Fun Facts About Coffee & Tea

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

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.

Grilling & Coffee

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.

Coffee Around The World

Coffee is loved all around the world, but you may be surprised by how people take it. From Italian Marocchino to traditional Irish coffee, bring your cup on a tour to see how five places around the world enjoy their coffee. Let us know if you’ve tried any of these: We’d love to hear your favorite spins on the caffeinated classic.

Café de Olla, Mexico

Ingredients: Cinnamon Stick, Water, Piloncillo*, Coffee

  • Traditionally prepared in a clay pot. In a saucepan, combine water, 1 cup ground coffee, 5 oz Piloncillo and a cinnamon stick. Stir and bring to a slow boil. Remove and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Strain coffee out of the pan through a filter.
  • *Piloncillo is unrefined pure cane sugar, shaped into the form of cones.

Marocchino, Italy

Ingredients: Milk, Espresso, Cocoa Powder

  • Espresso is Italy’s go-to when it comes to coffee. Pull a shot of espresso, add milk and top with cocoa powder.

Mazagran, Portugal

Ingredients: Cold Coffee, Sugar, Lemons, Ice

  • Add ½ cup of fresh lemon juice to coffee (sugar to taste), and serve over ice.

Irish Coffee, Ireland

Ingredients: Coffee, Whiskey, Sugar, Whipped Cream

  • Coffee meets cocktail. Add 1 tsp of sugar and 1 shot of whiskey to hot coffee and stir. Float whipped cream lightly on top.

Flat White, Australia/ New Zealand

Ingredients: Steamed Milk, Espresso

  • Invented in Australia, pour steamed milk over 1-2 shots of espresso.

Frappé, Greece

Ingredients: Instant Coffee, Sugar, Water, Hand Mixe

  • A frothy iced drink made with instant coffee. Combine 1 tsp of instant coffee, 1 tsp sugar, and a splash of water in a glass. Using a hand mixer (or your Capresso frother), mix together. Add ice cubes and cold water.

 

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

Convenience Breakthrough: The New Capresso Ceramic Burr Grinder

For those who crave the rich coffee taste that can only come from brewing with freshly ground beans, Capresso presents its first ceramic coffee grinder.

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The Capresso Ceramic Burr Grinder offers precision grinding and added convenience features, such as easy-to-read measurement marks on the bean container that allow you to measure the exact amount of coffee needed. Grinding just what you need, and never too much, ensures fresh coffee taste every time.

Its grind selector offers 17 grind settings, making it ideal for a variety of brewing methods, including espresso machines, drip coffee makers, French press, pour-over methods and more.

The top ceramic burr can be removed, making it east to clean. A cleaning brush is conveniently stored in the back of the unit.

It features auto safety shut-off, which is activated when either the top bean hopper or bottom container is removed.

The Capresso Ceramic Burr Grinder, with an actual retail price of $59.99, is available at specialty and online retailers, including Capresso.com.