Bold Roast

  • 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 »

  • I was already on my way to the restaurant when Anya called to say that her daughter had developed a fever and she had to reschedule.  I had been working in my pajamas all morning, and had only just gotten out of the house to take my friend out for her birthday lunch, so I didn’t feel like going right home again.  I decided to go grocery shopping. Inside the store, stationed in front of a handsome grapefruit pyramid, there was an elegant woman offering little cups of a fancy new coffee: Mokk-a.  Having been brought up by an elderly entrepreneur ...Read More »

  • The 2013 Summer Fancy Food Show is moving back to New York this year after a 2-year relocation in DC.  This year is expected to be the biggest show ever.  Come and experience 180,000 different products presented by 2,400 exhibitors. Show runs 6/30-7/2 at the  Javits Center. Be sure to find us at Booth #4409.Read More »

  • Let's get 2013 off to the right start by announcing the newest members of our family. Drum roll please… • Mokk-a will be featured at a Nordic event in 22 Lunds and Byerly's stores starting April 11th.  Look for Mokk-a in the lobby of every store (and me in some of them). • In the heat of the summer, Mokk-a's going to Arizona!  Look for Mokk-a 12oz ground and whole bean in the 12 AJ's stores by early to mid-April.  I'll  be there in June so keep your eyes open! • Coming fall of 2013… wander by one of the 9 ...Read More »

  • This January Mokk-a was an exhibitor at the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade’s largest show on the West Coast. More than 18,800 retail, foodservice buyers, and other industry professionals attended the show – the largest attendance to date.  (remove AS) Mokk-a has had the same booth for the past three years, so people knew right where we’d be… especially the other exhibitors (remove THAT ARE) looking for a good cup of coffee in the morning! :) The show was GREAT;  met lots of new buyers, got some new attention and that's what it is all about, right?  Watch ...Read More »

  • April 11 9am-1pm - Byerly's St Louis Park 3pm-7pm - Byerly's Edina April 12 10am-1:30pm - Byerly's Egan 3pm-7pm - Lunds Ford Parkway April 13 11am-4pm - Byerly's Rossville April 14 9am-1pm - Lunds Plymouth 3pm-7pm - Byeryl's Golden Valley Read More »

  • Before we married, I used to visit my husband in the handsome East Village apartment that he had lovingly transformed into the quintessential bachelor pad, in a manly palette of brown, black and pony skin.  I savored every aspect of what felt like a rare evening of grownup conversation away from my children and the responsibilities of real life. He would welcome me at the top of the stairs saying, “Come into the bar darling, and let me get you a cocktail.”  Even if I chose a simple glass of wine rather than a Mestizo, a cocktail he claims to have ...Read More »