Bold Roast
  • Our Christmas tree is not perfect this year.  It’s too short for one thing, and even though it wants to be watered constantly, which may or may not be a result of the cat drinking out of the stand; it has been dropping needles at an alarming rate, producing a thick carpet of green around its ankles every few days. The size of the Christmas tree was one of the things that my first husband and I used to argue about.  I always wanted an enormous tree, one that would transform our lives forever with the magic of the holiday.  I ...Read More »

  • In an exciting collaboration between the New York Film Academy, Dutch Blue and Mokk-a European Coffees, the New Amsterdam Dutch Pavilion in Peter Minuit Plaza adjacent to Battery Park in New York City, is scheduled to reopen in January.  A gift from the Dutch to New York City in 2009, the sculptural structure symbolizes the long relationship between Holland and America, and specifically Minuit, the man who originally purchased Manhattan from the Canarsee tribe. Serving beverages exclusively by Mokk-a, including newly developed Espresso and Decaf as well as the original Café ...Read More »

  • HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands & Consort Professor Pieter Van Vollenhoven | Photo Courtesy of Leigh Beckett HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and consort Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, patrons of the Netherland America Foundation (NAF), each received a full complement of Mokk-a blends in their gift bag at the 32nd Peter Stuyvesant Ball held recently at New York City’s Pierre Hotel.   A beloved annual event and the sparkling pinnacle of NAF’s social activities each year, the ball celebrates Dutch American heritage and the long ...Read More »

  • In January 2014, Mokk-a will be an exhibitor at the Specialty Food Association's show, the west Coast's largest specialty food & beverage trade show. The show will be held in San Francisco, from January 19 - January 21, 2014.Read More »

  • Oct 25 10am-1pm – Aj's 23251 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale 2pm-5pm – Aj's N. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale Oct 26 10am-5pm – Aj's N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale Oct 27 10am-1pm – Aj's Val Vista Drive, Mesa 2pm-5pm – Aj's W. Ray Rd., Ste.37, Chandler Oct 28 10am-5pm – Aj's E. Skyline Drive, Tucson Nov 1 10am-1pm – Aj's Central Avenue, Phoenix 2pm-5pm – Aj's N. 67th Avenue, Glendale Nov2 10am-5pm – Aj's Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale Nov 3 10am-5pm – Read More »

  • As soon as we wake up every morning, I take my rickety old dog for a leisurely amble not on a lead but letting her choose the route.  This morning she took me through the field beyond the house and down the wooded embankment to a little brook that runs along the edge of our property.  It is a perfect clear autumn day, bright already at seven; but its dark here under the trees and the grass is still a rich green near the brook.  It feels like a separate room – or as I used to say as a ...Read More »

  • Photo & Recipe courtesy of Chef Donna Fields Ingredients: Brine: 3 tbs. Mokk-a Coffee Beans (ground & steep for ten minutes; let cool & put grounds aside) 2 cups of boiling water 3 tbs. Sugar leveled 2 tbs. Salt Combine all ingredients and make sure sugar is dissolved. Place  in closed container. Brine for at least 14 hours but not more than 20 hours. Rub: Left-over coffee grinds 1 tbs. chopped fresh Thyme 1 tbs. chopped fresh Rosemary ¼ tsp. Fennel pollen (optional) 1 large garlic clove finely chopped 2 tbs. olive oil Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 tsp. salt 1/8 cup of olive oil for ...Read More »

  • Mokk-a Coffees Highly Recommended by Whom You Know! Click the links below to read the posts by Peachy Deegan, Editor-In-Chief of Whom You Know! Mokk-a Coffees Cafe Svenska Highly Recommended by Whom You Know! We are Thrilled to Inaugurate Our Coverage of this Amazing Brand. Mokk-a's Cafe Italia Has Clearly Captured the Hearts and Palates of the Peachy's Pantry Panel! "Oooh la la Mokk-a Cafe France is Just Magnifique!" Say the Peachy's Pantry Panelists in their Beret, Pinkies Out, Sipping this Caffeinated Concoction of Delight! Mokk-a's Cafe Suisse Highly Recommended by Whom You Know!Read More »

  • I was swinging an empty coffee urn in each hand and scanning the display booths for smoked fish or chocolate samples as I strolled down one of the American product aisles of New York City’s Fancy Food Show, when I noticed a young man slumped on a stool behind a bar-height table.  Probably the smallest individual exhibition space available in the convention center, the surface was covered with a bright red tablecloth and there were five handsomely labeled single liter bottles filled with something red and a stack of paper ...Read More »

  • Our reservation was for one o’clock, and we were to meet my Swedish girlfriend Birgitta at the restaurant, which she described as “a bit Brutalist in architectural style”.  Noma is situated on the waterfront, as is often the case in Copenhagen, and the area did have a very chic post-industrial vibe with lots of poured concrete and glass.  I hadn’t seen my friend since we were neighbors in London ages ago, but she hadn’t changed at all.  All blue eyes, wavy blonde hair, and layers of white eyelet for the beautiful day. As she greeted my daughter and met my husband ...Read More »