There’s nothing quite like that first sip of coffee in the morning.
It gives you the perfect chance to clear your head and set the stage for the events of the coming day. But you really need the right coffee to get the best start to your mornings.
Table & Thyme is known for putting together extravagant events and beautiful grazing tables and grazing boxes to make your experiences unforgettable, but those aren’t the only things we offer! We believe that any experience can be elevated, no matter how mundane, which means that even something as simple as your morning coffee can be brought to the next level and we can help to make that happen! Everyone deserves to feel their best whenever they can and we strive to make that possible in a number of ways. With our delicious blend and roast of coffee, we think your mornings can be even better than they are now.
Alongside highlighting our personal selection of coffee beans, we’re also sharing some of our favorite ways to prepare 5-star quality coffee at home and the best tools to do it! If you’re interested in making your morning routine even better, be sure to keep reading!
The Mesa House Blend
We’ve found a way to package the excellence and irresistible-nature of the food and drink we work with into a single bag of coffee beans to make it accessible to everyone and at an affordable price! Our signature coffee blend is comprised of beans sourced from a number of places including Brazil and Columbia, and lightly roasted to perfection. With the Mesa House Blend, you’ll get hints of nutty almond and rich and earthy cocoa in your freshly brewed coffee. It’s the perfect way to start off your mornings or give yourself an afternoon pick-me-up! We’ve taken care to craft this blend to be a great addition to anyone’s pantry and think you should definitely give it a try.
Gourmet Coffee Recipes at Home
A regular cup of coffee is always a great choice, but for anyone looking to try something new, we’ve got you covered. Nowadays, it’s so easy to prepare delicious coffee styles in the comfort of your own home without needing to have a barista under the same roof. There’s only a few things you’ll need and you’ll be a coffee master in no time!
Regardless of if the coffee is hot, iced, blended, or whatever else, you’re going to need a reliable coffee grinder. Preferably, one that can grind the beans into a variety of grain sizes. Depending on how you're preparing your coffee, the size of the grain can affect the quality of the drink as well as the caffeine content, so it’s best to get a grinder that can handle that responsibility. This coffee grinder is a great choice and perfect for both of the recipes we’re sharing today!
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Frothy Latte or Cappuccino
Who doesn’t love a creamy latte or foamy cappuccino in the morning? You won’t be needing to visit Starbucks much after we show you how to make this delectable drink at home! All you’ll need is your favorite milk (or milk alternative), coffee, a Milk frother, and any flavors you may want to add!
A latte is a coffee drink that’s characterized by it’s steamed milk. It’s very similar to a cappuccino, but has less foam and blends the flavors of the milk and coffee much easier. It is made the same way as a cappuccino with the only difference being the amount of foam, which means you’re learning two drinks in one!
The key to a perfect cappuccino is the delicious foam. Everyone has a preference, it can be extra dry or extra creamy, but regardless, the foam is what makes a cappuccino a cappuccino. Some milks work better for frothing, but having a reliable Milk frother is the best bet to make that happen.
To start off, brew your coffee as you would normally. Traditionally, lattes and cappuccinos are made with espresso rather than coffee (yes, there is actually a difference) but most people don’t have an espresso machine at home. For all intents and purposes, coffee is perfect for making lattes and cappuccinos at home! Once you’ve prepared your coffee the way you like, set it aside and prepare the foam.
In a clean and microwave-safe cup (preferably an old jar), pour in some milk. You don’t need too much, but at least a third of the jar depending on its size. Next, cap the jar and give it a good shake. For an even easier and more full-proof method, use your Milk frother! You’ll start to see it foaming already, great, that’s what you want! After the milk looks like it's double the amount you poured in originally, place the open jar in a microwave and cook for 3-60 seconds. This allows the milk to become heated and the foam to set. The less time you cook the milk, the better for a latte. Cooking it a little longer (roughly 60 seconds) is better for a foam that’s more dry, which is best for cappuccinos.
While your milk is cooking, flavor your coffee however you like. A syrup is best, or maybe a spoonful of sugar, it’s totally up to you!
Once your foam has reached your perfect level of consistency, take it out and pour into your coffee! Use a spoon to keep the foam in the jar until your coffee is about ¾ full, then scoop the foam and top off your coffee with the foam! You can play around with how much foam and milk you like on your coffee, but no matter what, it’ll still be delicious! For a more detailed guide on this process, visit this article by The Kitchn.
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Smooth Cold Brew
If you’re more of a fan of cold coffee, a hearty cold brew may be more your style. This coffee takes a long time to prepare, but the end result is so worth it. It works best when it’s made with lighter roasted coffee beans like our Mesa House Blend and ground to be more coarse (bigger grains), which means it’ll pack more of a caffeinated punch than other types of coffee so be aware! In order to make cold brew, you’ll need a french press, but the rest of the preparation is a breeze!
To make cold brew, grind about 1-1 ½ cups of coffee coarsely and get about 3-3 ½ cups of cold, filtered water ready to go. All you’ll do from here is pour the grounds into the french press and then fill it with the cold water. Let it sit on a counter or in the fridge for about 16 hours (or longer for a bolder flavor) and then enjoy!
Cold brew is much more smooth than regular coffee because it is much less acidic, so it may be better to drink as is rather than adding other flavors. But if you’d like to anyway, it’s best served on ice with a variety of syrups, creamers, and even cold foam! For more detailed instruction on how to prepare cold brew at home, check out this guide by Cold Brew Avenue.
Make Your Mornings Great with Table &Thyme’s Signature Coffee
Now that we’ve gone over how to make gourmet coffee beverages at home, keep in mind your drink will only be as good as the ingredients you put in it. Put in delicious, quality ingredients to get that exquisite taste. Our Mesa House Blend is the perfect blend to use in your home every day for that elevated morning experience!
If you’re interested, you can check out our coffee blend here! You can order it in bags of 12 ounces which gives you plenty of flavorful beans to get you through the week. We hope you enjoyed this guide to making quality coffee at home and if you tried any of these methods or our Mesa House Blend, be sure to let us know!
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