A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.
HAZELMERE VALLEY ORGANIC BEANERY
We are well into July and enjoying exceptionally warm and sunny weather.
Some of my favourite activities are sitting on the wharf at our cabin on Green Lake enjoying a mug of Morning Sunrise before anyone wakes up. Pure bliss. The lazy days of summer drift into starry nights and this is the time that neighbours come over and sit around the fire and kick back with a cup of Tranquil before bed. I love taking the time to simply enjoy. The farmer''s markets are vibrant and full of activity. I have learned that each individual market has it''s own unique characteristics and people. As a vendor,I love visiting with all of you who stop by to chat and swap stories. This is our favourite way to sell our coffee. Stores can be so impersonal.This week we introduced our newest coffee .........................
This is a dark and velvety roast that is as smooth as silk on the tongue.Highly sought after, Cuban coffee is a treasure to find as it''s robust, earthy flavours offer a most pleasing cup. Cubans are known for their coffee worldwide due to the intensity of taste. Often dark roasted and used as espresso, this is a fantastic base for iced drinks as well. On a sweltering day, treat yourself or guests to a unique cold coffee.
1 cup of brewed Cuban coffee, cooled to room temperature
4 ice cubes
125ml of milk
A dash of Havana Rum (optional) Pour coffee and milk over ice,stir in rum.
Half cup of brewed Cuban coffee
Half scoop of vanilla or coffee ice-cream
Half cup of Coca Cola
Orange slice to garnish
Simply pour the coffee into a tall glass. Add the ice-cream followed by the cola. Garnish with orange slice and serve with a straw.
Put the ice cubes into a tall chilled glass and pour over the coffee. Stir in the milk and add a dash of Havana rum or a liqueur of your preference. Serve immediately.
Let''s learn a little more about coffee:
A dark brown roast with beans that are
quite oily and rich in flavor. French roast is often
used in espresso by those who find
espresso roast too burnt tasting.
These are beans that have been roasted to nearly
black in color, and are shiny with oil. Not all espresso
roasts are the same: In Italy, two varieties are a
light roast in the north and a dark roast in the south.
Espresso contains less caffeine than any other roast.
The US Navy used to serve alcoholic beverages on board ships. However when Admiral Josephus "Joe" Daniels became Chief of Naval Operations, he outlawed alcohol on board ships, except for very special occasions. Coffee then became the drink of choice, hence the term "Cup of Joe".
Until then,take care and keep the emails coming.Please visit us at the markets and say hi! Have a safe relaxing summer. Blessings Laurie