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
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.
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Struggling to find your perfect coffee? We’re here to help!
TheQueenBean knowledge center
Three summer-worthy, fruity, chilled macchiato style drinks
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
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
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
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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
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
Acidity in coffee
Single origin, microlot, co-op, small farm: what's the difference?
Beef stew in a coffee-red wine sauce
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
Triple Chocolate Latte
Cherry Valentine Mocha
Chocolate covered cherry espresso shooter