Coffee Talk

I need some suggestions for new blend varieties and fall/winter products for in the cafe at Grace.

Currently we have:
House, Decaf, Jamaican Me Crazy, Chocolate Hazelnut, and Caramel Nut Biscotti
Iced Jamaican Mocha
French Vanilla Capp, Swiss Mocha, and Latte

teas and etc. any thoughts for something different?

Any food other than the snacks?


mlmj0210 said...

let's start with the keepers
Jamaica, house, and decaf

I think a cinnamon/spice blend for winter would be good. Pampered Chef has a spice coffee that is good but I can't remember what all is in it.

Hot chocolate is still asked for every Sunday.
Food wise...
Bagels were good. The one week we had them people asked for them the next week.
Apples , bananas

Dave said...

I think that we should do some crazy stuff with hot chocolate. Whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, cocoa powder...make it gourmet.

I agree with Mindy about the cinnamon spice blend, especially leading up to the holidays. Perhaps something pumpkin during September/October.

I'll keep thinking and letcha know.

Dave said...

Have you ever stayed at a Holiday Inn Express? Have you ever had their cinnamon buns??? Those things not only taste AMAZING, but they also make the whole hotel smell delicious. I guarantee they would sell like hotcakes.

We have an oven in the kitchenette....

Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

Carrie said...

Definitely keep Chocolate Hazelnut, my favorite!!

Possibly some real English tea...must be brewed with boiling water and served with milk..however most Americans like flavored teas it seems.

Another possibility for fall is hot apple cider made with cinnamon sticks...smells lovely and can be made in a crock pot.

Sometimes a plain but good quality cookie tastes great with a cuppa.

rachel said...

i definitely agree with everyone going for some sort of warm/cozy cinnamon type of drink. whether it's a hot cider, or a cinnamon spiced coffee.

and dave is so right about cinnamon rolls - think about every time you pass IKEA and the cinnamon rolls, you HAVE to get one, and same with cinnabon... that's a good idea.

or some other spices teas?

of course, I'm always a fan of hot chocolate varieties, which is why i drink the cappuccino (i don't like coffee, only sweet drinks) so I again agree with Dave on making gourmet hot chocolates and cappas.

Anonymous said...

the french vanilla cappuccino is awesome and i know the iced jamaican mocha is a big hit among other teens (especially Chris Wilmoth)

I like the idea of cinnamon rolls but I would also like to see some type of a scone there. I'm not sure if that's the right word for what I'm thinking of but i've had them at Starbucks. Like something with like cinnamon bread-like crust and a fruity inside. Those things are delicious and I think people would buy them.

-Daniel Warner

Dave said...

God bless you. I feel like everybody looks at me like I have three heads when I say I can't enjoy my tea unless it is BOILED and served with milk.

This country is so messed up.

God save the queen.

Dean said...

A spiced pumpkin flavor is good in the fall and a mint mocha is always tasty in the winter.

j*amy said...

ooo cinnamon/spice idea - i like that. i also like the hot chocolate idea for winter. i like starbuck's caramel apple cidery drink is good too. do i also think juice boxes and water bottles [do you have those?] could be good. and i'd like some scones or fresh baked pastries every morning. ;)

oh and the iced stuff is good too.
ummm. i dont really have any new coffee flavors suggestions, i ushe drink house coffee! :)

Larry Shallenberger said...

How about a dark Italian Roast?

And biscotti... a very manly snack.

Danielle said...

2/3 cup ground dark roast coffee
4 cinnamon sticks, crushed or broken into small pieces
6 cups water
1/2 tsp. ground cardamom (a tiny bit too much, in my opinion)
2/3 cup honey
ice cubes
half-and-half or milk

Mix together the coffee and cinnamon sticks. Using the coffee-cinnamon mixture and the water, brew coffee by your customary brewing method. Add the cardamom and honey to the hot coffee and stir until the honey dissolves. Cover and chill. To serve, fill tall glasses with ice cubes. Pour about 2/3 cup chilled coffee into each glass. Pass the milk. Serves 8.

Recipe from coffeefair.com

Kim said...

I'm with Larry..something strong and dark...some good Spanish coffee?...a lot like Italian...also...long as we're on the subject....how about 'real' cream, or milk, none of that fake oil based stuff...