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A Coffee for Each Season

Coffee has graced the palates of consumers around the globe for centuries. It provides them with much needed warmth in the winter, a comfortable smoothness in the spring, cool refreshment in the summer and a bold kick in the fall. There is a perfect coffee for each season.

Winter: Highlander Grogg
Winter often brings with it cold temperatures, bitter winds and deep snow. Our coffee makers become our comfort blankets on these harshly cold mornings. Yet winter also brings with it a host of important holidays which bring together families and friends. It is the time during which you share and create many memories.

Highlander Grogg is the perfect beverage for this time of year. Flavored with smooth caramel, a hint of butterscotch and a splash of rum (those who prefer a non-alcoholic drink can substitute rum-extract), it can bring back memories of candy-filled holidays, while at the same time warming you from head to toe and chasing away winter chills. The aroma of this blend can also give a home a pleasing holiday atmosphere, perfect for days on which your family gathers together.

Spring: Cauca Iced Tropical Cocktail
Spring is a time of new birth and renewal. Temperatures begin to rise and plants begin to grow. It is the season when you want to kick back and enjoy a relaxing break after having worked or studied hard through the fall and winter.

No drink says “Spring Break” like a Cauca Iced Tropical Cocktail. This drink is bursting with citrus flavors, which celebrate new growth in spring time. Poured over a single scoop of passion fruit sorbet, and filled with crushed ice flavored with real red currants, Grand Cru coffee takes on a deeply exotic flavor. The cocktail is shaken and then topped with a mixture of sparkling water and passion fruit syrup, which give it a distinctly tropical flavor sure to put you in the mood for the new beginnings of springtime.

Summer: Iced Almond, Macadamia, Coconut Latte
When the summer heat beats down, you may be in need of refreshment. An Iced Almond, Macadamia and Coconut Latte can quench your while at the same time delighting you with its flavor.

To create this drink, you can soak almonds, dates and macadamia nuts in a bowl of water overnight. Then, blend them together and strain them to create nut milk. Next, shake this milk up with a double-shot of espresso, coconut syrup and ice. You can also add milk to suit your taste. To finish this beverage, top it with whipped cream and swirl coconut syrup on top. Drinkers who want an even more tropical taste may consider adding a slice of pineapple or mango to their glasses.

If you prefer a sweeter beverage, you can try adding toffee-nut syrup, mocha-sauce or caramel to this iced-beverage.

Fall: Salted Caramel Mocha
As the leaves begin to change in the fall, stores bring in seasonal inventory, children go back to school and coffee shops begin bringing in their harvest-themed coffee drinks.

The pumpkin spice latte gets a lot of buzz, but coffee lovers who want to try something a little different may find just what they are looking for in the salted caramel mocha. The salted caramel mocha combines rich espresso with steamed milk and mocha and toffee syrup. The drink is then topped with thick whipped cream, complemented by decadent drizzles of caramel and sprinkled with organic, unbleached sugar and sea salt (when done right).

These ingredients give the salted caramel mocha both the rich brown and orange colors of fall and a salty flavor that brings to mind the smell of freshly fallen leaves. Its warmth is perfect for keeping your hands warm as the temperatures cool, but the milk and cream make it a light enough drink for them to enjoy on warmer fall days as well.

Try mixing up your coffee drinks as the seasons change to dive into the atmosphere of the new season. Which seasonal drink will be your new favorite?

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