• New York

    National Coffee Day with @KrupsUSA

    In honor of National Coffee Day on September 29thwe wanted to share an innovative, gourmet recipe that will kick your daily brew up a notch, courtesy of KRUPS brand ambassador and U.S. Barista Champion Samuel Lewontin.

    Sam Lewontin has worked as a barista since 2001, and can currently be found behind the bar at Everyman Espresso in New York, one of the county’s top coffee shops, where he is the General Manager. Sam is also an experienced barista competitor, most recently winning the 2011 SCAA Northeast Regional Barista Competition, and placing 4th at the 2013 United States Barista Championships. Today, Sam serves as a brand ambassador for KRUPS, worldwide leader in kitchen appliances with a passion for the best brew.

    What you’ll need:

    • 1 double-shot espresso (use a naturally processed coffee from Ethiopia; Counter Culture’s Banko Gotiti works well here.)
    • 2oz. whole milk
    • 2oz half and half
    • 1/4oz. honey syrup**
    • 1tsp lemon zest

    What to do:

    1.       Combine espresso and honey syrup in a 5-oz cappuccino cup and set aside.

    2.       Combine whole milk, half and half, and lemon zest in a small stainless-steel pitcher.

    3.       Heat and texturize milk mixture, using a steam wand or a milk frother, until pitcher is just hot to the touch. KRUPS has a great milk frother for under $100 that makes brewing your favorite coffeehouse treat like a barista champ at home easy and affordable.

    4.       Pour textured milk mixture over espresso-and-syrup mixture, filling cappuccino cup to the rim.***

    The Inspiration:

    A few different pieces of coffee history come together in this drink. First, I’ve chosen a naturally-processed coffee from Ethiopia. Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, and natural processing, in which the coffee fruit is allowed to dry on the seed before being milled off, is the traditional method there. Second, this drink calls back both to the cappuccino, which behind espresso itself is the most iconic representation of Italian coffee tradition, and to the Espresso Romano, which is served with a twist of lemon peel. Third, this drink is a cousin of the Caffe Nico, a signature drink at Espresso Vivace in Seattle, which is one of the forebears of contemporary specialty coffee in the US. In the end, though, it’s just comforting and delicious– perfect for a cool fall morning.

    Expert Tips:

    **For honey syrup, combine 2 parts honey with 1 part boiling water. Stir until fully integrated.

    ***Since milk gains volume when textured, there will be 3oz. or so of the milk mixture left over when we’ve finished pouring. Were we to use less milk, however, it would heat too fast, and we’d be unable to control its texture. Milk, sadly, cannot be reheated without affecting its flavor, but you can always use the remaining milk mixture to make a “Backward and Forward” for a friend!


    “I’m a big fan of pairing specific coffees (brewed either as espresso or as filter coffee) and more basic coffee drinks with meals. This both cuts down on the work involved in the meal, and allows the flavors of the coffee and the food to interact without any added clutter. This being said, here are the sorts of coffees (and drinks) that I would recommend pairing with breakfast or with dessert:

    Breakfast, if you’re sitting down to it, usually involves rich, hearty flavors– bacon, eggs, buttered toast, waffles, pancakes and the like. To cut through all that richness, I’d recommend filter coffees with bright, juicy, fruity flavors, served black. African coffees– from Ethiopia and Kenya in the summer and fall, and Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania in the winter and early spring– work particularly well, as do more lightly-roasted espressos of all stripes. There’s usually plenty of dairy elsewhere in the meal, but if you’re craving coffee and milk, a lighter and more delicate espresso-and-milk drink– say, a cappuccino– is the way to go.

    For dessert, you’ll want darker, richer flavors to stand up to the the sweetness of what you’re eating. Filter coffees from Brazil, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Latin-American coffees roasted with an eye toward sugar flavors– nuttiness, caramel, and chocolate– should be your go-tos here. For espresso, look to more traditional blends and roast profiles, either straight or in a small, dense drink like a macchiato. For a decadent punctuation mark on the end of a meal, prepare your macchiato with half and half instead of milk.”

  • WorldWide

    Celebrate National Beer Day with @KrupsUSA BeerTender

    Did you know that this Saturday is National Beer Day?

    Now you do! And you have enough time to run out and snag Krups’ new BeetTender…

    KRUPS BeerTender – $149.99

    Designed for the true beer connoisseur, it keeps beer at its optimal serving temperature, it has a sleek design that looks great from any angle, no matter where you display it.

    The BeerTender features a handy LED temperature indicator, signaling when the beer reaches its optimal 37.4° F serving temperature – for up to 30 days after tapping.

    It is compatible with Heineken, Heineken Premium Light and Newcastle Brown Ale.


    • ON / OFF LED Indicator.
    • LED temperature indicator.
    • Lets you draught beer at home like an expert.
    • Engineered to work exclusively with Heineken, Heineken Premium Light and Newcastle Brown Ale.
    • Ultra quiet electronic cooling system.
    • Large stainless steel drip tray.
    • Black & Chrome finish.
    • 5 Draught Tubes included.


    Now…are you ready for a delicious recipe??


    48 fluid ounces chilled Heineken
    1 bottle sparkling apple cider, chilled

    Pour the beer into a 10-cup capacity pitcher and slowly add the sparkling cider.
    Pour the shandy into frosted glasses and serve immediately




  • WorldWide

    Congrats to @Krupsusa

    9th Street Espresso has won the 2012 KRUPS Best Brew Award

    The votes are in! KRUPS, world leader in coffee and espresso machines and kitchen appliances, is proud to announce the winners for “KRUPS Best Brew Awards 2012,” a campaign introduced to discover the best coffee shops across the nation. Determined by a public vote and call for entries through the KRUPS Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/KRUPSUSA), KRUPS is thrilled recognize 9th Street Espresso as having the best brews in New York City.

    With a short, yet worthy drink menu, 9th Street Espresso proves why its no-nonsense approach to coffee has become a staple for New Yorkers. Located in Chelsea Market, in Alphabet City (its most popular blend is named after this neighborhood) and in Tompkins Square, Ninth Street Espresso serves up intense cups of coffee that look like little works of art. (Various locations in New York City, flagship location at 700 East 9th Street)

     Additional nominees in the New York City market included: Grounded, Gimme, BlueBird Coffee Shop and Manhattan’s MUDTruck