Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Latest Trends in Coffee Tech Gadgets

Coffee Cow is your destination for great-tasting coffee, tea, espresso and specialty drinks at affordable prices, where you can find everything from Flavia Freshpacks to Soft Coffee Pods and Nespresso Vertuo Capsules. But for the coffee obsessed, simply buying delicious coffee isn’t enough. If you’re a coffee lover and a tech junky, combine your two passions with these coffee tech gadgets that take drinking coffee to new heights.

The latest trends in coffee tech gadgets include new innovations like portable espresso machines, temperature-controlled mugs and even a self-stirring coffee mug. Which coffee gadget trend will you indulge in? These coffee tech gadgets will make your daily dose of caffeine even better!

Self-Stirring Coffee Mug
Allow your coffee mug to do all the work for you with a self-stirring mug that will stir the milk or cream into your coffee or stir your instant hot cocoa mix into your hot water or milk. Most self-stirring mugs work by pressing a button on the handle of the mug to prompt the motor to spin and stir.

Portable Espresso Machine
Do you want to continue making your morning cup of espresso you’re accustomed to having each day even while on vacation, or anywhere away from home? Invest in this coffee tech gadget that provides the espresso you love on the go. With a portable espresso maker, be your own barista anytime, anywhere.

Luggage Travel Coffee Cup Holder
Free up your hands while at the airport and invest in a luggage travel coffee cup holder for your next trip on an airplane. This coffee tech gadget allows you the convenience of making your favorite coffee at home, pouring it into your favorite mug and attaching the cup holder to your luggage. Clip the holder to your suitcase and stroll through the airport with your hands free.

Temperature Controlled Mug
To keep your coffee the temperature you want it for as long as you desire, try a temperature controlled mug. Smart mugs with temperature control are perfect coffee tech gadgets for those who are busy and want to regulate their coffee or tea’s temperature throughout the day, even after setting it down and forgetting it several times.

Digital Coffee Scale
A smart coffee scale will take your ordinary morning brew to gourmet coffee heaven. You might have witnessed your barista weighing out coffee beans before brewing, resulting in the best cup of coffee you’ve ever had. Make coffee at home like your favorite barista by cutting out the guesswork and weighing the perfect amount of coffee for the ideal coffee to water ratio.

In addition to Coffee K-Cups® and Tea K-Cups®, Flavia Freshpacks, Soft Coffee Pods, Nespresso Vertuo Capsules, Lavazza Coffee Products and Dolce Gusto Coffee Products, we also supply name brand machines, coffee makers, brewing systems, and other necessities so you can join the budding generation of coffee lovers. These coffee tech gadgets will make your life easier as you strive to make the perfect cup of coffee like a barista each day.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Green Mountain’s Island Coconut K-Cups are Back

‘Tis the season – for Green Mountain Island Coconut K-Cups! Don’t let a long work day keep you from feeling the island vibe this spring. Island Coconut flavored coffee brings a touch of the Caribbean islands straight to your office. With one sip, this gourmet flavored coffee will have you transported to a tropical oasis with its rich creamy coconut flavor that has been carefully balanced with light roasted coffee. 

This deliciously light combination offers the perfect pairing of a rich flavorful top layer and a clean finish. Sip on this coconut-flavored coffee when you get that overwhelmed feeling at the office, and let it transport you to your favorite vacation destination. Green Mountain’s Island Coconut K-Cups will give you the relief you need during a stressful work day.

Don’t miss out! This widely popular K-Cup flavor is a limited time seasonal addition. The aroma alone is a little slice of paradise that you deserve.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Holiday Recipe: Christmas Ham with a Coffee Glaze

For many families, holiday ham is a tradition that dates back many generations. In fact, the holiday ham itself has a long history. The Christmas Ham, or the Yule Ham, is said to have started back with the Germans who wanted to honor Freyr, a god of paganism.
In the thousands of years since, ham has become a staple meal on Christmas and other holidays such as Easter or Thanksgiving. With so many years eating the same main course at holidays, however, we must admit the Christmas Ham can get boring. Our coffee experts at Coffee Cow found the perfect fix; a modern twist on this traditional holiday staple using none other than coffee!

Christmas Ham with a Coffee & Brown Sugar Glaze
·         1 (5-6 pound) spiral sliced, bone-in ham
·         1/2 cup packed brown sugar
·         1/4 cup brewed dark coffee or espresso
·         1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
·         1 teaspoon black pepper
·         1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
·         1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger

To make the glaze, mix together the brewed dark coffee or espresso, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, salt and black pepper. Cook on low heat for about 5 minutes while stirring often until reduced.
Use the glaze the same way you would use when basting your holiday ham, but swap out your usual glaze for this updated coffee concoction for a holiday to remember. Cut the ham into slices and serve!
Watch your guests swoon at your newly-updated, Pinterest-worthy holiday ham recipe this year.
For those who want the best coffee by any beans necessary, shop CoffeeCow today.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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!

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!

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.
2/3 cup unsweetened 100% black cherry juice
1/3 cup sugar

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.