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Pear White Iced Tea

September 4, 2015

Take summery iced tea into fall and winter by taking advantage of seasonal fruit. You can’t go wrong with the flavor of fresh pears in this delicious and easy recipe for Pear White Iced Tea – perfect for a crisp autumn day.

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Pear White Iced Tea

  • 1 can of sliced pears in juice (15 oz)
  • 8 white tea bags

Using your Capresso Iced Tea Maker, add sliced pears and juice to the pitcher. Fill pitcher with ice to the ice level marking and place pitcher with lid onto the machine. Place tea bags into the brew basket and close lid. Turn on machine and let brew. After brewing, pour tea into ice-filled glasses, and enjoy!

To find out more about Capresso products, visit www.Capresso.com.

Fun Facts About Coffee & Tea

August 27, 2015

Find out more about what you’re brewing in your Capresso machines every morning with these fun facts about coffee and tea!

 

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1) A coffee plant can live up to 200 years. When sprouting, the top of the plant looks like a little seed, which grows into a bushy plant that can live for two centuries. – Via Huffington Post

2) Approximately 85% of tea consumed in America is iced. – Via TeaUsa.com

3) Any type of coffee roast can be used to make an espresso; the grind size and preparation are what makes it an espresso. – Capresso Espresso Facts

4) Espresso has 1/3 less caffeine than drip coffee. – Capresso Espresso Facts

5) There are two primary types of coffee cultivated for drinking: Arabica and Robusta. – Via Good Housekeeping

6) To extract the best taste from your tea start every time with fresh, cold filtered water. Never re-boil water that has been left in the kettle as the taste could be stale or flat. – Capresso Guide to Steeping Tea

7) In 2014, Americans consumed over 80 billion servings of tea, or more than 3.60 billion gallons. – Via TeaUsa.com

8) Used tealeaves are good for growing roses and ferns, and can be used to help lower the soil’s pH. For more on Tea in the Garden, view our blog post here.

 

To find out more about Capresso, visit www.Capresso.com.

Capresso Clean Grind

August 21, 2015

Is your Capresso coffee grinder part of your daily routine? Show it some TLC with our new Capresso CleanGrind. It makes it easy to keep your coffee grinder clean, so you can enjoy the freshest tasting cup!

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Did you know: Coffee residue and oil buildup can decrease your grinder’s performance and result in a poor tasting brew.

  • The new Capresso Clean Grind removes any stale coffee residues or oils that can build up in your machine with consistent usage.
  • Made from natural ingredients, Clean Grind can be used once a month to keep your grinder in top condition, or when switching between flavored and non-flavored beans.
  • Great for conical burr grinders, disk burr grinders and blade grinders.

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Capresso Clean Grind has an actual price of $12, and is available at www.Capresso.com.

Cold Takes On Tea: Recipe Round Up

August 14, 2015

As much as we love regular iced tea, we love seeing and tasting all the ways bloggers are jazzing up this refreshing drink. From fruity to floral or minty, there are unlimited ways to make this classic beverage. Grab your Capresso Iced Tea Makers, and check out six of our favorite blogger iced tea recipes.

Also, see our popular Capresso Iced Tea recipes here!

 

Iced Raspberry Green Tea Limeade Raspberry-Green-Tea-LimeadeVia Kitchen Treaty

Summer never tasted oh-so-good.

Recipe here.

Matcha Mint Iced TeaIMG_0120Via LoveandLemons.com

 Recipe here.

Thai Iced Teathai-iced-tea-recipe-2Via whiteonricecouple.com

Recipe here.

Blueberry Iced Green TeaBlueberry Iced Green Tea 500 6487Via Closetcooking.com

Recipe here.

Mint Lime Tea Coolerlime-mint-tea-cooler_231Via Bakedbree.com

Recipe here.

 

To find out more about Capresso, visit www.Capresso.com.

Grilling & Coffee

July 24, 2015

Summertime and the grillin’s easy. Coffee is the best pick-me-up in the morning, but have you ever thought about using it as a spice rub for your favorite meat? Fire up your grill! We’ve gathered some great recipes that use our favorite ingredient – coffee!

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Capresso grinders are great to finely grind beans for these recipes. Have you cooked with coffee before? What’s your favorite recipe?

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Coffee Rubbed Rib-Eye from Food Network.

Coffee-Rubbed Cheeseburgers with Texas Barbecue Sauce from Epicurious.

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                      Coffee Rub from Eating Well.              Barbecue: Coffee-Rubbed Ribs from SeriousEats.

 

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Capresso Coffee Spice Rub

 

Happy Grilling! To find out more about Capresso, visit www.Capresso.com.

Recipe Round Up: Iced Tea

June 26, 2015

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Classic, cool and refreshing, what’s not to love about iced tea? We’re sharing our most popular recipes that will quench your thirst. Grab your Iced Tea Maker and get ready to brew; there are plenty of delicious ways to sip through summer.

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TOP ROW

1) Fresh Peach Iced Tea

2) Boston Iced Tea

3) Strawberry Basil Iced Tea

BOTTOM ROW

4) Green Tea Mojito

5) Raspberry Peppermint Iced Tea

6) Blackberry Hibiscus Iced Tea

To find out more about Capresso, visit www.Capresso.com.

Iced Tea Recipe Tips

June 19, 2015

A frosty glass of iced tea pairs perfectly with summer weather, so we’re sharing iced tea extras to kick up this summertime beverage. These twists on tea are perfect to try in our Iced Tea Maker. Do you have a favorite addition to iced tea?

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  • Simple Syrups. Sweeten with simple syrup instead of granulated sugar to allow the sweetener to dissolve more easily into the iced tea. To make simple syrup, heat 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar until the sugar dissolves, cool before using.

– Or, jazz up your iced tea with other sweeteners such as honey, agave nectar, stevia or flavored syrups.

  • Have fun with fruit. Add fruits for a refreshing flair to iced tea. We suggest lightly muddling the fruit with a wooden spoon in the Iced Tea Maker pitcher to release the flavorful juices before brewing.

– If using canned or jarred fruit, add the juice/syrup from the can for extra flavor and added sweetness.

  • Play with herbs. Adding herbs can also kick up the flavor of your cup. Choose from lavender, mint, basil, spearmint, jasmine, chamomile, rosemary and many more for an invigorating take on tea.
  • Tea Cocktails. Feeling rowdy? For delicious adult tea cocktails, add 1 cup of your favorite liquor such as vodka, gin, rum or tequila directly to the pitcher.
  • Custom Blend. Mix different types of teas or mix flavored and unflavored tea for delicious custom blends. We suggest using half flavored tea bags and half black or green tea bags for a delightful twist.
  • Sparkling Tea. Shake your thirst with sparkling iced tea. To make in the Iced Tea Maker, only fill the water tank half way for brewing then add 12 oz of cold sparkling water or seltzer to the pitcher after brewing.

To find out more about Capresso, visit www.Capresso.com.

 

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