WE HAVE LAUNCHED ICED COFFEEEEEEEEEE

Gosh! This, we love love - Launched on the saturday and it went like hot cakes (well frozen cakes to be exact) - Can'e believe how much people love love this Iced coffee.

We also used our friends and family and unsuspecting visiters as guinea pigs.

We had a fat jol testing this one out... Eish, our lounge was covered in bouncing children, bottles, cream, sticky honey and coffee all over the place... Once we had found the perfect balance we were good to go. 

People are buying it in 6 packs nogal.. We dont skimp on ingredients - best of everything and using all local stuff. Honey from one of my neighbours down the road, milk from local dairies (grass fed without hormones etc) - CREEEEAMMYYYYY and our freshly roasted brew expressed from our beast.

Being in the house of coffee we still restrict coffee drinking and remind eachother to always RESPECT THE BEAN - remembering that it IS a stimulant.

Boychild and preteen only have twice a week before 12am and Teen before 12 (she enjoys a good cup but not too often) - mamma and daddy coffee - have bumped up to 2 a day!! sometimes when we are bing extravagant we have 3 !!

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Finding the perfect branding - it helps to have a teen who is an artist

One must always have a teen who is an artist. Infact the more children and family members with collective and diverse talents and skills the better.

Yes the art was done by our 17 year old who hit the nail on the head with the images. We love them to bits. (Had to tone her down a bit because at some point she wanted to make scary skeletons, too scary, so scary that the thought of drinking from a bag with an image of them on would be ............ scary) HAHAHAA

Finding the font was fun and asking our friends on social media to chip in with wording and ideas for "their" coffee, even better.

So yesterday we printed the stickers with different colours and sizes

 

Stuck them on (Neil's words playing around in my head, "Stickers must be perfectly straight", don't take out your rulers people, please, (We'll make sure that Neil gets the straightest one, hehe) and played around with our bag sealing machine. Our 10 year old has that part organized. 

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Look and smell delicious. What do you think? 

 

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As soon as we have our coffee blended and roasted to perfection.. we are good to go.

Have some absolutely delicious ones ready and waiting. Tested some on friends who said that they had died and gone to heaven. Very fitting for Death By Coffee. 

Whoop !

yours in the love of coffee and supporting local pesticide free farms

Rushka

 

Cold brew experiment time

So daddy tells preteen that there is such a thing as cold brew coffee. Yes, brainstorming a zillion different ways to use and drink coffee is most exciting and a hot topic at home at the moment.

He proceeds to describe the method used. Slow drip over 24 hours bllaaa dee blaa.. 

I leave these two chatting, only to return to find the kitchen table and light fitting turned into an experimental cold brew coffee contraption. 

A bottle, filled with water, tied to the light with some wool, dripping all over the table, (a small fraction met its target, which was noted because of the applause and festive sounds).

Through a filter filter cup balancing precariously on a glass bottle.

 With much practice and placing and water, she managed to create her cold brew. I just left her because it looked as though she was having too much fun, all the while thinking, honestly, what difference does drip filtering make!

Today we tried some and were pleasantly surprised. It's actually quite yum. (More research and playing with this method, added to the long list)

Cold brew - yip - Something to consider making for people to try. Tying it with wool to the light fittings and skidding on water all over the kitchen will NOT be the way that we do it in the future. (We'll use the bird bath instead) - hehe

yours in messing with and loving coffee

Rushka

Our first 2 weeks as coffee roasters

Hand made in our beloved South Africa and delivered to our door after much drama 

We live on a small holding and had to "trim" the trees in our street before the truck could get through. Very exciting watching them dismantle the crate (which the kids now use as a playhouse) - yes that's how big it was! And then wheel this beautiful creature down the driveway in pieces.

Putting her together was like playing with Giant lego . Thankfully we are a crew of 1 mom, 1 dad, one lego loving boychild and 2 very enthusiastic girls.

2 weeks later the creator of the newest member of our family, came down for the weekend with his engineer for organized play and experiment. 

The smell alone after a day of roasting was enough to make us realize that we had made the right choice in new adventure.

Mom is used to roasting coffee beans in a pan so all of the graphs and numbers were not as exciting to her as they were to dad. (drinking and tasting, far more exciting)

Boychild loved looking, smelling and crunching every now and then on the beans. (10 so too young to actually drink coffee yet but still fancies himself an expert after all of the information and experimenting). 

Girl teen got right onto drawing up a logo for our brand and girl preteen enjoyed the smell of coffee penetrating every inch of our home.