Pour Over Stations

Pour Over Stations....

A beautifully handmade piece that provides a quick & delicious cup of coffee. I know many of you out there love your single cup Keurig machines. I get that...they are quick and super easy to use. I owned one too, many years ago. AND...I bought a commercial version that was plumbed right into my water system. 

The one thing that we never liked about our Keurig was that the coffee never seemed hot enough. I know that is probably more MY problem than the machine, but I do like a hot cup of coffee and I do like to sip and enjoy and not have it cool down so fast. 

Since starting our business and roasting coffee, Johnny has been searching for unique ways to build simple pour over stations that we could take with us everywhere and enjoy a great cup of coffee. We've seen many wonderful ideas via Pinterest and have created some of our own. 

We are looking to build additional stations using salvaged items and maybe adding other elements. Johnny enjoys working with wood so I had him create a large pour over station where I could pour up to 3 single cups of coffee. I wanted a couple so I could take with me to "Home Parties" or events. These work great as I can travel and use them as a crate to fill with coffee, creamer, sugar etc. Many people have really liked them and Johnny has begun designing other styles that are smaller or more compact for any size home. 

What is great about these in wood is that we can stain the station and possibly add initials or a name. You see here I have our logo. We are also looking into wood burning as well. 

The neat thing is that you can hide all your items like the ceramic pour over, creamer, sugar, honey etc. and flip it around so it shows just the front. It fits under the cabinet too. 

Another style Johnny & I really like is more of an industrial style. So with the help of Pinterest we made this copper tubing style. Equipped with a heat proof funnel!

I love the simplicity of it and its compact to hide anywhere you wish. A customer of mine saw some Instagram pics of it and loved it so much, she wanted to have Johnny make her one for her office! 

We are going to be adding more of these pour over stations on our website, however, if you are interested in a wood style or our industrial copper style...drop me a line...I would love to chat! 

Lolita 💋 

Tis The Season For Gift Giving!

Wow! Wasn't it just Halloween? I can't believe that the holidays are here. We've been busy roasting and baking for several holiday events plus doing some fun catering and corporate gift giving for clients. 

Coffee Gift Subscription

Coffee Gift Subscription

If you're in a quandary for gifts, you can always call me and see if there is something we can create and customize for you. In the meantime...here are some gift ideas to check out. 

A Gift of Coffee:  Like Cousin Eddie says in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation,  "It's the gift that keeps on giving all year long." You can set up for any amount. You can order 1 bag or more to be locally delivered by hand or shipped on a monthly basis. Fresh roasted coffe delivered to your door and be charged on a math.y basis. You can choose how many months you wish to have coffee delivered...12 months, 6 months, 3 months or 1 month... Whatever you like. Just contact me to set up your gift subscription. 

Hot chocolate on a stick

Hot chocolate on a stick

Hot Chocolate On A Stick:  who doesn't love a rich cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter night. All you do is add your favorite hot milk, 2%, almond or soy, add your chocolate on a stick and stir.  Looking for a dark, rich Mocha Coffee...add one of these to your coffee. A rich dessert in your cup. Available in a 2,4 or 6 pack. We will wrap in festive ribbon. 

Salted Caramels:  Made fresh and with all natural ingredients. A sweet caramel chew with a hint of sea salt.  

Salted Caramels, Coffee Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramels, Coffee Caramel Sauce

Half-N-Half:  How about a little coffee and hot chocolate? Great gift for co-workers, friends and family.  

Lolita's Coffee Caramel Sauce:  What a wonderful treat, dip your favorite fruit or pretzels, pour over ice cream or just grab a spoon. infused with our coffee gives you a hint of coffee to the caramel flavor. 

Merry Holy*Latte: A fun gift for anyone who loves a latte. A sample of fresh coffee, syrup,whisk and directions on how to make a latte at home. Wrapped in a cute burlap sack. We have choices of flavors too.

Lolita's Chocolate Clusters:  A popular sweet that goes great with coffee. Fresh roasted coffee beans and pecans dipped in a rich dark chocolate with a hint of sea salt to finish it off.  

Chocolate Clusters, Holly*Latte Bag and Half-N-Half

Chocolate Clusters, Holly*Latte Bag and Half-N-Half

Mug Huggers:  A fun way to enjoy a mini gingerbread cookie with your coffee. Just hang it in the rim of your coffee cup. Sweet and spicy gingerbread with a lemon icing. Simple and delicious. Makes a great gift to set at the place settings for guests arriving for dinner, teachers or your awesome clients. We can make as many as you need just give us a call for larger orders. 

If you're looking to put something together in a container, contact me and let's create something special for you.  Be sure to check out our website for additional items we have. 

Mug Huggers

Mug Huggers

When it comes to shipping, we are quickly approaching the cut-off date. With Christmas being on a Sunday you need to order now so we can fulfill by next week and ship out.  

Local deliveries have a little more time...give us a call and if you need something special for an event let me know how we can help.  

Wishing all of you a Merry, Happy and Joyous Holiday Season.  

Lolita 🎄 

 

Pumpkin Spice & Everything's Nice Creamer

Homemade Pumpkin Spice in mason jar

Homemade Pumpkin Spice in mason jar

You had me at Pumpkin Spice! So far I am off to a great start in October! At least in Johnny's eyes. This man loves his sweets, however, he is not a chocolate kinda guy...or a super sticky greasy cookie sorta man either. He loves fruit pies and cakes (must have butter creme frosting, don't give him cream cheese frosting) and candy. Well...he likes a lot more than he doesn't like. BUT...he is a pumpkin pie man and I won him over making pumpkin pie from scratch over the weekend. So right now, I am on the pedestal. (family inside joke)

Adding the pumpkin purée, spices and cinnamon stick

Adding the pumpkin purée, spices and cinnamon stick

Being that I roast coffee, enjoy everything coffee and want wonderful people like you to enjoy coffee at home, I wanted to maintain my "pumpkin theme" this month and provide you a recipe at home for your very own pumpkin spice creamer. 

It's super easy and likely you have all the ingredients-minus the pumpkin puree. I roasted several mini pie pumpkins so I have plenty or puree frozen and ready when I need it. However, if you want to make your own pumpkin puree, go check out my blog "It's October...It's All About Pumpkin" on how to make pumpkin puree OR grab a can of pumpkin puree at the store...it will work just as well. 

Also, the recipe calls for pumpkin pie spice. Several options, if you have pumpkin spice already in your cabinet...great! Or, you can buy pumpkin spice at the store. However, I made a batch of pumpkin spice to keep on hand for the holiday season. Most likely (especially if you're a baker) you have the ingredients in your cabinet. I will include the Pumpkin Spice mix below the Pumpkin Spice Creamer.

The recipe calls for your choice of milk/cream. I actually used a combo of whole milk and heavy whipping cream. (because that is what I found in the refrigerator)

You combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and begin whisking the ingredients together. I also threw in a cinnamon stick...it's optional. Place the heat on medium...you do not want this to boil. I would whisk the ingredients for about 2-3 minutes. 

Next, take the saucepan off the heat and let it cool. Then place in a heat resistant container to keep in the refrigerator. The creamer will keep up to five days if you can keep it that long (wink wink smiley face).

I used a mason jar and placed in the fridge. When you are ready to use be sure to give a couple of shakes to your creamer to mix the ingredients since they will settle. 

One of my favorite ceramic creamers...a dachshund!  

One of my favorite ceramic creamers...a dachshund!  

Next morning, I was ready to enjoy. I used my very special creamer holder...a dachshund that was given to me by my wonderful sister-in-law, Tami. I enjoyed my coffee with a couple of neighbors to see what they thought. It was a hit! The taste was sweet enough but not over the top. It tastes really good and fresh. Much different than the actual store bought kind. 

I love this little guy... 

I love this little guy... 

I don't use creamer in my coffee. I typically enjoy my coffee black and time to time with creamer. I don't use any sugar. However, this creamer was great it didn't make the coffee too sweet. It was a nice change for me. 

The big bonus was gathering people at my house to sit and enjoy some coffee and fun conversation. One of the big reasons I roast coffee...so you can enjoy at home with family & friends. Enjoy your coffee the way you like to drink it...whether cream & sugar...just cream or black...enjoy with someone and create a great memory. 

Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Ingredients

Pumpkin Spice Creamer in my coffee=Yum!  

Pumpkin Spice Creamer in my coffee=Yum!  

  • 1 1/2 cups of half-and-half (you can use milk, heavy cream, soy, almond, your choice)
  • 2 Tablespoons pumpkin puree (purchase at the store or make your own)
  • 2-4 Tablespoons brown sugar (I used 2 Tablespoons)
  • 2 Tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 2 Teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice ( I made from scratch and have the recipe below)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon stick (optional)

Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and turn heat to medium-high. Begin whisking ingredients and stir 2-3 minutes. Do not let the milk/cream boil. Simmer is fine. Set saucepan off heat to cool and place in airtight, heat resistant container. When you are ready to use be sure to shake up contents as the homemade ingredients tend to settle. 

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoon ground ginger
  • 4 Teaspoons ground nutmeg **( I used 2 1/2 Teaspoons of freshly grated nutmeg)
  • 2 Teaspoons ground allspice
  • 2 Teaspoons ground cloves

Combine all ingredients in a small bowling whisk until well blended. Store in air-tight jar. **If you use freshly grated nutmeg, you may wish to add slightly less. The flavor can be more intense. 

I would absolutely L-O-V-E any updates and comments when you make it. Please feel free to share on our Facebook page or Instagram. 

Lolita 💋