Father’s Day Real Men Cook

This Father’s Day we spent our day with friends and family at the Real Men Cook celebration event. We gave out samples, sold some of our new iced jamaican rum flavored coffee and enjoyed spending time with our local community.

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Everybody Loves a Rude Boy

A Caribbean vacation in a glass.

Traditionally known as an Iced Jamaican Coffee Cocktail, our version, the Rude Boy, requires the best coffee beans in the world.

In this case, either our Peter’s Brew, Jamaican Flavored Rum Coffee or Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee.

Those world class beans combined with a good Jamaican rum is what makes a Rude Boy different than other cocktails.

 

 

 

The Ingredients

The Preparation

  1. Prepare to make this popular Jamaican coffee cocktail by brewing 4 ounces of Peter’s Brew or Jamaican Blue Mountain. We recommend making your coffee brew dark and strong. It is a rude boy afterall. Allow coffee to cool and chill in the refrigerator.
  2. Add either dark rum or Jamaican white rum to the chilled coffee. Add the Tia Maria and heavy cream. Stir gently.
  3. Serve with ice in a glass. Top off with cream to your liking.
  4. Sit back and enjoy a taste of the Caribbean.

Share the Experience

Let us know if you have your own take on this classic iced coffee cocktail recipe.

100% Pure Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

Peter’s Brew is proud to offer Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee to its exclusive product line of exquisite and exotic roasted coffee!

What is Jamaica Blue Mountain® Coffee?


Toward the eastern end of the beautiful island of Jamaica runs the majestic range of hills known as the Blue Mountains. At 5,500 feet the land is thickly wooded and maintained as Forest Reserve. Below this line, the terrain, the rainfall pattern, the Blue Mountain mist, and the overall conditions are blessed by God to be perfectly suited for the cultivation of the world’s most distinguished and delicious coffee; Jamaica Blue Mountain® Coffee.

Jamaican coffee has been internationally famous from as far back as the eighteenth century and gained particular prominence in the nineteenth century when many of the natives turned to growing the crops on their own land. Most of those farmers chose the mountains, including the rugged and very steep slopes of the Blue Mountains for planting.

Read More at bluemountaincoffee.com

Brewing the Perfect Cup of Coffee

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For those of us who start off with a cup of coffee in the morning, the way it’s brewed can set the tone for the rest of your day.

Anyone can make a pot of coffee, but few understand the basic necessities for brewing the perfect cup of coffee that invigorates you the right way.

Here are some BREWING GUIDELINES from expert coffee taste-makers that are guarenteed to brighten your morning cup.


 

THE WATER

Water makes up about 98% of a coffee brew! Chemicals added for water treament, like chlorine, should be filtered out but you should avoid using distilled water: it makes for a flat tasting cup of coffee because the dissolved gases have been boiled out during distillation. If your water is treated, we recommend filtering the water. Brita water filters are a simple and relatively inxpensive option.

THE GRIND

Coffee tastes best when ground just before brewing. Ground coffee stales quickly because the complex flavors found in the coffee bean are released once the coffee is ground. The most common grinder for home use is a blade-style grinder. it is important to stop the grinder and shake it once or twice. Otherwise the results may be a mix of overly fine and overly coarse grinds.

Coarse grinds may brew too quickly, which will produce a weak cup of coffee.

Overly fine grinds can produce a bitter cup of coffee becuse the water flows so slowly that the coffee because over-extracted.

DOSAGE

Experts believe that perfect flavor is achieved when a brew has 1.1 to 1.4 percent solids in solution.
Given that you probably brew coffee in your kitchen rather than a chemistry lab, try these proportions of coffee to water.

  • for a 8oz cup, use 2 tablespoons
  • for a half gallon, use 4 ounces(weight) or 1.25 cups(volume)
  • for 2 gallons, use a pound (weight) or 5 cups (volume)

STORAGE

Coffee gets stale much quicker when exposed to moisture, heat and oxygen. Unopened packages should be stored in a cool, dry place.

Upon opening, the coffee should be transferred to an airtight container and stored in a cool and dry place.
Coffee should NOT be stored in the freezer except for very long-term storage. In the freezer ice crystals can form inside the package valve, which allows moisture into the package. Also, the freezer pulls moisture out of the coffee bean and with that, the moisture the flavor compounds as well.