Hints from Heloise
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Heloise does coffee. Here is a simple recipe to make your own cafe mocha. She also has an address where you can get more coffee and tea recipes.
Wake up and SMELL THE COFFEE! It can be even more enticing if you do something a little extra to that cup of java. Here’s a little Coffee 101, so you can sound like an expert when you step up to the coffee bar to place your order.
Espresso is popular coffee drink that is concentrated, strong, rich-flavored and usually served in small demitasse cups. It is a basic ingredient for cappuccino, caffe latte and cafe mocha. By adding spices, milks and syrups, you can make your own specialty coffee.
A simple method for making an instant cup of cafe mocha is to make a mix by combining 1/2 cup of instant coffee, 1/2 cup of sugar (or equivalent measure using sugar substitute), 1 cup of powdered milk or powdered creamer and 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder. To make, put 2 rounded teaspoonfuls into 6 to 8 ounces of hot water. This dry mixture can be stored and made up quickly when needed, and you’ll avoid all the hassle of cleaning up a coffee machine. There are other fun, quick coffee and tea recipes in my Heloise’s Flavored Coffees and Teas pamphlet. Send $3 and a long, self-addressed, stamped (63 cents) envelope to Heloise/coffee, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001. With spring coming just around the corner, save up your used coffee grounds and sprinkle them in your flower beds. If you do want to dispose of them, try putting them in a plastic newspaper sleeve for less mess in your garbage can