Why Cold Brew? What’s so great about cold brew anyways? Why would someone wait overnight for a cup of coffee?  Or 4 hours for iced tea?  Well, let’s see if these facts change your mind: Compared to brewing with hot water, cold brewed coffee is much less acidic, making it smoother to drink over ice. Also, the long infusing time (soaking) brings out some of...

Posted on Aug 6 2014 - 1:05pm by Lisa
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Summertime to me is ________?   How would you answer that question? Summertime to me is  spending time with my kids, being outdoors, swimming, hiking, biking.  Summertime is also a time for refreshing summer drinks.  I love anything from iced coffees and teas to lighter wines, bbq wines, sangria’s, slushes……basically anything you would top with...

Iced coffee can be made simply by brewing double strength and then pouring over ice.  However, if you are looking for that coffee-house iced-coffee taste, then you need to try this recipe.  It is unbelievably simple.  If you have read any of our other posts, then you know we believe in Bringing the Coffee House Home, Again! Life and schedules can get crazy and...

Posted on May 29 2014 - 9:56pm by Lisa
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Did you know that May 30th is National Mint Julep day?  We love iced tea at our home and who can resist finding different ways to serve that tea, and Mint Julep day gave us the perfect opportunity to try a new recipe.   The mint julep has been around for centuries in the United States.  It originated in the eighteen century in the southern states.   Popularity...

American Serenade customers are fabulous! They are loyal to American Serenade because they believe in our philosophy of Grace Time, buying products Made in the U.S.A., supporting small American businesses, and of course, the delicious and unique taste of our coffees, teas and wines.  Our customers expect high-quality, unique products and we intend on continuing to...

Mary Doneth, who lives in Florida and is one of our Consultants was kind enough to share several photos of their most recent Thanksgiving dinner. Joining friends with family at holidays has been a long-standing tradition in the Doneth household. Of course, Mary’s husband, Joe handles the carving honors and does it prior to the guests sitting down.  For some reason...

Posted on Feb 2 2014 - 4:40pm by Lisa
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We love Valentines and are always looking for a way to celebrate throughout the day, instead of the typically couple of hours at the end of a rushed day.   Grace encourages us to create the time and treasure what moments we have together.  Keeping our relationship with our spouse and/or sweetie strong helps to keep the family strong.     It has started to become...

Posted on Jan 31 2014 - 8:11pm by Lisa
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Introducing our series the 14 Days of Valentines.  This series will include many items to help with your Valentine celebration, including;  our version of heart candy sayings,  tips from Grace and our customer’s on how to make the most of your  Grace Time with your sweetie and of course a full menu for the big day.                                 “I usually have to add creamer and flavoring to my coffee, but I can drink this black!” – Rachael S.                                  “I...

Michele is a teacher  and one of our monthly coffee club members.  She was introduced to us by hosting her own in-home tasting and says she has been hooked ever since.  She even travels with her American Serenade coffee.  Michele decided to try our teas as well.  Her Saturday morning Grace Time with her daughter involved tasting our loose leaf tea and then dissecting...

Posted on Jan 26 2014 - 2:27pm by Lisa
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Hello, this is Grace and it’s really…really cold today. On days like this you will often find our family indoors, all of us in the same house at the same time! Winter usually provides those days to us but this winter is unlike most and being together always offers opportunities that can present interesting outcomes. So this evening we decided it was time again...

Print Peppermint Mocha Rating: 51 How do we handle those snow days. We face them head on. Create your very own homemade Peppermint Mocha at your convenience and a great cost savings. IngredientsAmerican Serenade Mint Mocha Coffee Homemade whipped cream Cocoa powder...

We love hearing from you.  And we want you to know that you are making a difference. Sharing your Grace Time stories allows us the honor to again put a face on the real America. For after all our country  is composed of unique individuals who exhibit so many seemingly common characteristics.  Yet as a whole, we are truly an exceptionally uncommon nation. Not long after September 11, 2001 a Romanian journalist summed it up perfectly. He had watched US television almost non-stop for days attempting to understand how and why Americans...

Grace’s Poem New Year’s Reflection & A Wish At first so young and right, so innocent in your sight. But as I grew, I made mistakes and began my breath of life to take.   Now older and somehow wiser, is this what you had planned? That I should need to see life first to learn and take a stand?   I hope this was your vision because it now seems such a shame. That...

We’ve tried it. And now we’re pushing back because those ‘Big Company Gurus’ just didn’t understand!    We’re Bringing The Coffee House Home…Again!! One of our customers shared her approach & brought her Coffee House Home ..Again!   Melissa loved the concept and after exchanging a few ideas with our Customer...

Michele, just became a loyal customer after hosting an in-home  tasting with American Serenade and learning how delicious her morning cup of coffee can be when using our coffees in her Keurig machine.  She even tells us she took her bag of Espressivo (Guatemalan French Roast) with her on an overnight family trip to a water park because she needed to make sure she...

Here at American Serenade, we love seeing pictures of how our customer’s are spending ‘Grace Time’ as well as enjoying our products during that special time.  Below are two customer posts sharing their Thanksgiving weekend ‘Grace Time’.  Kristin’s Grace Time in Ohio Kristin’s husband returned from serving our country in...

Posted on Nov 19 2013 - 11:36am by Lisa
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I love everything about Thanksgiving.  The family time, the grocery shopping, the food and pies!  I even enjoy the last-minute hustle of trying to get the turkey, gravy and mashed potatoes all done at the same time! I  have to admit this is my favorite meal of the year for a multitude of reasons.  Growing up, we had the entire Thanksgiving meal for our Christmas...

Posted on Oct 30 2013 - 5:12pm by Lisa
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When you think of Halloween candy, there are many that come to mind.  However, when you walk through the stores there is always one bag of candy that stands out and is synonymous with Halloween, Candy Corn.   We could not pass up the opportunity to create a way to include a holiday favorite in your home coffee bar.  Here is our recipe. ...

American Expressions Dinnerware Beautifully Practical & Exclusively Made in the USA   American Serenade continues to provide exceptional yet practical and affordable USA made products that are part of the American family experience. This is exemplified in our concept of American Expressions, a wonderfully fresh & practical approach for your tableware. Expressions dinnerware is non-toxic, lead free, oven proof, dishwasher & microwave safe. Creating a practical flexibility you can comfortably use during a quick afternoon...

Posted on Oct 24 2013 - 8:16pm by Lisa
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I love fall.  The beautiful colors of the trees, neighborhood bonfires with s’mores & the change from wearing short sleeves to cashmere & scarves (my personal favorite transition).   However, when I think of fall beverages, other than tea, the one that comes to mind most is Apple Cider.  Something about the smell, the warm cup in your hands and how...