Kona Coffee: Mountain Thunder in a Cloud Forest

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Ever heard of a Cloud Forest?  How about a Peaberry bean? Or the Kona Belt?Visiting the award winning, certified organic Mountain Thunder Kona Coffee farm, was on my list of things I wanted to do when we were in Kona, Hawaii earlier this month.  It was the only thing on my list however, that I knew would be -- dare … [Read more...]

Kahlùa Espresso Gelato Recipe

Kahlùa Espresso Gelato Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I was introduced to the flavor of coffee at a very early age, probably under ten-years-old.No, not in a mug with half and half!  Rather, in pint-sized container of Häagen-Dazs coffee ice cream.  You see, it was, and still is my dad's favorite flavor.  It didn't have to be Häagen-Dazs, but I think more often than … [Read more...]

My Perfect Cup of Coffee


I simply love a good cup of coffee. I love the flavor and adore the ritual of it.  Coffee is a big part of my day . . .  and not just because it helps wake me up, either.What's your perfect cup of coffee?Is it at home? At a café?Is if full of cream? Sugar?  Both?Is it hot? On ice?Is it in a ceramic … [Read more...]

Café Con Leche Chocolate Chunk Cookies


My love affair with coffee began in my early twenties when I was living in Madrid, Spain.Before Spain I hadn't really been interested in coffee -- within a week of living there, I had at least one café con leche a day.Café con leche is strong coffee with scalded milk in approximately a 1 to 1 ratio. (Sugar or … [Read more...]