Dippin’ Dots Cold Brew Latte

When you think of Dippin’ Dots, you don’t normally think about coffee. They are best known for their tiny little dot ice cream. They have a new flavor just out this year. They are available at their store and shopping center locations for only a limited time, unfortunately. Coffee flavored ice cream is great anytime! Also, they do not contain caffeine.

On a side note, the CEO of Dippin’ Dots will appear on Undercover Boss later this month on January 22.

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Coffee for Christmas

Try something new for Christmas or whatever your holiday is this season…

Add some spices to your grounds, like brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom. When done, add some whipped cream and top with red and green sprinkles, crushed gingerbread, or crushed peppermints.

Buy a Christmas-flavored coffee, or a flavored creamer.

Add eggnog and nutmeg to your coffee.

If you drink coldbrew coffee, and want some spices, you may need to dissolve the spices in a little bit of hot water before adding it.

A New Way to Make Cold Brew

There’s a new cold brew coffee maker out there. And it’s fast. Just 4 minutes to your cold brew happiness. FrankOne started in Bogota, Colombia as a Kickstarter campaign. The idea was to brew using vacuum called VacTec™.

It brews using a reusable filter. It pulls the water using vacuum through the coffee grounds. Hot coffee can brew in a mere 30 seconds! It takes just 4 minutes for cold brew instead of 8-12 hours.

Find out more…

Starbucks and Black Friday

This coming Friday, the day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday. Usually hordes of people rush to stores for deals to fill their Christmas list. This Friday, Starbucks is joining in the frenzy.

If you buy one of their gray 16 oz. tumblers, you can get a month-ling free refill deal. It doesn’t come cheap – it is $40 starting November 26. It doesn’t include Starbucks Reserve™ coffees.

If you like sparkly things, you can et a Gold Foil Tumbler in green, black, or pink for $9.95. It also holds 16 oz.

If you purchase an eGift card for $20 or more on Cyber Monday, you can get a free $5 eGift card.

Read more: https://stories.starbucks.com/press/2019/black-friday-and-cyber-monday-new-gifts-and-deals-coming-to-starbucks/

Coffee Tips from the Sierra Club

The Sierra Club has been around for quite a while. John Muir founded the Sierra Club in 1892. Their focus is to protect the natural world, green living, and outdoor adventure.

They recently published an article with tips for conscientious coffee consumption. Here are some of the tips:

Buy coffee local, talk to a local coffee roaster and ask questions – see how they work how they handle energy and waste. Purchase what you need and use it all.

Get a decent to-go cup. In other words, use a reusable insulated travel cup.

If you have time, enjoy your coffee in a cafe in a real cup.

Use a manual hand grinder. They are more environmentally-friendly because you aren’t using electricity. Use a pour over coffee maker, or cold-brew your coffee.

Be mindful of plastic waste, such as straws or stirrers. Just say no to them.

Use your grounds in compost, or sprinkle on your garden or lawn. Use them as a body scrub.

Drink your coffee black and skip the dairy.

Read the full article: https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/9-ways-drink-coffee-conscientiously