….waiting not so patiently for spring…

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We are ready to soak up the sun and drink our coffee on the porch,

without freezing our butts off.

May spring come quickly and speedily!

Drink Coffee be Happy!

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It’s Officially Fall…but it feels like Summer! :)

When the calendar hits First day of Fall we are all ready to dust off our comfy house sweaters, slippers and favorite sweat pants. However, when the weather man hits us with 80° I find myself sadly still sporting the tank top and capris.

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I do, however, break out the tea kettle and start drooling over pumpkin spice lattes along with freshly pressed apple cider. I definitely recommend using apples from your local farmers.

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An epiphany just stuck me. I have not tried to make my own Pumpkin spiced coffee/latte before. This will have to be remedied this fall. Due to my awesome job as a Greenhouse manager and landscaper, I have time in the winter to play with food and drinks. I to make homemade hot coco with melted chocolate and whipping cream. Or for the adults Spiced Rum whipped cream on top of my morning coffee…Lets make this one Irish! 🙂 Yum

I am eager for the weather to match the calendar and the leaves to finish falling. Not to mention, start knitting scarves, drinking my warm comfort drinks, and wearing my hoodie all day! 🙂

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What are your favorite parts of fall and please share your favorite recipe! I would love to try it this winter during my down time!

 

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

Happy Fall~  @}—–

The Coffee Kingdom

The Constant

 

The constant never changing daily routine of my gravitation towards coffee in the morning is something I will never get rid of. Unless I find a tea that tastes as good as my morning brew, but even that is a slim to none chance.

It is almost the new year and we plan on bringing the Good with and leaving the Bad behind. Start the year off right with a renewed strength in ourselves and the life that is laid out before us. We have the opportunity to grasp it with two hands and a dedicated heart taking full advantage of a full year to make some drastic changes, or let the dream hide on the shelf collecting dust and pass us by. I vote number one. What will you do?

I made a cup dedicated to this. Follow the link Coffee and check it out 🙂

 

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

 

 

Fall Coffee with a Dash of Inspiration

 

You have to admit my fellow coffee lovers that the time of year has come again to snuggle up to that warm comforting friend that never disappoints….And Yes I am talking about your Coffee!! 🙂

Whether your flavor of choice is a Dark Espresso Roast, or a Festive Seasonal Pumpkin Spiced Roast the drink in your hand melts the upcoming chill before it has a chance to settle in.

I recently fell in love with an old friend Gevalia Dark Espresso Roast.  It was music to my mouth, and I loved every cup. I started drinking coffee at the young age of 9 years old, when my mom would leave some on the stove when she went to work in the morning. Ahhh the nostalgia of Gevalia and the memories of watching Bugs Bunny cartoons before school. Those were the good old days when coffee was cheap and they played good cartoons on channel 4.

Well now that I feel even older than I did when I sat down I will leave you with the following…

 

“Life is too short to hold onto things that don’t make you happy.

So take a good look at what’s in your hand and see what You are holding onto.

If you don’t like what you see…let it go and grab a hold of what will make you complete.

But choose wisely…You don’t want to be the one with the pile of used coffee grounds

in your hand while someone else holds the drink”

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

~Summer Morning Coffee~

Where is the perfect place you would like to have your first cup of coffee in the morning?

I am a woods girl so for me when I pick up my first cup of hot coffee in the morning I imagine I am camping.

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~Standing outside under large ponderosa pines, the morning campfire crackling behind me. The sun is shining its warm golden rays through the tree bows, and I stand silently listening to a nearby creek tell me stories of times long past~ Absolutely Perfect.

This is my perfect morning coffee place. What’s yours?

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

Drink #6 “Caribbean Bulldog Recipe”

 

Caribbean Bulldog Recipe

1 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur
1 oz Caribbean  cream
2  oz milk
4 oz Coca-Cola®

Build the Kahlua, Caribbean cream and milk (or half-and-half) over ice in a tall  highball glass. Add coca-cola and stir gently. Add straws, and serve.

 

This sounds super tasty!! 🙂 Enjoy and remember the best drinks are those served on the Porch with good Friends!

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

 

Read more:  http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink7287.html

Coffee Drink!!

I want one!!!  Has anyone tried this before??

The Truffle

1 oz. Frangelico 1 oz. SKYY Vodka ¾ oz.  cold espresso
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled  with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass.
Source: Campari  America

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Ultimate Iced Coffee..Kick Start your Spring! :)

I have been hearing a lot about making iced coffee overnight, we are curious coffee drinker so I decided to investigate. Needless to say there are a ton of recipes out there for this type of brew…I am so trying this when it warms up in my neck of the woods. 🙂 I love the idea of putting it in Mason Jars, this is totally up my alley!

  

Cold-Brewed Coffee:
Makes 1 servings

1/3 cup medium ground coffee

1 1/2 cups filtered water

handful of ice cubes

2 packets Sweet’N Low granulated sugar substitute, or Regular Sugar (optional)

Dash of Milk or Cream (optional)

Directions To Make Cold-Brewed Coffee:

Place the coffee in a glass jar, add the water, and stir to combine. Cover and set aside at room temperature for 12 hours or overnight.

Strain the coffee through a large-size paper coffee filter, a fine sieve, or a strainer lined with cheesecloth. Cold-brewed coffee can be refrigerated in a covered jar for up to 24 hours. This recipe can be doubled.

Prepare coffee to Drink:

Fill a tall glass with coffee ice cubes. Pour in the cold brewed coffee. Sweeten to taste with Sweet’N Low or Regular Sugar. Add milk/cream as desired.

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

References:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/ultimate-iced-coffee/

Triple Treat Espresso Martini

An image of a Triple Threat Espresso Martini with a coffee bean garnish.

The high-caffeine, bold-tasting Triple Threat Espresso Martini is definitely going to hit the spot!

It includes espresso, espresso vodka and coffee liqueur Yumm!!

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces espresso (or about 2 shots espresso)
  • 1 1/2 ounces espresso vodka
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Frangelico
  • 3 coffee beans

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except the coffee beans in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice.
  2. Shake well for about 30 seconds.
  3. Strain into a martini glass.
  4. Garnish with three coffee beans (preferably espresso-roast coffee beans).
  5. Serve immediately.

 

References:

http://coffeetea.about.com/od/coffeeteacocktails/ig/Espresso-Martini-Recipes/Triple-Threat-Espresso-Martini.htm

 

Iced coffee recipe!

We decided to post a new iced coffee recipe a day for a week! 🙂

Enjoy your Daily brew!

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Iced Mocha

Original recipe makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups cold coffee

2 cups milk

1/4 cup chocolate syrup

1/4 cup white sugar

Directions

  1. Pour coffee into ice-cube tray. Freeze until solid, or overnight.
  2. In a blender, combine coffee ice cubes, milk, chocolate syrup and sugar. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

 

~Drink Coffee be Happy~