Over the past two weeks we have dropped a few Christmas bundles. Our Bath and Beans bundle sold out in no time, which is amazing. But ,we don't want these bundles to overshadow our new merch. Some are available in bundles, but we want to make sure you know you can get it as a stand alone too!
Catfight Comic Book Tee; We designed this one ourselves (so we are proud of that) and printed it on Soft Gilden 6400 tees. These aren't quite as soft as a Bela Canvas but are a little more flattering and less clinging. Comfort all the way!
Murderdolls White Magic Coffee: By now you have likely seen our new Murderdolls bundle. But did you know it's available as a stand alone? Not that you can ever have too many black tee shirts, but maybe you are holding out for some new Murderdolls styles. Maybe you already got the bundle and blew thought this bag of Latin American coffee infused with nuances of raspberries, white chocolate and rum.
Travel Tumbler: Finally! Our Catfight Crew and been asking for a new tumbler, but we knew we were redesigning our cat logo. We took that time to look for an even better tumbler manufactures and we think we found one! This double wall insulated tumbler has a straw opening and perfect for both hot and cold beverages.
Campfire Mug; Finding a good mug manufacture has been the bane of our existence. While we are always on the look out for new designs in drinkware, nobody can argue the validity of the ceramic campfire mug!
Peppermint Mocha Spoons; If you know us, you know that we drink our coffee black with no sugar. But, you also have probably watched our Cheat Day on Cattail hour where chocolate is a reoccurring theme. So, our endorsement of just how freaking good these spoons make your coffee (or hot milk for hot chocolate) taste is a solid one. And don't forget, after the chocolate melts away into your drink you are left with a super cool Jack O'Lantern spoon! Scoop one up here!
Here it is!
Our holiday bundles sure to please all the finicky cats on your list this year. To make things easier, we wrote this blog as a comprehensive list of our offerings.
Black Magic, Beans and Bath Gift Set.
This is the perfect, well-rounded gift set. It also might be a good introduction to someone new to Catfight Coffee. Not only does it have our best-selling Black Magic Coffee, but a bar of cold-pressed soap made with our Black Magic Coffee. Top it off with our brand new Campfire mug and this gift is as good as done. Check it out here!
The Curious Cat Connoisseur Bundle:
Whether you are just starting your coffee adventure, or have a more experienced pallet, this bundle is perfect for the connoisseur curious drinker.
We bundled a bag of our zesty Mexican Light Roast coffee with a bag of Bali Medium Dark coffee. Both these coffees are exceptional single-origin 'Specialty' coffees certified to rank in the top 20 coffees traded on the market today, but both taste very different. Included is a pocket-sized coffee journal that helps you put down on paper the tastes you are searching to describe by offering a basic flavor wheel. And, we are throwing in one of our bag clip/spoons for perfect measurements every time.
Check it out here.
The KCup Christmas Bundle:
We designed this bundle just for K-Cup drinkers. Pick your poison on 1 of our 4 coffees we offer, and we do the rest. Comes with our new durable Ceramic Campfire Mug, a box of KCups, and a limited-edition Lucky Cat pin not available for sale alone.
Check it out here.
Cold Hearted Cat Cold Brew Bundle;
It never ceases to amaze (and humble us) our Catfight drinkers whose lust for our Cold Brew coffee has them braving the winter cold with Cold Brew coffee in hand. For the cold-hearted, this is for you.
We bundled our brand new cold (or Hot) beverage tumbler with a sleek new drawstring 2 pocket tote bag and, you get to pick your poison of Cold Brew pouches.
Check it out here!
Cappuccinos and lattes are perhaps the most popular beverages in the country other than a traditional cup of drip coffee.
These two espresso drinks contain many of the same ingredients, but the craftsmanship of your favorite barista leads to two drinks that have distinct tastes, textures, and finishes.
At Catfight, that difference can be a source of contention.
The quick answer is that a cappuccino has an even layer of espresso, steamed milk and foamed milk which are distinctly layered. While a latte the espresso, steamed milk and foam are often blended together.
A cappuccino boasts a much stronger espresso flavor than a latte due to having less milk and more foam.
You can tell the barista is doing you right when the ratio to all three parts is even. A give away that the barista isn’t doing it right is when they draw 2 espresso shots (in the U.S. it’s usually 2) then just pour steamed milk in to fill up the cup. If your cup is mostly milk-it’s a latte.
If you are longing for an even stronger espresso taste and want to test the ability of the barista, try a macchiato. No, this is the sugary Starbucks drink-the Caramel Macchiato. A true Macchiato is 2 shots of espresso with a place of milk and foam.
Try all 3 and you may discover you are more a Macchiato drinker than a cappuccino drinker. Or you may find what you really like is a latte. There is nothing wrong with any of these tried and true drinks. Your coffee pallet is yours and yours alone. But it sure if a fun experiment!
A little bit of a coffee history lesson here. The practice of roasting coffee beans started roughly 1,000 years ago. Roasting technology started in the 1400s and it was the 1800s before companies started doing it on a massive scale.
Roasting today is far more specific and personal. Local micro-roasters artfully roast beans and you may even have many options in your area. If not, you can easily find them online.
Recently we have gotten emails from Catfight crew members who are taking advantage of the smaller more economical roasting machines and giving it a go at home. Nearly all are finding a bit more complicated than they imagined.
Roasting not only changes both the color and the texture of the bean but how it tastes when it’s brewed. So, roasters must keep an eagle eye on the beans progress throughout this procedure.
And the sound of cracking. Over the dull roar of the roasting machinery it’s important to keep an ear out (?) for the first sound of the beans cracking. These cracks signify key stages of the roasting process. The first crack occurs around 385 degrees Fahrenheit (depending on a few factors) after enough of the moisture in the coffee bean evaporates and causes the bean to expand and crack. This is the first sign of the beginning of a light roast.
So experienced roasters don’t just set the dial and go read the latest posts Tik Tok…no siree, they are using their senses – sight and sound to make sure the roast is perfect.