This week I’ll be launching the rebrand of Quick Brown Fox Coffee Liqueur. Many friends in the industry know it’s coming, and in fact the new bottles are already rolling into stores and bars. I am excited and proud to reveal it later this week, and in the mean time I thought I’d share some […]Read more "The rebrand of QBF (7 minute read)"
The flat white in a classic in New Zealand and Australia. We love it because of its full, creamy body. Here it is in cocktail form.Read more "Recipe: The Flat White Martini"
For most of human existence the espresso martini was not a thing. So what a delight it must have been when in 1983, it was created.Read more "Everything Espresso Martini"
Cold brew coffee is a billion dollar industry in the USA and it’s still rapidly growing as a beverage both in cafe’s and in stores. In NZ, it is not. Yet. The roots of cold brew are an extension of third wave coffee. Where the third wave saw variety in brewing methods appear and attention given to […]Read more "The State of Cold Brew in New Zealand"
We wanted to test the pH of our cold brew coffee, but then got a little distracted by a 200 nanometre filter and extruder.Read more "A spontaneous experiment"
A zingy and refreshing, easy to make drink made from two handcrafted NZ products.Read more "Harpoon Iced Ginger Latte"
Photos of coffee in Colombia, from seed to cup.Read more "Coffee & Empanadas: Colombia in a nutshell"
In a shaker, add: 30ml Quick Brown Fox Coffee Liqueur 30ml vodka 30ml fresh espresso (or Harpoon Cold Brew Coffee) 1tsp liquid honey plenty of ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Use roasted coffee beans to garnish.Read more "QBF Espresso Martini (classic)"
A coconut milk smoothie with chocolate coffee ganache and toasted coconut flakes. Blend: 1x can coconut milk, 1/2 cup dessicated coconut, 1x frozen banana, a dash of vanilla essence The ganash. Separately mix 2T each: Harpoon Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate, maple syrup, olive oil, cocoa powder. Toast: Coconut flakes under the grill for about 5 […]Read more "The Coco Loco"
There are many gadgets in the world of coffee. But it’s the humble French Press (also, more tragically known as ‘a coffee plunger’), that is a mainstay in homes around the world. It’s a simple device that allows you to create an excellent cup. The French press is undoubtedly an under-rated champion in the coffee kingdom. Here’s how to make the perfect French Press.Read more "Making the Perfect French Press"