Friday 31 August 2018

As Fall Rolls Around the Corner, along comes the cold and Flu season.

We have been enjoying Chai Tea Lattes and Pumpkin Pie Lattes all week!

Want to boost the immune system while enjoying a latte? I am willing to share our tasty and wellness supporting recipe that we have been in love with! 

Young Living Thieves Vitality Chai Tea Latte Recipe

  • 1 Chai Tea Bag
  • 2 Drops of Young Living Thieves Vitality Essential Oil (I do NOT recommend substituting for a different product or brand of essential oil. For more info on why, go to
  • 1 pump Torani Vanilla Syrup
  • Top with Steamed Whole Milk with foam on top! 
  • Finish with a sprinkle of cinnamon!

If you would like to order top quality essential oils for this drink blend as well as more recipes to come, order them at wholesale pricing. Here is where I get mine:

Want to amp up the fall atmosphere in your home? Try this Young Living Essential Oil Chai Tea Diffuser Blend all fall!

Tuesday 27 October 2015

Our Portable Cafe in Edmonton joined up with InCentre Pilates in Sherwood Park this weekend!

We had a blast this last Saturday, serving up delectable treats to everyone who attended the InCentre Pilates Open House in Sherwood Park last weekend. It was great! They had some awesome Mini Sessions happening both downstairs in the equipment Studio, as well as in the beautiful Upstairs Studio, doing Suspend demos. Very cool! And the Studio is stunning. Big beautiful windows, gorgeous glossy floors to Pie! Yes! Pilates = Pie + Lattes on this wonderful day! :)

We had a very popular special of the day: After Eights: Chocolate/Peppermint Mocha with whip cream and an After Eight Wafer perfectly topping this decadent treat!

Our Portable Cafe in Edmonton has been serving up delicious Coffee since 2009!

~The After Eight~

Coffee Cart in Edmonton serving top quality coffee at an on location event.
Espresso Catering by Kirby's Latte Bar serving all of the guests at the open house gourmet coffee, made to order!
Cappuccinos, Lattes, Americanos, Mochas, Espresso, Tea Lattes, Hot Chocolate, Steamers. You want it? We serve it!
We set up a full service cafe on location, just about anywhere, in and around Edmonton, AB.

Thursday 16 January 2014

Making Coffee Using a French Press

Whats the deal with the French Press? Well at first glance, it can look intimidating and overly technical. But there is a reason for the extra effort. Sometimes, perfection is in the details. What could it hurt to try it and see for yourself? You might be surprised at the results. Take the plunge! (hehe)

What you will need:

  • A French Press - You can pick one up for very few dollars or your spend a bundle. I like my bodum french press but you can find one just about anywhere nowadays. 

     Bodum French Press

  • A Small Kitchen Scale. Again, you can get these all over the place. Look for one that will work for small measurements as you will be measuring in grams, and one you can zero easily. You may also want one that can easily switch between grams, ounces etc. for ease.
  • Filtered or Bottled Water - Your coffee is as good as the water you use to make it!
  • A Kettle or something to boil water in- Really, you could use a pot to boil water in, but for pouring, you want something that  has a smooth pour without spilling or splashing! 
  • Coffee!! Some fresh ROASTED and fresh GROUND coffee is best. Everyone has a different budget and that is understandable. If you can find a local roaster, its always nice to try and shop local when ever possible. Also, Its nice to get to know your local roaster and what their experience and knowledge has to offer you!! Try different blends, have fun, experiment!
  • A Grinder!! Again, we understand that budget is a consideration to most people, especially if they are trying the french press for the first time. Start up can be intimidating as the price tag goes up! So. I would always recommend a Burr grinder over a blade grinder. A burr grinder has the beans poured in the hopper at the top and falls through the rotating burrs that grind the beans to the selected particle size. The ground coffee falls down via gravity below the burrs and into a chamber below. A blade grinder has a lot less consistency of particle size, and thus the extraction is not even per particle. A larger particle of coffee can sit in water longer before becoming over extracted and bitter tasting. A smaller particle will become over extracted and bitter more quickly. Since the French Press has the particles steeping in the water for a longer period of time, you want medium sized to larger particles of coffee and not finely ground coffee. A Blade grinder is similar to a kitchen blender. You pour the beans onto the blade and the blade rotates at high speed, hitting the beans randomly. So recap. Burr grinder is better than blade grinder. Here is an example of a fairly inexpensive Hand Burr grinder. 
    Hario Mini Mill Slim Hand Grinder
     And Below is an example of a fairly inexpensive Electrical Burr Grinder.
    Baratza Encore Conical Burr Grinder
     Now. All that said, a grinder may still be a purchase for the future. If you want, another option is to ask the guy or gal behind the counter at your roast house to grind your selected beans for you to use in your french press. Just remember, coffee oxidizes and becomes stale and bitter tasting quickly, so you want to use it sooner than later!! Best practice is to grind the coffee immediately before you brew, but work with what you have and experiment! You may be surprised at your results. Warning. The more experimenting you do, the closer to becoming a coffee geek you become! ;) LOL! You may find yourself waking up earlier just to give yourself more experimental fun time for your morning cuppa! You wouldn't be the first!

The Recommended proportions of coffee to water according to the SCAA Brewing Handbook is:

2 Tablespoons of ground coffee to 6oz of water
60g of ground coffee per 1 litre of water

Please note that these are guidelines and you can adjust them according to your own preferences. After all, you are the one who is drinking it! :) 

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Wednesday 18 December 2013

Christmas Candy Buffet!!

It was a great success at Northgate Mall this past weekend. There was face painting, Pictures with Santa Claus, Children's entertainment via Balloon artistry and show and of course us. We had a Candy Buffet for all of the mall shoppers to stop and enjoy a sweet treat to energize them as they work on their list for the naughty and nice in their lives. Lots of smiles, lots of "What a great idea!" and you could definitely tell that candy is not only for kids! Young and Old lined up to fill their bag and say Merry Christmas!

Thursday 14 November 2013

Tis the Season!! New Yummy Fluffy Winter Drinks are HERE!!!

Corporate Christmas Parties! New Years Celebrations! Winter Weddings!

Book a Latte Bar with us with unlimited drinks for all your guests and everyone can enjoy our new Catered Winter drinks, as well as all of our regular menu drinks, for your Large Events!! 

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New Winter Drinks Menu:

Gingerbread Lattes
Cinnamon Lattes
Pumpkin Spice Lattes
Peppermint Mochas 
White Hot Chocolates / Mochas
Dark Hot Chocolates / Mochas
After Eight
 Peppermint Bark

Our Fall and Winter Menu is here! Pumpkin Spice Latte, by Espresso Catering by Kirby

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Espresso Catering by Kirby has rolled out their Fall/Winter Drink Menu! Cinnamon Lattes, Peppermint Bark Mochas, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Gingerbread Lattes, Cinnamon Lattes, After Eight Mocha

Our Winter Drink Menu is here!

Edmonton's Premier Mobile Cafe! Peppermint Latte, Cinnamon Mocha and Pumpkin Spice Latte

Espresso Catering by Kirby does fun and exciting kids drinks too!

A great treat for Adults and Kids!

Monday 21 October 2013

Espresso Catering by Kirby is doing a New Promotion! Affogato Dessert Option!

Affogato is a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream drown in a shot of espresso. 

Espresso Catering by Kirby is now offering this delicious dessert option as an add-on to our latte bars! Just another way to wow your guests, creating delight and enjoyment to your planned event! Whether it be your Wedding, Christmas Party, Engagement Party, New Product Roll out or another celebration, this will be a great way to say, "Thanks for coming!" in a special and unique way! Like us on FB!

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