Mint-Chocolate Coffee Spoons

Written by LeAnn R. Ralph

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To use: pour a cup of hot coffee, takerepparttar plastic wrap offrepparttar 113090 spoon, stickrepparttar 113091 spoon inrepparttar 113092 coffee and stir. And TA-DA! -- mint chocolate coffee.

Note: You might want to add some chocolate chips torepparttar 113093 melted chocolate to give it a somewhat firmer consistency when it cools off. You may also want to experiment a bit with dippingrepparttar 113094 spoons a couple of times.

Another note: you could also experiment with other flavors. What about vanilla almond bark and butterscotch candy? Or chocolate and butterscotch? Or chocolate and raspberry candy? You getrepparttar 113095 picture, I'm sure.


LeAnn R. Ralph is the author of the books "Christmas in Dairyland (True Stories from a Wisconsin Farm)" and "Give Me a Home Where the Dairy Cows Roam."

Coffee Cupping For The Fun Of It

Written by Gary Gresham

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∑ Grind coffee beans to a fine consistency and put in cup. Make sure to grind each coffee torepparttar same fineness and cleanrepparttar 113089 grinder after each grinding. Start by sniffing each ofrepparttar 113090 coffee samples then begin pouring water just offrepparttar 113091 boiling point onrepparttar 113092 grounds. Allowrepparttar 113093 coffee to steep for 3 to 4 minutes. Using your spoon gently breakrepparttar 113094 crust and take time to smellrepparttar 113095 coffee at this point. Oncerepparttar 113096 crust is broken gently stirrepparttar 113097 coffee to allow some ofrepparttar 113098 grounds to sink. Any left on top should be scooped out and thrown away. After cooling slightly start slurpingrepparttar 113099 coffee fromrepparttar 113100 spoon. Let it splash over your entire palate letting your taste buds experience and acknowledge each flavor. Itís fun to see how many funny sounds you can make while slurping. You could even make a game of it to see who can makerepparttar 113101 funniest sounds. Holdrepparttar 113102 coffee in your mouth without swallowing and swish it around and begin to realize allrepparttar 113103 different taste sensations. At this point, spitrepparttar 113104 coffee out and begin sharing your experience and thoughts withrepparttar 113105 rest ofrepparttar 113106 group. There are no right or wrongs just opinions. For many beginners evaluating coffee with other coffee lovers will open your eyes and your taste buds to flavors in coffee that you might have missed. It is a fun way to share a new understanding and appreciation for coffee cupping and enjoy it all atrepparttar 113107 same time. Copyright © 2005 Perfect All Rights Reserved.

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