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Cheese Tea? What’s That?

Cheese Tea?  WHAT IS THAT?

Cheese Tea? What's That?

Apparently, Cheese Tea is the latest, greatest thing with people standing in line, sometimes for hours to place an order that may take up to 5 minutes to create.  Few tea shops serve this brew in the United States at this time but the ‘times they are a-changin’.  Originating in Taiwan back in 2010, this fad has taken China and Malaysia by storm and appears to have developed a cult following.

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Let’s Brew Delicious Coffee with a French Press

Let's Brew a Delicious Coffee with a French Press

French Press Coffee

- Thoroughly clean your French press. Old grounds dried in the mesh filter will give your new batch of coffee a bitter taste.

-Starting with whole beans and grinding with a burr grinder just before you brew. Grinding too soon you'll lose the that wonderful aroma and delicious flavor.

- Use a scale it for an easier brew, it takes eliminates all the guesswork.

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How We Select Our Treasures (ps they’re our favorites)

How We Select Our Treasures (ps they're our favorites)

How We Select Our Treasures (ps they're our favorites)

It occurred to Nellie and me to share how we selected our amazing vendors and how we find our Fat Jack’s Treasures. First, let me say this, the amount of incredibly talented and inspirational people in this world is huge! You can’t turn around without running into them at every street corner. Every day we are receiving emails for friends, clients, and followers tipping us off to new talent.

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Coffee 101, Part Six

Coffee 101, Part Six

The Drinking
Now for the pièce de résistance, your cup o’ joe. What do you do with it, besides drinking it that is? Do you go all commando and drink it black like the purist you are? Do you dress it up with milk and sugar? Do you add spices to it or flavored creamers? Does chocolate or caramel or vanilla enter your cup of coffee?

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Coffee 101, Part Five

Coffee 101, Part Five

The Brewing

WOW, so many ways to brew coffee. The brewing is what gets the roasted beans into liquid form suitable for filling a cup and imparting that first sip of liquid goodness. Brewing takes equipment and so many kinds. It is truly mind boggling to think of all the types of equipment, so we won’t, at least not here.

Brewing methods range from the primitive, dumping rough ground beans into a pot of water and waiting until it boils over, adding eggshells to settle the grounds (cowboy coffee) to high tech coffee machines with coffee pods, no muss no fuss.

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