lets eat, lets drink
It has already paid for itself Once I wanted cold brew coffee in New York. It was a hot day, caffeine and liquid were needed. I found a coffee shop,…
Well, it has been about three weeks, and the coffee bourbon has been poured, poured, tested, shared with some whiskey loving friends and tasted some more. It was a good experiment. The coffee bourbon came out a lot more mellow than it went in. The Jim Beam bourbon I used was harsh, unrefined. and this experiment made it a lot nicer to drink. The great thing is this will get better over time. Thre first batch will not be finished when the second is ready and I will have to bottles of coffee whiskey. Here is what I am going to do for the next batch and other notes.
- Make an Irish coffee with the current batch
- I will use a better bourbon/whiskey, not sure which one yet, I need to do some testing
- I am going to use a slightly finer grind of coffee, possible Ethiopian in origin for a better flavor.
- I will keep the ratio about the same.
- There is Caffein in the whiskey that goes straight to your head.
- Goes well with coffee (more…)
Because I always want to try something new and I am interested in the unknown, I decided to do an experiment. One day while, on the web I ran into an interesting topic, coffee whiskey. I thought why not have a laugh and try it. My bride thought I was insane so I knew it was a good idea. So I bought some meh whiskey and some good coffee and decided to give it a go.
I have had single origin coffee from many places in the world, but none from China. While in New York one day I stopped at McNultys Coffee and while looking…
Its been a while since I had Kohana Coffee. I have been trying a variety of different coffees, lately, however Kohana is one of the roasters alway on the top of my list. I always end up sipping on their coffee at some point. I have recently been sipping on their ‘ready to drink’ selection and the kind folks ,there, sent me a sample of their Brazil Santa Rita. I had never tried it before so my curiosity was peaked.
Brooklyn Roasting Company, in Dumbo Brooklyn, is one of my favorite coffee houses. They have fantastic coffee, a great atmosphere and great baristas. I try to make the trip out there as much as I can. When I found out they opened a new Cafe I had to visit.
Sometimes we all need a coffee break. Times get rough , the world becomes bit insane. I take a few of my coffee breaks when photo-wandering in New York City. There are many coffee houses there and the latest one I visited was Brooklyn Roasting Company Flatiron District, 50 West 23rd St. (between 5th and 6th Avenues) (more…)
As I stroll my part of the globe, camera in hand, there is something I’ve always tried to keep in my bag, canned coffee. Some days I can’t find a decent shop or forget to brew coffee for my canteen. Most canned coffees are hit or miss. Kohana Coffee, who has a fantastic selection of coffee which I’ve been drinking for years, created their version of canned coffee. I thought it was only available in Texas till I found a shop that carried it in NYC.
The question is it the one canned coffee to rule them all?
I met the folks of La Colombe Coffee at CoffeeCon NYC 2015. La Colombe is the resident coffee of a local shop called The Able Baker in Maplewood NJ and I unknowingly had been drinking it for a while now. At Coffee Con I learned about their Workshop line of single origin coffee’s. I asked the nice folks at The Able Baker to order me some and they did. I have been sipping on Ethiopia Yirgz from the La Colombe for about a week now and well,I am pleasantly surprised.