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
Mokk-a Coffee to Exhibit at the 2011 Winter Fancy Food Show!
After final membership approval by the Specialty Food Trade, Mokk-a will be an exhibitor at the Winter Fancy Food Show 16 – 18 January at the Moscone Center in San Francisco Booth 2400 S. Come and join us for a “Cuppa Mokk-a”!Read more
Mokk-a and Whole Foods
Mokk-a and Whole Foods….a bit of a year end update for 2010!! Sorry about my delay in writing! It took me awhile to recover from my trip in June and I returned two days ago from another six week journey in the US. The trip began with a Party!! Yes Mokk-a was featured at the […]Read more
NEW ORLEANS-STYLE ICED COFFEE
Here’s a great new recipe! Give it a try with Mokk-a’s Cafe Svenska 1 pound coffee, coarsely ground 1 ½ ounces dried chicory root (see Note) 2 ½ quarts water 3 ounces simple syrup (see note) 4 to 5 cups milk Combine coffee, chicory and water in large stock pot. Stir to make sure all […]Read more
Coffee from berry to cherry Exactly who discovered the wonders of coffee and when it happened is the stuff of legends, but we do know that coffee has been cultivated for around 1500 years. Whether it is coffea arabica or coffea robusta, producing coffee from planting to harvest is a time consuming process. From Seed to […]Read more
Mokk-a Coffee at DALLAS WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL
WATCH FOR MOKK-A AT THE DALLAS WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL FRIDAY 23 APRIL…….TEXAS SALUTE! Taste Texas Gold! Texas wineries won 22 medals at The Dallas Morning News Wine Competition – including 3 Golds! Meet our local winemakers and food producers, and sample the cream of the crop. World-class quality, friendly Texas atmosphere, great wines, and […]Read more
$13 coffee worth the brew-haha?
(CNN) — Times are tough, which is why most Americans are taking their coffee with two tablespoons of cheap. Inexpensive coffee is being poured by the bucketload at fast food restaurants like McDonalds, with its successful McCafe line, and Burger King, which is planning a nationwide Seattle’s Best roll-out this summer. Even slightly swankier Starbucks […]Read more