Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Chocolate Coffee Sauce

If you have been looking for a great recipe to help with the plentiful pears or apples that just keep on falling off of you or your neighbors tree; then here you go! Here is a recipe that will certainly be great for your taste buds.

Here is what you need:

  • 9 oz (71/2 bars worth) of good-quality dark chocolate, chopped

  • 1tbsp brandy

  • 1 tbsp coffee

  • 1/2 cup water

  • Boiled and skinned apples or pears

  • Powdered Sugar (optional)

  • Vanilla Ice cream(optional)


Here is what you do:

  • Mix the chocolate with 1/2 cup water in a pan.

  • Melt over gentle heat.

  • Add the brandy and coffee.

  • Set the apples or pears on a warmed plate

  • Pour the Chocolate Coffee Sauce over it.

  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with vanilla ice cream (optional).


Just one taste of this and you will certainly love it! Enjoy it for all it's worth!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Wendy's Coffee

There are hundreds of people who stop by Wendy's fast food chains and order a coffee beverage. There are other beverages on the Wendy's Menu that promises to be healthy for you. So, when it comes to Wendy's coffee how healthy is it for you? Which is healthier the Large Regular Coffee or the Large Brewed Decaffeinated Coffee? Is the Large Brewed Unsweetened Iced Tea, Large Coke Zero, or the Large All-Natural Lemonade better for you? I have taken the myths out of it. Here are the facts:

The Large Regular Coffee
This drink surprised me in a good way! This drink weighs 340 grams. It has 0 calories in it and 0 calories from fat. It has no iron and 0% of calcium without the cream or milk. This drink has 0 carbohydrates. There are 0 carbohydrates in this drink. It is made up of just coffee and water.

The Large Brewed Decaffeinated Coffee
This drink weighs 340 grams. It has 0 calories in it and 0 calories from fat as well. It has no iron and 0% of calcium without the cream or milk. There are 0 carbohydrates in this drink as well. This drink has 0 carbohydrates. It is made up of coffee and water.

The Large Brewed Unsweetened Iced Tea
This drink weighs 582 grams. It is made up of 5 calories, 15 mg of sodium, and 2 carbohydrates. It has no iron and 0% of calcium. It has the ingredients orange pekoe and Pekoe Cut Black Tea in it. Pekoe is a term used to describe black teas that are not from the country of China. This medium-grade tea will affect the taste and clarity of the tea.

Large Coke Zero
This drink weighs 785 grams. It is made up of 0 calories, 10 mg of sodium, and 0 carbohydrates. It has no iron and 0% of calcium. It has the ingredients Carbonated Water, Caramel Color, Phosphoric Acid, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Benzoate (to protect taste), Aspartame, Natural Flavors, Acesulfame Potassium, Caffeine, Sucralose, Dimethylpolysiloxane. Phenylketonurics: contains phenylalanine in it. Dimethylpolysiloxane is used with McDonald's fish. It is a type of oil that derives from organic silicon. Used in some foods is prevents foaming.

Large All Natural Lemonade
This drink 733 grams. It is made up of a whopping 410 calories and 107 carbohydrates. It has no iron and 0% of calcium. This drink also has 1 dietary fiber, 1 gram of protein, and 101 grams of sugar in it. It has 90% daily value of Vitamin C. The ingredient list for this drink include: Water, Cane Sugar, Lemon Juice & Concentrate.

If one were to consume all of these drink in one day they would come up with 420 calories, 109 carbohydrates, and 101 grams of sugar. Most of the calories come from the lemonade. All of the sugar comes from the lemonade.

One of the most nutritious items on the Wendy's menu is plain coffee or decaffeinated coffee.

Enjoy your coffee for all it's worth!

Monday, September 10, 2012

5 Ways That Can Help You Have Coffee In The Morning

Coffee is such a wonderful thing. It wakes you up, helps with your memory, helps with your immune system, can be warm, and can be very comforting to your whole body system. If going with a cold drink it could shock you awake as well. Some people still have a hard time finding the time for it in the morning though. Here are 5 ways that can help you have coffee in the Morning.
1. Coffee To Go
This is a wonderful morning starter coffee from Copper Mountain. All the person who is getting it ready has to do is just shake well, remove plastic top and discard, microwave for 60 seconds, let stand for 30 seconds, and then enjoy. It comes with a great sippy lid. The picture shows one of my favorites which is a Hazelnut Coffee Latte. In this can alone, there are less than 100 calories. This is definitely a quick solution to finding time for coffee in the morning.

2. Make Iced Coffee
 This idea is better suited for your afternoon, but is a great recipe for morning times also. Start with an airtight container or thermos. Put several ice cubes inside to fill it up 3/4's of the way. Put in 3 big tablespoons of instant coffee granules. Add water, close the container tightly, and shake it all up. Open it up and you have iced coffee. This is a wonderful recipe that instills that you are still getting much of the antioxidants from the coffee, but you still have time.

3. Instant Coffee
Instant coffee is one of the oldest things still happening with coffee. All you need to do is stick some coffee in a mug of boiling water and mix it together. If you would like you can mix it with one of the 100 ingredients mentioned in the previous blog. Voila! You have your own cup of coffee ready in just minutes. Pour it in a coffee to-go container and enjoy sipping it while waiting on the heavy traffic in the morning.

4. Install A Coffee Machine At Your Place of Employment
Your co-workers would love this idea and it might even help you get a couple dollars of extra change in your pocket.

Install a Coffee Machine. Set up a basket of instant coffees, coffee flavorings, and a ice container. Mark down how much each thing costs. Put out a basket to put the money in. (At some places you might have to set up a camera as well). Then, watch the magic work. Everybody gets their coffee including you and you get a couple extra dollars of change in your pocket each day. Yes!

5. Stop at Your Local Starbucks
Starbucks has a great drive thru. Many Starbucks have hired extra people to work the morning hours. Drive through the drive thru and enjoy your coffee. (Warning: this might be the most time costly of the ideas because although Starbucks has hired extra people, you still might have to sit awhile).

Enjoy your coffee for all it's worth!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

100 Things That You Can Put in Your Coffee

If you are getting bored with your coffee and don't want to keep adding the same old things. This is the blog for you. There are lots of things that you can put in your coffee. Here are just 100:

Creams to Add
  1. Half & Half
  2. Milk
  3. Sweetened Condensed Milk
  4. Almond Milk
  5. Coconut Milk
  6. Whipped Cream
  7. Ice Cream~helps with the coffee being too hot
  8. Cream Cheese
  9. Swiss Cheese
  10. raspberry Sherbert
  11. Orange Sherbert
  12. Reddi Whip
  13. Blueberry Yogurt
  14. Pudding
  15. Banana Milkshake
  16. Chocolate Slim Fast
Syrups to Add

17. Agave Syrup
18. Maple Syrup
19. Chocolate Syrup
20. Molasses
21. Mint Syrup
22. Irish Syrup
23. Nutella
24. Hazelnut Syrup
25. Vanilla Syrup
26. Strawberry Syrup

27. Almond Oil
28. Butter
29. Olive Oil
30. Peanut Oil

31. Butterfingers
32. Twix
33. Chocolate Chips
34. 3 Musketeers
35. Snickers
36. Almond Bars
37. Crushed Candy Canes
38. Caramels
39. Candy Corn
40. Red Hot Cinnamon Schnapps
41. Chocolate Chip Cookies
42. Oreos
43. Cocoa Powder

44. Lemon Juice
45. Orange Juice
46. Grape Juice
47. Apple Juice
48. Apple Cider

49. Cinnamon
50. Nutmeg
51. Allspice
52. Salt
53. Hot Sauce
54. Raw Garlic
55. Ginger
56. Curry
57. Jalapenos
58. Cayenne Pepper
59. Pumpkin Spice
60. Sugar
61. Splenda

62. Wheat Germ
63. Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs
64. Pieces of Toaster Strudels
65. Slices of Bagels
67. Black Raspberry
68. Green Tea
69. Lemon Tea
70. Camomile
71. White Tea

Other Things that you can add in to liven up your coffee
72. Ice
73. Brown Sugar
74. Honey
75. Tequila
76. Godiva
77. Reindeer Bone~ Lapland
78. Reindeer Milk~ Finland
79. Durian~ type of fruit
80. Eggshells
81. Strawberry Jelly
82. Grape Jelly
83. Kool-Aid
84. Coconut Flakes
85. Grated Orange peel
86. Grated lemon peel
87. Pumpkin
88. Almonds
89. Cashews
90. Mountain Dew
91. Sprite
92. Crush
93. Water
94. Pina Colada Mix
95. Sparkling Water
96. Water
97. Margarita Mix
98. Couple of Cucumber Slices
99. Couple of Zucchine Slices
100. Ginger Ale

Lots of these additions have been tried by either myself or by someone else I know.
Enjoy your Coffee for all it's worth!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

How Do You Grow COFFEE?

Lots of people grow various coffees.
Lots of people grow trees.
Many enjoy the fruit from the tree,
but how can it be that coffee from grow from a tree?

Maybe you have heard that coffee grows from a tree or maybe you were wondering just how it grows. Well, today I'm am going to explain to you just how you could grow a coffee tree.

The Soil Type
Coffee grows best in a soil that can take a lot of humidity. It does not do well in a soil that has a lot of ashy texture to it, but one that is more like clay. The soil in Jamaica is really much of a clay mixture. This is the reason why coffee grows well there. The type of soil is different within the different elevations of a mountain. This is the reason why the coffee flavoring that you get at the end differs as much as the soil. Usually the more humid the soil can get and still withstand the moisture the better the flavorng of the coffee.

What part of the Coffee Plant Do You Plant?
You can buy a whole potted tree from a Greenhouse Store that is in one of the southern states of the United States. Then, you can lay clay soil down. After that, you would need to make sure the soil is rich. Thus you could plant a whole potted tree.

You can buy seedlings from a store or you can even plant the green cherry part of a coffee bean.

How do you plant coffee seedlings?
  1. First thing is coffee trees do best in a place where it has lots of room to grow and where it is hot and humid year round. They also need lots of light and air. Coffee trees just love water and soak up plenty of it. Therefore, you might want to really think about if the place that you are trying to plant the coffee tree in has a wet tropical type of climate.
  2. You could supplement the light during the winter with flourescent light bulbs and heat lamps, but please think about the air temperature around the plant and how cold it might get.
  3. So, finally, you have the perfect condition to plant your coffee tree in. Take the seedling out of it's pocket while holding as close to the roots as you can.
  4. Dig about a 1 inch deep whole in the ground.
  5. Push the seedling down into the ground and cover the roots up.
  6. Make sure you keep on checking on it and water it plenty.
  7. Feed it with nutrients once every two weeks.
  8. It takes about 4 years to grow your first coffee bean. Therefore, use your patience.
  9. Enjoy your coffee beans and the blossoms that come with it.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Home Remedy to Losing Weight

Here is a wonderful recipe that is sure to help you lose that extra weight. It takes some antioxidants and mixes it together in order to make one wonderful drink. These ingredients have helped hundreds of people lose weight and it is sure to help you as well. This recipe makes about 2 medium size mugs full.

Here's what you'll need:
  • 2 packets of green tea mix
  • 1 cup of brewed hazelnut coffee
  • 2 teaspoons of brown sugar
  • 2 medium sized mugs
  • 2 teaspoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Here's how to make it:
  1. Fill one mug with water and put both of the green tea mixes inside.
  2. Warm the green tea up in the microwave (I put it on medium heat for 1 minute 30 seconds)
  3. Squeeze the rest of the green tea out of its' packets and discard the packets.
  4. Pour half of the green tea into the other mug.
  5. Put one teaspoon of brown sugar in each mug.
  6. Pour half of the coffee in one mug and the other half in the other mug.
  7. Put one teapoon of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil in each mug and mix it all together.
  8. Drink it while it is still hot!

Enjoy your drink for all it's worth.
Warning: While these ingredients have helped hundreds of people to lose weight it might not help you. Please be aware of your allergies before drinking this.
Tip: Drink this drink with plenty of water and have fun exercising in order to maximize the effect of this drink.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Starbucks Very Berry Hibiscus Nutrition

Starbucks has two new drinks out this Summer and they might have the brightest idea yet for this company. They have taken the new dieters herb called “Green Coffee Extract” and put it in a drink. Yes, you have it right…. It is a drink that is not coffee, but has a coffee cherry in it. The long name for this drink is the “Very Berry Hibiscus Starbucks Refresher.” Below you will find the nutritional facts for a 16oz. cup of this and then you can decide whether it is something you would like to try.
Here’s some of the things it has in it:
·        Green Coffee Extract from Arabica
·        Red Raspberries
·        Water
·        Juice
·        Sugar
·        And more…..

Here’s some nutrition facts:
·        It has 70 calories and 0 calories from fat
·        It does not have any fat or cholesterol
·        17 grams of carbohydrates
·        19 grams of dietary fiber
·        15 grams of sugar(some of these come naturally from the fruit inside the drink)
·        2% iron
·        1.1% vitamin C

In my opinion this is a wonderful drink!

Enjoy your coffee for all it’s worth no matter what form it is in …. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Coffee Joke

CITMorning Coffee: There once was a man named Coffee.

An Older Gentlemen: Oh Yeah... What was his last name?

CITMorning Coffee: Well, Coffee had a sister named Toffee.

An Older Gentlemen: yeah?

CITMorning Coffee: Yes, so put them together and you have coffee toffee. One remarkable treat. Just don't be so smoffee....

Enjoy your coffee for all it's worth!

Friday, July 13, 2012


Dunkin Donuts is a favorite place to stop at for men, kids, and women alike. They have some great tasting coffees and wonderful tasting donuts. They especially are famous for how quick you can stop in and get them. For they are certainly “on the go.” They have a couple new drinks out for the summer which have a very cool to the touch taste and feel. They have several different frozen coffee drinks including the Oreo Coolatta Coffee.

     What really is in the plain frozen coffee drink. How nutritious is it? Would it hurt if I drank it? Does it really have real coffee in it? Well, once again I have done the research and here is what you need to know.

    While researching I found it especially helpful that, unlike McDonald’s, Dunkin Donuts has its own buttons on its website where you could easily switch the size of the drink to see the different nutritional details for each unique size. The small has 460 calories. The medium has 660 calories and the Large has 860 calories. I am a fan of portion control, but let’s imagine a woman between the age of 31-50 year old drinks 2 large Frozen Coffee drinks a day. That person would have taken in 1,720 calories out of a 1,800 calorie diet. That means that there would just be enough calories left for one nice and sweet golden delicious apple. Let’s now imagine a 31-50 year old male drinks 2 Larges in one day they would have drank 1720 calories of their 2400 (these are what is recommended using the USDA guidelines). They would just have enough calories left for a glass of milk and a nice salad for the whole day.

     According to the small nutritional facts the small has 240 out of the 460 calories out of fat, 90 mg of cholesterol, and 47 g of sugar. Though all of this is true, it has 3 g of protein, 15% of Vitamin A, 2% of vitamin C, and 0 grams of dietary fiber.

What is in it?

·        Frozen Coffee Coolatta Base

·        Light Cream

·        Whipped Cream

·        Sorbitan Monostearate, Artificial Flavor, Carrageenan, Mixed Tocopherols, Vitamin E

What does the Frozen Coolatta Base have in it?

·        Water

·        Coffee (Yay! They do have real coffee in this drink)

·        Coolatta Concentrate made up of sugar, coffee extract, caramel color, artificial flavor, natural flavor, and caramel color

In Short: This drink has a lot of calories to its name. If you drink 2 large cups of this a day it is well over half of your calorie intake for a day. It has more good saturated fat in it than the reformed bad fat in it (Trans fat, unsaturated fat).  It does have real coffee in it.

The most nutritious way to have this drink: Ask for a small frozen coffee drink. Have them hold the whipped cream that goes on top because it already has cream within the drink.

Enjoy your coffee for all it’s worth!

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Here is a great idea that I know several people have used. It is a great idea for those who are or children are allergic to eggs, milk, or something in oil. It is definately a nutritious option for those who want less calories and less fatty cakes. It has worked great for even birthday cakes. It is called the "Low-fat party cake" alternative.

Here's what you do:
  1. Pick up your favorite cake mix at the store and a can of diet soda (you could use coffee instead of the diet soda it might even have less calories).
  2. Pour the cake mix and coffee or diet soda into a bowl.
  3. Mix the ingredients all up.... you have just substitued the eggs, water, and oil with the coffee or diet soda.
  4. Grease a cake pan using extra virgin olive oil.
  5. Preheat the oven to the recommended temperature located on the box.
  6. Pour the cake batter into the greased cake pan while smoothing it out throughout the pan.
  7. Put it in the oven and bake it for the recommended amount of time located on the box.
  8. Enjoy!
Here's another idea: Make them into cupcakes and use the ice cream cones to make them cupcake cone exciting treats!

Enjoy it for all it's worth!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

McCafe Frappe Nutrition

McDonalds has a new Frappe out. It is called the McCafe Frappe Chocolate Chip. There are some great commercials for this product where it shows the Frappe really shining, but what really is in this new Frappe. Does it actually use real coffee? Does it have anything in it that you should be suspicious about?
          Well, here are the facts. I have done the research using the McDonalds website and have figured out what all it has in it. So, keep on reading… I just think it is funny how they still are just giving the nutritional facts for the small and not the other sizes.
          The small (12 fluid oz. cup) has 530 calories, 7 grams of protein, 24 grams of fat (making up 37% of it being fat), 74 grams of carbs, and 140 mg. of sodium. 220 of the 530 calories are calories from fat. It also has 55 mg of cholesterol and 220 mg of calcium.
Here’s what is in it:
·        Ice
·        Chocolate drizzle
·        Caramel drizzle
·        Chocolate chips
·        Whipped cream
·        Either a caramel coffee frappe base or a mocha coffee frappe

Here’s what is in the caramel coffee frappe base:
·         Water
·         Cream
·         Sugar
·         Milk
·         High Fructose Corn Syrup
·         Coffee Extract*
·         Natural and artificial flavors
·         Mono-diglycerides
·         Guar gum
·         Potassium Citrate
·         Disodium phosphate
·         Carrageenan
·         Carob Bean Gum

Here’s What is in the Mocha Coffee Frappe Base:
·        Water
·        Cream
·        Milk
·        Sugar
·        High Fructose Corn Syrup
·        Coffee Extract*
·        Natural and artificial flavors
·        Cocoa
·        Mono-and diglycerides
·        Guar Gum
·        Potassium Citrate
·        Disodium Phosphate
·        Carob Bean Gum
·        Carrageenan
·        Red 40, Yellow 5, and Blue 1

The Possible Allergens for this drink are Milk and Soy Lecithin

In short, McDonalds uses coffee extract and regularly steams their coffee. They might not use as much coffee that is extracted from the bean as their customers would prefer. This means… that there is more “others” in this product than there is actual any kind of coffee and the caffeine is most likely coming from only the chocolate chips.

Friday, June 29, 2012


Here is a list of new names and some names that I have put out before for my visitors, but have not been taken yet. Quick! Take one of these names before it gets taken. As of 6:15pm on Friday June 29th, 2012 none of these names have been taken. They have all been checked through register.com. So, quick take one and make your coffee sparks and ideas fly!

Here they are:
  • kavaplanet.com
  • caffeelatte.biz
  • mycoffeepot.us
  • feelingalivecoffee.com
  • arabicbeans.com
  • awakencoffee.com
  • coffeeofpatrioticmen.com
  • coffeeloversrecipes.com
  • talkcoffeeandmen.com
  • coffeelol.com
  • kcupsandcoffee.biz
  • coffeekicks.co
  • jeanclaudecoffee.com

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Green Coffee Beans

I love Dr. Oz. I have read his books, watched several of his shows, and have even managed to lose 100 pounds on his weight loss plans. In my mind he is an amazing doctor who knows a ton of information. Some of the things in his books are things that he has studied on way further down the road than any other doctor. He thinks up things and then 5 years down the road you'll hear on tv "an amazing new discovery for..." with the new study.
      Dr. Oz has done it again with the help of another co-doctor named Lindsey Duncan. He has come up with a new weight loss herbal supplement. This takes the idea of coffee for a new level. It is a green coffee bean. You will just love this. People pick a coffee bean cherry or root still wrapped up in its green covering. Then, they take the extract (around 400mg a day) by mouth with water. Within a couple days they step on the scale again and voila they have lost a couple pounds. If people keep on taking the weight loss green coffee bean they can lose up to 10 percent  or their body weight or 16 percent of their body fat by just popping it into their mouth each day and swallowing. They won't have to do anything that is different except for taking this little bean. It has shown amazing results. It especially helps women with their bloating and helps them feel fuller alot faster. It's a must that they take it in the original form because of its bitterness and because roasting the coffee beans changes the original form.
   Roasting coffee beans removes the chlorogenic acid needed for the major weight loss. The chlorogenic acid in the original bean helps burn sugar that is mainly fat. In return it also slows the release of the sugar that may be building up in the bloodstream. Putting the two together burns fat. This bean is natural and safe. It is the safest, newest supplement that there may be out on the market.

Enjoy your coffee for all it's worth!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Espresso Cream Cake

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Do you like Coffee?
Well, good because I have a great recipe for you today! Here is a recipe that you just may love! It is a recipe for Espresso Cream Cake. It yields about 16 servings. It combines chocolate and coffee together making it one light and great cake. It's a wonderful treat for those big get togethers! It does not take the oven.

Here's What You Need:
  • 4 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 4 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 cartons mascarpone cheese
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 big prepared angel food cake
  • 3/4 cup brewed coffee or 1 cup coffee liquer
  • 1 teapoon almond extract
  • 4 teapoons baking cocoa
Here's What You Do
  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the instant coffee granules in the hot water and cool.
  2. Stir in the mascarpone cheese.
  3. In a smaller bowl, beat the cream with a fork until it begins to thicken. Do this while gradually adding confectioners' sugar and beating until little soft peaks form.
  4. Stir half of the beaten cream into the mascarpone mixture and fold in the other half of the cream.
  5. Serve the mascarpone cream with the angel food cake.
Hint: Drizzle each serving with the warm brewed coffee (or coffee liquer) mixed with some baking cocoa and the almond extract.

Enjoy your coffee for all it's worth!

Monday, June 18, 2012


Here is a great recipe for fruit crisp. I made it this weekend and it turned out really good. You can see how great it is in the picture above. My son especially liked the part where I cut up the peaches and put them in the pan. He counted each piece. The fruit can be substituted for whatever fruit you wish to put in as long as you have 2 cups of fresh or frozen fruit all together. Here's how I made it. 
Here's What You Need:
  • 1 cup of sliced frozen peaches (I cut each slice into 3 littler slices)
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons coffee
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teapoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup black walnuts (you can use pecans, cashews, or whichever nut of your choosing)
Here's What I Did:
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 8 inch square glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place peaches, blueberries and raspberries in baking dish while mixing the fruit all together. 
  3. In small bowl  stir together brown sugar, coffee, orange juice, cinnamon, sugar, ground nutmeg and ground nutmeg. Pour this over the fruit. 
  4. Put the baking dish in the oven for 15 minutes. 
  5. While baking mix the oats and black walnuts together. 
  6. Take the pan out of the oven and sprinkle the oat topping over the fruit mixture making sure to coat each piece of fruit. 
  7. Return the pan to the oven and bake for 28 to 34 minutes longer or until topping is slightly browned. 
  8. Take the pan out and serve while it is warm (vanilla ice cream would be wonderful on top). 

Thursday, June 14, 2012


I drink one cup of coffee a day. That is what I tell every one any way. The thing is my cup never runs dry, I just keep refilling it before it gets empty. Should I count my calories from the first time I take a drink or just the first cup?

There is a thing called "daily calorie intake" and "food calorie intake." When a person wants to know all of the calories that they have consumed during the day; they write down their calories and take an analysis of the daily calorie intake. When one takes note of how many calories are in a certain food or drink considering the portion size is right they do a food calorie intake. One can drink a cup of coffee and mark down how many calories was in that one cup. When one keeps on refilling that cup all day long even before it gets empty they might not know how many calories of coffee they have drank up. It might particularly become difficult to mark down calories when not using a measuring cup and getting different increments of coffee every chance you have. This could become easier though just by using the measuring cup and marking down each addition to the cup after adding it.

Note on What food group is coffee in?

What food group is my coffee in because I put milk in it? So, you say okay, okay, okay at least I'm not going to be too bad on myself because I drink milk in my coffee.

When one puts milk in their coffee they are doing a miraculous thing. They start to fulfill their "dairy" nutritional needs. 80% of ladies in North America today fail to get their full "dairy" nutritional requirements. One can help themself to get that nutritional need met by just putting milk in their coffee. That puts the coffee into 2 different food groups and helps to eliminate the chance of osteoporosis as well.

Enjoy your coffee for all it's worth!


If coffee comes from a bean does that make it a vegetable? What food group are beans part of? Where would coffee fit on a myplate.gov food guide?

Well, there are lots of questions when it comes to these particular matters. Hopefully this can clear up some of your questions. Coffee does come from a bean, but are all beans a vegetable? Well, it is true that some beans are in the vegetable group such as the green bean,  lima bean, and shell beans. Others are part of the protein group such as edamame. When it comes to the coffee bean though it does not have the nutritional value of either one of those groups. It is an other or oil.

Let's put it in these terms. When you pick an olive you can easily take it apart and see that it has reproductive seeds on the inside. These seeds make it a fruit although they usually are used in a manner that is consistent with vegetables. Then, someone might take it and compress it in order to make it into extra virgin olive oil. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a very good antioxidant (in some cases it can replace Miralax). Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is very good for the digestive system. It really does wonders when considering immunity. Extra Virgin olive oil is an other or oil.

Well, when you take the vision of an olive and translate it into a coffee bean it is much the same. Although, a coffee bean might not have the nutritional value of either a vegetable, fruit, or protein it might have more nutritional value than that of coffee. The coffee bean is made into coffee which puts it into the same group as Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This is the other or oil group. Coffee is the leading antioxidant in many Americans today.

This case is very similar to that of tea. The new USDA guidelines note "While tea, coffee and other beverages aren’t specifically mentioned in the new diagram, the updated guidelines allow for 260 “extra” calories per day, for solid fats, added sugars and alcohol, and tea may or may not be included in this category. The USDA’s interactive MyFood-a-pedia allows the user to look up the calorie content of a specific food, including ones that aren’t easily placed in one of the food categories depicted in the new diagram (USDA, 2012)." Therefore, you put these types of things in a separate cup marked "Other" beside the dairy cup and only fill it up occasionally during the day.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Cowboy Coffee

Cowboy Coffee, this is what Cabela's calls it, is the old-fashioned way to make coffee while camping. Take a basic pot, pour some water in it, throw the desired amount and grade of grounds in it and let it boil over a part of the fire. Then, take some rye and let it crack in there to help with the bitterness.

That's all there is to it.

Enjoy your coffee for all it's worth!

Bialetti Moca Stovetop Espresso Maker

I was watching Martha Stewart the other day and she was demonstrating this cool gadget called the Bialetti Moca Stovetop Espresso Maker..... Bialetti for short. It is so cool!!! It's shaped like a tea kettle, but is skinnier. It makes great drip coffee. It's a cute little gadget. It makes about 2 cups of cappuccino.

Here's how it works:
There's a little steam valve on the outside. You put water into the bottom and place the coffee holder just below the valve inside. Pour fine ground coffee into the coffee holder up to the line and smooth out (not packing down). Then, you screw on the top and place on the stove burner. Be careful not to burn the handle by placing the metal part directly on the burner. Let it steam, fill up the top, and squirt coffee to the sides within the cup for a couple of minutes and pour into a coffee cup. If you would like you can mix with cream or milk. Enjoy!

Enjoy your coffee for all it's worth!

Neat hint: In order to make great milk to go in the coffee, pour 1 cup of milk into a jar (maybe lowfat or skim). Screw on the lid and shake the jar vigorously. The milk foams up nicely while shaking. Remove the lid and put it in the microwave for 45 seconds.

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Coffee is a lovely drink.
Would you like to drink it in a mug that's pink?
It just may be the link
in between your morning being progressive
and the whole morning being thrown down the sink.
~Marie Alana

Friday, June 1, 2012


Keurig is the latest gadget when it comes to coffee these days. This little machine can make a cup of coffee within seconds without having to brew it for several minutes before that. It can make a small cup, coffee mug, or a larger mug full of coffee. This is the perfect little machine for those who love having their coffee already made when they wake up in the morning. The little slip plate comes out in order to allow for easy cleaning. Although, it might not be that cost efficient when it comes to coffee made at home it just might be the greatest new gadget to add to your kitchen.

Here's a little information about the company:
Keurig is a company based out of Reading, Massachusetts. The K is representative of K-cups. This company was founded by Peter Dragone and John Sylvan. In 1993 they got support from the Vice President of Contract Manufacturing and Quality Assurance. This guys name is Dick Sweeney and he must of been an interesting character of a man because since then Peter Dragone and John Sylvan have left the company. In 2006, Keurig was purchased by Green Mountain Coffee Roaster, Inc. who makes many of the K-cups that people put into the machine. The company has grown since then.

According to Wikipedia (Keurig), in 2010 Keurig had a market prescence of 2.5 million beverages dispensing each day, 200,000 office installations, and 10-12 million brewers installed. Also, it noted that Keurig makes 6% of the coffee in offices around the United States.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

I made this new recipe today that was just awesome! It flaked exactly right and was ever smooth as well. It took the general Poppy Seed Mix from Martha White and added a little twang to it. If this all sounds great you might want to try.. Coffee Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins. They are fantastic. It really is a fairly simple recipe.

Here's what you need:
  • 1 package of Martha White Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Mix
  • 1/4 cup of dry milk powder
  • 1/4 cup of warm water
  • 16 tablespoons of coffee
  • shortening for greasing
Here's what you do:
  1. Pour the muffin mix into a medium size bowl
  2. Mix the milk powder and warm water together
  3. Pour the milk mixture into the dry and mix together until fully moistened.
  4. Grease 8 medium muffin cups.
  5. Preheat the oven to 425degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Fill the muffin cups about 1/2 full.
  7. Pour in 2 tablespoons of brewed coffee into each cup and stir around with the opposite end of the spoon.
  8. Bake the muffins in the preheated oven for about 14 to 17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Serve while they are warm.
These Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with a twist are absolutely wonderful... trust me!
Enjoy your coffee recipe for all it's worth!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Coffee Memory Box

Here is a cute and innovative idea for your next decorations in the home. How about creating a memory box from your favorite coffee shop.

Here is what you'll need:
  • a glass memory box that you can put up on your wall
  • 1 washed throwaway coffee cup from your favorite coffee shop
  • pictures that you have taken
  • coffee beans
  • glue gun
  • scrapbooking paper
  • any other memorabilia such as postcards or wrapers
  • Tape
  • Scissors
Here is what you do:
  1. Tape the scrapbooking paper to the back of the memory box cardboard
  2. Glue your pictures down on the scrapbooking paper leaving enough room for the cup
  3. Cut the throwaway coffee cup in half using the scissors and glue it down
  4. Fill in the memory box by gluing down the other memorabilia and coffee beans
  5. Allow to dry
  6. Close up the memory box and put up on wall
  7. Enjoy your beautifully decorated memory box for years to come down the road.
Enjoy your coffee for all it's worth!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Coffee Facts

I have posted some of your favorite coffee recipes, an ethiopian legend about coffee, and many more things about coffee. There are so many fascinating facts when it comes to coffee. Is there anything else that you would like to know when it comes to coffee? Are there any questions that you have when it comes to your coffee knowledge or this blog? Please let me know by writing me at kpegbam@yahoo.com. I would be glad to answer these questions for you. If you wish to remain anonymous just tell me and I would grant your wish. When it comes to this blog, feedback is much appreciated so I can keep on providing you the most desired coffee knowledge.

Thanks in advance for your advice or questions...

Until then, enjoy your coffee for all it's worth!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Cafe au Lait Mix

Are you looking for a present for somebody who absolutely loves coffee? Is there a special get together that you are going to and you want to give something to your party host? Did you forget to give your mom something for Mother's Day? Well, if any of this is true, How about you give them an easy special gift that is made by you.
It is called "Cafe au Lait Mix" it looks and tastes just as wonderful as it sounds. This recipe can also be found in some of the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbooks. You could easily decorate the outside of this jar any way you like, but I recommend pretty bows and silk flowers for the season.

Here is what you need:
  • 1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1/2 cup buttermints, lightly crushed
  • 1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2/3 cup instant coffee crystals
  • round hard candies
Here is what you do:
  1. In a medium bowl stir the nondairy creamer, buttermints, powdered sugar, and the milk powder together.
  2. Layer this mixture with the coffee crystals so that it represents an every-other layer effect with the coffee. The pattern should look almost like a zebra. You may have enough for 2-2cup jars.
  3. Insert the round hard candies at the top of the jar with your own special touch. The jars should be filled snugly.
  4. Decorate the jar. Hot glue the preparation directions onto it that read "For each serving, place 1/4 cup of the mix in a mug and add 2/3 cup boiling water. Stir until the mix dissolves. Serve with the candy, if desired."

Grape and Coffee Jam

If you have been standing at in front of the grapes at the Grocery store and dreaming about their juiciness and the wonderful taste of them. Then, you stop to think about your coffee that you had just before going to the store and wonder how this thinking would go together. Stop! I found the recipe just for you. It takes your favorite kind of seedless grapes and mixes it with your favorite brewed coffee in order to make a Jam out of it. This recipe is called "Grape and Coffee Jam." It is certain to brighten up your taste buds.

Here's what you need:
  • 3 1/2 pounds of your favorite kind of seedless grapes
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 4 cups sugar
Here's what you do:
  1. Wash and remove the grapes from the stems. Measure out 8 cups of them. Remove the skins from half of these grapes (keep the skins for further cooking). 
  2. Combine all of the grapes together and place them in a large kettle.
  3. Cover them and cook them over the stove until they are very soft. It should take around 10 minutes.
  4. Press the grapes through a strainer and stir in the uncooked grape skins, water and brewed coffee.
  5. Cover once again and cook for 10 minutes more.
  6. Stir the mixture. Pour in the sugar. Stir again and recover.
  7. Bring the mixture to a full boil while stirring it often. Boil, uncovered for about 12 minutes or until the mixture gets really sticky and drips off a metal spoon almost as if it was silly putty.
  8. Remove the pan from the heat and remove the thickest parts of the foam.
  9. Pour into canning jars, leaving a little bit of space for the headspace.
  10. Wipe the rim of the jar clean and adjust the lid onto the jar (check out "canning tips" for more info on this step)
  11. Remove jars and cool.
Enjoy your coffee for all it's worth.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Live Longer

NPR News is a great radio news station. It has articles on various aspects of culture and world news. Yesterday (May 17th, 2012) it had an article titled "Can Coffee Help You Live Longer? We Really Want To Know." This article specialized in a study done by Neal Freedman and his colleagues from the National Cancer Institute. In this study they looked at the relationship between coffee and Health in which they analyzed nearly 500,000 Americans from the age of 50 to 71 years old. Within this study they found that coffee drinkers had modestly lower risks of deaths than the non-drinkers within the study. Using this study a "modest" drinker is defined as a person who drinks around 2 or 3 cups of coffee a day. According to the study it says “Those who drank at least two or three cups a day were about 10 percent or 15 percent less likely to die for any reason during the 13 years of the study.” Just be weary of drinking more than this because there might be an inverse association after that. Those who drank modestly were cutting their risk of heart disease, lung disease, strokes, injuries, accidents, diabetes, and infections. This study didn’t necessarily prove that coffee made someone live longer, but it did prove that it may help someone to be healthier.
          This study used all kinds of coffee. Therefore, it could not pinpoint which kind of coffee is the best for you or even how they differ from one another.
          All of this research is there to help you know that coffee lovers are not hurting themselves and just might be helping themselves to stay a little bit healthier for a while longer down the road. So, don’t be afraid to grab your favorite cup of Joe, cappuccino, or latte just be weary of the calorie count.

Enjoy your coffee for all it’s worth!