Next Issue December 1st 2016

International Coffee Day

Coffee drinkers of the world, unite!
Today is International Coffee Day
October 1st
A day dedicated to one of the world’s oldest beverages

Last year, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) launched the first official International Coffee Day as a global celebration of coffee’s journey from grower to consumer.  This is an opportunity to honor the men and women who grow and harvest the coffee we love.

Whether your favorite cup of coffee is served by a barista in a fancy establishment or cooked over an open camp fire, take some time off from your busy day to enjoy your favorite version of the beverage.

Did You Know…

…Historians believe that coffee was first discovered in Ethiopia after goats were seen acting uncommonly energetic after eating the leaves and fruit of the coffee tree

…After oil, coffee is the most widely used product in the world

…Mocha is a town in Yemen famed for its coffee roots. Mocha was the main center
for Arabia’s coffee exports from the 15th to 17th century. Legend has it the coffee bean originated in Mocha and spread through Egypt, Africa and Europe by merchant travelers passing through the port city

...Studies have shown drinking a moderate amount of coffee can help in living a healthier and longer life?  Coffee berries and seeds are rich in antioxidants

…Coffee may help lower the risk of depression in women. According to a Harvard University study, women who drink four or more cups a day, reduce their risk of depression by 20 %

…35 % of American coffee drinkers prefer their coffee black


To honor the beloved brew’s big day, here are some fun recipes:

Brown Sugar-Caramel Latte
The enticing smell of caramel and coffee - Perfect for a quiet 
morning or as a sweet treat anytime


·      1 T Brown sugar
·      1/4 C Half &half
·      1 T Caramel sauce topping
·      3/4 C Hot, brewed coffee


·      Stir brown sugar into half-and-half until dissolved
·      Whip with a milk frother or small whisk.
·      Pour coffee into a mug, stir in caramel sauce until dissolved
·      Pour frothed half & half into coffee

Gingerbread Coffee
Tastes just like a gingerbread cookie…yum


·      1/8 t - Ground ginger
·      1/8 t - Ground cinnamon
·      1 T - Molasses
·      2 t - Brown sugar
·      1/8 t - Baking soda

·      1 C - Hot brewed coffee
·      2 ½ T – Half & half cream
·      1/4 C - Sweetened whipped cream
·      1/8  t - Ground cloves

·      In a small bowl, combine the 1st five ingredients until well blended
·      Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes
·      Add 1/4 cup of coffee to your mug
·      Stir in molasses spice mixture until dissolved.
·      Fill cup to within an inch of the top with coffee
·      Stir in half & half
·      Garnish with whipped cream
·      Dust lightly with ground cloves

Coffee with a Kick
For the days when whipped cream is just not enough

  • ·      1 oz - Baileys Irish Cream
    ·      1 oz - Frangelico
    ·      1 oz - Kahlua
    ·      5 oz - Strong hot coffee
    ·      Whipped cream
  • ·      Cinnamon                        
·      Fill large coffee mug with 1st three ingredients
·      Top with coffee.

·      Add whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon

Enjoy - Auntie Babette

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