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Making a Black Cat and Other Coffee Drinks

Updated on March 16, 2016
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Nightcat enjoys cooking and was once a hot foods worker in a previous life. She enjoys passing on tips for home chefs of all levels.

Welcome coffee lovers!

I came up with the Black Cat as a more affordable option to the ever popular chocolate latte drinks. Here the fancy store-bought drinks go for five bucks and up (plus tax), so I save more than twenty five bucks a week. That's the sweetest treat of all.

I've included other drinks too, all with a cat theme. I love cats and have five of my own. Somehow they used cat ju-ju on me and this page became very cat themed. This page also donated 100% of the first two years of earnings to the ASPCA! Thanks to all the visitors for your help.

Here one of my own fur babies, Shadow, mugs for the camera. A nicer shot than the escape, at least for this page. Hey, you can always let me know in the comments. Oh, all the drink photos are by me too.

Please note: A lot of experts warn against letting your cat drink coffee. I feel the occasional, and I mean occasional lick or two does no harm, but no giving kitty an entire mug, OK?

As always, all pictures and written content are my original work. Videos are used for entertainment purposes only. If you are the original copyright holder and want credit and a link, please contact me.


Can I make fresh brewed coffee an easier way?

Yes, and it is a green choice

Yes you can. Try what is called a French press. It only has a small glass or plastic body and a lid with the press attached to it. Just pour in your hot or boiling water (read your press directions to make sure it won't crack) and set the lid on with the press above the coffee and water.

When it has brewed, usually five minutes or so, press the knob of the press down SLOWLY. A good one forms a pressure pocket that will explode coffee upward if you press too fast. Then enjoy your coffee.

The French press can be a green choice. No machine to plug in and the coffee grounds nourish plants. You won't be buying coffee filters, or needing a tiny trash can with a plastic bag on the counter. Plus, it can brew any coffee in the world. Packaged, freshly ground, or prepacked in a filter bag. This means no multiple machines gobbling up electricity and your money.

The French Press is also inexpensive and can last a lifetime. It won't overheat and burn the house down or bubble coffee all over the counter either. They travel easily, so coffee purists can stow them in a travel bag to get that at home taste wherever they are.

NOTE: Since we have a cat theme, please remember coffee grounds are not safe for cats or dogs. Most won't bother them, but it is something to be aware of.

Coffee Talk: How to Use a French Press

Using Syrups

Today it is fairly easy to find a syrup in almost any flavor, or for that matter, alcohol content. Here are some quick tips to keep that coffee excellent.

Sounds cheesy, but you get what you pay for. I just picked up some flavored syrups at the dollar store, and haunt dollar bins in Target at Christmas time. It tastes fine for me, but it certainly is not the quality of a more expensive syrup. The difference in price? Dollar bottles tend to pour like water. The good stuff is an actual syrup.

Read and follow the directions. A lot of flavors can sneak up on you as a note that comes after the coffee flavor. Use enough to taste it instead of the coffee and you may hate the following notes. You may feel fairly ill too.

Read the labels before purchase. You may have an allergy to an ingredient. Example is that hazelnut a safe mock flavor or a dangerous dose of the real thing?

Lastly, if you are going for an alcohol laced syrup keep it locked away from kids and pets. Your cat may like the smell or flavor but it isn't safe for her. She just can't metabolize the alcohol like you can. Remember no matter what alcohol is classified as a poison in a lot of psych 101 textbooks.

African Cat

Happily you don't need a passport to meet this cool cat.

You'll need:

Salt

Black Coffee

Brew some strong black coffee, use salt to taste. This is a traditional way to serve coffee in Ethiopia. Use butter instead of salt if you like, another fine African tradition. Yes, coffee originated in Africa. The city folks do use plenty of sugar, but no one uses milk.

A coffee ceremony takes hours. You really shouldn't leave until your third cup. That is the blessed one. Find out more at this cool site. Any country where you drink coffee for hours is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy. That's what I say.

Angrboda’s Cat
Angrboda’s Cat

Angrboda’s Cat


Like the powerful Nordic Goddess, Angrboda’s Cat prowls the Iron Woods. Strong and fiercely independent, she is a ruler of all she surveys. This coffee drink is perfect who those who like their chocolate and coffee together.

You’ll need:

Two cups of French Press Coffee

One Tablet Abuelita Chocolate

One Mayan Cocoa Spice Teabag

Brew coffee full strength with tea bag. When brewed, pour in a pot over chocolate tablet, stirring until the chocolate is completely melted. Serve hot.

Bengal Cat


Some cats come and some cats go, but Bengal Cat is a royal sort of cat that wraps himself around you with a full bodied purr. This coffee drink not only combines his beloved Bengal Spice tea with his favorite French Press decaf, it also transforms the two simple ingredients into a heavenly sip that is not only naturally decaffeinated, but an indulgence that may remind some drinkers of a spiced and full bodied holiday coffee.

You'll Need:

One Bengal Spice teabag

Three tablespoons of Decaf Coffee

One large French Press

Bring water to boil, in meantime, add one Bengal Spice bag to your large French Press and add in three level teaspoons on decaf coffee. This will be a lot less coffee than some folks are used to, but it makes a great evening blend for when you want a cup but even full strength decaf jangles your nerves.

Pour boiling water over coffee and tea bags, brew to desired strength, I like to give it five minutes or until I can smell the aroma of the tea, then pour. You'll know you've got it right when it is a silky smooth yet full-bodied brew that will blow the doors off the local coffee house's pricey holiday blend. And don't be surprised if that humble tea bag brings out hidden chocolaty or even fruity notes in your favorite ground coffee.

Celestial Seasonings Tea, Bengal Spice, 20 Count (Pack of 6)
Celestial Seasonings Tea, Bengal Spice, 20 Count (Pack of 6)

I love this naturally decaffeinated tea on its own, or of course, using a bag as a way to make Bengal Cat coffee. I also use it to make Mexican spiced tea and other goodies so it's great to have several boxes on hand. And, of course, it gives you a treat to brew up in the evening or for the tea drinker in your life.

 

Bastet Have Mercy

Ever try to go off caffeine all at once? You'd put your head through a brick wall if it would stop the pain. Better to taper off then. This drink is also a good cure for migraines as the combined caffeine content will help restrict the blood vessels or something clever like that.

You can of course pray to your chosen deity for forbearance as you see fit.

You'll need:

one heaping teaspoon coffee granules

Coke

cherry syrup

cherries

Put cherry syrup, coffee granules, and cherries as desired in a tall glass. Pour in Coke slowly, as this foams up quickly. You can stir in the coffee and foam, the foam isn't going anywhere. Refresh with more Coke as needed.

Black Cat

Compares to a chocolate latte with whipped cream

You'll need

coffee (instant, brewed or espresso)

cream or milk

whipped cream

chocolate sauce

black cat-shaped sprinkles

Optional: sweetener

Tip: Espresso is just coffee brewed with less water. You don't need an expensive press.

1) Taking your brewed coffee, add sweetener (sugar, Splenda) and cream or milk to taste. A great cup of coffee makes a killer Black Cat.

2) Top with whipped cream, then add chocolate syrup on top of whipped cream. Some will go down into the coffee, that's OK.

3) Top with black cat-shaped sprinkles.

You're done.

Tip: Add a little cinnamon for a Red Cat, caramel topping instead of chocolate for a Tabby Cat, or chocolate shavings and heavy cream for a Fat Cat.

FYI: The traditional latte has twice as much milk as coffee.

WARNING: Cream may be OK, but chocolate can be deadly to cats. So no sharing if you have the chocolate mixed in.

Black Cat Sprinkles and other Treats

Bridgette's Cat

This was made as an offering and is connected to Maxine's Mountain. It is for offerings, and to take away sorrows. The dark colors connected to Mamman Bridgette, lady of the cemetery. The drink is the strongest thing you'll find here, the closest to wine I can get. A good drink if you are feeling somber as it somewhat mimics sparkling red wine.

You'll need:

Coke

pomegranate/grape juice

You can find a blended juice like I did, which makes this drink a snap. Fill champagne flute or wine glass halfway with juice. Then top with Coke. This sat as an offering for about half an hour before I tasted it. Wonderful! Good thing it is a mocktail as I downed it in two swallows. I'm maudlin in my grief at times, OK?

But this is a happy page, gosh darn it, so onwards and upwards!

Caramel Kitten

This lovely drink is like having a cute little kitten to snuggle with. Make it in a small cup for more decadence.

You'll need:

Caramel Syrup

Vanilla Syrup

Instant coffee

Powdered creamer

Equal or sugar to taste

Whipped Cream

Put coffee instant creamer and sugar or sugar substitute in cup. Add just a splash of both syrups. Pour in boiling water, stir. Top with whipped cream, add a dash of caramel syrup for kitten stripes if desired.

I had to add whipped cream three times to get the shot. It kept melting too fast.

Oh yes, it made the drink better.

Catnip Iced Latte

Purrrrrrr

This tension taming tea is as simple as brewing a tea bag.

You'll need:

1 catnip tea bag

ice

milk

sugar

1) Brew the catnip tea.

2) Serve over the ice, mixing in milk and sugar as desired. Catnip is so easy to grow you may want a patch of it to steep fresh leaves. If using fresh catnip just double the amount, say two teaspoons of fresh leaves for one latte.

Needless to say, you feline family may demand some to share. Which is OK. Some cats like to steal the teabags and will even drink right out of the cup.

Chocolate Bombay

This drink will take more prep than any other, but it is certainly worth it. It has an eleghant look that shows of all your hard work in a sophisticated manner. Shadow had to pitch in and help me figure out a name. I can only report that it is an elegant drink and very versatile. Perfect for when the weather hits the 80s and 90s or beyond.

You'll Need:

Drink Glass

Ice Cube Tray

Blender

Coffee

Sweetener

Hazelnut Syrup

Milk

Chocolate Protein Powder

Prepare you coffee as usual. This is where you use the sweetener and hazelnut syrup. Test coffee, making sure it is a perfect cup. Then pour into ice cube tray and freeze overnight. The next day you might need a small stream of warm water on the back of the tray to convince the cubes to come out.

Crush these in the blender with just enough milk for the consistency you want, adding the chocolate protein powder at this time. You could make it much smoother, but the consistency shown here melts nicely into a heavenly drink, and could be sipped through a straw.

Remember to keep your cat away from the chocolate and coffee.

PS I know, Bombays don't come in chocolate. It is a play on chocolate bombe.

Chocolate Hisses

Compares to Mexican Hot Chocolate

You'll need:

2 packets instant hot chocolate mix

8 oz hot water

a pinch of chili powder

milk to taste

large mug

Optional: marshmallows or whipped cream

1 ) Mix the hot chocolate powder and chili powder,

and then add the hot water.

2) Add milk to taste.

3) Add marshmallows, whipped cream, or other topping if desired.

This drink is extremely decadent and should leave you with an overall feeling of warmth. Unless you drink way too much and overdo the chili powder. Then you may want to fight the whole world.

Dennis Mewman

Dennis Mewman loves two things, coffee and working out in the weight room. But how could he get his java jolt and not turn into a tubby tabby from all the cream and sugar? Easy! He blended two of his fave substances on earth and came up with this boosted protein drink, Dennis Mewman would like to remind those with heart conditions or high blood pressure to go easy on this one.

You'll need:

A scoop or two of chocolate protein powder

Teaspoon (or more) of instant coffee granules

Water

Add one cup of water to blender, adding coffee granules first. Add protein shake according to directions, frappe until well blended, serve chilled. PS Yes, the drink was inspired by Dennis Newman. Find his inspirational story HERE.

Hepcat Soda

Hepcat loves his coffee and listening to beat poetry. He dresses in black, quotes French existentialists and digs the artistic underground. But every so often he sneaks out to Route 66 to get his kicks at a greasy spoon. He loves the floats there. In a happy way, not a dismal existential way, you dig? But he calls this a soda 'cause it washes away the grime of our empty culture, daddio.

You'll need:

Coke

Instant Coffee

Vanilla soft serve or icecream

1 ) Place coffee granules on bottom of soda glass.

2) Add vanilla soft serve.

3) Pour in Coke. Serve with spoon and bottle of Coke on side if desired.

Small bottles, not two liters please. Hepcat loves this drink because you get coffee flavor and a float at the same time. Too many will make you loose your cool though.

Holy Mole Cat

You'll need:

Instant Mexican coffee

Cinnamon

Chili Powder

Chocolate Syrup or Mexican Chocolate

Optional: Sweetener

Holy Mole cat loves everything about Mexicana cuisine. He also loves coffee, so he came up with a drink that combine two flavors he loves, coffee and mole sauce. To make his drink he combines the coffee granules, chili powder, cinnamon, and sweetener then adds boiling water.

If he was using a bit of shaved chocolate he'd add it before the water, but syrup after is just fine. The resulting coffee has notes of cinnamon and chili powder as well as the lovely coffee taste he craves.

Isis Cat

This drink is a literal offering to the goddess Isis. It couldn't be more simple, and milk is a traditional offering to Isis. Why an Isis cat? The cat-headed goddess Bastet's name literally means soul of Isis! Enjoy!

You'll need:

milk

whipped cream

Nile blue sprinkles

Pour milk into glass, top with whipped cream, add a light dusting of blue sprinkles. Blue and white are two favorite colors of Isis. Serve with a straw or spoon.

Kitty Takes Manhattan

Sometimes a cat just wants to chill and with this cool drink in her paw Kitty can do just that. Keep in mind Kitty is a fictional kitty looking a lot like a seal point Siamese furry for some reason and she hangs out in all the swankest clubs.

You'll need:

Half and half

One Tablespoon of instant coffee

Chilled sparkling water (That's club soda, hon)

Sweetener

Four or five chocolate morsels

Put instant coffee, sweetener and half and half in the bottom of a 16 oz glass. Pour in a little bit of chilled sparkling water, stir. Add sparkling water to fill glass, but be careful as it can foam over. Speaking of which the foam is the best part. Sneak four or five chocolate morsels in just because, serve with spoon. You'll need it to eat the yummy, slightly melted, coffee-infused morsels when you are done drinking.

Ko Ko's Cocktail

This drink was inspired by a scene in Braun's The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern. The ingredients were changed slightly to match what was on hand. I can testify that any nearby cats will demand some of the half and half quite loudly. I'd serve this with the bottle and nutmeg beside.

You'll Need:

half and half

Small Ginger Ale

nutmeg

champagne flute

Pour in a good splash of half and half, add ginger ale slowly. Top with a dash of nutmeg. You may stir if you wish. The foam is fun to eat, but if you wait it will turn into a superb drink. Add more ginger ale and nutmeg as desired.

Little Kitten's First Trick or Treat

Little kitten is so excited! She is going out Trick or Treating tonight! Mommy cat insisted on a good dinner and said she'll have a surprise ready when little kitten and Daddy cat return. This drink will be all hot and waiting for both the little kitten and mommy and daddy will get one too.

This warm drink combines hot cocoa with the flavor of pumpkin spice creamer. A perfect treat to have ready for the kids and adults after a night of Tricks and Treats. For larger amounts, use a pot on the stove, but maintain the fifty/fifty combo of milk and creamer.

You'll Need:

Two Percent Milk

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

One Package Instant Cocoa

Orange Sugar Sprinkles

Black Sugar Sprinkles

Green Sugar Sprinkles

Whipped Cream

Fill a hottle half way with two percent milk, adding pumpkin creamer in equal amount. Heat in microwave until the milk concoction is steaming hot, bot not boiling. Put contents of coca packet in mug, add steamed milk and mix. Top with whipped cream, and sugar sprinkles in each color as desired.

Mary's Cat

Mary's Cat loves to be loved. She has a melodious purr, and a soothing presence. This drink is superb for when you need some extra loving care, as nothing replaces honey as a tonic. She is of course, the famous mother cat who was at the birth of Christ. Hearing the cold Child's wail, her heart overflowed with a mother's love.

Having kittens of her own, she knew just what to do. She jumped carefully into the rude crib and snuggled next to the Divine Child, chirping for her kittens to join her in surrounding Him with loving, purring warmth. For her loving devotion and motherly care, Mary placed the M mark on her head all tabbies carry today.

You'll need:

Instant or brewed coffee

Milk or cream

3-4 tsp honey

Optional: sweetener

Make coffee as usual, adding honey to the piping hot brew. Stir to make sure it dissolves, then add creamer or milk. You may need one or two of your usual sweeteners as this drink is more soothing than sweet.

Maxine's Mountain

Named in honor of my darling sweet Maxine, whom I had to put up for adoption. I'll love and miss her forever, but c'est la vie. All the things here were the favorites of my dearest one, so the drink is named for her. Miss you to bits, sweetie. If you were still here with me, I'd make you one just for you.

You'll need:

Whipped cream in a can

instant or brewed coffee

1 tbs hazelnut powdered creamer

Brew coffee, adding powdered creamer, adjust to your taste. Now slowly add a mountain of whipped cream. It is fine if you do this a couple of times as it melts as it adds to the decadence. Served in a huge cup as shown here, your own cat could certainly go to town on the whipped cream at least.

Mrs. Claws

Mrs. Claws never gets a day off. Santa Claws always needs inspiration, help in the toy shop, and those elves need tending too. If she isn't baking cookies, there are letters to answer, because this special lady does indeed get mail. At the end of the day she wants all the Christmas flavors she loves.

Cocoa, peppermint and eggnog come together in a merry dance fit for the undisputed queen of Christmas. Who do you think taught Santa to shop anyhow?

You'll need:

One packet instant cocoa with marshmallows

Eggnog

Mini peppermint marshmallows

Whipped Cream

Make cocoa as desired, adding eggnog on top. Stir. Top with whipped cream, and peppermint marshmallows. You'll get the taste of peppermint, whipped cream, and the lovely cocoa eggnog combination.

Mrs. Murphy

Yes, this was inspired by a scene from the latest Sneaky Pie Brown novel, The Big Cat Nap. Also by a chance meeting. I had no idea some folks can't have coffee, even decaf, for medical reasons. So here's one for you.

You'll need:

Peach tea bags

decaf tea bags

canned oranges

syrup from can

Brew peach and decaf tea, using four bags per quart of water. I use a three quart pitcher, so I use eight decaf and four peach tea bags. Chill in fridge. When cool, pour a nice tall glass, mixing in some of the syrup from the can and a few of the tiny orange slices. Enjoy!

A scan of my own copy. Enjoy!

New Orleans Cat

New Orleans cat is one handsome tom. With his dashing good looks and tuxedo coat, he has the ladies swooning. He also woos tourists with the best drink in the city; chicory! New Orleans cat will fib a bit and call it coffee so they will try it, but chickory is much smoother, has no caffeine, and can be used straight or mixed fifty-fifty with your favorite ground coffee. This version is all chicory, but feel free to tweak.

Note: New Orleans cat suggests you invest in a tea ball, tiny bamboo tea strainer or bulk empty tea bags if going for the single cup route. Otherwise, tuck it into your coffee maker and brew as usual.

PS Check your local store for chicory in the coffee aisle. The brand in my area comes straight from New Orleans, giving back to one of the best cities on the planet.

You'll need:

One teaspoon chicory

Strainer, tea ball or french press

Optional: sweetener

Optional: cream, milk, etc.

Put chicory in tea ball, add boiling water, let steep for five minutes. You can add chicory or brew time for more strength. Try it before you sweeten or add milk, but it stands up just as well as coffee beans do to your favorite flavors.


Nurse Rosey

Rosey was a loving little calico. Whenever anyone in the house was sick, she would sit with them, purring out her love. The cat always seemed to send out pure love and healing energy to each of her patients.

This drink is dedicated to that sweet cat, who was also called Florence Nightingale for her utter devotion to duty. She would not play, touch catnip, or leave her charge's side, until they were well again.

You'll need:

Instant or brewed coffee

Honey to taste

Lemon to taste

Optional: sweetener

Brew coffee as usual, add honey to taste, and lemon as well. Honey and lemon both have healing powers, due to being packed with vitamins and other natural goodies. Honey is a natural remedy that fights bacteria, and lemon has high levels of vitamin C. C for cat? Maybe!

Nyan Nyan Nyan Nyan


This is one chipper cat and with her go-to coffee beverage of choice you can see why. Freshly brewed on a daily basis, this smart kitty blends coffee, matcha green tea powder, clementine peel and spices. And as this cat is always on the go she can put this together, go do her roadwork and come back to the purrfect brew.

You'll Need:

Cafe Bustelo Coffee

Matcha Green Tea Powder

Clementine Peel

Ginger

Cinnamon

Nutmeg

Cloves

Put all ingredients in the portions you like in a French Press, making sure to find a ratio you can live with. You may want to go light on the matcha for example, until you get used to it. Cover with boiling water and put the lid on. Leave to brew while you go off and do your roadwork on the treadmill or road, then come back for a super reward.

Patty's Minty Bliss

Our sweet Patty is 100% Irish, at least on St. Patrick's day. He knows everyone has mint-flavored something on that day. Maybe it goes back to lamb with mint, that mints are green, or shakes and ice cream with mint are green, therefore a good food for this day. All he cares about is it is sweet, creamy and delicious.

You'll need:

Instant Coffee granules

1 scoop Chocolate Chip Mint Ice cream

Optional: sweetener

Put scoop of ice cream in mug, pour coffee granules on top. Use the same amount you would for one cup of coffee. If you want a sweeter treat, add sweetener. Then pour in boiling water slowl, pausing to mix the melting ice cream into the water. You'll wind up with a minty, chocolate-kissed coffee drink. You can always zap this in the microwave for several seconds if it isn't as hot as you'd like.

Pumpkin Spice Cat

Pumpkin Spice cat is all about fall. She loves Halloween and just the thought of a pumpkin spice lattes makes her purr in delight. This drink omits the whipped topping but still gives you that lovely flavor. Her trick? Seasonal creamers in dry or liquid form. At a fraction of the cost you won't endure long lines, or customers in a huff when the local barista runs out of pumpkin syrup.

Tip: Powders can last a long time, perfect for a mid-winter or early spring pumpkin spice treat. Just check those expiration dates.

You'll need:

One teaspoon chicory

Pumpkin spice coffee creamer

Optional: Sweetner

Brew chickory as desired, add pumpkin creamer, and sweeten if desired.


Royal Jaguar


There is no cat more revered in Aztec and Mayan lore, and he is known the world over for his strength and courage. Even warriors and kings seek the power of this cat, and he will make the journey through life at your side, a protective guardian with unmatched ferocity. This coffee has a definite power behind it, with smoky as well as fruity notes and a strong, full-bodied flavor with hints of chocolate.

You'll Need:

Large French Press

Three Tablespoons of Ground Coffee

One Mayan Cocoa Spice Teabag

Put the coffee and teabag into the French Press then brew the coffee and teabag for at least five or six minutes, keeping in mind that the longer the brew the stronger the tea flavor comes through. Pour, and enjoy the full-bodied flavor that delivers a smooth energy. Note: You may certainly brew to your desired strength, if so one tea bag per every three tablespoons of coffee will do the trick.

I love the aroma of this coffee, it definitely takes you to another place of tropical forests and hidden secrets.

Santa Claws

This world famous cat flies through the air on Santa's sleigh every year. He brings toys to good cats and kittens everywhere. Be a North Pole kind of cat, he likes his drinks to have a Christmas kick. This version is non-alcoholic as both Santa Claws and I have enough problems keeping all four paws on the ground. Remember, as Santa Claws purrs: "Alcohol and cats do not mix!"

You'll Need:

Coffee

Eggnog

Whipped Cream

Fix your coffee as usual substituting eggnog for milk or cream. Top with whipped cream. Compares to one of those fancy eggnog coffees at a lot lower price. Fact is, for the price of the largest one at a certain coffee place, you can buy a carton of eggnog. That's enough to power a whole office party or family gathering. Life is good.


Santa Muerte's Cat


Cat of the deepest teachings, companion to Santa Muerte, this black cat glides its way through the starry night, carrying a bold message, that given the right tools via spices, even the most humble decaf can compete with a full bodied roast. This blend takes the smooth holiday profile of the Bengal Cat and gives it a fuller bodied, smokier flavor with the addition of cloves and other spices. A great drink to start gearing down towards the end of the day it also carries the darker coloring we java junkies crave that signals pleasure.

You'll Need:

Three Level Teaspoons of Decaf coffee

Three Shakes of Cinnamon

Three Shakes of Cloves

Three Shakes of Nutmeg

Three Shakes of Ginger

One Bengal Spice Teabag

Put coffee, spices and teabag in a large French Press, add boiling water and brew as long as desired, but around six minutes to start. Just like the misunderstood goddess turned folk saint herself, this coffee can stand up to whatever you can thow at it, so it's a prefect base for your favorite sweetener or other coffee add ins such as syrups or cream. And you may certainly brew it with more coffee, just keep the ratios the same for the perfect cup.

Sigyn’s Cat


Like the Norse Goddess Herself, this cat enjoys being around her family, she’s loving, extremely loyal, and of course, creative when pampering her family. Whether as a sweet treat for your own Goddess or yourself, this coffee drink is sure to please coffee fans who don’t like their desert coffee overly sweet.

You’ll need:

French Press Coffee

Strawberry Ice Cream

Put the ice cream into a fancy cup, pour the French press coffee on top, pouring slowly and directly onto the ice cream. Let melt, blend. The best part are the heated strawberry bits that soak up the coffee and it isn’t overly sweet.

Queen of Boston

This is like Boston coffee, but a lot better for your health.

You'll need:

coffee

skim milk

Splenda or other non calorie sweetener

Optional: spring of mint or catnip

Make as you would your regular coffee. The fresh catnip can be a garnish or add a minty flavor to the coffee.

Witches' Cat

Just in time for Samhain, our witches' cat saunters up. A little sweet, some bitter, a bit of magical mystery. I wouldn't call this an offering, but a great take on a mocktail, yes? Before you flame, I am indeed Wiccan, Blessed Be!

You'll need:

Diet or regular Mountain Dew

1 Sugar in the Raw packet per drink

1 teaspoon of instant coffee per drink

1)) Wet rim of glass and roll or tap into sugar. The Sugar in the Raw has a wonderful brown color.

2) Pour any unused portion of the packet into the bottom of your drink glass.

3) Spoon in coffee granules.

4) Slowly, and I mean slowly, pour in Mountain Dew.

As you can see this drink will foam up right away with a wonderful brown color from the coffee granules. There will be tiny bits of melted coffee grains mixed in, that's wonderful don't stir, OK? It is sort of sweet, but bitter too. Serve with a spoon and enjoy that foam. You could have a little decanter of soda or milk to the side for guests as well.

Yum Yum's Yum Yum

Inspired by my love of the delightful Yum Yum, Ko Ko's partner in feline detection. I've always wanted to try something with cream or half and half, and this turned out fantastic. It looks a lot like a siamese cat, complete with creamy tones and chocolate points.

You'll Need:

Half and Half

20oz Coke

nutmeg

drink glass

Pour in a generous splash of half and half. Add Coke. Dust with nutmeg. You can mix or leave as is. Top off with nutmeg and coke as desired. The mixed drink gets quite a pop from the nutmeg.

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      ChristopherScot1 8 years ago

      Thanks for joining our group for A Day of Hope.

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      ForestBear LM 5 years ago

      hi nightcat, great lens! Love the photos

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Aww, thank you ForestBear. I loves my coffee. :)

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      andreaberrios lm 5 years ago

      Great cute pictures!!

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Aww thank you sweetie! A lot of them I remembered getting in an e-mail from another cat crazy lady. :) They were posted on Photobucket, but I can't find 100% of who owns the rights.

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      hotbrain 5 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      What a fun lens! I love the fireman cat picture. Haven't tried the drinks yet, but they have the best sounding names!

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Thanks Hotbrain! I'm addicted to drinks like this, and Starbucks Ventis are expensive, LOL! That, and they aren't open 24/7. My current favorite is Queen of Boston, yummers!

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      katann 5 years ago

      Hi Nightcat. Love your coffee drinks. I am a tea Granny, but know a few girlls who will just love them. Thanks

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Thank you Katann! I love tea too, perhaps I need a new drink to post with the catnip iced latte. Mmmm, thinking of some good ones right now. Thanks for visiting!

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      anilsaini 5 years ago

      Some images are very cute.

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Awww, thank you honey! Thanks for visitng!

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Thanks NorDac! Thanks for visiting! :)

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      katemiya 5 years ago

      I love brown cows, which are coffee and chocolate milk. Yum.

      I once caught my cat drinking my coffee. Bad kitty!

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Hi Katemiya! My Shadow will drink coffee too. He will try to knock it out of my hand too. Very bad kitties! Thanks for visiting! :)

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      Loretta 5 years ago from United States

      Excellent drink making directions ~ adding whipped cream to the grocery list and I think I need some fun sprinkles, because they just make it awesome!

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Thank you! I have saved a lot of money doing things this way. I will admit to the occasional foray into Starbuck's, but a lot less since I figured out how to do it myself. :)

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      Lemming13 5 years ago

      I love this lens! Cats and coffee, two favourite things of mine. Blessed.

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Thank you so much Lemming13!

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      WildWilliams 5 years ago

      I am going to try some of your coffee drinks.

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Thank you for the kind words! Thanks for visiting, WildWilliams!

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Thank you! I'm going to try another out on myself before posting. Stay tuned! :)

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      Those drinks look delicious, and the pictures are absolutely adorable!!! I have a couple of lenses about my own cat (Spatz aka Gama's). We adopted her when she was 16 (or else she would have most likely been put down) "Spatz the Cat". Did another lens on "how to keep your indoor cat happy"... Thank-you for the great lens :) Thumbs way up. (It was nice to listen to the music as I enjoyed the rest of the article as well... good idea)

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      ErHawkns7100 5 years ago

      Really great lens.

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      clemency lm 5 years ago

      The chilli hot chocolate sounds delicious. Fab pics too!

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      Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      I love chocolate in all forms. Cute cat photos are cool too. Thumbs up!

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Thanks to all of you for the kind comments and a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and most Blessed New Year to all my visitors!

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Well, I think the cincher is the black cat actually drinking from the coffee mug. That would make a great complimentary intro picture. I'm sold!

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Thank you, Jaguar Julie. That's a great idea! Thanks for visiting!

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      Bananko 5 years ago

      Hehe, never heard before for Black Cat coffee, i will try it soon, that's for sure! Nice lens!

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Thanks so much for your kind comment, Bananko. :) Thanks for visiting!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've used one of your cats in my digital work here: http://fav.me/d4wkblk

      if you don't like it or that I used and uploaded it then please send me a message there.. thanx for being kind... :)

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Hi daWonder! I honestly don't own the rights to the photo, I have it from Photobucket myself. Lovely edit, though!

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      mrsclaus411 5 years ago

      I can't wait to try all these out. Great lens.

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Why thank you mrsclaus411. Thanks for visiting! :)

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      Stephanie Tietjen 5 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      These are creative an delicious-looking. Meow

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Thanks Steph_Tietjen. I'm both cat and coffee crazy, so it is a good fit. One you name the first drink after a cat, they all have to be cat-themed, LOL! But Shadow (my fur baby) enjoys helping my research. Esp. if it involves whipped cream or half and half. Thanks for visiting! :)

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      rallo-smith 5 years ago

      I am so a cat and coffee person. Your lens had the perfect combination of the two. Really enjoyed your lens from beginning to the end, and every moment in between. A very entertaining, yummy looking, and overall great lens. Thanks and congrats on the home page.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Awesome name for that drink!

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      My cat Sammy who helps me work on Squidoo enjoyed your lens. We are very much a cat household -- all rescues. Wonderful recipes and images!

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Wow, thank you all so much for the lovely comments! I made the home page too? Awesome! Shadow will love hearing his picture was there. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Cute Lens. <3 Cats

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      Lorna Jean Aro 5 years ago

      cool lens - I love coffeeeeee :D

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Omaha, NE

      I LOVE this lens!!!!! (Sorry for all the excitement there:) I'm a total coffee-holic and I am saving this page to try almost every single drink. Unfortunately I have five Miniature Schnauzers rather than cats, but I am certain it won't affect the taste... just the company, LOL. Fabulous lens, blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Aww, thanks TandCrecruitment and resheys. :)

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Hi SheilaSchnauzies! I always know I've had enough coffee when I shout loud enough to scare a cat, LOL! Your doggies sound darling. Thanks for visiting! :)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      I don't like coffee, but I love this lens! So cute. Blessed!

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      Great lens! Thumbs up!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Coffee is one of my favorite drinks, and cats are so, so cool- what a great combination! Very cute, and very fun: Squid Angel Blessed.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Because of your evil lens I was tempted to make a latte late at night. If I can't sleep I am going to call you and talk about cats. :) (PS - I used a French press with Traders Joe's Chai coffee , yum.)

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Thanks WriterJanis. That's why I included non-coffee drinks. Some folks just can't stand the stuff, or aren't allowed to drink it for medical reasons.

      Aww, thank you sheezie77.

      Thanks so much bloomingrose!

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Bloomingrose, that sounds awesome! I get those sample foil packs that cost around a buck for the holidays. Have you ever tried Jack Daniels coffee? No alcohol, but the taste is dreamy.

      I need my French press to live, LOL! :)

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      Leah J. Hileman 5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      I can't figure out if I enjoyed the coffee recipes or the cat images more. Fun lens!

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      VeseliDan 5 years ago

      I'm going to make myself a black cat! Some of these coffees sound delicious, but I wouldn't try an african cat ( coffee and salt?). *blessed*

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      TheMotionCrafters 5 years ago

      haha what a fun lens thanks for the joy!

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Thanks for all the purrfect comments! Salt takes the bitterness and tummy upset out of coffee for some folks, VeseliDan. :)

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      EAM1414 5 years ago

      Thanks for this! Right now I'm searching for a mocha beverage that I can make at home to take place of my expensive habit of buying them from Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts, and I will give some of these drinks a try.

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      randomthings lm 5 years ago

      Excellent, humorous, clever. Love all the cat pictures. Very well done.

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Thanks so much to you both! :)

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      cleanyoucar 5 years ago

      Great recipes here!

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      McBub-Squidoo 5 years ago

      a funny lens

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm still laughing about your, ..."you'd put your head through a brick wall to stop the pain!", for sure! I can see you take your coffee seriously with fun, delightfully done and congratulations on front page honors!

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      EnjoyLens 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens, amazing job!

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      magictricksdotcom 5 years ago

      Clever way to highlight cat items in a lens.

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Wow, thanks for all the wonderful comments! Thanks for visiting and I'm purring with pleasure since you enjoyed the lens! :)

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      hntrssthmpsn 5 years ago

      The Caramel Kitten sounds delicious! I may have to find an actual kitten with whom to snuggle while enjoying one for a serious warm-fuzzies overload!

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Thanks so much, hntrssthmpsn. Kittens are the best for cuddling cuteness, aren't they? The caramel kitten is delicous. I repeatedly test all drinks before posting, LOL! Thanks for visiting! :)

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      Chazz 5 years ago from New York

      Adorable pictures and some great ideas for getting that daily dose of caffeine. I'm definitely going to try some of these. Love your creative approach to this topic too. Blessed and featured on "Still Wing-ing it on Squidoo" -- even though I'm not sure if I should put it with pets or recipes :-)

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      biminibahamas 5 years ago

      fun lens!

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      DLeighAlexander 5 years ago

      Very cute lens. Thanks for the recipes too :)

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Adorable lens and the recipes look quite tasty!

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      nicole-young 5 years ago

      Thank you for the recipes! I love coffee! I'm going to have to try them sometime. :)

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Thank to you all so much for taking the time to visit and comment! :)

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      Stress-Master 5 years ago

      What a fantastic lens. Loads of cool (and hot) coffee ideas and cute cats as well. What more could a person want. Just can't wait now until I get my next free time to read some of your other lens's.

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Thanks so much, andrew-bos. I sure do love coffee and cats. Thanks for visiting! :)

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      Jazroockfree 5 years ago

      The lenses are very good and interesting. Thanks for the recipes and information.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Jazroockfree 5 years ago

      The lenses are very good and interesting. Thanks for the recipes and information.

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      You are most welcome, Jazzrockfree. I have a lot of pleasure making them too. Thanks for visiting! :)

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      What a cool cat page! (And I'm prone to chasing cats)

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Thank you, squidoopets! As long as you don't bit them, they don't mind. Just make sure they don't chase you, LOL! :)

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      clayva 5 years ago

      Yes, yes, yes - just loved this lens. I will be bookmarking it so I can come back and read more! Thanks!

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      Aww, thank you so much, clayva! :)

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      spiffydoo 4 years ago

      Love this informative and whimsical lens, good going you!

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      CoffeeWriter LM 4 years ago

      WAY TOO FUNNY!!!! no really... honest I mean it... and the lens itself is really good. An amazing amount of content with a super narrative tying it all together.

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      Thanks so much, spiffydoo! Thanks for visiting! :)

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      Dorian Bodnariuc 4 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario Canada

      The Patty's Minty Bliss sounds yummy. I am going to make myself one right now. It is bedtime anyway.

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Washington State

      another one I just love, crazy cats, yummy coffee,,,,perrrfect combination!

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      Aww, thanks to both of you for the kind comments! :)

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      CoolFool83 4 years ago

      This is a really cool lense!

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @CoolFool83: Thanks so very much, godfather25. Thanks for visitng. :)

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      bofirebear 4 years ago

      This is a great lenses. I loves the pictures and got to read some recipes I will try while laughing at the cats. That is a win win situation

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      Yummy ideas.

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @VspaBotanicals: Thanks so much! Thanks for visiting and have a Happy Thanksgiving, hugs! :)

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @bofirebear: Thank you so much for the kind words, AcornHaven. Hugs and have an awesome Thanksgiving! :)

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      Hal Gall 4 years ago from Bloomington, IN

      I'll have a Patty's Minty Bliss!

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @vineliner57: Sounds good, vineliner. I just made a Santa Claws! Thanks for the visit! :)

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      Jogalog 4 years ago

      I always use my Bodum French Press to make coffee. Just as easy as using instant coffee. I absolutely adore all your lovely cat pictures too.

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @Jogalog: I love my French press! I buy those little sample bags of priecy coffee and enjoy. Thanks for the kind words, jogalog! Hugs! :)

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      Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      How much delicious fun is this lens?!!! I'd like a Chocolate Bombay now and Mrs. Claws just before bed, please. :) Blessed!

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @Margaret Schindel: I'd be more than happy to make you both. With my molten brownies on the side. Thanks for the blessing and comment, hugs! :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you for visiting

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You are most welcome, gm_1991. Hugs! :)

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      DebMartin 4 years ago

      Fun. You are very creative. I love the cat in the shades.

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @DebMartin: Thanks so much, DebMartin. Thanks for the visit and comment, hugs! :)

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      Those are some cat-chy names on those drinks - and I enjoyed learning the hiss-tory of each one as well!

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @cmadden: You leave such purr-fect comment cmadden! Purrs and hugs! :)

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      These drinks are so fun! Love Maru and her antics!

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @Scarlettohairy: Isn't she the sweetest, scarlettohairy? Thanks for the visit and comment, hugs! :)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      This was truly a delightful presentation! I love trying different coffee recipes, but you made this downright historical at times. A great way to start the morning as I enjoy my first cup of coffee :) I bet I will be smiling all day!

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @Sylvestermouse: Awww, thank you so much, Sylvestermouse! Thanks for the visit and kind words, hugs! :)

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      walkingstick 4 years ago

      What a fun lens! It is however, off limits to Ripper the Cat. I fear it would give him ideas...

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      @walkingstick: Ripper sounds like my kind of cat, walkingstick. Thanks for the visit, hugs! :)

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love a French Press coffee! And I love cats! :D

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      Nightcat 3 years ago

      @LisaMarieGabriel: All my favorite thins as well, Photahsiamirabel. Thanks for the visit, hugs! :)

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      Kristen Howe 23 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Awesome recipes. I would love to try some or maybe all of them someday. Voted up for useful!

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      Nightcat 23 months ago

      Thanks so much! This article has been in the back of my mind for a while now, so thanks for voting!

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      Kristen Howe 23 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      My pleasure. It's the least I can do!

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