One of the many great things about collaborating with a Vermont company is being able to visit and learn more about their story and process!
Vermont Artisan Coffee & Tea, located in Waterbury, Vermont, has been roasting specialty coffee to order since 2001. Owned and operated by Mané Alves, Vermont Artisan Coffee & Tea specializes in sustainably sourced single origins and expertly crafted blends. Mané spends a lot of his time traveling to coffee producing countries throughout Central America, South American and Asia where he teaches seminars on coffee production and discovers unique lots of green coffees that he purchases and ships back to Vermont.
Earlier this summer, we spent an afternoon with Maxwell Duquette, Product Development Lead at Vermont Artisan Coffee & Tea, learning about the process of receiving green coffees from around the word, to roasting them to perfection, to cupping, to learning about the various flavors and aromas that each different bean variety can have.
With Maxwell’s extensive knowledge, we were able to find a coffee with the perfect profile to match our goat’s milk caramel sauce. Our final selection was a Columbian coffee that Maxwell described to us as the classic “welcoming beverage”. With its notes of cherry, chocolate and walnut, we could not agree more that we had found the perfect match!
We are proud to introduce our new collaboration with Vermont Artisan Coffee & Tea and our revamped Cold Brew Coffee Goat’s Milk Caramel Sauce that has been lovingly developed from farm to jar!
Some of our favorite ways to enjoy our Cold Brew Coffee Caramel include caramel sticky buns, french toast, and of course caramel lattes!
To learn more about Vermont Artisan Coffee & Tea Co.’s amazing story click HERE!
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We’ve found our new favorite summer recipe! The Strawberry Almond Flour Cake adapted from King Arthur Flour. The best part of this cake is that you can use caramel two ways. Make homemade whipped cream using caramel as a sweetener then drizzle caramel on top of the cake before serving. Follow the original recipe and then make our whipped cream recipe below. Note if you want a two layer cake as shown in the photo double the King Arthur recipe.
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup Fat Toad Farm goat’s milk caramel
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a stand-up mixer whip heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add caramel and vanilla and whip for 10 more seconds until fully incorporated. Spread whipped cream on first layer of cake. Place second cake on top and spread on top layer. Top with fresh berries and drizzle with caramel.
Our Goat’s Milk Caramel is equally delicious used to sweeten up hot caffeine beverages as it is used to add some caramel goodness to cold summer drinks. For this refreshing Caramel Cold Brew Iced Coffee we drizzle caramel around the inside edge of a glass, add 1/2 a glass cold brew and 1/2 a glass milk and then top it off with ice. Enjoy!
Since 1972, the sofi Awards have helped the Specialty Food Association advance culinary excellence and creativity worldwide by recognizing the outstanding work of its members. The 2016 honorees were chosen from 3,200 entries by a national panel of culinary experts in a blind tasting. The sofi honorees serve as ambassadors for the industry and represent the best of what specialty food has to offer. We are honored to be among this recognized crowd for our Vermont Maple Goat’s Milk Caramel. Learn more about our collaboration with Cold Hollow Cider Mill to develop this classic Vermont twist on a traditional Mexican confection.