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Monday, May 6, 2013

Vanilla Frappe

Disclosure: The Don Tomas Coffee products to try, information, and additional gift pack have all been provided by Don Tomas Coffee. All opinions are entirely my own!

Coffee - the definition per Wikipedia - "is a brewed beverage with a distinct aroma and flavor, prepared from the roasted seeds of the Coffea plant. The seeds are found in coffee "berries" which grow on trees cultivated in over 70 countries, primarily in equatorial Latin America, Southeast Asia, Maldives and Africa. Green (unroasted) coffee is one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world. Coffee is slightly acidic and can have a stimulating effect on humans because of its caffeine content. It is one of the most consumed drinks in the world."

And believe me, I do my part of consuming it! :) I drink on average, 4-6 cups of coffee a day. I think it might be an understatement to say I like it.

Let me tell you a little bit about Don Tomas coffee: For over a century, four generations of the Don Tomas family has been producing high quality 100% Arabica coffee in beautiful, Nicaragua. Don Tomas continues to lead the way in both sustainable and socially responsible farming practices, producing high quality, shade grown, 100% Arabica gourmet coffee. They also support their farming community by investing in education and medical services for their farmers and their families who call the farm "home.” Don Tomas also has fundraising opportunities!
I chose to try the medium roast, ground. I really liked that it was rich, smooth and full-bodied. This is a delicious and perfectly roasted coffee! I also loved the fact that it was not bitter! I hate bitter coffee and was very pleased with Don Tomas! I can tell they take pride in their coffee- all the way from the farm to my door. I really enjoyed this blend, and I can't wait to try the dark roast the next time!
Although I enjoy my coffee in the mornings, sometimes I like to "treat" myself with a Homemade Vanilla Frappe - ya know, like the kind you can buy at all those fancy coffee shops for tons of money? Save yourself some moola and make them yourself! Your frappe gets off to a great start with some leftover Don Tomas coffee! ;)

Don Tomas Coffee Vanilla Frappe

Vanilla Frappe
Printable recipe
Yield: 1-2 servings

1 cup cold coffee
2 cups ice
¼ cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2-3 tbsp. sugar, or to taste
Whipped cream, optional
Chocolate syrup, optional

Combine the coffee, ice, milk, vanilla and sugar in a blender until smooth. Serve with whipped cream and chocolate if desired.

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How do you like your coffee?

vanilla frappe

Coffee tips and info:

Store airtight and keep in a cool, dry and dark place.
Do not store coffee in the refrigerator.
Using fresh filtered water is best.
When using whole beans, only blend what you need each time.
Use 2 tbsp. of coffee for every 6 oz. of water.

As a side note: Mark your calendar - National coffee day is September 29th. :)

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  1. I love Coffee!!! Thats all I got to say:))

  2. Got to have multiple cups every morning. But that frappe may make an afternoon coffee drinker out of me too!

  3. Yummy, I saving this for when it warms up here!! :)

  4. I love coffee and just started drinking it again! This frappe sounds amazing! :)

  5. This frappe looks great! I think you're the first person I've ever heard of who has up to 6 cups of coffee a day! Wow. I love java, but for budget's sake I try to limit myself to 1 cup a few times per week. We live in Costa Rica and here they say their coffee's the best, but that sure won't stop me from entering your giveaway! (Yes, we've got a US mailing address :) Have a great week!

  6. I drink so much coffee. It's pretty much my one true vice left in this world!

    Inspired Weekends 18

  7. Yum! That looks absolutely fabulous! Pinning :)

  8. It looks so delicious! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a very special Mothers Day Weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. I love a good frappe!

  10. This looks awesome and I love Don Tomas Coffee. thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

  11. I love Don Tomas Coffee and this frappe looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!


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