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Spiced Coffee Popsicles

I just found a recipe for spiced coffee popsicles that says to “Brew the coffee in a French press for about ten minutes.” It involves coffee, sweetened condensed milk, cloves, and cinnamon. Sounds good. That, and other recipes involving coffee, can be found here.

Does coffee made in a French press raise cholesterol?

The short answer seems to be yes. Apparently coffee doesn’t contain cholesterol, but it does contain cafestol, which “is the most potent dietary cholesterol-elevating agent known,” according to How Coffee Raises Cholesterol in the Science Daily. Additionally, “French press coffee, boiled Scandinavian brew and espresso contain the highest levels of the compound, which is removed […]

Cold Brewed Coffee in a French Press

Do you like drinking cold coffee? On a hot summer day, a hot cup of coffee may seem out of place. I have to admit that I prefer freshly-brewed, hot coffee, even in warm weather. I decided to give cold brewing a try in my French press though. It was a fun experiment. To create […]

Adding Herbal Tea to Coffee?

Lifehacker has a post entitled, Herbal Tea Adds a Flavorful Kick to Your Coffee: On an impulse, I decided to combine peppermint loose leaf tea with fresh ground coffee in the French press. The result was absolutely delicious. Experiments ensued, and peppermint, mint, cinnamon, and vanilla flavored herbal tea all blended well with coffee. The […]

Intelligentsia Coffee

My favorite brand of coffee is Intelligentsia. They roast out of both Chicago and LA, and run coffee shops in both areas. Their coffee is good, really good. They have won numerous awards, including Roast Magazine’s 2007 Roaster of the Year. Their baristas participate in both reigional and world competitions.  Even better, they work directly […]