How to make an Affogato

The Affogato is from Italy and is traditionally served as a dessert. A simple shot of espresso poured over Italian vanilla gelato. A tasty treat, perfect for you to enjoy at any time of day. We like to use our espresso blend when making an Affogato, you can find it here. You can even make your on twist on it and add amaretto, bicerin, or another liquor. You can never go wr…

Vegan Iced Latte

Beat the heat this summer and make your own coffee drinks at home for pennies. It's simple and easy! You don't need a fancy espresso machine, just the ingredients and a coffee maker.RECIPEServes: 1INGREDIENTS1 1/4 cup brewed strong coffee 3/4 cup chocolate soymilk1 tablespoon sugarDash of vanilla2-3 ice cubesPREPARATIONPour it all in a glass. Add sugar or vanilla and stir well.MORELooking for…

What is fairtrade certified coffee?

"Fair Trade" means a system for the purchase and sale of goods and products in such a way that domestic producers and communities involved in the growth and production of goods deserve a fair reward. Fair trade can also include a policy that takes into account the local production environment, and promotes interpersonal relationships, equity and sustainability.Fairtrade coffee on the other hand ca…

Where did the Phrase “Cup of Joe” originate?

The origin of the phrase “cup of joe” goes back to the early 1900s and Admiral Josephus Daniels who was a secretary of the navy during the Wilson administration. The U.S. was involved with World War I at the time. He outlawed alcohol on ships which led to coffee becoming the favorite beverage of naval crews. Hence the name “cup of joe.”

About how much caffeine does the Half Caff Coffee contain?

An 8 ounce cup of our Half Caff Coffee contains about 47 mg of caffeine. In terms of a tablespoon, there are approximately 3 mg of caffeine.This is another question asked by one of our customers that we are sharing with all.

Yemen Coffee in America in the News

The Sunday Morning CBS News did a segment on Yemen Coffee which highlighted the excellent flavor and the challenge to bring the beans to America. Volcanica has been offering Yemen Matari Coffee for several years and it is great to see this great coffee getting the respect it deserves.We offer regular Yemen Matari Coffee and Yemen Peaberry Coffee varieties.…