The Bio of Karen Hawa – The Creation of Mokk-a
Bio Karen Hawa/The Creation of Mokk-a This is the story of an American coffee lover determined to bring Europe’s finest coffees home. I followed my dream to the tiniest, most romantic villages in Europe…the passionate south of Italy, the trade area of Sweden and the Bourgogne region in rural France. My search began while traveling […]Read more
1 oz Fresh Brewed shot of Svenska Espresso 1 1/2 oz Vanilla Vodka 1 1/2 oz Baily’s 1 oz Dark Crème de Cocoa Pour ingredients into shaker filled with ice, shake vigorously, and strain into chilled martini glass. It should be somewhat frothy.Read more
Ingredients 8 eggs (separated) 2/3 cup sugar 2 1/2 cups milk 1/2 cup espresso (brewed strong) 2 cups heavy cream 1 1/2 cups brandy 1/2 cup coffee liqueur 1 whole CAFÉ FRANCE espresso bean Directions 1. Place egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk on low speed until frothy, about 30 seconds. […]Read more
Life Takes Us on Crazy Journey’s!!
“A national radio show host, a European Coffee Company CEO/owner, and a Texas rancher all walk into a bar. The bartender asked them, “What’ll it be?” The beginning of a good yarn or a joke you may ask?” Quote from Bart Simmons, owner of 2S Ranch and The Provision House in Dallas, Texas..."Read more
Uncommon brew. A cuppa…mokk-a.
News from the Cardinal Cadence Vol38 No2 July 2010. Click to download.Read more
July 4th Celebration in Texas
3 July enjoying a rather large celebration of the 4th with friends at the Levitt Center in Arlington, Texas! What a show they put on complete with a magnificent display of fireworks that evening. I suddenly had tears in my eyes when they played the Star Spangled Banner and America The Beautiful. Suppose that’s what […]Read more
November 2010 began with a trip to Tunisia
Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa. It is bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Its area is almost 165,000 km², with an estimated population of just over 10.3 million. Its name is derived from the capital Tunis located in the north-east. […]Read more
Ladies and Gentlemen I introduce you to Siberia! A place where they sent people to die……
I was told by a Tarot card reader on New Year’s Eve of 1990 that he saw a lot of European travel in my future. Looks like he was right! It began in 1992. I was enjoying a successful career in Houston and one day I became bored. I had an idea for a […]Read more
Café Holland and What the Country is all About!
While enjoying a lovely cup of Mokk-a’s Cafe Holland this morning it gave me an idea…why not write a bit about Holland instead of updating you on the price of coffee. “15 Miljoen Mensen” by Fluitsma en van Tijn is a song I heard shortly after moving to the Netherlands. It talks matter-of-factly about the […]Read more
In the years I’ve lived in Europe I have been fortunate enough to travel to many unique places. Often to countries I’d never thought about visiting. HOW IT ALL STARTED My first trip across the ocean was in 1976. I was headed for Northern Ireland and a small place called Ballycastle on the Northern coast. […]Read more
2010 Coffee Year in Review
Just thought maybe it was time to give you a little perspective on today’s coffee market: 2010 was a year that should have been split in half. The first 6 months saw green coffee futures prices trade in a narrow range from 126.50 to 140.50. Then all hell broke loose in mid-June. The market took […]Read more
Roasting coffee beans creates antioxidants
What is all this talk about Antioxidant Coffee! Have you seen what they put in it?? Take a look at the latest research from the University of British Columbia. By Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun February 2, 2011 Roasting coffee beans creates abundant stable antioxidants, which are believed to help protect your cells from damage and […]Read more