Accessorize Your Coffee

There’s not much better than a well-brewed cup of coffee. The smell. The flavor. The warm feeling. The boost in energy and mood. Regardless of the time of day, a great cup of coffee can make it just a little better.     But what goes into making that great cup? We know you need…

How To Make Cold Brew

If you crave a good iced coffee in the summer, but loathe the way so many end up tasting watery or overly bitter, then there’s only one solution: cold brew coffee. This method guarantees a smooth and icy cup, every time. Making cold brew coffee is no great secret, nor does it require the ninja-level skills of a trained…

Coffee Break Reading

Paroxysm  is a collection of blog post that will keep you asking questions about Mrs. Parker and potentially make you pick the phone and ask ” What the WHAT!!” You can enjoy this short read for literally a DOLLAR! Top customer reviews 5.0 out of 5 starsA Raw, Honest and Refreshingly Heartfelt Collection of Writings ByAmazon…

3 Reasons Not to Drink Instant Coffee

1. The taste and flavor! Instant coffee is often made with inferior beans to drive down the cost, it has limited mouth feel, and more. There’s just no comparison with how fresh coffee tastes. 2. There’s no romance. The ritual of making your own coffee, brewing it just how you like it, is magical. But with instant, you can’t delicately infuse…

7 tips that will change the way you brew coffee at home

I (really) love coffee, so I’m always testing new ways to make the best home-brewed cup of coffee. There are a few techniques that can immediately improve the quality of your coffee, no matter how fancy (or basic) your coffee machine is. Here are five tips for making your drip coffee taste a whole lot…

Coffee Break Reading: Starbucks Stories a Privacy Violation

This will be a short story… I was working at “The Beast” on Post Oak and Westhimer doing a night shift when I decided to go to the restroom and I was handling my personal business when I looked up through the crack of the bathroom stall door and my shift supervisor was looking through….

COOL BEANS!!!!

I’m obsessed with my t-shirt creation and my monkey Bennie. Ladies if you would love a Cool Beans t-shirt visit parkerscup.com and CLICK RETAIL and grab you one! I made it for all for my coffee lovers! If you are looking for more styles and cute little coffee mugs visit us on Facebook and choose from our…

Coffee Break Reading: The Other One

I saw you the other day and I was disturbed. You were with a new one, the better one. Is this one better? Is this one more tolerant? Does this one touch you right? Does this one sing to your soul? I saw you the other day and I was pissed. I hate that you…

Here’s how much money you could save by making coffee at home

When it comes to urban legends of questionable veracity, “you’ll save big money by not buying coffee from a cafe” is one of the most commonly recited ones — probably up there with that one about how your roommate’s cousin’s boyfriend’s Pilates teacher once bought some gum that had spider eggs in it. But every…

Black Teas of Parker’s Cup

Black tea is by far the most consumed tea in the Western world and it consists of 90% of the tea trade volume. The most common black teas are found in places like China, where the methods for making black tea originated. Black Tea is also grown in India which supplies a significant portion of…

Toasted Praline Coffee: Parker’s Pick

The flavors of brown sugar, pecans, and cream combine gloriously in this succulent Toasted Praline coffee experience. As a scrumptious, traditional, and southern candy, pralines had their start in the world famous French Quarter of New Orleans. Perfected over generations, pralines have become synonymous with New Orleans’ reputation for all things delicious. The praline is…

Why You Can Focus in a Coffee Shop but Not in Your Open Office

A few years ago, during a media interview for one of my books, my interviewer said something I still ponder often. Ranting about the level of distraction in his open office, he said, “That’s why I have a membership at the coworking space across the street — so I can focus.” While I fully support the backlash…