Guest Post: Café Bombon Recipe

Guest Post: Café Bombon Recipe

Hi there, lovelies. I am Lelanie, owner and author of To Sew With Love, To Cook With Love and Villa Portillo. I am a Filipina currently based in Spain. Coffee is a part of the Spanish everyday life. They have great coffee here and it's great because I am also a great coffee lover. My love affair with coffee started 15 years ago. It has always been a part of my daily routine.I mostly love my coffe alone (espresso) but I am also a great lover of caffè macchiato or café manchado (espresso with just Continue reading

Guest Post: Habits of a Lifetime – The Office Brew War

Guest Post: Habits of a Lifetime – The Office Brew War

     It’s the simple question you might get on your first day in a new job; “would you like a coffee?” The possibility here is you could actually be a tea drinker! Few colleagues I have met appear to be equally at ease with both, the simple solution for most is to be either one or the other. And so immediately you must distinguish yourself and your personality based on a simple drink. This is an internal war which is ongoing and looks likely to go unsolved for many decades. It is based in and Continue reading

Guest Post: Before the Children Wake

My love of coffee began very early.  I remember my first cup of coffee distinctly.  It was a Mocha Latte (I guess not totally a regular cup of coffee, but that was my first try) at Starbucks.And then I was hooked.My small town opened up this really cute coffee shop that I frequented probably….everyday.  It was called Mocha Joe’s.  I loved that place.  Sadly it is no longer there.   I have many memories connected to that place.Coffee has gotten me through many a sleepless newborn night, as I am Continue reading

Gourmet Coffee without the Coffeehouse Price

     I am a coffee lover- I mean just check out my Ode to Mr. Coffee post. But not just any coffee, I like my coffee strong but the taste sweet... cream and sugar with whipped topping please! I was addicted to gourmet coffeehouse coffee for the longest time but hated the price! So I decided to figure out what exactly it was I liked about the coffee I was ordering.     And it came down to taste and flavor everytime. I don't just drink coffee for the caffeine kick (though that does help when Continue reading

Desperately Wanted: A New Zealand Flat White

Desperately Wanted: A New Zealand Flat White

CoffeeFreeDigitalPhotos.net A good New Zealand or Australian style Flat White is hard enough to come by in New Zealand, close to impossible outside of Australasia- a strong, double shot of espresso coffee, served in a small cup with perfectly textured milk served at a precise temperature.At home in Auckland I had only two ‘Sarah approved’ coffee locations in the central city - Atomic on my route to work, and Federal and Wolfe which I frequented during work hours. At weekends I ventured toCoffee Continue reading