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Mocha Smoothie

Mocha Smoothie

How about a Mocha Smoothie??? Our 100% Kona coffee is $2 off for the entire month of November!

Mocha smoothie ingredients

1 cup chilled strong Cowgirl Elegance Kona Estate Coffee

1/2 cup oat or coconut milk

1 c frozen banana chunks

1/2 c cup ice cubes

1 Tbsp cocoa powder

2 dates (pitted & cut up)

2 Tbsp protein powder or almond butter

Instructions 

In a blender add the Cowgirl Elegance Kona coffee, milk, frozen banana chunks, ice cubes, cocoa powder or almond butter and blend together until thick and creamy.

Pour into your favorite cup and enjoy with a scone or delicious pastry!

~Keep your boots in the stirrups and your Bible in your saddle bag.
~ Kathleen ~–

Pharisäer Kaffee

Pharisäer Kaffee

This German-based coffee is like Irish Coffee but instead of whiskey, it’s replaced with rum. Similarly sweet but with less of a bite than an Irish Coffee, the German take on this drink is just as delicious, decadent, and creamy as the Irish version.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz strong coffee We recommended Barbed Wire 
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 ½ oz dark rum
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream

Recipe

  • Combine coffee and rum
  • Top with whipped cream
  • Traditionally, you don’t mix the cream with the drink!

~Keep your boots in the stirrups and your Bible in your saddle bag.
~ Kathleen ~–

Irish Cream

Irish Cream

Another classic coffee-based mixed drink, the Irish coffee is a staple of St. Patrick’s Day menus all over. However, there have been similar coffee-liquor drinks throughout Europe that pre-date the Irish coffee by at least 100 years. Disregarding that, Irish Coffee is a simple, sweet, and delicious mixed drink even when it isn’t St. Patty’s Day.

Ingredients

  • 6 oz brewed Irish Elegance coffee
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 ½ oz Jameson or similar Irish whiskey
  • Sweetened whipped cream or make your own with 2 cans of evaporated milk & 1 can of sweetened condensed milk.

Recipe

  • Brew coffee using your favorite brew method
  • Add coffee to the glass, leaving about an inch for whipped cream, added sugar and whiskey stirring until sugar is dissolved
  • Add the whipped cream to the drink

~Keep your boots in the stirrups and your Bible in your saddle bag.
~ Kathleen ~–

Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini

A classic coffee cocktail that is both strong and sweet, combining the best parts of dessert, liquor, and an after-dinner coffee into one delicious concoction. Though some may not be considered a true martini, it is served in a traditional martini glass makes it a martini in our view.  We recommend our Barbed Wire coffee for this very special martini.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz vodka
  • ¾ oz Kahlua
  • 1 oz espresso
  • Coffee bean, for garnish

Recipe

  • Brew espresso
  • Add vodka, Kahlua, and espresso into a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake until cold
  • Strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with 1-2 roasted coffee beans

~Keep your boots in the stirrups and your Bible in your saddle bag.
~ Kathleen ~–

Stories Over Morning Coffee

Stories Over Morning Coffee

When daddy went to heaven this year, on February 20, my husband sent me this beautiful coffee shrub. It is so special to me because of what it represents.

My daddy & I always shared our love of coffee and who had ‘the best cup’. I used to laugh at him and give him trouble, because when I was a flight attendant and he and momma would ‘winter’ in Hawaii, I would visit them often…. Every morning, I would head to Starbucks and daddy would get his coffee at McDonald’s and join me outside at Starbucks. When I wasn’t there to join him, he would do the same thing….. I said ‘you can’t buy your coffee at McDonalds and sit at Starbucks’! He said, ’Well, I guess I can, because, I do’ 😂🤣🤣. So many stories over our morning coffee ☕️ ❤️.

As many of you know, I started my own business 2 years ago, and I found my passion again, after living my dream of being a flight attendant. Daddy was so proud of me! (Which made it all the sweeter) Coffee!!!! I am roasting my own coffee ☕️. Every morning he would drink his favorite blend and say…. ‘That is THE best coffee, I have ever had’. I packaged that one in a gold bag…. Daddy called it ‘The Gold Standard’ and he loved yellow roses, so, the label reads ‘Daddy’s Gold Standard ‘ with a yellow rose.

Momma and I have since become passionate about our flowers 🌸 and plants that we were given for daddy’s funeral. A newfound passion that she & I share (who knew). She still drinks her hot tea, and tells me how good my coffee smells 😂. I’m so thankful for this time momma and I have had together and the sweet memories we have made. I’m so grateful for my husband and the sacrifices he makes to give me this precious time with her ❤️. God is so good! S

o, this morning, I lift my cup to you, daddy! Thank you for believing in me & sharing in the passion & excitement of roasting coffee to bring friends and families together and making special memories. I often think as I am roasting…. I wonder who will be drinking this coffee & making memories ❤️. Good morning friends! Hope you are enjoying your coffee with those you love! ☕️

~Keep your boots in the stirrups and your Bible in your saddle bag.
~ Kathleen ~–

Introducing the Champagne of Coffee

Introducing the Champagne of Coffee

What makes Jamaican Blue Mountain so special? Did you know that only 0.1% of the world’s coffee makes up Jamaican Blue Mountain?? It’s true! It is the champagne of the coffee beans! Each bean is checked for quality before being shipped to us. The growing conditions on the Blue Mountain farms also create a sought after, well-known, high quality coffee bean with the highest altitude and greater tree coverage. This tree coverage allows for the coffee beans to mature longer increasing the strength and pervasiveness of the rich flavors.

Our sun-dried Jamaican roast has many wonderful qualities, including a certain, appealing brightness to its taste. The coffee beans carry sweet, complex undertones of chocolate and fruit that are accompanied by a wonderful nuttiness and a lingering, pleasant aftertaste that will make you want to take another sip of your delicious coffee. The medium roast has a creamy, smooth texture with a lovely aroma and perfectly balanced body. It is the perfect pick-me-up at any time of the day!

I would suggest using a French Press or pour over, as both allow adequate steeping time to draw out the flavors, while not increasing the acidity. Remember to pay attention to grind size before brewing, since the wrong grind size can change your entire experience.

Quick French Press Tips:

1. Use coarse grinds.
2. Heat water until it’s just boiling.
3. 2 Tbsp. ground coffee to 8 oz. water ratio
4. Steep for 4 minutes.

Quick Pour-Over tips:

1. Use Medium- coarse grinds.
2. Heat water just until boiling.
3. Pour half of the water over the grounds in a circular motion, letting it sit for 30-45 seconds before pouring the other half.100% Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee! One of the most sought after coffees in the world!

Click here to order Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee today.

~Keep your boots in the stirrups and your Bible in your saddle bag.
~ Kathleen ~–

10 Reasons to Drink Coffee

10 Reasons to Drink Coffee

☕️ Studies have shown that coffee drinkers can reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes by as much as 50%.

☕️ Protect your liver :  supports liver function and four cups per day were shown to reduce cirrhosis risk by up to 80%.

☕️ May reduce the risk of depression:  Women who have consumed 4 or more cups of coffee had a 20% lower risk of developing depression, with a corresponding 53% decrease in suicide rates.

☕️ Boosts brain function:  improves mood and boosts energy, reaction times, memory vigilance, and cognitive function.

☕️ Reduced risks for neurodegenerative disorders:  Development of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases were reduced in one study by as much as 60%.

☕️ Reduced risks for cancer:  Drining coffee may reduce risks for liver cancer by up to 40% and colorectal cancer by 15% and a 20 year study found that women who drank at least three cups of coffee every day reduced their risk of developing skin cancer.

☕️ Rich in antioxidants:  coffee is loaded with key antioxidants that fight free radicals and prevent oxidative stress to promote great health as you age.

☕️ May prolong life:  coffee has been shown to reduce risks of several diseases, and observed over and 18-24 year period, reduced relative mortality rates in men and women by 29% and 26% respectively.  These effects were especially pronounced in diabetics.

☕️  May reduce stroke risk:  though coffee may transiently increase blood pressure, it does not negatively affect heart health, there is evidence it reduced risk of heart disease in women and reduces risks for stroke 20 %.

☕️ Reduces post workout pain:  Coffee can reduce post workout pain by 48%, speeding recovery and letting you get back to exercise sooner.

Have a cup of Cowgirl Elegance Coffee today!

~Keep your boots in the stirrups and your Bible in your saddle bag.
~ Kathleen ~–

Learning from a Master Roaster

Learning from a Master Roaster

My husband and I flew to the Island of Hawaii’ for the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival in November.  While we were there, we participated in coffee farm tours and purchasing green Kona coffee beans that I roasted right there on the Oka Family Farm!  We became friends with the Oka family and were fascinated with their story of four generations running the family farm.  They graciously invited us to use their Ashe Fluid bed roaster to roast the beans while overlooking the Pacific Ocean!  What a treat!  Please enjoy watching the video below as I learn from the master roaster, Keola Oka the proper way to roast these rare and precious beans!  I would also like to note that the Oka Family Farm was awarded the prestigious 50th annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival’s “Chef’s Award”  We are passionate about coffee and search to only bring our customers the creme’ de la creme’ of the coffee beans that we source from all over the world! 

~Keep your boots in the stirrups and your Bible in your saddle bag.
~ Kathleen ~–

Greetings from Kona, Hawaii

Greetings from Kona, Hawaii

Today, live from Kona, Hawaii, we will be joining the Oka Family Coffee Growers at their local Hawaiian Coffee Plantation. Their Coffee Plantation began as a simple family farm in 1890 and today, they are celebrating the 4th generation of the original Oka family members to enjoy and build upon this fascinating legacy of Growing The Best 100% Kona Coffee Beans. At their most generous personal invitation, this afternoon I will be joining the Beautiful Oka Family Plantation to personally roast and package their purest, richest and most flavorful 100% Kona Air-Roasted Coffee Beans for delivery and distribution to our Cowgirl Elegance warehouse on this Thursday, November 11th.

*** Only Custom Orders Placed By 8:00 P.M Wednesday, November 10th Will Not Be Charged Shipping From Kona, Hawaii To Our Whitehouse, Texas Warehouse ***

You can order via email to janicekathleen1@gmail.com or by giving me a shoutout at Kathleen Longar Ratto | Facebook.

Cowgirl Elegance will be bringing back, for Immediate Mainland Delivery the following:

Oka Family Plantation 100% Kona Coffee Peaberry Beans, of which only 3-5 % of the beans harvested qualify for the most exclusive and strictest of criteria achieve this coveted rating.  Peaberry Coffee is the World’s Most Sought after ‘Crème de la Crème’ in the elite world of coffee connoisseurs. Air Roasted.

$ 74.99 ***Only 10 Lbs. Left. ***

Each Bag Will Be #1-10.

Bag #10 Will Be The Last Of This Year’s Crop. Next Crop Is Not Guaranteed To Produce This Level of Perfect Bean.

Oka Family Plantation 100% Kona Fancy Coffee Medium Beans – Air Roasted – Fancy Beans account for approximately 38 percent of the Oka Family Plantation production.  This is a larger bean featuring somewhat less tasting acidity.  This bean is Air Roasted to a medium light brown and is the traditional roast for the Eastern Mainland. This Air Roast Comes With ”A Texas Kowboy Kaffeine Kick” in your  Saddle Bags. Beware Yankees and Small Children, This One Will Push You Back Above The Mason-Dixie Line & May Put A Little Hair On Your Chest !!!  $ 33.95 / L.B   ORDER NOW !!!

Oka Family Plantation 100% Kona Estate Coffee Medium Beans – This is the Classic Kona Roast is individually selected for Air Roasting to its unique level of flavorful-richness and aromatic perfection.  This is a Shear Delightful Infusion of the Finest Oka Family Plantation Beans. 55% Percent of the Plantations Precious, 4th Generation’s Land, Efforts and Love are dedicated to This Most Popular and Best Selling Kona Coffee Beans, therefore it is the most economical for coffee lovers throughout the world.  $ 31.95 / L.B   ORDER NOW !!!

Oka Family Plantation Kona White Coffee Beans – Enjoy 30 % more caffeine and more antioxidants without the coffee flavor. This particular Air Roast is like drinking the Finest and Smoothest of tea with suggestions  of Carmel and a hint of Nutmeg.  Cowgirl Elegance grinds to perfection these Delightful and One Of A Kind Coffees just for you so you will be able to enjoy a Taste Like No Other In The World !  $ 30.95 / L.B   ORDER NOW !!!

*** Only Custom Orders Placed By 8:00 P.M Wednesday, November 10th Will Not Be Charged Shipping From Kona, Hawaii To Our Whitehouse, Texas Warehouse ***

~Keep your boots in the stirrups and your Bible in your saddle bag.
~ Kathleen ~–

Jill, an Amazing Woman, Friend, Avid Equestrian

Jill, an Amazing Woman, Friend, Avid Equestrian

2021…. Jill, an amazing woman, friend, avid equestrian. A rough year for most of us. We lost a dear friend last week. Not only a friend but an incredibly accomplished woman. One of the artisans to my company. She was even more talented than I knew! She NEVER told me of all the many talents she possessed. One of the things I respect her for even more! Not only was she a hunter/ jumper, trail riding, horse loving, family adoring woman…. And there is so much more! A chef, funny, kind, adventurous…. I’ll try anything once, gal!

There won’t be anymore beautiful bareback rigging ‘saddles’ or hand- crafted saddle bags that she made for me. She is in a beautiful place where there is no more pain, no more suffering. She is with our Lord in heaven, where there are beautiful horses, two of mine…. Momma & Bandit, and I know she is riding them and loving on them in the most vibrant green pastures!

Thank you, Jill for always being kind when I was ignorant of your knowledge of horses! Happy trails, beautiful woman! Happy trails! Until we meet again!

~Keep your boots in the stirrups and your Bible in your saddle bag.
~ Kathleen ~–