Coffee With The Queen
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

 

For links to everything covered in this episode:

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

 

The elements that create an individual coffee flavor

The elements that create an individual coffee flavor

January 28, 2021

In this episode of Coffee With the Queen, we explore the fundamentals of coffee flavor. We delve into coffee species, how terroir and processing can impact flavor, and how oxidation, grind, and finally, brew method all impact the taste in your cup. Our bonus section highlights some wonderful Valentine's Day coffee drinks including the Triple Chocolate Latte.

Links to the content covered in this episode:

Understanding coffee flavor

Terroir

The roasts

Coffee processing

 

Recipes:

Triple Chocolate Latte

Cherry Valentine Mocha

Chocolate covered cherry espresso shooter

See you in January for season 2 of Coffee with the Queen - Have a wonderful holiday!

See you in January for season 2 of Coffee with the Queen - Have a wonderful holiday!

December 10, 2020

We are on break this month! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a great start to 2021. We will see you for Season 2 of Coffee with the Queen in January.

Happy Holidays,

Nicole & Cindy

Holiday gift reccomendations for 2020

Holiday gift reccomendations for 2020

November 24, 2020

This is our first-ever data-driven holiday gift recommendation podcast. Unlike years past, where we have given gift recommendations based on our experience (which we do account for here), this year we have constructed many of our gifts and gift recommendations based on recent post-Covid coffee research. From coffee brewing newbies to budding baristas, we have data-driven gift ideas for all your favorite coffee lovers. We end the podcast with some wonderful recipes - perfect for gift giving or holiday dinners.

Here are links for everything covered in this months podcast:

The best coffee gifts for 2020

DIY coffee gifts

Pumpkin coffee swirl bread

Coffee rum balls

 

 

Coffee and food combinations

Coffee and food combinations

October 29, 2020

This month, as we head into the holidays, we are sharing our tips for perfectly pairing coffee and food.

Below are links to everything we discuss in this episode:

Coffee and food pairing

Coffee and food pairing 101

How to perfectly pair coffee with chocolate

Chocolate hazelnut espresso bites

Make your own espresso powder

 

Spilling the Beans - What happens when you take city folk out of the city? - part 2

Spilling the Beans - What happens when you take city folk out of the city? - part 2

October 15, 2020

Nicole and Cindy continue talking about things you forget how to do once you have lived in a city - driving, and hiking and bears oh my!

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