Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Banana Bread

Ingredients (all ingredients are Organic)

1 cup granulated sugar
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
3 ripe bananas
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon of ground Joe Greengo Sumatra coffee
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memorial Holiday Flavor Pair!

Try our Organic Sumatra Surf with a slice of banana bread as a perfect mid-morning treat. The earthy flavor that Sumatra's clay soil imparts to the beans is perfectly complemented by the light sweetness of the banana bread that is sure to make a warm sunny morning even more relaxing.

Summer is the Best!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


We've finished our blend, made our display, and stocked the shelves. Come to taste the new Cowabunga Blend this Thursday at Cowabunga Creamery in San Carlos.

To celebrate, we're having a free tasting and everyone who buys a bag of coffee during our event will get a free mini-scoop of Cowabunga ice cream!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The best of Puerto Rico

My flavor pair of the day is an after dinner Yauco Selecto with Rum Cake.

The combination of these two famous Puerto Rican exports transports me back to my honeymoon in the Caribbean. I can feel the warm sun and ocean waves now.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Coffee it's not just for breakfast anymore

Jamaican Coffee
A cool version of the popular Jamaican coffee cocktail.
It's a nicely creamy iced coffee, with the smooth warmth of dark rum and Tia Maria.

1 oz dark Jamaican rum
1 oz Tia Maria
3/4 oz heavy cream
4 oz chilled Joe Greengo! coffee
Crushed ice
Combine liqueurs, coffee and cream. Partially fill a wine glass with crushed ice, and pour mixture over ice. Serve.

Mexican Coffee
1 cup of hot Joe Greengo! coffee
3/4 shot Kahlua
3/4 shot Tequila
Coffee Whipped Cream
Pour coffee over liqueurs & top with whipped cream. Garnish with a cherry.
Serves 1

Bavarian Coffee
1/2 oz peppermint schnapps
1/2 oz Kahlua coffee liqueur
5 oz hot Joe Greengo! coffee
1 1/2 oz whipped cream
1 tsp sugar
Add coffee and liquors to an irish coffee cup and sweeten to taste. Gently float the cream on top, and sprinkle with grated chocolate.

Amaretto Crinkle
Creamy as a milkshake with the bold flavor of Amaretto.
Really wonderful and smooth almond flavor of Amaretto. What could possibly go better with a afternoon of BBQ.
3 cups cold Joe Greengo! coffee
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 cup milk
1/4 cup Amaretto
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract
Crushed ice
Combine everything except ice in a blender and whip until smooth. Fill glasses half full with crushed ice, and fill the rest with coffee mixture. Serves 6