Tea in the Garden

Brew your favorite tea in your Capresso Coffee à la Carte, but don’t throw away your used tea bags.  Used tealeaves are good for growing roses and ferns, and can be used to help lower the soil’s pH.

In the Garden tea bags

In the Garden plants

Function:
Tealeaves contain tannic acid, which helps rose bushes fight fungus, and it is also good for their growth.

Types of Tea:
Black tea or Green tea can be used because they both contain tannic acid (tannins).

Time Frame:
Tealeaves, in bags or loose, can be placed on the soil after pruning.  They can also be placed in the mulch before the plants begin growing.

For additional details on how to use tea in the garden click here.
For more information on the Coffee à la Carte, visit Capresso.com.

Back to School with the SG120 Stainless Steel Coffee Maker

It’s back-to-school time, which means early mornings where caffeine is a must-have.  The Capresso SG120 can start your day off right.

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Whether you’re a parent on the go or heading off to college, the SG120 is the answer.  The space saving, stainless steel design can to brew up to 12 cups of coffee in under 10 minutes, with optimal aroma and flavor.

The special Aroma setting slows down the brewing process to maximize flavor when brewing a full pot, ensuring the best taste even when brewing just a few cups at a time.  Multiple nozzles spray water evenly onto your coffee grounds for full saturation and maximum brewing quality.

The unique drip-stop feature allows you to interrupt the brewing cycle to pour a cup, without spills.  The Capresso SG120 also features an eco-friendly, permanent GoldTone filter.

Just 6½ inches wide, it saves space on your kitchen counter or in a college dorm.  Convenience features include a 24-hour programmable timer, and the clock/timer is easy to read with its blue back-lit LCD display.

Go back to school with Capresso.  Click here to learn more.

 

Coffee Milkshake

Coffee tastes good any way you make it, even chilled and blended.  Make sure you try this luxurious Coffee Milkshake recipe featuring espresso made with the Capresso EC100 Espresso Machine.

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Coffee Milkshake
2 servings

–       8 oz. milk
–       3 oz. espresso
–       ½ cup coffee ice cream
–       1-1 ½ cups crushed ice
–       Sugar (to taste)
–       Whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles for garnish

Brew 3 oz. of espresso in your Capresso EC100.  Pour all ingredients into blender pitcher and place lid.  Blend until creamy.  Sweeten with sugar to taste. Pour into glasses, top with whipped cream and sprinkles.  Enjoy!

**For a stronger coffee flavor, brew espresso with the larger 2 cup sieve.

Coffee à la Carte: Easy as 1-2-3

Can’t decide what to brew?  Capresso’s new Coffee à la Carte gives you options – whether it’s a single cup of coffee or tea, or a full carafe of coffee.  It’s the next generation of coffee brewing.

Coffee A La Carte

Fast and efficient, it brews a single cup of coffee in less than 60 seconds, and a full 42-ounce carafe in less than 6 minutes, always to the optimal temperature above 200 degrees F.  Using the Coffee à la Carte is a breeze, with completely customizable brewing and sizing options.  The machine features four presets for Small, Large, Carafe or Tea.  Your perfect brew is just a push of a button away.

The innovative brewing system automatically adjusts to the amount of ground coffee in the filter, fully saturating it for the correct amount of time.  Adjust the strength of your coffee by adding as little or as much ground coffee in the filter as you like.

While embracing the single-cup phenomenon, it also brings to the table the versatility and convenience of a classic carafe system, as well as tea brewing ability.  Entertaining is easy, because brewing 42 ounces of luxurious hot coffee in the glass carafe will help you serve many guests at once.

Tea lovers will appreciate the additional tea filter, to prevent any flavor exchange between coffee and tea.  Simply fill with loose tealeaves or a tea bag, and steep a cup of 5 to 10 ounces of your favorite blend.

The Coffee à la Carte is less than 7-inches wide, and the filters, carafe and drip tray are all dishwasher safe for easy maintenance.

To learn more about Capresso’s line of coffee makers, please visit Capresso.com

Green Tea Affogato

We’re putting a twist on the traditional affogato by using Green Tea instead of espresso.  You’ll want to give this light and refreshing rendition a try.

Green Tea Affogato

 

Green Tea Affogato

2 servings

 

– 2 tea bags of Green Tea

– 16 oz. water

– 8 oz. low-fat milk

– 1 tsp. powdered sugar

– 2 scoops vanilla ice cream

 

In your Capresso teaC100, boil 16 ounces of water on the Green Tea setting. Once the water has come to a boil and the kettle has automatically shut off, pour water into a new pitcher and add tea bags. Steep for 3-5 minutes, or to your personal taste.

Place the frothing disk in your Capresso froth TEC and ensure it is securely snapped inside the bottom of the milk pitcher.  Add milk and powdered sugar to frothing pitcher, and press the Cold button.  Wait for the frother to automatically shut off.

Pour equal parts milk and green tea into large glasses, filling the glass about halfway, and stir well. Place a scoop of ice cream in each. Enjoy!