Friday, November 9, 2018

Coffee Hacks to Save Time and Money


For avid coffee drinkers who spend too much time and money in expensive coffee shops seeking out the perfect cup of coffee, it’s time to start becoming your own barista at home. Here at US Coffee, we have your best interest in mind when it comes to achieving the ultimate coffee fix. With that said, we have some valuable coffee hacks to save you both time and money. Follow these tricks and tips to recreate the coffee drinks you order at the coffee shop at home for less, without sacrificing on flavor or quality.

Cold Brew
You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg at a fancy café to get cold brew coffee, you can make it right at home with your single-serve brewer. For example, brew your favorite café-style drinks at home in under a minute with Nescafé® Dolce Gusto®’s iced cappuccino capsules.

Coffee Ice Cubes
Use the coffee left over from your drip coffee maker for coffee ice cubes. After freezing your left over coffee, add the coffee ice cubes to your iced coffee so it never gets watered down. Another option is to pour milk over the iced cubes for a refreshing iced latte style drink.

Lattes
Make the perfect latte at home by investing in a milk frother, which is an inexpensive way to get that foamy texture we love in our lattes. Another option is to get Flavia Real Milk Froth Freshpacks. First add and brew the Real Milk Froth freshpack, then add the coffee or tea freshpack of your choice for a cafe-style specialty drink! 

Coffee Subscription
Just like the countless meal subscription services you see advertised, there are a variety of coffee subscriptions for coffee lovers. Save money and time by ordering your favorite coffee beans, K Cups or ground coffee right to your door.

Coffee Equipment
Having the right coffee equipment at home will save you trips to your local coffee shop, since you will have everything you need to make a fresh cup of coffee right at home. Coffee equipment such as espresso machines, milk frothers, French press, pod brewers and more will save you money in the long-run.

DIY Syrups
Part of the reason we love those expensive trips to the coffee shop is the endless options of flavored coffee. But you can make any flavor you want at home! Stir equal parts water and sugar over low heat until it dissolves, then add the flavor of your choice; vanilla, caramel, pumpkin spice, etc.

Apps
There’s an app for everything these days, and that doesn’t exclude coffee. Download an app that gives you step-by-step directions for making a copycat Starbucks latte or a cold brew that rivals any expensive coffee shop and become a barista in no time.

Salt
Did you know there’s an easy way to reduce that bitter flavor from a bad batch of coffee? Add a pinch of salt to lessen that bitter taste and you don’t have to throw out the batch you already made.
For those who want the best coffee by any beans necessary, shop CoffeeCow today.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Fall Kick-Off: Best Seasonal Fall Coffee Flavors


Most of us look forward to the fall season, especially when it comes to the exciting fall coffee drink options. Once the temperatures start to drop and the leaves start to fall, autumn activities like carving pumpkins and watching football are in full force. With that, comes cravings for hearty coffee flavors and lattes to warm us up on cool fall mornings and afternoons. To celebrate the arrival of fall, we’ve put together a list of some of the best seasonal fall coffee flavors, all available at Coffee Cow!

Pumpkin Spice
Pumpkin Spice coffee is the quintessential fall coffee flavor. The combination of nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin work together to create a satisfying coffee option that is sure to warm you up this fall season. Try Green Mountain’s Pumpkin Spice K-Cup Pods or Flavia Pumpkin Spice Freshpacks for a blend of sweet and spicy.

Hazelnut
Coffee Cow has a broad selection of Hazelnut flavored coffee to satisfy your craving for this fall coffee favorite, including Green Mountain Hazelnut Coffee K-Cups, Gloria Jean’s Hazelnut Coffee K-Cups and Nespresso Vertuo Hazelino Capsules. The roasted nut flavor with overtones of sweet buttery cream are welcomed during the fall months, when you feel like cozying up to a nice hot cup of flavorful Hazelnut coffee.

Cinnamon
Cinnamon is another flavored coffee flavor that’s popular in the fall. Between Donut Shop Cinnamon Coffee Cake Coffee Pods and Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll K-Cups, you can’t go wrong when giving in to that craving for a comforting cinnamon taste. With each sip of Cinnamon flavored coffee, picture yourself biting into a warm, moist cinnamon roll – without all the calories!

Caramel
You can’t go wrong with a buttery and smooth Caramel coffee in the fall. Start your day off or get an afternoon pick-me-up with Café Escapes Café Caramel K-Cups, Gevalia Kaffe Caramel Latte Macchiato T Discs or Nescafe Dolce Gusto Caramel Latte Macchiato Capsules if you’re looking to indulge in some vibrant caramel flavors.

Butter Toffee
Butter Toffee coffee is a must have for flavored coffee lovers who need their caffeine fix. Gloria Jean’s Butter Toffee K-Cups is a medium roast blend with a velvety, creamy texture and a touch of flavorful caramel toffee. Brew up a Butter Toffee coffee K-cup and don’t be surprised when you reach for that second or third cup.

Fall only comes once a year, but Coffee Cow has K-Cups for every season! Treat your taste buds to the rich flavors of fall, the sinfully delicious aromas of winter, the bright blends of spring and the floral notes of summer.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

DIY Coffee Cocktail Recipes for the Adventurous Coffee Lover


We all love our coffee, but sometimes it’s just not enough. In times like those, coffee cocktails mix two of life’s best offerings – rich coffee and reenergizing alcohol.  Irish coffee isn’t the only coffee-based cocktail, and this list proves it. Below are 5 DIY coffee cocktail recipes for the adventurous coffee lover to try. We promise, they’re worth trying!

Siciliano
The Siciliano is a cold-brew based cocktail served cold. Simply shake up all the ingredients below and enjoy a Siciliano in a chilled glass, garnished with an orange.
2 oz sweet vermouth, preferably Italian
1.5 oz Averna amaro
1.5 oz strong cold-brew coffee
1 oz simple syrup
Club soda
Orange twist for garnish


Hot White Russian
Hot White Russians will warm you up in the winter or on a cold evening, and they’re made with freshly brewed coffee.
2 1/2 cups freshly brewed coffee
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup Kahlúa or other coffee-flavored liqueur, or to taste
1/4 cup vodka, or to taste
Whipped heavy cream for garnish if desired

Coffee Old Fashioned
For a twist on a tried and true Old Fashioned, try a Coffee Old Fashioned instead. Serve in a rocks glass with ice and enjoy!
1 double shot espresso (about 2 oz.), room temperature
1 oz bourbon or rye whiskey
1/4 oz simple syrup
A dash of Peychaud's bitters
1 1-inch piece of lemon peel

Shoeless Joe
Make this black cherry simple syrup in a saucepan up to one week ahead and have it ready to go when you get a craving for a Shoeless Joe! There’s no alcohol in this one, so enjoy it anytime and anywhere.
BLACK CHERRY SIMPLE SYRUP
2/3 cup unsweetened 100% black cherry juice
1/3 cup sugar

COCKTAIL
4 oz. Black Cherry Simple Syrup
4 oz. strong cold-brew coffee
1 12-oz. can club soda
1 12-oz. can cola
4 lime wedges (for serving)


Pour Over Irish Coffee
Irish coffee is a classic coffee cocktail and often what comes to mind when we think of coffee cocktails in general. Simply stir to combine ingredients and top with whipped cream!
1 small sugar cube
6 ounces hot freshly brewed coffee
2 ounces GrandTen Distilling South Boston Irish whiskey
Whipped cream (for serving)
A few dashes A few dashes Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters (optional; for serving)


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Make Iced Coffee at Home with These Few Easy Steps


Instead of making time-consuming and costly trips to your local café each morning, consider making your iced coffee at home instead.

It’s much easier than you might think, not to mention it can be ready in minutes. With iced coffee season upon us, most of us would prefer an iced beverage in the morning over a hot one, which is why iced coffee is the coffee favorite in spring and summer. All you will need to make your own iced coffee at home is:
·         Grinded coffee beans or ground coffee
·         Ice
·         Drip Coffee maker.

Start with brewing a big batch of coffee in your drip coffee maker. There are two options from here depending on how much time you have. Either store the big coffee batch in a container and refrigerate it overnight, or use double the coffee grounds and instantly pour the coffee over ice. If you go with the instant option, the coffee won’t get watery when the ice melts because it’s double the strength of your usual coffee.

Now that you’re familiar with the steps of making your own iced coffee, there are a few extra tips to make your iced coffee taste like a barista made it. Using quality coffee beans or ground coffee is an important factor in achieving a truly delicious cup of iced coffee at home. Luckily, Coffee Cow has all your favorite brands, including Starbucks.

Another component to making a great cup of iced coffee at home is making your own iced coffee ice cubes. Simply freeze your leftover coffee and the next day, drop them into your iced coffee so that when they melt they add even more coffee flavor to your beverage.

Don’t forget the creamer!

Voila! You can now enjoy iced coffee in the comfort of your own home. Are you surprised at how easy it is?

For those who want the best coffee by any beans necessary, shop CoffeeCow today.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Your Guide to Recycling K-Cups, Single-Serve Pods and Capsules

For those of us who are environmentally-conscious, brewing coffee at home with certain K-Cups, single-serve pods or capsules doesn’t exactly line up with our green beliefs. However, for those who love the convenience of K-Cups and other single-serve pods, there are ways to recycle with a little effort.

Most k-cups and other capsules are mostly made up of aluminum or plastic, and depending on the brand and manufacturer of your coffee, some might be recyclable and some may not be. To check, look for a recycling symbol on the bottom of the pod.

Keurig K-Cups 
Historically, Keurig has received the most criticism from environmentalists when it comes to recycling practices, considering up until 2016, the only way to recycle K-Cups was to separate its components. However, some K-Cups are now made out of polypropylene and the company is on the road to making all of its pods recyclable by 2020. For now, all K-Mug, K-Carafe, and Vue pods, as well as Green Mountain Breakfast Blend and Green Mountain Breakfast Blend Decaf K-Cups are recyclable.

Dolce Gusto
Dolce Gusto pods are also not technically recyclable, but there are ways to get around that. By separating the individual components, you can recycle each part of the pod. Nestle Dolce Gusto capsules Nescafe Dolce Gusto Capsules are made out of #1 and #5 plastics, so separating the pods into each category and recycling from there should make drinking Dolce Gusto coffee capsules more sustainable.

Tassimo T-Discs
Tassimo T-Disc single-serve pods are compatible with Tassimo brewing systems and are recyclable pods. The process of recycling is simple; just remove the foil, filter and coffee grounds and you’re good to go. For those looking for sustainable coffee options, we proudly carry a wide selection of Tassimo coffee products to suit a wide range of tastes.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Take 10% Off All Wolfgang Puck Soft Coffee Pods at Coffee Cow


Are you in the market for recyclable, eco-friendly and sustainable coffee pods that also happen to be mouthwateringly delicious and on sale? You’ve come to the right place! Coffee Cow is offering 10% of all Wolfgang Puck soft coffee pods for a limited time only.

With flavors like Provence French Roast, Jamaican Me Crazy,  South Pacific Dark Fair Trade and classic French Vanilla, Coffee Cow’s variety of Wolfgang Puck coffee pods won’t disappoint.

Coffee Cow’s Wolfgang Puck sale arrives just in time for Earth Day, and what better way to celebrate this holiday than to do our part to keep our planet clean and help end pollution. By purchasing Wolfgang Puck’s soft coffee pods, you’re pulling double duty by enjoying delicious coffee while helping the environment. Wolfgang Puck pods are earth friendly from bean to cup. Estate-grown Arabica coffee is ethically sourced from sustainable plantations, and then the beans are roasted in a plant powered by 100% renewable energy. Once brewed, your used pods are 100% compostable.
For a limited time, all Wolfgang Puck soft coffee pods will be 10% off (discount already applied -no coupon code necessary)!

For those who want the best coffee by any beans necessary, shop Coffee Cow.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Nescafe Dolce Gusto Capsules Back in Stock at Coffee Cow


Run, don’t walk! Nescafe Dolce Gusto capsules have been restocked at Coffee Cow. The high-pressure brewing and smart capsule technology of the Dolce Gusto system provides has become a favorite among Coffee Cow customers, which is why this restock couldn’t come soon enough.

One of the most beloved brands in the business, Nescafe raised the bar with their Dolce Gusto selections and we proudly carry an assortment of their most popular capsules. At Coffee Cow, you will find espressos, macchiatos, cappuccinos, dark roasts, house blends, chai tea lattes, and so much more by browsing our collection collection.

Whether you’re in the mood for an intense after dinner espresso like the Espresso Intenso Espresso Intenso, a refreshingly cold cappuccino like the Cappuccino Ice on a warm spring or summer day, or a decadent treat like the Caramel Latte Macchiato, Coffee Cow has all your Nescafe coffee cravings covered.

Explore our selection of Nescafe Dolce Gusto capsules today – and quick, before they sell out again!