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National Gourmet Coffee Day – Not an Ordinary Cup of Joe

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Casablanca Quote, Coffee Benefits, coffee brewed, Contest, Corner Gift Shop, Daily Food Holidays, Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays USA, Food Quotes From Movies, January National Food Holidays, National Food Holiday History, national food holidays usa, National Gourmet Coffee Day, New York City, Readers' Choice Awards, road home by carolyn bowen, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Today's Food History, Today's National Food History, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel & Food Blog | 0 comments

National Gourmet Coffee Day Quote of the Day: Thank you for your coffee, monsieur. I shall miss that when I leave Casablanca. Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) Casablanca Movie (1942) January 18: National Gourmet Coffee Day Today is National Gourmet Coffee Day. Connoisseurs of a fine cup of coffee salute this day. Join the fun and explore the history and the factors that define gourmet coffee. Brew a cup of your favorite blend and welcome the new day. What is Gourmet Coffee? Gourmet coffee is generally considered to be the finest 10% of the coffee grown. It also generally means that you’re getting Arabica coffee vs Robusta coffee. Arabica coffee is considered to be better in quality of taste than Robusta coffee. The foundation of gourmet coffee is the bean; about 70 percent of the quality of the coffee bean...

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National Bittersweet Chocolate Day – January 10

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National Bittersweet Chocolate Day Quote of the Day: “Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve your brain.” Dave Barry National Bittersweet Chocolate Day 2018 Today is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day. There are many types of chocolates – milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, just to name a few. You’ll find many of these in our previous blog posts along with chocolate history and an intensely chocolatey recipe. One chocolate (cacao) can take on many forms by varying the quantities of the different ingredients and the time and temperature when roasting the cocoa beans. Now, we have more chocolates to choose from for baking and snacks. What is Bittersweet Chocolate? Bittersweet chocolate is chocolate liquor or unsweetened chocolate (cacao) to which some sugar (less than a third), more cocoa...

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National English Toffee Day – January 8

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National English Toffee Day – January 8   Quote of the Day: So there I was lying in the gutter. A man stopped and asked ‘”What’s the matter? Did you fall over?” So I said “No. I’ve a bar of toffee in my back pocket and I was just trying to break it.” Chic Murray Gourmet Colorado Handmade Almond English Toffee – Milk Chocolate (8 Ounce Box) National English Toffee Day Today is National English Toffee Day! In the United States “English Toffee” is a buttery confection topped with almonds. It’s a popular variant from the original toffee currently available in the United Kingdom. How is Toffee Made? Toffee is a confection made by caramelizing sugar or molasses (creating inverted sugar) along with butter, and occasionally flour. The mixture is heated until its temperature reaches the hard crack stage...

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