The Perfect Blend

June 03, 2022
I recently met up for coffee with a dear friend I hadn’t seen in person since the start of the pandemic. Despite our decided middle-age, we always giggle like teenagers when we get together and manage to feel decades younger after a couple of lattes, a shared dessert and a little gossip. This ...

So, What’s the Best Espresso Machine?

June 03, 2022
So, what’s the best espresso machine? Hi, my name’s Chris Stripling. To preface this, I now have two jobs. Five and a half years ago, I left ACM here in Albuquerque when ownership changed hands and where I’d worked for twenty years, give or take. From there, I came onboard at New Mexico Pinon...

Movies that Make Us Crave Coffee

June 03, 2022
We’ve all been there: we’re watching a movie and suddenly–we get a craving for what the characters on screen are eating or drinking. This couldn’t be any more true than with coffee, as it’s been the subject of a scene in major movies more than a few times. Continue reading below as we recall s...

3 Cold Brew Recipes to Indulge this Summer

June 03, 2022
Summer and cold brew are the perfect combination, so what better way to cool down and beat the summer heat than with a tasty and refreshing cold brew recipe? There are more ways to enjoy cold brew than with just a glass and some ice, so continue reading as we list out the top three cold brew r...

The Geographic Seasonality of Coffee

June 03, 2022
Did you know that coffee actually has seasonality? Much like fruits and vegetables, there are certain times of year when particular types of coffee are ‘in season’ or ‘out of season.’ This might affect availability as well as overall quality of the coffee.Why does coffee have seasonality?As to...

Add Some Caffeine to Your Next Painting!

April 14, 2022
Instead of throwing out the coffee that’s been sitting on the counter getting cold, try turning it into a fun art project instead! You’ll need paper (I recommend watercolor paper), brushes, a cup of water, and a few empty cups or a pallet for our coffee mixtures. This is the perfect project fo...

Limited Edition BBBSxNMPC Mexican Spiced Chocolate!

March 28, 2022
Note: this limited-edition coffee is now sold out. New Mexico Piñon Coffee is proud to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Mexico on this limited edition Mexican Spiced Chocolate label! Designed by local artist Sean Wells, all proceeds from the purchase of this exclusive coffee will b...

Brew in the Morning and Brew at Night

March 28, 2022
Today is International Beer Day, a day that celebrates beer and brewing all over the world! Since it first started all the way back in the nearly prehistoric year of 2008, International Beer Day has been bringing people together in over 200 countries. This is a day set aside to celebrate the d...

By Any Other Name

March 28, 2022
On the way in to work today I stopped by our Piñon Coffee House, which just celebrated its anniversary. I picked up my favorite Biscochito Latte and headed into the office. I have to say, nothing smells better than coffee. Sniff…mmmm…the perfect combination of scents that send my brain synapsi...

Crockpot Chicken with a Coffee BBQ Sauce

March 28, 2022
Around here it comes as no surprise we love our coffee. So, when I saw this recipe for coffee BBQ sauce, I had to try it. I decided to use this recipe and make crockpot BBQ chicken. This way I could put it on when I got to the office and it would be ready for everyone by lunch! I love crockpot...

Grounds for Divorce

March 28, 2022
The other morning I stumbled into the kitchen only to be greeted by my husband grumbling and staring at the coffee maker. He gave me an incredulous look then asks, “Considering where you work, how can we possibly be out of coffee?” I told him it was a classic case of the barber’s kid always ne...

To Freeze or Not to Freeze

March 28, 2022
TO FREEZE OR NOT TO FREEZE...THAT IS THE QUESTION I thought I would ring in the New Year by answering some of the questions I got asked most frequently during the holidays about our coffee. I am going to start with a basic, yet very important question today. What is the best way to store coff...

Last Minute Holiday Help for Procrastinators

March 28, 2022
I admit this blog is a little late in the season. But Christmas does something weird to me. I am usually the most methodical person in the known universe. Really. I organize my closets seasonally and they are arranged by color with all matching hangers. Then the first Chia Pet & Clapper co...

In the Dark

March 28, 2022
I hear people say all the time that they prefer dark roast coffee over medium because they get a bigger caffeine jolt from it. Score another one for the urban legend files. Right up there with Big Foot and giant alligators living in storm drains is the myth that the darker the roast, the more ...

The Skinny on Green Coffee Beans

March 28, 2022
There always seems to be some new miracle cure for melting away those extra pounds hanging out around my middle. OK, maybe it’s not just my middle. I’m game to get rid of bulge no matter where it’s located. So, when a popular TV doctor sang the praises of green coffee bean extract for weight l...