April 14, 2014
Regular flour is just ground up wheat, so why can't we grind up coffee beans and make Coffee Flour; well someone did. A start-up in Vancouver, CF Holdings, has started to make Coffee Flour, a high fiber, high iron, gluten free flour that can be used to partially replace other flours in baked goods. Coffee flour does pack some caffeine, and will slowly release into the system; but don't expect a huge jolt. It would take over half a loaf of bread made with 20% coffee flour to get the same caffeine dose as a cup of coffee.
Check out their site; they have a few recipes that you can ponder; the brown pasta recipe is maybe my favorite. Maybe that would go well with a frothed cream sauce?
More at CoffeeFlour
April 10, 2014
HiLiine coffee, maker of some pretty good coffee in Nespresso compatible capsules, is taking entries to win a Nespresso Citiz coffee machine, plus three months of free coffee.
If you have been interested in getting a Nespresso machine, but weren't sure, it's a great contest to enter, because who doesn't want a new espresso machine for free.
HiLine's coffee is pretty good, and if you already have a machine, head over to their website and check a few sleeves out of their roasts.
Enter here at their Hi-Line Contest Facebook page, and stop by their site at HiLine
April 9, 2014
Bkon Craft Tea Brewer
No, this isn't an espresso machine but after my last post for a $10,000 espresso machine, I couldn't pass up posting this about the $40,000 Bkon Tea brewer. It brews in just 60-90 seconds, and does it by pulling a vacuum on the cylinder inserting the tea, RO water, minerals, and letting it steep. The partial vacuum helps to pull air out of the leaves, while saturating it with water. The brewing conditions can be set through a touchpad.
Via LA Times More at BKon