They’re telling us what to do, what we can’t do and what we should do - even as adults. But when life gets interesting, she is always the first person we want to call. Mom.
Thinking back, I remember how I would pull my mom into my room at put the Spice Girls cd on full volume as a declaration of my love for her (yes, I’m a 90’s child.. and yes, I had the plateau boots and neon pants).
"Mama, I Love You" played as loud as my speakers would allow and I would hug my mom so tight that she couldn’t breathe.
This year, I can’t give her my Spice Girls hug, so I found the next best thing for Mother’s Day. What is your mom getting? Check out our special Mother’s Day gifts at craftcoffee.com/mom
When you’re in the food/drink/life is awesome so enjoy it-business you stumble over amazing photos, articles and blogs constantly. And sometimes, something extraordinary pops up. This week the Craft Coffee team fell in love with Smitten Kitchen.
The April Box has shipped and there are some real treats in there for you this month. Can’t wait to hear what you think! As always, we would love to see pictures, videos, posts, stories and everything in between. Post them to our facebook page or tweet @craftcoffee.
And for those of you who have never gotten a box: Guys, we’ve been around for a year now! Don’t you think it’s time to check us out…? :) www.craftcoffee.com
We are so honored to have the opportunity to live and work in New York City. Every day we come across cool and inspiring things, like this portrait on the sidewalk. And it made us think…. what does your city look like? Find something quirky, weird, beautiful or fun in your city and post a photo on our facebook page or tweet @craftcoffee.
And btw, how great would it be to have your face painted on the pavement?!
We love when we meet new Craft Coffee lovers. Our new friend and blogger Ashley wrote down her thoughts on Craft Coffee on her blog pinkjulepabroad.com:
"If you consider yourself a coffee connoisseur or if you just really like it like me, then you’re in for a treat! Craft Coffee is a subscription service that sends you a box of fresh new coffees to try every month! It’s kind of like the Netflix of coffee and it’s fabulous for caffeine heads or people who never quite know which fancy coffee to choose at Whole Food.”
“Craft Coffee is a uniquely cool way to expose yourself to new, different kinds of coffee and is perfect for foodies”“
We love it when you guys talk about us online. Together, we can make more people experience the joy we all see in coffee! They deserve that, don’t you think? Help us spread the word with blog posts, facebook messages and tweets! Thanks true fans!
Do you ever wonder if the water you’re pouring over your freshly ground coffee is the right temperature? If it’s too hot you will burn the coffee grounds and if it’s too cold you won’t be able to extract the best taste. How can you get it just right? Stop worrying, Goldilocks. Try this:
When the water is boiling, take it off the heat and wait until all the bobbles have settled and the water has stopped moving. That means the water is about 205 degrees. Make coffee so good, the bears won’t even notice you slept in their beds and ate their food.
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We can’t possibly be the only ones who wish cocktail hour was coffee hour - Enter: Craft Coffee Cocktails!
Our two coffee evaluators Sam Lewontin and Alex Bernson came up with this awesome recipe for an East-African Spritz. Tweet your thoughts at them @craftcoffee #craftcoffeecocktails.
"…With the weather quickly warming up, margaritas have been on our minds. We thought the sweet citrus of this Rwandan coffee which we just selected forCraft Coffee’s next Tasting Box would make an excellent stand-in for the lime in a classic margarita. However, the tequila base in our initial experiments proved too overpowering, so we decided to switch to a golden rum that would blend well with the exaggerated caramel and lemon notes…”
Another Pro-Tip Tuesday has arrived! Have you ever wondered why people rinse their coffee filters and what it does to the quality of their coffee? Todays pro-tip rant is about exactly that. Sam Lewontin, take it away:
"Rinsing your paper filter is one of the easiest ways to improve the quality of your coffee at home. Simply put: paper filters taste like paper, and rinsing with hot water before brewing extracts much of that paper flavor, so that it doesn’t end up in your cup. For a dramatic demonstration, try rinsing a filter and taking a sip of the resulting rinse water. It’ll taste a lot like chewing on whichever filter you’re using.
To rinse, just seat the filter in the brewer and pour a cup or so of brewing-temperature water through it into a carafe (or straight into the sink). Discard the rinse water, and then brew and enjoy!”
Have you ever considered rinsing your filter? Can you taste a difference? Start the conversation on our facebook page or tweet @craftcoffee #craftcoffeetuesdays