Latte Art

Latte art has been around since the 1980s, but has become a current fad in modern society. There is even a world championship for the competitive-type baristas – seriously – bracket-style, head-to-head matches between the competitors pouring their artistic masterpieces into cups, and the winner walks away with a pretty impressive cash prize.   The…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Wedding Coffee Bar

Nowadays, having a creative, absolutely unique wedding is every new bride’s dream. Coming up with creative ways to add a personal touch to the big day is a must. One trend that has recently been popping up in weddings is a coffee bar, a twist on a traditional buffet. What is it? For a wedding,…

When Is The Last Time You Cleaned Your Coffee Maker?

While you are cleaning all the visible areas of your home, consider spending a little time on the tool you use to brew up those fabulous cups of Parker’s Cup coffee you and your loved ones enjoy lingering over as you chat and catch up on each other’s lives. A dirty coffeemaker can affect the flavor of…