Monthly Archives: August 2011

Brazilian Coffee

Brazilian Coffee

Brazilian Coffee Brazilian coffee is more than just a drink to get you going in the morning, or an afternoon pick me up. Brazilian people are quite proud of their coffee.  When someone offers you a cup of coffee in Brazil it is an invitation to put down your business for a few minutes and […]

Turron de Doña Pepa, A Sweet Peruvian Miracle

Turron de Doña Pepa

The month of October is better known as El Mes Morado in Peru. Translated, El Mes Morado means, the Purple Month, in honor of “El Señor de los Milagros” ( “the Lord of Miracles” which is the Peruvian image of Jesus Christ). Why the Purple Month? Purple is the color of the Nazerenas nuns in […]

Dominican Coffee

Dominican Coffee Beans

What’s the pride and joy of many Dominicans? Why dominican coffee, of course! Coffee is part of everyday life in the Dominican Republic; in fact it is the Dominican national non-alcoholic drink. Everybody drinks it. To refuse an offer of a cafecito is seen as ungracious, and sometimes downright unpatriotic! The tradition of growing quality Dominican […]

Tereré, Cold Yerba Mate

Terere, Cold Yerba Mate

When you think about yerba mate you usually think about the infusion of yerba mate and hot water. Rightfully so, as this is the most typical way to drink it. However, during the warmer, summer months, drinking a hot beverage may not be your cup of tea. Fortunately, you can still enjoy your favorite brand […]