and…
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PRODUCT REVIEW: Espresso CocoZona, Coconut Water & Coffee

Coconut water + espresso = hydration with a caffeine kick. Photo courtesy AriZona Beverages USA.   Some months ago we tasted dozens of coconut waters, including CocoZona from AriZona Beverages USA. The company is now rolling out a second flavor: CocoZona Coconut Water with Espresso. The drink blends 100% pure coconut water with coffee, and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Frothing Milk At Home

Today’s tip comes from chef Johnny Gnall, who has discovered the joys of frothing milk at home. There’s no need to head to your favorite coffee bar when you can make frothy cappuccinos and lattes in your own kitchen. “I made a recent purchase that has changed the way I start the day,” says Chef…
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