Coffee Spice Rub

Create a unique blend of spices with the Capresso Cool Grind Coffee & Spice Grinder, including our Coffee Spice Rub. Use the Cool Grind to grind whole coffee beans, whole peppercorns and sea salt for the recipe listed below.  The grinder unlocks the fragrance and flavor of spices to help you make a delicious and aromatic meal.

Coffee Spice Rub

Coffee Spice Rub

1 serving

  • ½ teaspoon light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Five Pepper Blend peppercorns, ground
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt, ground
  • ½ teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon coffee beans, ground
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika

Mix ingredients. Use as seasoning for a 2-3 ounce steak.

If using Cool Grind to process several different dried herbs or spices in one unit on the same day, we recommend cleaning the unit after each ingredient to prevent flavor transfer.  Simply unplug the grinder, wipe out the bean hopper and lid with a damp cloth and dry. Processing a small amount of uncooked rice can also aid in absorbing flavor.

 

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Crème De Menthe Hot Chocolate

Crème de menthe and peppermint schnapps add a minty kick to this hot chocolate recipe.

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Crème De Menthe Hot Chocolate

2 servings

–       10 ounces non-fat milk

–       2 tbsp hot chocolate mix

–       ½ tsp crème de menthe

–       1 ounce peppermint schnapps

–       whipped cream and peppermint candy, for garnish

Place frothing disk into the froth enhancer of your Capresso froth TEC and ensure it is securely snapped inside the bottom of the pitcher. Add milk to frothing pitcher. Place lid and press the Warm button. After about 2 minutes, slowly add hot chocolate mix, crème de menthe and peppermint schnapps. Wait for frother to automatically shut off.  Pour into glasses, and top with whipped cream and peppermint candy.

 

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DIY: Coffee Beans & Candle Centerpieces

Do you enjoy coffee? Do you like DIY projects? We have a fun way to use Capresso Grand Aroma Coffee Beans in a crafty new technique: Coffee Beans & Candle Centerpieces.

This chic centerpiece brings the delicious aroma of coffee to your home. While, the contrast between the coffee beans and candles, as well as the texture of the beans, add elements of design to your home.

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What you’ll need:

  • 1 bag of Capresso Grand Aroma whole coffee beans
  • 1 or more candles, unscented or vanilla
  • 1 or more candleholders

Place coffee beans in each candleholder until half full. Place a candle in each candleholder; fill rest of candleholder with coffee beans. If you have extra coffee beans, place candleholders on a dish or tray and add coffee beans around the holders. Light candles and enjoy the beautiful aroma of coffee beans as the candle melts and heats the beans.

Tips for Using Capresso Milk Frothers

From a traditional cappuccino to a unique fruit-flavored latte, Capresso’s line of automatic milk frothers offers the tools to help you create delicious milk-based beverages from any type of milk, including soy, silk, almond, coconut and more. Each machine offers three temperature settings—Hot, Warm and Cold—allowing you to make unique beverages year-round.

Some of our most popular recipes include: Bedtime Warm Milk, Speculoos Cookie Butter Latte, Frothed Mudslide and Brazilian Hot Chocolate. Here are some tips to help you prepare these delicious recipes and give you the skills to help you create recipes of your own.

  • When making hot chocolate, always use finely grated or shaved chocolate. Chocolate syrup also works well.
  • If using a flavored syrup or powder, add a little at a time to the pitcher. Do not place too much syrup or powder in the pitcher at once as it may cause the ingredients to become stuck around the frothing/heating disk. If using a spread, such as peanut butter, heat with oil or butter to turn into a syrup consistency.
  • When making an iced drink, select the cold setting. Never pour hot milk over ice, as bacteria can grow.
  • Non-fat or skimmed milk produces the foam with the largest bubbles, making it light and airy.
  • Some milks are not optimal for making foam for cappuccino because they do not have the proteins to support the milk bubbles. These milks should be heated rather than frothed. This includes ultra high temperature (UHT) pasteurized organic dairy milk, nut milk and lactose-free milk.
  • Fresh, cold milk is a key factor in achieving good froth.

For additional tips and more, click here. To learn about Capresso’s line of milk frothers, click on the links below.

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Red Tea Latte

Start the New Year with a Red Tea Latte. This caffeine-free drink is full of antioxidants, plus it has a sweet spice flavor that you’re sure to enjoy.

Red Tea Latte

Red Tea Latte

2 servings

–       8 ounces non-fat milk

–       ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

–       8 ounces of Rooibos tea

 

Place frothing disk into the froth enhancer of your Capresso froth TEC and ensure it is securely snapped inside the bottom of the pitcher. Add milk to frothing pitcher. Place lid and press the Warm button. After about 2 minutes, slowly add the vanilla extract. Wait for frother to automatically shut off.  Pour 4 ounces of tea into glasses, and then fill glasses with steamed milk. Top with frothed milk and enjoy!

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