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Coffee With The Queen is the TheQueenBean.com's podcast where Nicole and Cindy discuss all things coffee. From coffee basics to brew tips, recipes, and great (often inane) snippets of coffee history, we cover it all!

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Coffee With The Queen is the TheQueenBean.com's podcast where Nicole and Cindy discuss all things coffee. From coffee basics to brew tips, recipes, and great (often inane) snippets of coffee history, we cover it all!

    Finding your perfect cup of coffee

    Finding your perfect cup of coffee

    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


     

    • 39 min
    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

    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


     

    • 25 min
    Repurposing and recycling burlap

    Repurposing and recycling burlap

    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

    • 24 min
    The scandal-ridden history of coffee!

    The scandal-ridden history of coffee!

    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


     

    • 28 min
    Breaking down key coffee terms and descriptors

    Breaking down key coffee terms and descriptors

    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


     

    • 22 min
    The elements that create an individual coffee flavor

    The elements that create an individual coffee flavor

    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

    • 25 min

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