RECIPE: Espresso Ice Cream Shooters

In no more than five minutes, you can make a drinkable dessert for grown-ups: espresso shooters with ice cream. This recipe comes from Starbucks, which has easy recipe ideas on its ice cream website. Serves 4. ESPRESSO SHOOTERS RECIPE Ingredients 1 cup Starbucks VIA Italian Roast or Decaf Italian Roast, prepared according to package directions…
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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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NEWS: Recycling Nespresso Capsules

We love our Nespresso espresso machine and the many different varieties and flavors of espresso it enables us to enjoy. (Espresso isn’t a type of bean, but a type of roast that can be applied to any bean. Drill down in our Espresso Glossary.) But some environmentally conscious espresso lovers have told us that they…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: How To Make A Heart With Latte Art

Your latte may arrive with a design in the foam known as latte art. Originating in Italy, latte art first appeared in America’s coffee capital, Seattle, around 1989. The creative flourish was pioneered by Espresso Vivace coffee bar owner David Schomer. The heart pattern became a signature at Schomer’s coffee bar. He then added the…
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