The Perfect Cup of Coffee to Start Your Day 

There’s nothing quite like a hot cup of coffee in the morning. But not just any coffee will do. To truly start your day on the right foot, you need the perfect cup of breakfast coffee. So what makes a good breakfast coffee? Let’s take a look at a few tips that can help you make the perfect cup every time. 

Coffee Roast 

The roast is one of the most important elements when it comes to making a great breakfast coffee. A light or medium roast is usually ideal for breakfast as it has less acidity than darker roasts and offers more nuanced flavor notes. Additionally, lighter roasts tend to have more caffeine than their darker counterparts, so if you’re looking for an extra energy boost in the morning, this might be a good option for you. 

Brew Method 

The way that you brew your coffee can drastically impact its flavor and texture. If you want to make sure that your morning cup of joe is up to par, try playing around with different brewing methods until you find one that suits your tastes. For instance, if you’re looking for bolder flavors and richer body, try using an espresso machine or French press. Alternatively, if you prefer something smoother and less intense, then go for pour over or cold brew instead. 


Finally, don’t forget about the beans. The type of beans used will make all the difference in terms of flavor and aroma. If possible, opt for freshly roasted beans as they tend to have more complex flavors than pre-ground varieties. Also consider trying out different types such as Arabica or Robusta—each has its own unique characteristics that can help give your breakfast coffee an extra bit of flair.     

With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to craft a delicious cup of coffee every time. Whether it’s light and sweet or bold and robust, there’s something out there for everyone—you just have to find what works best for you.

As you would expect… there are beans available that are specific for the start of your day. Green Mountain has a light roast. Please note that if you purchase from clicking on the link, I will get a tiny bit of that sale to help keep this site going.


The Perfect Coffee and Cake Pairing for Your Next Dessert Night 

There’s nothing quite like a slice of cake and a cup of coffee to complete a great meal. It’s the perfect way to end your evening on a sweet note. But not all coffee and cakes are created equal—so what is the best pair? Let’s take a look at some of the best combinations that will make your dessert night even more special. 

Chocolate Cake & Espresso 

If you love chocolate cake, then you need to try it with espresso. This classic pairing brings out the deep, complex flavors of both the cake and the coffee. The espresso adds an intense flavor with hints of cocoa, while the chocolate cake enhances its sweetness. Together they form an unbeatable combination that is sure to please any chocoholic.  

Vanilla Cake & French Press Coffee 

If you’re looking for something light and airy but still want to get that caffeine buzz, then this is the perfect pairing for you. Vanilla cake is delicate yet full-bodied, so it pairs perfectly with a French press coffee. The bold roast of this type of coffee really brings out the sweetness in vanilla cake without being too overpowering. Plus, it’s always nice to have something hot after having something cold.  

Carrot Cake & Cold Brew Coffee 

Carrot cake has been around since ancient times, but it has become increasingly popular over the past few decades. If you’re looking for an unconventional pairing that still works well together then try carrot cake with cold brew coffee. The sweet notes from the carrots really shine when paired with cold brew’s smooth yet robust flavor profile. Plus, it makes eating dessert feel like an adventure.  

No matter what type of cake or coffee you choose to pair together, one thing is certain—it will be delicious. Whether you go for something traditional or daringly new, there’s bound to be something out there that will satisfy your cravings. So go ahead and explore different combinations until you find one that works for you—you might be surprised by how much better dessert can taste when paired with just the right beverage

Of course, now that we are talking about cakes, I went looking for one I can grab since I have the coffee part ready! Whole Foods offers a nice heart shape chocolate cake that seems fitting to the occasion. Please note that if you purchase from clicking on the link, I will get a tiny bit of that sale to help keep this site going.


Everything you need to know about coffee, from a 1961 perspective

Some people look at coffee and think that little has changed in the last 40+ years. Then, you see this video and remember how really different ‘coffee’ and the preparation of coffee was back in the early 60s. People thought of why they drank coffee differently. They had a different persecutive on what made a ‘good cup of coffee’. And one of the biggest differences is how they made their coffee. We have actually spent the last few years collecting many of the methods they show here, even the unique and very fun containers for the process to be proper. Whether you were drinking coffee in 1961 or even born then, this is a fun video to have an appreciation for where we are now. Now, with little pucks of processed ground beans, we are waiting forever as the machine does it’s thing in less than two minutes.


Do you drink coffee with your morning yogurt?

Yogurt is one of those food items that has never really caught on with me. From time to time I will have a berry one as a snack but it isn’t part of my regular meal plan. It can be interesting to see all the flavors available though. Why have just Strawberry when you could have Strawberry and Banana… or Strawberry, Banana and Blueberries. Each one on the shelf is just more flavors mixed in than the previous. Until I hit the end of the row, there was Coffee Flavored. Just Coffee and Yogurt. I just had to know.

You have to be a drip coffee lover to like Yoplait’s coffee flavored yogurt. It has a rather strong coffee flavor with an aftertaste you would expect from drinking a cup of coffee. Of course, there is the weirdness to a coffee flavor to something with the consistency of yogurt. The coffee flavoring doesn’t completely hide the yogurt flavor. An unusual mix of flavors, I can imagine this has a very limited market of either lovers or haters. It isn’t the flavor that someone will buy a second time if they didn’t like it. Personally, it wont be my first grab since I enjoy more than just the flavor of coffee from my cup of coffee. But, sure, I’ll buy it again.

While this ‘treat’ is 99% fat free, it isn’t free of calories. 170 calories isn’t ‘no calories’ but it is definitely on the low side of your options for an afternoon snack. Those afternoons when you want the flavor of coffee but aren’t worried about the ‘stay awake’ of your afternoon cup.