A couple of things…
I have a couple of fun things for you today!
Let’s start with Caribou Coffee. If you have one in your area, you should definitely read this. Being from South Florida, I didn’t really know of Caribou until I moved to Georgia and travelled out west… because apparently they are too cool to open a few coffee shops in Florida, just kidding 🙂
Sure they sell it in the grocery stores, but before starting this blog I pretty much stuck to my favorite coffees during weekly shopping adventures. Now, I love it! They have some great lattes and I love their brewed coffee and the atmosphere of their little Northern Exposure inspired stores. What I am really impressed by recently is their summer promotions.
Now we are getting to the good stuff! If you do have a Caribou near you, sign up for their summer email list. You’ll get emails with updates on all of their specials:
- Summer frequent buyer card-buy 7, get one free!
- $3 medium smoothies in 4 delicious flavors (I was at a Caribou yesterday and an employee brought around samples of their White Peach Berry smoothie…omg, delicious! Other flavors are: Strawberry Banana, Mango Orange Key Lime and Pineapple Coconut)
- Drawings for free coffee, grills, all kinds of fun summer stuff
- 50 cents off when you bring in your reusable coffee cups
- And more!!
- 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 small Vidalia onion, finely chopped
- 2 large garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 Tbsps pure ancho chile powder
- 1 Tbsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp smoked sweet paprika or regular sweet paprika
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
- 1 cup brewed coffee, preferably dark roast
- 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 2 Tbsps Worcestershire sauce
- Freshly ground black pepper
In a medium saucepan, melt butter in oil over medium heat. When foam subsides, add onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 8 min. Add ancho powder, cumin, coriander and paprika and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 min. Add ketchup and brown sugar and cook, stirring, just until sugar is dissolved, about 2 min. Stir in coffee, broth, vinegar and Worchestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer over medium-low heat until onions are soft and liquid is reduced by half, about 25 min. Transfer sauce to a blender and process until smooth.