Christmas Blend is Here!

Christmas Blend is Here!

Christmas is one of our favorite times of year and to celebrate this wonderful occasion, Gabe, Adam, I and our families work extra hard to create what we feel is the best possible blend for the season. To do this, we consider the natural flavor profiles (remember...
Lavender Coffee

Lavender Coffee

Heading to the end of summer and my herb garden is still going strong. I’ve got fragrant bushes like rosemary, basil, sage, and lavender still offering up their best. I’ve been using my fresh herbs to enhance my cooking and infuse oils and vinegars. I even...
Dairy Free Tiramisu

Dairy Free Tiramisu

This recipe can be gluten free too, or made with “regular” lady fingers if you are not gluten intolerant. And even if you don’t have a problem with dairy, this is so creamy and delicious you won’t miss the cheese! It also tastes incredible with a...
Coffee Glazed Carrots

Coffee Glazed Carrots

I never used to like carrots. When I was a kid, my mom gave us a “choice” of vegetable that we didn’t have to eat for the whole MONTH! But it meant we had to eat any other vegetable she put in front of us. My “choice” was usually either...
Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake is one of my favorite chocolate cakes from my mother’s recipe book that she’s had for years! It’s another one of those recipes where I have no idea where it originated from, I just know I like eating it. One thing that makes it so...
Orange Juice Cake

Orange Juice Cake

When Adam’s sister, Esther, told me (Nancy) that she was going to send me this Orange Juice Cake recipe, I was ecstatic! I love orange juice ( specially when it comes to my Orangina drink) and I love cake! Sounded like a winning combo to me. Here’s what...
Gourmet Coffee Marshmallows

Gourmet Coffee Marshmallows

Anyone who has spent even a small amount of time with me knows I have a weakness for marshmallows. Oh, how I love them! Especially in the fall and into the winter months… s’mores, cocoa, afternoon snacks! (don’t judge me) And this year as the weather started to...
Coppa Mascarpone

Coppa Mascarpone

This delicious Coppa Mascarpone was a recipe I learned while being stationed in Italy. It is literally translated “cup of Mascarpone”…sounds more exotic in Italian right? It’s a simple and satisfying dessert that, like most things, is made even...
Rich and Spicy Chipotle Chili

Rich and Spicy Chipotle Chili

I’ve been thinking about chili for a while. I make a decent chili. But I wanted a GREAT chili. I wanted something rich. I wanted something incredibly flavorful. I needed a selection of easy, healthy dinner recipes. And I wanted some chipotle peppers in my chili. I...
Roasted Turkey Coffee Rub

Roasted Turkey Coffee Rub

Thanksgiving is coming soon and of course Turkey is on the menu for our family! So I thought I’d try out a Coffee Rub I created and have my sister and her family over to try it out with an early turkey dinner. Needless to say, it turned out to be a huge success....
The Roast: Decoded

The Roast: Decoded

I need to let you in on a little secret. A secret that a lot of coffee companies would probably prefer I didn’t tell you, but I really feel compelled to spill the beans (no pun intended). So what’s this secret? The secret is that the darker coffee is roasted, the...
Mandarin Chocolate Cake

Mandarin Chocolate Cake

This cake is labor intensive, but delicious and wins the “people’s choice” award whenever we take it to a large public gathering! We always leave with many affirmations about it, which of course makes it worth it! You can also make some whipped cream...
Caramel Apple Chicken

Caramel Apple Chicken

I call this recipe Caramel Apple Chicken because, to me and my husband, it had a strong caramel taste that paired well with the apples and chicken. It was a big hit and we hope you’ll love it too.  We enjoyed the tribute to fall and the subtle coffee taste that...
Coffee Infused Beef Fajitas

Coffee Infused Beef Fajitas

The coffee flavor in this recipe is subtle, but adds depth and character to compliment the beef. We used the Laos Peaberry, but you can use whatever coffee you have on hand. We tried a few different methods and this was our favorite. Check out http://dcwcasing.com/...
Our Best Coffee Ever!!!!

Our Best Coffee Ever!!!!

We are really excited to announce that we are about to launch one of the best and most unique coffee’s you will EVER try! Also, if you read nothing else on this page, please know that we have an extremely limited quantity available and once it’s gone...
Toledo Water Crisis: Zombie Escape Plan

Toledo Water Crisis: Zombie Escape Plan

I keep having this recurring nightmare as I watch myself in 3rd person. I am running through a neighborhood street, dodging in and out of abandoned houses. It took me a while to realize what it was I was searching for. I keep looking behind me, as if my life is in...
The Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle

 The Golden Triangle sounds like an award given to the world’s best orchestral triangle player. This is very far from the truth. The fact of the matter is the Golden Triangle refers to the second largest opium (heroin) producing region in the world. This term gets...
Being a Father is a Mission all it’s Own

Being a Father is a Mission all it’s Own

I get the pleasure of writing the Blog post for the week of Father’s Day.  This couldn’t be any sweeter for me considering I find it my greatest pleasure and joy in life is being a father.  For the record I have 4 children aging in range from 13 years old to...
Best Brew Methods: The AeroPress

Best Brew Methods: The AeroPress

Adam shows you his morning routine for brewing a cup of great coffee on the run.  With 4 kids to get out of the door for school and getting ready for work at the same time, he has found the AeroPress brews the best cup of coffee in the short time he has in the...
3 CRITICAL Steps to Brewing Great Coffee

3 CRITICAL Steps to Brewing Great Coffee

As I’m sure you’re aware, brewing a cup of coffee is a pretty simple process: Coffee grounds + hot water = Coffee That being said, there are tons of variables that go into the process that can change the outcome. For example: What kind of coffee are you using? How...
More Than a Bag of Coffee

More Than a Bag of Coffee

Communities Impacting Communities: It’s More Than a Bag of Coffee I’m just going to say it — I often think we are crazy! We started Mission Arabica to impact villages in Laos through coffee – for me it was to be a part of a vision, to work...