Tag Archives: Frappe

The Classic Taste of Summer: Root Beer Float Frappe

This recipe uses our All Natural Madagascar Vanilla base to capture the classic taste of summer and can be made with non-fat milk to make a fat free treat. MOCAFE™ Root Beer Float Frappe 6.5 tbsp MOCAFE™ All Natural Madagascar Vanilla Base 1.5 oz Torani Root Beer Syrup 5 oz Milk (use fat-free milk for […]

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Mocha Banana “Ice Cream”

If you’re an avid blog reader like I am, chances are you’ve recently stumbled across a recipe for banana “ice cream” that’s been circulating the mommy/home/food blogs lately. You can’t get any easier than this recipe. Step one: Chop up a banana. Step two: Freeze it. Step three: Stick it in the food processor and […]

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The Zen of Motorcycle Mocha

On a summer afternoon, not much rivals a motorcycle ride. The wind cools you down, and there’s not usually much traffic. Yesterday we took a ride. As we were preparing to go, I prepared, and packed Mocafe Original Mocha Frappes. Here’s a trick for keeping frozen drinks cold longer – a very McGyver solution. Take two of those […]

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Calculating Labor Cost in Cafes – Weekly Forecasting

Operator Solutions Using Mocafe In my prior career as a executive chef, I wrote hundreds of work schedules. Let’s look at some factors operators have to take into account in managing efficient production labor cost: Staff training and abilities Anticipated business volume Local event calendars Potential constraints (risks to the schedule) The question today is, […]

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Why Isn’t There a Good Frappe at Boston South Station?

Saturday mid-day. I’m at Boston South Station, waiting for a bus up to northern New Hampshire. It’s hot. Really hot. Not only that, it’s also wicked muggy. I have a couple hours to kill, so I’ve been outside on Atlantic Avenue. Across the street is a brand new Dunkin’ Donuts – not even open yet. […]

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From Scratch versus Ready To Go Coffeeshop Solutions

Operator Solutions Using Mocafe One of the challenges facing foodservice operators dwells on the question of preparing items from scratch or purchasing products that require minimal labor. This question permeates the foodservice industry at all levels, from quick serve (QSR) to ultra-hyper-local-fine-dining. Attend any foodservice or beverage tradeshow and you’ll see numerous exhibitors offering solutions […]

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Into The Heat

As tough as I imagine myself to be, I’m still… a guy. I can hike twenty-some miles in a day (if I put my soul into it), break back with friends on construction projects and endure tons of mosquitoes. But I’m still… a guy. At the end of the day I can still be accused […]

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Summer Heat Wave Remedy Wednesday July 13 2011

Tools in hand, consisting of crowbars, hammers and a sawzall, my friend Bill and I set to work in 95 degrees and high humidity, tearing apart his old deck. The sun is blistering as we heave, wrench and demolish. Within minutes, we’re pouring in sweat. Inside of a half hour, the heat-dizziness starts creeping in. […]

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Frozen Frappe to Chocolate Martini

Frozen Frappe to Chocolate Martini By Jennifer (Novelista Barista) In New York this week it is about 90 degrees. Summer is in full blast and it is extremely hot outside. The fourth of July weekend just passed and we had a barbecue at our house and my friends were interested in a frozen chocolate drink […]

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