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! 😉
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.
How do you like your coffee?
Coffee tips and info:
Store airtight and keep in a cool, dry and dark place.
As a side note: Mark your calendar – National coffee day is September 29th. 🙂