Tag Archives: Vacation

Iced Azteca D’Oro: Embracing the Warmth

Azteca D’Oro: Embrace the Warmth to Escape the Heat The summer sun is sweltering and the days are lingering. At MOCAFE we are celebrating summer with simple pleasures to beat the Southern California heat, including evening swims in the Pacific Ocean, sun-drenched summer vacations and sipping frappes under the local cafe’s patio umbrella.  Our favorite […]

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Caffeinated Fish?!?!?!

From Specialty Coffee Retailer http://www.specialty-coffee.com Issue Date: , Posted On: 8/6/2012 Caffeine found in seawater off Portland Portland, Ore. has always been a caffeinated town. Now it has the seawater to prove it.A study published in the July edition of Marine Pollution Bulletin says that seawater samples around Portland’s coast showed elevated levels of caffeine. Tests showed up […]

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My First Part Time Job: Bagel Shop

My first part time job was at a bagel chain.  I used to make samplers for customers to try, but I would often get into an argument with my manager since he did not think it was a sampler, and rather free bites of chocolate chip bagels. I only put the one kind of bagel […]

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Travels to Hawaii

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Lushworthy Creations: “Trouble In Tahiti” (Made Using Little Black Dress Vodka & Mocafe Tahitian Vanilla Frappe)

Thank you Lushworthy!  Here is an innovative drink idea, yum… I really thought it’d be at least April before I’d find myself enjoying a frozen cocktail but it appears that Mother Nature had other plans. But hey, I’m not complaining. So on this unseasonably warm day I decided to create a little frozen treat for […]

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First Iced Coffee of the Season

We’re in full Spring-mode here in New England, which is a real treat considering the rough winters we endure—and we usually put up with until far into the Spring season. So that’s not to say that come April we won’t see snow or harsh, cold temps and still don our winter garb, but for now, […]

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Coffee Shop Buzz Is Good For Your Creativity

Head over to your neighborhood coffee shop if you want to get that novel finished or make major headway on your project. A new study suggest the ambient background noise or buzz of conversation in public places can fuel creativity. Many of us are more productive and focused at coffee shops because we’re working in public. This […]

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Make Your Own Coffee Art

Ever notice those pretty designs baristas make on the top of your latte? I’ve seen swiggles and lines, everything from Christmas trees to hearts. Sure, it doesn’t add to the flavor and you’re probably going to cover it up with a lid, but just knowing it’s there can put a smile on your face. You […]

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Hold In Your Hand

We like to go on drives in my family. My husband and I started doing this when it was just the two of us — hopping in the car for a drive by the ocean or to explore a nearby town. When we got our dog, he was more than happy to join us on […]

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