Another exciting week at Java Momma let’s get you caught up with the Java Momma Roundup!
New Cookout Spice Collection
It’s Time for a Cookout! The Java Momma Spice rack just grew. Grab this grilling essentials seasoning pack and cover all the bases. Meat, Chicken, Fish, and veggies! You got it? Let’s grill it.
$54.99 includes all 7 bottles and shipping!
This set won’t last long, so fire up the coals, and don’t forget to send us an invite!
–Kansas City BBQ
Kansas City is considered by many to be the “BBQ Capital of the World” We recommend 1 tablespoon of rub per pound of meat or more. Rub in to both sides evenly and place in a sealed container and refrigerate for 4-48 hours. For real KC style, slather with a tangy, sweet sauce in the last few minutes of cooking.
Here’s a great sauce recipe: https://www.travelks.com/articles/post/joes-kc-style-barbecue-sauce/
Ingredients: Paprika, garlic, salt, sugar, coriander, cumin, mustard, black pepper, celery, thyme, sage, clove, oregano.
–Honey Habanero Rub
The sweet honey says hello with a rush of habanero heat followed by paprika’s steadying presence with garlic and sweet onion. This blend finishes with a little bit of citrus and a halo of smoke. Use 1 T per pound of chicken or pork; on fish or shrimp use about ½ T. Stir into warmed marmalade that’s been thinned with water as a dip for meatballs or creamy goat cheese. Sprinkle over bacon and cook in the oven. Toss with olive oil over old bread for croutons, or toss over strips of tortilla and toast for a chili topping. Mix with soy sauce and ginger for a dipping sauce for egg rolls. Season French fries, or make a sweet-heat cereal snack mix.
Ingredients: Granulated honey, orange, paprika, habanero, garlic, salt, and onion
–Texas Chicken Rub
Use as a Rub before grilling or sprinkle on cooked chicken for a subtler flavor. 1 T per pound of meat on both sides with a 4-24 hour marinate time will result in smoky-sweet chicken. Great for rotisserie!
Ingredients: Salt, paprika, garlic, mustard, black pepper, bay leaves.
–Cow Tippin Steak Seasoning
A good steak doesn’t need much to make it perfect. Use 1-2 teaspoons per pound on cold steak then let it come to room temp for 30-60 minutes. Lightly season again right before cooking. Our favorite method is a regular old skillet over high heat. Cook for 2 minutes then turn for another 3-5 minutes depending on your preference. Finish by topping with butter and letting rest for 10 minutes before cutting. You have now made the perfect steak. To get a juicy steak when cooking out, use a cast-iron skillet!
Ingredients: Paprika, garlic, onion, salt, black pepper, thyme, white pepper, oregano, and de Arbol.
Your burgers have found their new best friend. Add a little into the mix while forming your patties and sprinkle on about an hour before cooking. Try adding a little right about midway through cooking, too. Experiment! This is your show. The Grains of Paradise in this blend may not be familiar, but will quickly become a staple in your cooking.
Ingredients: Brown sugar, salt, grains of paradise, onion, garlic, paprika, rosemary, mustard, oregano, marjoram.
–Corn on the Cob Seasoning
This blend delivers in all the ways. Mellow, zest, citrus, sweet, texture, and crunch. Slather steamed corn with butter and sprinkle on this magic in a bottle. Use liberally on cornbread or mac & cheese before baking. Top veggies before roasting or as a finisher on salads. A great twist on a Caprese salad. Wanna try on meat? Go ahead. We do.
Ingredients: Salt, orange zest, black pepper, and paprika.
–Flippin the Bird
Salt-free, this blend is great for roasting, grilling, and brining! Use in your flour mixture for fried chicken. It’s low heat and kid-friendly, but sooo full of flavor. It’s great on pork, veggies, for dips and dressings!
Ingredients: Paprika, onion, lemon, honey, sage, marjoram, ancho, black pepper, pasilla, celery, garlic, and cumin.
New Artisan Teas
Now in Cold Brew
New Pot Shop Items
We’re constantly adding new items to the Pot Shop so make sure you check in regularly!
There are lots of new goodies in the Java Momma arsenal this week.
Java Momma and Chill is Back!
The Java Momma and Chill box is back just in time for the summer blockbuster season! This 4 pack has your favorite movie snacks: J&Ms Chocolates, Rainbow Drops, Caramel & Chocolate Dudes, and Blue Ice Freezies. Relax with a cuppa joe and chill out with all your favorites! $49.99 includes shipping!
In this case, you won’t mind if the chocolate is melted. Even with a sweet candy coating, the chocolate is still the star. Milk chocolate and dark chocolate coffees’ notes are the buddy drama we’ve all been waiting for. Go ahead, watch another episode, and pour another cup.
The kids are home and you’re so done with the Paw Explorer Super Princesses. It’s cool. Put on some retros 80’s cartoons and brony up! Pour this rainbow in a cup and let the reruns keep on playing.
Caramel & Chocolate Dudes
Dude. Chocolate Covered Caramel candy in a bucket of buttered popcorn is the best movie theater snack ever. Fight me. It’s messy, but still. You’re on your own for the popcorn, but we got the candy craving covered.
Blue Ice Freezies
What’s a movie without a brain freeze and a blue tongue? The brain freeze will have to wait, but how about summer berry coffee? No drama here, just an action-packed sweet and tart cup of Java Momma magic.
Spoons, spoons and more spoons!
We’ve release a huge variety of honey and sugar spoons to make you cup of coffee (or tea) extra special!!
Who Done It? Individual Flavors Available
You can now get all of the usual suspects in individual flavors. Comes in 4 oz. bag or single serving.
Graduation Gift Box Option Now Available
You can now get your favorite grad a special gift box! Choose the graduation option from the drop down menu.
That’s it for this weeks Java Momma Roundup!
It’s gotten a bit spicy at Java Momma!
This weeks big release was the all new Momma’s Spice Rack. There’s some old favorites and lots of new products to add to your cooking or coffee!
Somewhere in time flavors now available individually
New Pot Shop Items
We also added some new items to the pot shop so head on over and check them out!
And make sure you check out our all new Brewtorials so you can brew the perfect pot at home!
The week that was at Java Momma!
Java Momma Pot Shop is open for business
Now you can shop for the perfect equipment for making coffee and tea at home. The Java Momma Pot Shop is now stocked with both regular and limited edition brewing tools. We will be adding new items regularly so make sure you check back!
We’ve also released a “Brewtorials” page with tutorials on how to use the brewing tools in the Pot Shop. Everything you need to know about brewing coffee and tea at home.
The Easter box flavors are now available individually.
Read Across America Mystery Box
Open a book and start your engines! Find new worlds, new friends, new stories in the pages of a book. Java Momma celebrates National Reading Month with our latest mystery box filled with things to read, a mystery coffee, and some fun surprises! Pull out your library card and visit the stacks. Your local librarians can help you find new adventures and tomes full of knowledge, and we can help you find your coffee.
**Mystery items may contain WHEAT, EGGS, PEANUTS, TREE NUTS, and MILK, and other ALLERGENS.
March is in full swing and so are we!
New this week
March Picks individual flavors released
We’re Coconutty for Coconut – New Duo
Women’s History Pack
Girls can do anything! We raise our cups in awe of the amazing Dr. Ellen Ochoa. The first Hispanic Woman in Space! A sweet buttery cookie-flavored coffee that is uncomplicated and out of this world at the same time.
To overcome and soar is the song of Amanda Gorman. The first National Youth Poet Laureate, we celebrate this talented young woman and her climb with a sweet berry compote and white chocolate chip coffee. “Hope-we must bestow it”
The first to help and the last ones to leave; nurses are unsung heroes and deserve all good things. Our special blend celebrates Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Soothe your soul, recharge the batteries, and show the love.
Well known for a soft-spoken voice and champion of equality, we celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsberg with this limited purchase Ethiopian Single Origin Bean. Often denied employment because of her gender, she was tenacious and became the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
It was a huge week at Java Momma with lots of new announcements. So without further ado let’s see what happened this week!
Momma’s Ultimate Box
Momma’s Picks, Momma’s Sips, and Mug of the Month all in one box for a special price! Get all three for $60 and free shipping! These will ship on the 15th of the following month. Order must be placed by 5 pm Eastern Time on the last day of the month.
Momma’s Essential Box
Momma’s Pick and Sips come together in the Essential box! all in one box for a special price! Get both for $45 and free shipping!
These will ship on the 15th of the following month.
Single Serve comes with 8 cups for each flavor and is compatible with Keurig 1.0 and Keurig 2.0 machines.
*Available until the last day of the month at 5:00 pm Eastern.
*Subscriptions are not party eligible.
New Easter Myster Box 2021!
Yes it’s time of the year when the big bunny comes hopping around.
New beginnings, growth, and hope all point to Spring and a mystery box full of wonderful things! We welcome the brighter days and colors as the world wakes up from the long winter. Roll out the welcome mat, pour a cup of something yummy, and watch the world begin to bloom once again. Free Shipping!
Exclusive Java Momma coffee in every box!
Chocolate Pecan Egg
A classic pecan treat dressed up in chocolate for the annual egg roll! The flavor of pecan fudge coated in dark chocolate make this coffee something to celebrate. Hop to it!
Single Serve comes with 12 cups and is compatible with Keurig 1.0 and Keurig 2.0 machines.
BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE EASTER GOODNESS!!
Easter 4 Pack
Easter is right around the corner so we are springing some special flavors from the vault early! Don’t miss out on this 4 pack with our new Golden Egg Coffee. Hop to it!
Chocolate eggs are nothing new, but this Java Momma Twist will keep you hopping! A toffee egg coated in special dark chocolate reimagined as a yummy coffee. It’s our new favorite spring drink!
Why didn’t the bunny cross the road? It was a little chicken. Hey there, hop stuff. Java Momma wants you to know some bunny loves you and made the perfect spring treat: the flavor of sweet marshmallow fluff coated in sugar melted into a smooth medium roast. And yes, we know our puns are very bunny.
Those yummy little sugar beans of bright colors never stay around long enough! This coffee is the same! Flavors of wild berries, fruits, and cream swirl together to keep the grumpiest of bunnies smiling. Try this one brewed hot or cold. Over ice, with milk, or straight up. Hippity Hop Hop… Thank you Jelly Java Momma!
OH, those eggs! Your favorite Easter Bunny Egg treat has transformed into a Java Momma Classic! The Caramel Cream Egg Coffee we all crave is back! Don’t blink, though. You might miss it as it hops away!
Luck of the Irish
Last but not least we snuck in a Saturday Shamrock Special
Java O’Momma and a limited soy candle or aroma bead freshener! Grab one of your favorite coffees and these Charms O’Luck because aren’t we all a wee bit Irish in March? Includes 1/2 lb bag or 8 single-serve cups and a soy candle or bead freshener.
$25 includes shipping
Can you believe February is over?! We can’t either!
To finish off the whirlwind month we had a few releases to finish off strong.
Tea, glorious tea!
A collection of teas to treat yourself! The Pamper Me Tea set includes four artisan teas to help soothe, relax, rejuvenate, and enjoy. Sharing is not required. Each set includes a one-ounce bag of each tea. $34.99 includes shipping!
Hey, it could happen!
An Oasis in a teacup. Imagine crashing waves and gentle breezes while you sip some soul-soothing herbal tea and let your daily stress melt away.
We oolong together.
Oolong tea at its best; lush, playful flavors deep with floral and honey notes swirled in a brew with succulent peaches, apples, and marigold.
Java Momma Tea-Tox
Wet your Whistle
Cleanse your body while lifting your spirits with the minty freshness and spicy zest of our Tea-Tox tea. Milk thistle, burdock, rooibos, peppermint, and dandelion. Say that three times fast.
Run wild, flower child
Aromatic spring botanicals lavender, rose, calendula, and chamomile bloom with white tea to create an intoxicating wildflower honeyed bouquet brew. Pleasantly fragrant and sweet, this nectarous cup is sure to have you feeling free as flowers.
See you next month!
Another busy week at Java Momma!
Cereal in Your Coffee?
The classic combination of cinnamon and sugar on buttery toast poured into our best Java Momma Coffee.
Inspired by our award-winning Barista, Lisa W!
You asked we answered!
Mini Tea Sample Bag
Build your very own custom Java Momma Tea Mini Bag!
Can’t decide on teas? We got you covered!
Choose four different sample 1/2 ounce teas
The contents of a leprechaun’s pint glass aren’t always green and bubbly. Java O’Momma keeps her shamrockin’ blend a closely held secret and trades it to these tricksters just a few weeks each year. The creamy vanilla and mint is a legend among these wee folk and could be just the bait you’ll need to trap them for their pot of gold.
Plenty of new flavors to keep you brewing! See you next week.
Ethiopia is considered the birthplace of coffee
Legend has it that an Ethiopian goat herder named Kaldi discovered coffee in 850 A.D. when he observed his goats eating the berries of a small bush. He noted that the goats became quite lively and danced about after eating the berries so he tried the berries himself. He was delighted with the energy he obtained after eating those little red berries and in his excitement took them to a monk in a nearby monastery.
The monk declared them the Devil’s work and threw them into the fire. You can guess what happened next.
The monks could smell the delicious aroma rising from the fire. They raked the now roasted berries from the fire and crushed them – then covered them in water and boiled it – and so the first cup of coffee was born.
Linguists have found the earliest reference to coffee in Ethiopia is in Arabic documents dating back to the year 900. The documents refer to a strange new drink called “buna” that was being consumed throughout the country; “buna” is Oromiyan (a language spoken in Ethiopia) for coffee. (source)
What is known for sure is that the Coffea arabica plant originated in Ethiopia. That one plant is now grown all over the world. Ethiopian coffee accounts for approximately 3% of global coffee growing market but accounts for over 60% of the Ethiopian foreign income – with estimates of over 15 million Ethiopians relying on the coffee industry in some form for their livelihood.
Ethiopian coffee beans that are grown in either the Harar, Yirgacheffe or Limu regions are kept apart and marketed under their regional name. These regional varieties are trademarked names with the rights owned by Ethiopia.
Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Coffee
Yirgacheffe is a subregion of the area known as Sidamo. Sidamo is thought to be where the coffee plant originated.
Sidamo is in the Ethiopian highlands at elevations from 1,500 up to 2,200 meters above sea level. At these elevations the coffee beans can be qualified as “Strictly High Grown” (SHG). In these areas the Ethiopian coffees grow more slowly and therefore have more time to absorb nutrients and develop more robust flavors due to the local climate and soil conditions.
The beans are processed with the wet method which means instead of being picked and dried immediately, wet processing requires thorough washing. The coffee beans soak in giant water vats immediately after they’re picked. Once they are clean, the beans sit on rotating beds for 48 to 72 hours. This dries the entire bean evenly and removes the traditional fermented taste of the beans and creates a milder more subtle taste. (source)
Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee is fruity with soft floral tones and is the perfect choice for both hot and cold brews especially for making iced coffees in the summer. It is a mellow coffee with a mild flavor. If you don’t like strong coffee then this is a perfect choice.
How to brew Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Coffee
Yirgacheffe is very versatile and can be hot or cold brewed.
Yirgacheffe coffee is ideally brewed in a metal filter as it allows more oils to pass. Paper filters can strain coffee grounds of their flavor. Therefore, the best way to brew Yirgacheffe coffee is by using a French Press or pour-over method.
Yirgacheffe is an ideal after-dinner coffee to drink with your dessert. It pairs beautifully with fruit dishes and is a match made in heaven for chocolate. If you prefer your coffee in the morning pair it with pancakes, french toast or donuts.
If you want to be truly authentic you could hold your own Ethiopian inspired coffee ceremony
The Ethiopians take their coffee very seriously and there is nothing more authentic than the traditional coffee ceremony. Check out the video below for a true taste of Ethiopia.
I don’t know about you but spending an hour gathering with your friends over coffee sounds perfect!
Tanzania Peaberry Coffee
Coffee first came to Tanzania in the 16th century from Ethiopia. Coffee quickly felt at home in the volcanic soil found in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is now Tanzania’s largest export.
In the early days coffee was not really brewed in the region but was used as a stimulant. They Haya Tribe boiled the Robusta beans and steamed them with various herbs and chewed on the mixture as a stimulant. The tribe also used the coffee beans as a form of currency and the growing and cultivating of the beans were highly controlled by tribal leaders.
Tanzania coffee is medium in body and is soft and clean in the cup. If you’re looking for a change, Tanzanian coffee is a rich and mellow treat. This coffee is somewhat similar to the coffee of its neighbor, Kenya, north of the border. It is bright, clean, and aggressively complex.
Peaberry coffee beans are grown all around the world so they aren’t unique to Tanzania but over the years have become synonymous with Tanzania. Peaberry beans are unique – usually, only between 5% an10% of the beans from a harvest are classified as Peaberry.
Usually, coffee cherries contain two seeds, or beans, flat on one side and rounded on the other. In the case of peaberries, only one seed is fertilized. This results in a single round seed with a ridge down the middle. Coffee labeled “peaberry” means that the peaberries have been picked out during the harvesting process and collected together to sell on their own.
Peaberries are considered by some to be superior in quality and taste from regular flat beans.
The reasons for this are considered twofold: The single bean contains all the flavor intensity (and nutrition) of two beans, and the round shape of the beans results in a more even roast.
While the first assumption isn’t based on fact, it is true that the rounded shape of the beans does aid the roasting process. The perceived high quality of peaberry coffee is most likely as a result of the sorting process, which is more rigorous than that used to sort flat beans.
Tanzanian peaberry coffee is known for its intense brightness and high acidity. Conversely, the coffee is medium-bodied and best enjoyed at a medium roast.
The Java Momma roast is comprised entirely of peaberries and it creates a cup that is more intense in flavor with notes of peach, vanilla, and nectarine.
These tend to be quite oily beans that will “go off” much quicker than dried beans – as always, it’s ideal to grind just before making your coffee and to not buy more than is needed at a time.
Brewing Tanzania Peaberry
Tanzania Peaberry can be brewed by both hot and cold methods.
Since peaberry is considered quite an oily coffee using a metal filter will give a higher quality brew as it allows for better filtration of the oils.
This means brewing by french press, pour-over or something like Chemex will give the best results.
Peaberry is also excellent as a cold brew or served as an iced coffee.
What food pairs well with Tanzania Peaberry?
Tanzania peaberry pairs beautifully with fruits, particularly tangy and tropical fruits like pineapple, berries, and passion fruit. The tartness of the fruit will contrast well with the rich tones of the coffee. So you can enjoy it with a nice fruit and yogurt mix for breakfast or perhaps a fruit and cheese platter later in the day.
For the more adventurous, a cup of cold-brewed peaberry with its bright acidity would pair nicely with pan-seared fish and zesty summer salads.