Friday, April 27, 2012

Mobile Coffee Shops

With it being spring and the weather is about to turn Summary, there may be nothing more refreshing than your favorite iced coffee. Dream about this for a minute.... you have your swimsuit on and your going to the beach. You take your towel, beach chairs, sunscreen, and your favorite book. You set them all down and begin to lay them out. Then, you go out for a swim and come back. You put more sunscreen on and begin to read your favorite new book. At that time, you begin to dream about your favorite iced coffee drink with maybe cream on top. You just wish that you could have packed it or that there would be a coffee shop on the beach.

Well, your days about just dreaming about this are gone. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE! There is a thing called "mobile coffee shops" and it just might be coming to your beach. There has never been such great ideas on this subject and the designs are just getting brighter and more sophisticated. On there is a picture of a beautiful coffee shop that can be attached to the back of a truck. It almost looks like a hotdog bun when a person looks at it from the front. A person could easily take it on the road with them and it comes with an assortment of coffee and espresso machines. It has beautiful black stools along the outside. It is equipped with a microwave and maybe even a great ice machine. This coffee shop just screams "Take me with you" or even "buy from me." How about buying this "mobile coffee shop," hiring a barista, and laying on the beach while making the big bucks.

Have you ever gone on a bike ride only to find yourself wanting coffee and biking home or to the nearest coffee shop to get it? Well, how about taking the coffee with you. There are several new designs out in which it enables a person to do this. It may remind a person of souvenir carts or even horse and buggies except for it is bike and buggy. One design that was shown on bing images has solar panels to recharge the batteries, a place for the products along each side, choice or frappuccino or coffee machines, great space for a smoothie machine, pull out canopy, roll up vinyl banners(perfect for showing menus), a fancy bell, and much more.

If these designs don't fit you, there's always the possibility of getting a van and having your own coffee shop out the back of it. Maybe a person could even paint the van very lively.

Enjoy your coffee for all it's worth.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Have you ever wondered what your favorite celebrity drinks while you are drinking your coffee. Well, I've come up with a list of celebrities drinking their favorite coffee drink.

JERRY SPRINGER= Jerry Springer is a hometown Man of Cincinnati. He walked into the Cincinnati Starbucks and said "Hi." Then, he proceeded to order a Grande Mocha which he could tell you how refreshing it really was.

SENATOR RUSS FEINGOLD= This lovely Guy loves his Mochas.

VIN DIESEL= Love this guy for his charm and his good looks. The name of his drink is just as impressive and he says it in such a way that shows he is just ready for it... Decaf triple non-fat espresso machiatto.

WILL FERREL= He comes in and speaks to the barista in such a way that shows he is a very polite man.... unlike his screamin kids soccer video. He loves his coffee anyway he orders it.

BILL COSBY=This all time funny guy cracks a joke with his event coordinator. Then, he sends her to the nearest Starbucks to get his favorite drink of... nonfat hot no foam latte. This drink just lightens his spirit even more... (even though he does not tip).

ALLISON KELLY=This lovely lady who worked on Project Runway is sweet as can be and her drink speaks for itself... she orders a grande soy latte. She dresses amazing even when she hasn't got her coffee in yet.

ARNOLD SWARZENEGGER= Although he loves his workouts and is the all time "tough man." He still orders his Grande Nonfat Latte every now and then.... I wonder what his Miss drinks.

TIM MCGRAW= This handsome country man who has a wonderful voice is a pleasure to be around.  He loves his White Chocolate Mochas.... (Nashville)

SCOTT HAMILTON= This amazing figure ice skater. Loves his Starbucks and often times drinks it with his wife in Jackson, Tennessee.

MARY KATE AND ASHLEY OLSEN= On their good days, they often times have a cup of coffee in one hand, their hats on, and seen in pictures walking from place to place. They just can't get enough of their different coffee drinks.

LINDSEY LOHAN= She is certainly a charmer. She just absolutely adores her dad and absolutely loves to sing. Most of the time, she is seen with an iced coffee in her hand.

BRITNEY SPEARS= This celebrity is a wonder. She just loves the sound of her own voice wowing those around her. She really enjoys going shopping and just hanging out. Britney really enjoys her Starbucks and especially loathes over her green straw. I wonder if she ever bites on this straw master piece.... ... Read NileGuide Travel Blog for more...

JASON CASTRO= This man of a hunk.... loves his frappes... maybe even carmel frappes with extra cream... yum

The moral of the story is there is a lot of celebrities that just love Starbucks....


Monday, April 23, 2012

"Coffee Time"

I just heard a song that I absolutely love. It is titled Coffee Time.It is a jazz song that has a great rhyme to it. Natalie Cole sings this song. It is originally from the movie "Yolanda and the Thief " from the year 1945. Then, it was featured in the film "The Subterraneans" in the year 1960 in which Carmen McRae sang a couple new verses. I love it because it speaks about drinking coffee with dreamy friends, having a cup of coffee with silly rhyme, and celebrating the old-fashioned drink. To top it off Natalie Cole had such an amazing voice while singing this song.
Coffee time
My dreamy friend
It's coffee time
Let's sing
This silly
Little rhyme
And have
A cup of coffee

Java time
My happy chum
Let's have a time
We'll celebrate
For just a dime
And have
A cup of coffeeGreetin' time
The music box
Is beatin' time
It's good
Meetin' time
We're in the pink
So come and clink
And let's drink
A cup of coffee

Coffee time
My dreamy friend
It's coffee time
Let's sing
This silly
Little rhyme
And have
A cup of coffee

Coffee time
My dreamy friend
It's coffee time
Let's sing
This silly
Little rhyme
And have
A cup of coffee
And have
A cup of coffee
And have
A cup of coffee (They have this song for you to get as a ringtone).
Here are the extra verses that Carmen McRae sings in 1960. (courtesy of
Let me show a little coffee house I know
Where all the new Bohemians go
To have a cup of coffee

Greetin' time, the music box is beatin' time
It's good old-fashioned meetin' time
So grab a chair and dig me there
For that's just the place that I'm at

Enjoy your coffee for all it's worth! Just don't forget the rich heritage of it....
<Coffee Time>

Friday, April 20, 2012

Coffee Pancakes

Here is a wonderful recipe for coffee pancakes. It is a little mix of love with a little sweetness. It makes about 18 pancakes, but if you don't want to make that many... this recipe could simply be divided into 2 and make half a batter.

Here's what you'll need:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup instant already made coffee 
Here's what you'll need to make the coffee syrup:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon instant already made coffee
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons regular syrup
  1. Start by mixing the flour, white sugar, allspice, and cinnamon until their mixed together well. 
  2. Make a well in the middle of this mixture. 
  3. Take a separate bowl and whisk the coffee, milk and egg whites together until it resembles a sauce. 
  4. Pour the coffee mixture into the well and stir altogether. 
  5. Heat the griddle and grease with a little bit of butter or spray. 
  6. Add tablespoons of the mixture to the griddle and cook each pancake until it looks slight bubbly. (approximately 1 1/2 minutes). Flip. 
  7. Take these pancakes off the griddle and keep them warmed. 
Coffee Syrup:
  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a pan that is on low heat. 
  2. Pour the brown sugar, coffee, regular syrup, and the rest of the butter in the pan and stir until all of the butter is melted. 
  3. Serve the pancakes on plates while letting each person pour his or her own syrup. Enjoy!
Enjoy your coffee for all it's worth!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Coffee and Consumer Reports

Did you know that americans consume about 25% of the world's coffee? Well, they do. Billions upon billions of people just love the flavor of coffee. When comparing starbucks and Wal-Mart consumption they are purchased about the same amount of time. Some people say that "Starbucks" is an addictive inquired taste while others just love the taste of coffee so they go for the cheaper Wal-Mart brand. With this being true, Maxwell House is sadly at the bottom of the consumer reports consumptions.

How much coffee do you drink a day? Well, the average coffee drinker drinks about 3.3 cups a day. Do you drink that much. At the same time, the average coffee drinker in America drinks approximately 1,200 cups a year.

While all coffees consist of either arabica or robusta beans, many people absolutely desire the arabica beans. This is simply because they tend to make more coffee. Here is a list of top country producing coutries; with 1 being the coutry that produces the most coffee:
  1. Brazil
  2. Columbia
  3. Indonesia
  4. Vietnam
  5. Mexico
  6. Ethiopia
More and more people are blending their own coffee each day.
Weather it's primarily arabica or robusta beans in your coffee, a latte, a mocha, or just your own blend.... enjoy your coffee for all it's worth!
<coffee and consumer reports>

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hawaii's Coffee

Hawaii is a wonderful place with great weather, wonderful oceans surrounding it, and amazing plants. Thousands upon thousands of people travel there each year to just relax and enjoy life for a little while. Upon all of this there are some great and wonderful people that live there and are living the good life! Within Hawaii there are some great coffee shops. Yes, there is your usual Starbucks (there are over 30 Starbucks in Hawaii)and they even have some Seattle's Best Coffee shops, but there are some amazing coffee shops within Hawaii. 

Cafe Marc Aurel is one of those places. It is in Wailuku, Hawaii and it sits right on Market Street. People who travel and go there have a great time there. They absolutely love their lattes! It was established in 1999 and has had thousands of customers since then. They have a great selection of wine! 

Another one of those great coffee places that you would find in Hawaii is Fike Farms of Hawaii. It is on the top of the list when it comes to beautiful Hawaiian farms. It is a 19.5 acre farm that is in Keauhou-Mauka. It has "100% Estate Grown Kona." If one may call ahead, they give tours. Jean and George Fike are 2 lovely  people who started their farm in the year 1993 in Honaunau. In the year 1998 they moved to the the 19.5 acre location where they planted the coffee cherries from the plants on their first farm. The coffee trees are planted on an old lava flow where they start out at 1600 foot elevation and stop at 2200 foot elevation. Most days they get a cool afternoon mist that just makes the plants go "awwww." Everything that happens on this farm is done by hand. Trust me, they bag out a ton of coffee each year by hand. All of this is done by the people who love coffee maybe the most. For more information, go to 

Enjoy your coffee for all it's worth!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Good Luck Coffee and Raisin Granola

<Good Luck Coffee and Raisin Granola> It certainly is the best part of waking up... the smell of coffee. ... the taste of the sweetness in your mouth. Some people don't eat breakfast because they are too busy. Here is a recipe that you can make at night. Then, you can savor it in the morning by heating it up. It is a recipe that is very nutritious and helps get the dendrites moving within the brain. Yesterday's blog was all about reusing those coffee grounds. Well, here is a perfect recipe for doing just that. If this all sounds great to you, you might want to try making Good Luck Coffee and Raisin Granola. This recipe could easily be doubled for an easy grab in the morning or you could keep it the way it is. It makes about 6-8 servings. 

Here's what you'll need:
  •  2 1/4 cups oats
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 1/2 cup coffee grounds
  • 1/2 cups cashews or almonds (optional, but it makes it more crunchy)
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  •  1/2 cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (either brown or white)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1.  Mix the coffee grounds, oats, raisins, cashews or almonds, and white sugar together in a bowl (optional: set aside for another day to bake along with the refrigerated other part)
  2. Put the honey, cinnamon, cloves,water, and vanilla in a saucepan. 
  3. Bring it to a boil and pour over coffee ground mixture making sure that all of the ingredients are mixed together.
  4. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. 
  5. While waiting for the oven to preheat, grease a large baking sheet. 
  6. Spread the mixture evenly on the baking sheet and bake for about 40-45 minutes or 50 minutes if making a double batch.  It should be in the oven just until the mixture is golden brown. 
  7. Take the mixture out about every 8 minutes in order to stir it and break up the clumps. 
  8. Serve on top of plain yogurt. 
P.S. Some people cook the whole mixture. Then, they let it cool. After this they put it in an airtight container (in order to store it for those even quicker mornings). 

This is a great recipe! Enjoy it for all it's worth!

Good Luck Coffee and Raisin Granola

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Leftover Coffee Grounds

You have made enough coffee and have thrown enough coffee grounds away. Stop! Don't throw those coffee grounds away ever again. There are several things that you can do with coffee grounds and the leftover coffee. Here are some things that you can use the coffee grounds for:
  1. Coffee Play dough- How about making a playdough that smells nice, has a gritty smooth texture, and is Eco-friendly. I have the recipe for you. Check out "coffee playdough" on this blog. 
  2. Mud Pudding-Kids love this idea! Make a small batch of chocolate pudding. Dab it on a piece of paper. Sprinkle a little bit of coffee grounds on top. Add a couple of gummy worms and let your children have a great time finger painting their own muddy spring pictures. When they are done, set the pictures out in the sun to dry. 
  3. Compost-Put the coffee grounds in your compost bin. They mix in really well. 
  4. Gardening- Sprinkle the coffee grounds on your flowers or in your garden. It helps the soil by making it moist and nourishing the soil. It functions as a fertilizer. Also, the coffee grounds are great when it comes to getting rid of pests in the garden.
  5. Cook with It- On this blog, I have supplied you with several great recipes that call for brewed coffee or coffee grounds. There is a great recipe to make Biscotti with coffee in it from February 6th. 
  6. Donate it- There are several Child-Care centers out there that are always looking for coffee grounds because they just love to make coffee playdough, to put it in their sensory tables, or even make the mud pudding with it. You could donate it to your friends for gardening with. How about making a batch of your favorite recipe made with coffee grounds and giving that away?
    These are just a few ideas to help you use your coffee grounds, but there are plenty more ideas out there. Be creative!:) 
    Please, the next time that you are throwing your coffee grounds out, STOP! Do something with them instead. 

Monday, April 9, 2012


Now, that we are done celerating Easter and we now have had our fill of sweets and various special treats over the holiday, what is next. We might be feeling better after the holiday, but we might also be feeling a little uneasy or even a little constipated. So, what's next in the world of coffee. Well, now they are coming up with something called coffee enemas.

What are coffee enemas? Coffee enemas take coffee and have it inserted into the anus. Then, the "enema expert" either has the person lay down and inserts a ureter, or they have them go to the bathroom. This latest enema is said to clean out more than what the usual enema cleans out because it cleans up to the liver and "revitalizes" a person's whole system. There are several coffee enema places in Los Angelos and other big cities. It is found that it may even help prevent cancer, but may cause burning of the intestines because of the coffee being too hot. It may cause rashes.

I don't know if I would ever use a coffee enema,, but  feel free to if that's what you desire.

Be sure to check out "coffee enema" on youtube!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Coffee Cinnamon Rolls

Here is a wonderful recipe for Easter Coffee Cinnamon Rolls. Why stick to several different kinds of eggs this Easter? Make a wonderful Carb=the Easter coffee Cinnamon Rolls. They are certain to be DELICIOUS! This recipe makes 16 rolls.

Here's what you need:
  • 5 cups wheat flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup brewed coffee
  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup flour (could be all-purpose or wheat) for the counter top
What you need for the Filling:
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp. white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup nuts(optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Grease the bottom of a casserole dish pan about 8 *12 with shortening and sprinkle with a little bit of the flour.
  2. Mix the flour, salt,sugar,cinnamon, and vanilla together in a bowl.
  3. Whisk the brewed coffee, milk, butter, and eggs with the mixture.
  4. Slowly add the flour in while mixing a soft dough should form.  
  5. Sprinkle the countertop (I like to put aluminum foil down for easy cleanup) with the 1 cup flour.
  6. Turn the dough out onto the flourly surface. Roll the dough out to be 12 *10 inches and about 1/4 inch thick.
  7. Melt the 2 tablespoons butter. Brush it over the dough from side to side and top to bottom.
  8. Mix the other filling ingredients together and sprinkle on top of the melted butter.
  9. Roll the dough up from top to bottom so it represents a spiral.
  10. Cut the slices into 16 even slices. Place the slices into the pan.
  11. Bake for about 35-40minutes or until they are set just right.
  12. Brush the Cinnamon Rolls with the melted butter
  13. Sprinkle the 1 cup of confectioners sugar on top (if serving kids you could call this the magical dust or something to the manner)If you wish sprinkle the nuts on top or leave it for others to put on themselves.
  14. Enjoy!
  • Enjoy your Easter Coffee Cinnamon Rolls. They are sure to wow anybody who tries them!

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Here is a list of cool ideas for coffee shop names or domains. Some of them might already be taken, but you could tweak it to fit your ideal names.

Coffee Shops:
Socially and Culturally Cool Me Coffee
This name symbolizes what lots of people want from a coffee shop. They want some social time. They want a new cultural experience by talking to people and are getting a cultural experience just from drinking coffee from another part of the world (but might be drinking locally grown coffee). They want the coffee to liven them up and make them feel like them self. So, put it all together and you have Socially and Culturally Cool Me Coffee

Fantasize A Little Coffee
With the beans from all around the world that someone could fantasize about those different places with; this is sure to be a fantasizing experience. Maybe this person could snatch this name and make a million out of it. So, be sure to remember: Fantasize A Little Coffee.

Healthy Cup of Joe
There are so many benefits to drinking coffee. It certainly is just that: Healthy.  To learn about the health benefits scroll a little down this blog to find "Is Coffee Healthy?" This name would be great attached to a coffee shop within a gym. Get yourself in tune with your health using: Healthy Cup of Joe.

Joyful Tunes Coffee
Lots of coffee shops have karaoke, playful tunes in the background, and people who are always on their newest gadget that plays their favorite tunes. So, with all of this going on why not call it:  
Joyful Tunes Coffee.

Children's Place Cafe Latte
Our own children are so hard to get away from in order just to get our cup of cafe latte. Therefore, we must come up with different ideas in order to get  them to help us enjoy this part of our day. How about a coffee shop that has a matted play area for children, back in the corner, that they would enjoy. A place that has toys to play with, huge couches that the children could easily disappear in, and maybe even children's computers.It could even be equipped with a couple staff members who love children.  Wouldn't this be a great place for parents to slip away and not have to worry about their children in? Well, be sure to remember this name when you are planting this coffee shop: Children's Place Cafe Latte. 

Domain names: (a list of domain name ideas that could really make a spark!)

Monday, April 2, 2012


Here is a wonderful recipe that uses COFFEE! It is a great Spring/Coffee French Toast recipe. It is absolutely wonderful. I recommend you trying it with your guests that may come this next weekend. This recipe can easily be doubled, but if not it makes 4 servings.

Here is what you need:
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 cup brewed coffee
  • 4 slices of whole wheat bread or white (if you prefer)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Mixture of your favorite berries
  • raisins (optional)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coffee beans
  • 1 1/2 cups berries
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (I recommend sunny d)
Here's what you do:
  1. Heat up the oven to 425 degrees F. 
  2. Crack the eggs into a shallow bowl. Whisk the eggs, white, cloves, cinnamon, and coffee together. 
  3. Grease a Baking Sheet with the 2 tablespoons of butter.
  4. Soak the bread slices into the mixture for about a minute or two turning half way through this time. 
  5. Place the bread slices on the baking sheet. 
  6. Bake for about 9 minutes turning the bread slices over 3/4 of the way through. 
  7. In the meantime, heat the raisins, sugar, orange juice, coffee beans, and 1 1/2 cups of mixed berries in a medium pan constantly stirring until the berries become soft and the sugar has dissolved.
  8. Serve the berry mixture spooned over the toast. 
Enjoy your breakfast or Brunch!