Coffee With The Queen
Spilling the Beans - Living with a roommate

Spilling the Beans - Living with a roommate

June 18, 2020

Listen in as Nicole tells Cindy all about her favorite roommate in NYC. There were past life regressions, ghosts, and machetes - you can't make this stuff up!

Spilling the Beans - Apartment Living in NY

Spilling the Beans - Apartment Living in NY

June 11, 2020

Listen in as Nicole and Cindy discuss what it is like to live in NYC. Some highlights include running from bats and peeping Toms.

Spilling the Beans — Traveling with strange items

Spilling the Beans — Traveling with strange items

June 4, 2020

Listen in as Cindy and Nicole discuss traveling while carrying strange items. These adventures include hundreds of condoms and unicorn onesies. 

The Life of the Coffee Bean

The Life of the Coffee Bean

May 28, 2020

Episode 9 of Coffee With The Queen covers the life of the coffee bean from seed to processing to export. We also share a delicious espresso cinnamon swirl recipe that is the perfect summer treat. To learn more about anything covered in this episode, please visit the following blog entries: 

The Life of a Coffee Bean

Coffee processing: dry, wet, washed, and honey

Espresso cinnamon swirl bread

 

 

Spilling the Beans - Pickup Lines

Spilling the Beans - Pickup Lines

May 14, 2020

Listen in as Cindy and Nicole recount some of the worst pickup lines ever directed at them, and share some of their own -- we cover everything from flirting with the dog (literally) to unsettling strangers in the friendliest of ways. 

Spilling the Beans - Traveling Together

Spilling the Beans - Traveling Together

May 7, 2020

Listen in as Nicole and Cindy revisit some of their Vegas and biodome adventures (one involves a pirate ship). 

Interview with Ben, the Chief farmer & CEO of Gold Mountain Coffee Growers and Finca Idealista

Interview with Ben, the Chief farmer & CEO of Gold Mountain Coffee Growers and Finca Idealista

April 30, 2020

In Episode 8, we interview Ben of Gold Mountain Coffee Growers. Gold Mountain Coffee Growers connects eco-conscious farmers directly with coffee roasters, and in doing so, empowers farmers to grow award-winning coffees, increase their standard of living, achieve financial independence, and undertake personal and community development projects. Gold Mountain Coffee Growers also manages their own farm, Finca Idealista, and private rainforest nature preserve. To read experts from this interview, visit our blog. To learn more about Gold Mountain Coffee Growers, please visit their website.

To purchase our Nicaraguan Matagalpa from Gold Mountain Coffee Growers, click here.

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Spilling the Beans -  Dating in NYC

Spilling the Beans - Dating in NYC

April 9, 2020

Listen in while Nicole and Cindy chat over coffee. In this vignette, Nicole and Cindy share details of their worst dates in NYC.. and they couldn't be more different. 

The Spring Coffees: Fruit, Floral, Grape, Berry, and Citrus-toned Beans

The Spring Coffees: Fruit, Floral, Grape, Berry, and Citrus-toned Beans

March 26, 2020

Episode 7 of Coffee With The Queen discusses the spring coffees, those with beautiful bright citrus, berry, grape, floral, and fruit tones. In this episode, we define the common terms used to describe these bean characteristics, how beans develop different flavor notes, and which countries and regions grow these lovely spring-perfect coffees.

To learn more about the topics discussed in this podcast, please visit the following links:

Decoding coffee flavor descriptions

Regional coffee profiles

Decoding basic coffee lingo

This month's recipes:

Fruit in your coffee? Yes, and it's delicious

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Coffee Identity Labels

Coffee Identity Labels

February 29, 2020

Episode 6 of Coffee With The Queen covers coffee labels used to capture aspects of a bean's identity such as single origin, Fair Trade, direct trade, small batch, and certified. Learn which labels signify quality and what these labels mean for growers and consumers. For a deeper dive into topics covered in this podcast, please visit the following:

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

Direct Trade or Fair Trade?

Is small batch roasted really better?

Bird friendly, Organic, Fair Trade...coffee has a lot of certifications. Here's what they mean.

This month's recipes:

The Queen Bean's take on a Dark & Stormy

Flaming Spanish coffee

German rum coffee

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