Coffee With The Queen
Spiked coffee: Your secret weapon to help you get through the holidays.

Spiked coffee: Your secret weapon to help you get through the holidays.

November 25, 2021

Listen in as Nicole and Cindy share their tips and tricks for spiking your coffee in ways that no one will ever know. Whether you are looking out for number one, or bringing everyone along for the ride, with coffee and alcohol you can’t go wrong! As a reminder, always drink responsibly, and have a wonderful holiday. See you in the New Year!

 

XO

Nicole and Cindy

 

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Coffee holiday punch

Coffee milkshakes

Turkish coffee sour

Coffee holiday punch

Holiday coffee gifts: the good, the bad, and everything else!

Holiday coffee gifts: the good, the bad, and everything else!

November 18, 2021

This episode explores the full breadth of coffee gifting. We begin with some unique and spectacular gadgets for the coffee enthusiast, ending with presents best avoided. Two adages come to mind: you get what you pay for and if it seems too good to be true, it probably is!

 

Follow the links below for more information on most topics covered in this episode:

11 unique gifts for your coffee lover

The best coffee gifts

 

Murder by coffee

Murder by coffee

October 28, 2021

In the final episode of our series on the dark, twisted, and often deadly side of coffee we discuss murder, both successful and attempted. Motives for poisoning people by coffee run the gambit from jealousy to rage over the possibility of a canceled Christmas. We end our discussion with some coffee ghost stories. Highlights from this episode include murder at the hoedown and diabolical babies. Brew your own coffee, pour your own coffee, and keep it close.

 

Links to most of the topics discussed follow:

‘Coffee Murder’ Case That Gripped Indonesia Ends With a Guilty Verdict

Wikipedia

Widower of cyanide coffee victim Wayan Mirna Salihin calls for justice

Berea boy tried to kill grandfather by poisoning coffee creamer, police say

14-year-old Berea boy accused of attempting to kill his grandfather by poisoning coffee creamer

Michigan man who poisoned ex-wife's coffee sentenced to 60 weekend days in jail

Woman, 70, filmed allegedly poisoning husband's coffee with roach killer multiple times

JUSTICE STORY: The California coffee cup murder

https://thequeenbean.blog/2021/10/19/black-coffee-black-coffee-black-coffee-tales-of-horror/

 

The litigious side of coffee
Coffee should only be drunk — the hidden dangers of coffee and caffeine.

Coffee should only be drunk — the hidden dangers of coffee and caffeine.

October 14, 2021

We are beginning a new series where we explore the odd and sometimes dangerous side of coffee. In this episode, we discuss the hidden perils of ingesting coffee... when you aren't drinking it. Listen to learn more!

 

Links for information discussed in this podcast follow.

Coffee enemas — the real sh*t!

Why Is Powdered Caffeine Dangerous?

Snorting Caffeine Powder? You Could Damage Your Heart

How You Can Die From a Caffeine Overdose

A 21-year-old died after drinking a protein shake with a caffeine supplement so powerful it knocked him unconscious

Finding your perfect cup of coffee

Finding your perfect cup of coffee

June 24, 2021

In this episode, we discuss how to find your perfect cup of coffee. Topics include: identifying how aroma influences your cup, distinguishing mouthfeel from strength and boldness, and finding your perfect espresso. Next, we take the listener through troubleshooting tips including bean freshness, bean storage, proper grind size, water, and equipment. We conclude this episode with some wonderful summer macchiato recipes.

For links to everything discussed in this episode:

Struggling to find your perfect coffee? We’re here to help!

TheQueenBean knowledge center

Three summer-worthy, fruity, chilled macchiato style drinks

 

Tips for creating and making the most of your at home coffee bar

Tips for creating and making the most of your at home coffee bar

May 27, 2021

In this episode, we share our tips for creating a stylish, efficient, complete at-home coffee bar for your home or home office. Also included are tips and tricks for making some of our favorite barista-worthy coffee drinks.

Links to everything covered in this months episode:

Creating the perfect at-home coffee bar

Making the most of your at-home cofffee bar!

Prepare barista worthy coffee at home

Tips for frothing

Using a hand frother to make a homemade latte

Brewing tips

 

Repurposing and recycling burlap

Repurposing and recycling burlap

April 29, 2021

In this episode we share our favorite ways to repurpose burlap into both useful items for the garden and trendy home goods.

Links to everything covered in the episode can be found on our blog CoffeewithTheQueen.com:

Upcycle burlap in the garden

Crafting with burlap - part I

The scandal-ridden history of coffee!

The scandal-ridden history of coffee!

March 25, 2021

This episode briefly covers the illustrious, scandal-ridden, history of coffee. From the origin story to coffee’s alliance with both the pope and the devil - to killings, revolution, and love, the history of coffee is rich, complex, and sometimes just funny. After our unconventional history lesson, we share our  featured recipe - an Almond Joy inspired coffee drink

 

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Devil’s spawn or elixir of the gods? The brief, troubled, seditious history of coffee

The Boston Tea Party, representation, and how coffee become a symbol of American patriotism

Into the light: how coffee led to The Age of Enlightenment

Almond Joy inspired coffee

 

Breaking down key coffee terms and descriptors

Breaking down key coffee terms and descriptors

February 25, 2021

In this episode, we breakdown key coffee terms and descriptors before wrapping-up with a delicious soul and stomach-warming beef stew in a coffee red wine sauce recipe. 

Links to the topics covered in this episode:

Decoding coffee descriptions

Basic coffee lingo

Coffee mouthfeel

Acidity in coffee

Single origin, microlot, co-op, small farm: what's the difference?

Beef stew in a coffee-red wine sauce

 

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