8/22/2010

My home brewed coffee cools off to quickly?

Pre-heat your mug or carafe prior to brewing your coffee! Do this by swirling hot water in them!

8/10/2010

Caffeine is my shepherd....



"Caffeine is my shepherd; I shall not doze.

It maketh me to wake in green pastures:

It leadeth me beyond the sleeping masses.

It restoreth my buzz:

It leadeth me in the paths of consciousness for its name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of addiction,

I will fear no Equal

For thou art with me; thy cream and thy sugar they comfort me.

Thou preparest a carafe before me in the presence of the Starbucks:

Thou annointest my day with pep; my mug runneth over

Surely richness and taste shall follow me all the days of my life:

And I will dwell in the House of Mochas forever."


* From squidoo

8/09/2010

Torrefacto Roasted liQuid heaVen Coffee





Torrefacto refers to a particular process of roasting coffee beans, common in Spain, France, Portugal, Costa Rica and Argentina. The process involves adding a certain amount of sugar during roasting in order to glaze the beans. This results in a reduction in the acidity and bitter taste of the coffee. The glazed beans are then mixed with normal roasted beans.

Biologist Isabel L√≥pez Galilea, a researcher at the University of Navarra, has studied the effects of various roasting and preparation methods on the antioxidant capacity of coffee. According to her study, “The Influence of Torrefacto Roasting on the Principal Components of Coffee and its Antioxidant and Pro-oxidant Capacity”, the addition of sugar during the torrefacto roasting process increases the production of compounds with antioxidant properties. It was demonstrated that both ground and brewed torrefacto coffee has higher antioxidant capacity than standard roasts. In addition, it was found that the espresso method of extraction yielded higher antioxidant activity than other brewing methods. * Source

liQuid heaVen proudly features a torrefacto blended brewed coffee that when combined with the liquid creamer of choice creates a truly wonderful exotic tasteful drink.