The Most Delicious, Life-Changing Chocolate Cake

The Most Delicious Life-Changing Chocolate Cake – rich, moist, and decadent chocolate cake layers with a silky smooth chocolate buttercream. The Most Delicious, Life-Changing Chocolate Cake I don’t know how on earth I’ve gone six years without putting a basic chocolate cake recipe on my blog. I mean, I have these layers and this buttercream … Read more

What is Ristretto Shot?

Ristretto is an intense shot of espresso served black. You make ristretto the same way you make an espresso: with an espresso machine. But the volume is smaller than a typical espresso. A ristretto shot has a volume of 15 to 20 mL, while espresso is 25 to 35 mL, but you make both with … Read more

Lobster Benedict (Quick and Easy Recipe)

First Published: Mar 29, 2022 Modified: Mar 29, 2022 by Sandra ยท This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases with no additional cost to you. If you love lobster, we’re sure you will enjoy this delicious lobster Benedict. This is a variation of eggs Benedict for seafood … Read more

10 Minutes ith Maurizio Giuli: Part Two

We finish our interview with longtime coffee professional and Simonelli Group team member Maurizio Giuli by discussing the progression of barista culture and his fascination with coffee research. BY SARAH ALLENBARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Photos courtesy of Maurizio Giuli From the editor: Yesterday, we began learning more about Simonelli Group executive Maurizio Giuli, and how he … Read more

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Fresh Raspberries

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake – Tender and light lemon poppy seed cake layers with lemon cream cheese frosting and fresh raspberries. This Lemon Poppy Seed Cake has been a favorite for years, but as I worked on my cookbook, I tweaked a few things to make it even better! You’ll see a similar recipe of … Read more

The Complete 2022 US Coffee Competitions Schedule

After a two-year hiatus, the US Coffee Championships are returning to action this week in Boston, Massachusetts. Taking place as part of Expo, the Specialty Coffee Association’s trade show in the United States, the slate of events at this year’s USCC will be one of the biggest ever with a sum total six national championships … Read more

What is Mocha?

Mocha is a latte flavored with chocolate. It can also be called a cafe mocha, mocha latteor a mochaccino. It keeps the traditional latte ratio of one-third espresso and two-thirds steamed milk, plus a thin layer of milk foam, but adds a dose of chocolate syrup. Often a mocha will be topped with whipped cream … Read more

A Little Star Wars in Cincinnati

As much as we love our city of Columbus, we’ve adored all the time we’ve gotten to spend in Cincinnati over the years. We love its restaurants and breweries, giant historic district, easy streetcar transportation, big attractions like museums and zoos and aquariums. (You can read past itineraries on our Cincinnati travel page.) Just before … Read more