Giveaway: Moustache Coffee Club + Coffee Syrup Recipe

Mustache Coffee Club bag

I am on-again, off-again coffee drinker. I’ll go through long stints where I am deeply attached to a morning cup, only to suddenly switch to hot black tea with milk and honey. Currently, coffee and I are hot and heavy, so when the folks at Moustache Coffee Club got in touch and asked if I wanted to team up for a giveaway, I said yes.

mustache coffee beans

Based in Los Angeles, Moustache is a coffee subscription club where you can opt to get a bag of gently roasted, single origin beans on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. They roast and ship on the same day in the hopes of getting you the freshest beans possible.

3 ounces coffee beans

They sent me a 12 ounce bag of their Colombian beans (I was told that these beans were a medium roast, which is a little darker than their norm) and asked if I might like to make something with them. And so, I did.

coffee concentrate set-up

I made a sweetened coffee concentrate to use in making a Thai iced coffee analog (which I will drink sitting on a park bench, if warmer days ever come). I measured out 3 ounces of beans and ground them quite fine (I have this grinder and I love it. It’s pricy, but good for coffee obsessives).

pouring water

I measured 1 cup of organic cane sugar into a pint sized mason jar and set the coffee filter up over it, and brewed a very strong 12 or so ounces of coffee right into the sugar.

making coffee syrup

Once the jar was nearly full with coffee, I removed the coffee filter and used a small whisk to help dissolve the sugar into the coffee. It only took a 30 seconds or so of careful stirring until the sugar and coffee were fully integrated.

full jar

I put a lid on the jar and once it was cool, popped it into the fridge. It’ll keep for a few weeks.

In addition to making a faux Thai iced coffee (traditionally, it’s made with sweetened condensed milk and freshly brewed coffee, but I find that this method makes for a faster cup and I don’t have to deal with sticky containers of sweetened condensed milk), I also occasionally will stir some of the concentrate into fizzy water for a coffee-flavored Italian soda.

whisking sugar into coffee

Now, for the giveaway. The nice folks at Moustache Coffee Club want to give one Food in Jars reader a 12 ounce bag of their coffee. Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me about your favorite warm drink.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, March 29, 2015.
  3. Giveaway open to United States residents only.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

Disclosure: Moustache Coffee Club gave me a 12 ounce bag of their coffee and are providing an additional one for this giveaway. No additional compensation was provided and all opinions expressed were honest and my own.  

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198 Responses to Giveaway: Moustache Coffee Club + Coffee Syrup Recipe

  1. 151
    Anat says:

    skim milk latte. Love espresso!

  2. 152
    George Buss says:

    I love a good cup of black strong coffee.

  3. 153
    bill spencer says:

    Not a warm drink, but my favorite is a hot toddy made with whiskey, ginger and honey.

  4. 154
    GinaG says:

    Straightforward, strong black coffee.

  5. 155
    Cece says:

    My favorite at the moment is lightly caffeinated coffee with almond milk creamer and stevia.

  6. 156
    Jessica HZ says:

    I am mainly a tea drinker, but for some reason nothing quite does it for me in the morning like a cup of coffee with sugar and half&half.

  7. 157
    Kate says:

    I have so many warm drink faves: Chai, hot cocoa, vanilla latte. But I think my french pressed coffee with brown sugar and cinnamon is a go-to right now. 🙂

  8. 158
    mary w says:

    Hot chocolate with real whipped cream. DH, however loves a good cup of hot black coffee so I would love to win this for him.

  9. 159
    Michelle Cox says:

    i typically love coffee with cream but lately my go to drink is warm water with lemon!

  10. 160
    Megan B. says:

    When I need caffeine, I usually turn to coffee (Chemex, black) or Earl Grey tea (with or without milk). When I need decaf, I switch it up to rooibos or barley tea. This afternoon, I need caffeine, so it’s coffee time!

  11. 161
    Lydia says:

    I love a cup of stong coffee with a little milk.

  12. 162
    Marianna says:

    Decaf latte with a tiny amount of chocolate–though in the mornings I like the strong stuff!

  13. 163
    Andrea says:

    I love good coffee with plenty of cream. Mmmm.

  14. 164
    Edward says:

    Lately I’m all about this Chamomile Citrus Tea I found.

  15. 165
    Christine says:

    I love my morning coffee, but a cup of good jasmine green tea has a simple decadence I can enjoy any time of day.

  16. 166
    Kathy says:

    Coffee. Coffeecoffeecoffee. Black coffee. Coffee.

  17. 167
    harper says:

    Strong black coffee is my go to. However, a nice masala chai tea is a close second.

  18. 168
    Laura says:

    Apple cider!

  19. 169
    catherine says:

    Well, it’s tea, but good coffee is a special treat.

  20. 170
    Kristy B says:

    I am a devoted coffee drinker

  21. 171
    Kari K says:

    I make my coffee each morning with my Aero press but when I want to indulge I go for a latte with almond syrup. num num

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  23. 173
    Kathleen says:

    Favorite warm drink- something my mom calls Russian tea: a combination of Tang, powdered iced tea, powdered lemonade, and cinnamon in boiling water. A tad too much to have on a regular basis, but delicious in moderation.

  24. 174

    This faux Vietnamese coffee looks GREAT.

    I think I love all hot drinks. I usually have very strong black coffee in the morning, but then tea throughout the day. And the occasional hot chocolate. Current fave is smoked black tea with cream and a smidge of sugar.

  25. 175
    Lauren says:

    I like chai tea lattes, but I like coffee too!

  26. 176
    Danielle says:

    Hot tea! On the weekends is coffee time.

  27. 177
    Martha says:

    Hot coffee is my daily favorite. I will often flirt with tea but always come back to coffee.

  28. 178
    Yafa says:

    I drink decaf Chai in the mornings and hot toddies on chilly evenings. I save coffee for weekend mornings.

  29. 179
    Karen says:

    This winter I’ve quite enjoyed a frothy hot milk with flavoring such as caramel syrup or vanilla extract, with some sugar for sweetening, and a hearty shake of cinnamon sugar on top. It’s my afternoon treat.

  30. 180
    Heather says:

    Black coffe is my coworker saving staple of the am,but I love a caremel mocha or a chai latte.

  31. 181
    Rose H says:

    Dark coffee with a little bit of soy milk or creamer in the morning. I make a variety of other drinks throughout the day like jasmine tea in the early afternoon, mint tea in the evenings and hot cocoa for dessert but if I have nothing else, even on hot summer mornings is my cup of hot dark coffee.

  32. 182
    Kelly says:

    My very favorite warm drink of ALL time is the Buddha liquid truffle from French Broad Chocolate Lounge in Asheville, NC. It is creamy, decadent, and painfully delicious. Sadly, I live in MA, so I won’t be having another one of these any time soon. =[

  33. 183
    Kim says:

    Every morning must start with caramel coffee with fat free half & half. Sometimes I add a shot of Torani vanilla or caramel syrup!

  34. 184
    Ally says:

    I like a faux mocha (a fauxcha?) myself–coffee mixed with a packet of good hot chocolate. No comparison to the real thing but for an easy pick me up, it’s hard to beat!

  35. 185
    Lora Leftwich says:

    My favorite warm drink is an upside down caramel macchiato as an after dinner drink in place of dessert. Not only do I prefer my shots on the bottom but mixed with whipped cream and vanilla syrup. From there add hot frothy foam, extra whip and a drizzling of caramel. Years ago, my daughter worked at the local coffee shop and the baristas concocted this version just for me and called it “The Mom Drink.”

  36. 186
    Jennifer says:

    i love hot green tea every morning, but iced coffees is a summer favorite!

  37. 187
    shannon says:

    My favorite hot drink is a tie between siphon coffee and a really good herbal tea.

  38. 188
    LynneMarie says:

    My favorite warm drink is a mocha latte.

  39. 189
    sara says:

    This coffee looks awesome! My fav warm drink is probably a mocha.

  40. 190
    Ana G says:

    In the morning, I like a hot cup of french press coffee. In the evening to unwind, I drink a hot cup of water with a slice of lemon, a little honey, and a few thyme leaves that have been dried from my garden, very relaxing.

  41. 191
    Becky says:

    Strong black coffee, and it has to be hot!

  42. 192
    kate says:

    Coava or Heart coffee roasters here in Portland are two of my favorites. French press with a bit of half and half – perfect start to a Saturday morning!

  43. 193
    TheBon says:

    i don’t drink many hot drinks but i do love iced cold brew coffee

  44. 194
    Matt says:

    I usually start my day with a cup of freshly ground coffee, can’t beat fresh coffee beans! (disclaimer: i will make a cup of keurig in a rush)

  45. 195
    Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    My favorite coffee is bold and dark and I take it black!

  46. 196
    MarianneH says:

    Vietnamese coffee, made with the traditional filter and sweetened condensed milk. Which leads me to remark that if you do want to use condensed milk in your Thai or Vietnamese coffee, it is easy to pour the containerful into a reused honey dispenser, ideally one with a flat lid so it can sit upside down in your fridge.

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