Recipe: Jennifer McCoy's Mocha Chip Brownies

Jennifer McCoy's recipe for mocha chip brownies

We think Santa would love to see a plate of these decadent brownies from Craft's Jennifer McCoy at one of his Christmas Eve pit stops. Laced with gooey chocolate chips and a generous dash of espresso, they're the perfect pick-me-up during an all-night sleigh ride.

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Giveaway: illy Coffee Trivia Winner

espresso So, what's the ideal extraction time for the perfect espresso? If you guessed 20–30 seconds, congratulations! You're probably drinking a better cup of espresso than most. To fully explain the nuances of preparing this complex coffee drink, we turn it over to the master barista himself, Giorgio Milos. Thanks to everyone for playing!

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Giveaway: Know Your Coffee

illy giveaway Ready for more coffee trivia from illy’s Master Barista Giorgio Milos? This week we’re talking espresso. Here’s our latest question: What is the ideal extraction time to make a perfect espresso? As always, all you have to do to be in the running for a fabulous prize from illy is to put your answer in the comments below. One person with the correct answer will be chosen at random as our winner! Today’s prize? An illy Espresso Lover’s Gift Set. It includes two cans of medium roast ground espresso coffee, an illy red metal espresso tamper, four illy logo espresso cups,

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Giveaway: illy Latte Art Contest Finalists

When we began this little contest we had no idea it would result in a battle: free pour fanatics v. etching affcionados. Our final five reflect both artistic styles and we think each is beautiful in its own way. But what we think doesn't really matter; it's what you love that will determine who can look forward to an illy machine in the mail. So take a look at the photographs below and vote for your favorite. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 4. Small Tulip Photo #1: Small Tulip by Jonathan Sinclair Morris 100_1062b Photo #2: Shawn1931

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Giveaway: illy Francis Francis X7 Espresso Machine

Getting caffeinated is a treasured part of our day here at the Beard Foundation. Whether it’s the routine morning espresso or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, we’re lucky to have illy espresso grace our cups. We want to share the rich, smooth flavor and balanced taste of illy with our readers, so we’ve teamed up with our sponsor for a very special giveaway: a brand-spanking-new Francis Francis X7! This vibrant, stylish, and innovative machine (which retails for nearly $400) allows you to make a perfect espresso every time with illy’s iperEspresso capsules. So how are we going to pick one lucky winner? With

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