Drag yourself out of bed, step on the cat, head downstairs, throw a pot of coffee on and light a cigarette. Ah, mornings.
And according to recent data compiled by Bloomberg, the best part about waking up is still Folgers in your cup. It has been crowned the number one brand in America followed by good to the last drop Maxwell House and Starbucks way down the list.
The iconic Folgers label began in 1850 in San Francisco with its roots going all the way back to the 1600s. In 1908 the company built a roasting plant in Kansas City that is still in operation today. That was the year they introduced Mrs. Olson as their spokesperson and the nosy Swedish neighbor has been hanging around kitchens in the neighborhood ever since.
“Jim never has a second cup of coffee at home.”
In 2008, Folgers was acquired by Smuckers of jelly and jams fame. “Besides the jams and Jif Peanut Butter, Smuckers also manufactures Dunkin’ Donuts brand coffee.”
Enough with the history lesson already.
I enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning but it doesn’t stop there. The list has three recipes that use coffee in them. Check them out; they’re the best part of waking up.
Cinnamon Coffee Cake
2/3 Cup Butter, Softened
½ Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs, Beaten
2 Cups Flour
1 Tsp. Baking Powder
1 Tsp. Salt
2 Tsps. Cinnamon
1 Cup Buttermilk
½ Cup each Brown Sugar, Walnuts, and Cinnamon, blended together for topping.
Mix thoroughly the butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add the beaten eggs and mix well. Sift together the dry ingredients and add to the bowl with the buttermilk.
Pour in to a greased pan and sprinkle topping on top.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to overnight.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve warm.
Mocha Java Thriller
Mocha Java Thriller
½ Cup Brewed Folgers, Make it Strong and Chill it
4 Squares, Dark Chocolate, Coarsely Chopped
1 Cup Coffee Ice Cream, Softened
2 Tbs. Whipped Cream
2tsp. Heath Candy Bar, Grated
Blend coffee and chopped chocolate in blender until chocolate is finely chopped.
Add ice cream and milk; use pulsing action to blend until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses; top with remaining
ingredients. Serve immediately.
Coffee & Strips
Coffee Crusted Pepper Strip Steaks
3 Tbs. Whole Mountain Grown Coffee Beans
3 Tbs. Mixed Peppercorns
4 1inch Thick Strip Steaks
In a food processor or coffee grinder, coarsely grind the beans and the peppercorns. Massage the mixture into both sides of the steaks.
Preheat the grill and drizzle a little olive oil on each side of the steak. Place on the grill on high heat and sear the beef for 4-5 minutes per side then flip them over.
Remove the steaks and sprinkle salt on both sides. letting them rest a few minutes before serving.