Devil Dog Brew

Summer grilling delight
By Stan Cichuniec

South Seas Delight!

It's summer here in Colorado and at our place we like to spend as much time as we can out on the patio creating on the grill and giving the event a theme. This recipe is quick and simple and as with all my, "Old-Soldier" creations, the only salt and/or sugar is what you find in the condiments that you use.

I use flash frozen Mahi Mahi fillets from Trader Joe's market which I like because they are fresh caught, flash frozen and come from sustainable fishing practices. along with the mahi I served grilled pinapple slices as the side. It only takes about 3 minutes per side to give them the grill marks and warm the slices. It's not on the ingredient list but adds to the mea...

Coffee for Health
By Manolito Bastasa

Yes, you heard right - Coffee for Health. Maybe you weren't too aware of the many benefits of coffee - not just for the skin or as a detox "helper", but drinking coffee on a regular basis is good for you. I was amazed at all the fun benefits that coffee can bring besides a quick pick me up in the morning to get me going.

One benefit I never even imagined could come from drinking a regular cup of joe was the overall detoxification benefits to flush out workout soreness. When that lactic acid builds up in the muscles after a workout, coffee's natural detox ability helps clear out the lactic acid, relieving pain as well as the caffeine pushes it through the body. Be sure to always do your water ...

Our South of The Border Blend
By Manolito Bastasa

We wanted you to know because we care.


Nothing says yummy like a cup of this Fairtrade Certified Chiapas El Triunfo coffee. Relish over the almost nut-like aroma while sipping this medium-bodied brew. This coffee is perfect as a breakfast blend.

Giving this coffee it's unique taste is created from the diverse and complex geographical locations in the Tropical Rain Forest along with the Cloud Forest.

This coffee is wholeheartedly committed to practice sustainability making sure that the is no disturbance of any natural resources outside of its boundaries. El Triunfo has such a unique ecosystems and is home to a vast amount of plants and animals, many that are in danger of extinction.

So wake up ...

Christmas Spice Mocha treat!
By Manolito Bastasa

At a number of our tastings and shows this holiday season folks have been inquiring about, 'That great drink we've been sampling'! The next question has been, 'If we purchase the coffee how do we make it?" so we figured we should probably post it on our blog page so you all can enjoy it.


Christmas Spice Mocha Frap!

You will need the following items to make this great creation:

* a 12 oz bag of our Sugar/Allergen free Christmas Spice Mocha blend.

* Pint of your favorite ice cream

* Either a piece of dark chocolate or Ghirardelli's Chocolate & Caramel Syrup

* Blender

* Adult beverage of your choice. (We suggest either a Chocolate Mint Liqueur or Irish Creme)

* Whipped Cream

* Ice

Proceed as follows:


Just what is 'Air Roast'?
By Manolito Bastasa

At least once at every show, street fair, farmers market, or holiday show, someone wants to know, 'what is air roasting'? Rather than rewrite the story here is a very direct explanation from the Kaladi Coffee company web page. I thank Mark and Andy for allowing me to reprint it.

What is Air Roasted Coffee?
Have you had coffee leave you with a sour stomach and an unpleasant, jittery feeling throughout your body? Or one that tastes burnt and bitter? We usually attribute these characteristics to a particular style of coffee roast or brand of coffee. Maybe it’s neither. In many cases it’s the roasting equipment causing the undesirable flavors. You might stumble onto this realization b...

Coffee v Tea. Which offers more?
By Manolito Bastasa

Every year about this time I hear the same comments from passing folks at our Farmers Market booth. 'I drink tea rather than coffee because it's healthier for you'!

I decided this week to do a bit of research on this topic to see what the "experts" had to say about this statement. I came across this interesting article on the, 'Ronnoco' blog page and felt it was a simple a short answer to my question:

The Chemistry of Health
Both coffee and tea contain—chemical compounds which fight against free radicals, the unstable molecules that can attack the DNA of cells and which can lead to the development of cancer agents. Caffeine, likewise, has a positive effect on health in its ability to inc...

Summer = Cold Brew
By Manolito Bastasa

Each year as spring fades to summer and the temperature rises the words 'cold brew' become part of our vocabulary. This wonderful refreshing drink opens the door to a number of creative variations. Everything from adding a shot of Bailey's Irish Creme, ice cream, or just some heavy cream are a few we have seen and shared with friends.

Cold brew is touted for it's low acid content which is milder on your stomach. Devil Dog gives you even a milder cold brew because we start with our 100% Arabica Gourmet Coffee then we slow air roast the beans which produces a coffee with 30% less acid.

Devil Dog's cold brew doesn't require any of the 'fancy equipment' to create your cold brew. We have come up w...

Our K-Cup difference
By Manolito Bastasa

Devil Dog k cup difference

Compared to a standard k cup. You will love how easy it is to use the Bullets in your k-cup friendly machine. And did you know? We are now 2.0 compatible! You can enjoy Devil Dog and Warrior's Brew coffees in all your Keurig machines. Don't miss out on your favorite coffee ever again.

Devil Dog K-cup way to start the day!
By Manolito Bastasa

New Day Dawning

The life of a soldier is full of surprises. That's why we start our day with a cup of Devil Dog Coffee made from our "Bullets"