Is it just me, or is half of your Instagram feed filled with images of cups of coffee? We are obsessed with coffee – and it’s been that way for a long time. Before I dig into my mocha donut holes with coffee glaze (and trust me, they are fabulous), I want to have a little coffee talk.
Here’s something crazy I just learned about coffee history: Back in 1920, the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce boasted that St. Louis was THE coffee capital of the United States (who knew?). In the 18th century, French settlers introduced coffee to St. Louis and St. Louis fell in love. The city’s location, unique population, and dedication to commerce formed the ideal atmosphere for the growth of the coffee trade.
Now though January 3, the St. Louis History museum is running a special exhibit titled “Coffee: The World in Your Cup & St. Louis in Your Cup”. The exhibit highlights how coffee affects cultures, economies, and environments around the world. It also shares the little-known story of St. Louis’s 200-year love affair with coffee and the city’s past as the nation’s leading coffee producer.
Although I know just a small fraction of my readers are from St. Louis, I also know that a high percentage of you are coffee lovers. So, please join me on Thursday night (10/15) from 6-8pm CDT, as I live tweet my visit to the exhibit and share what I learn about the drink you adore. To participate, follow me as well as the other Twitter party participants:
We’ll be tweeting using the hashtags #MyMugSTL and #STLCoffee.
Baked Mocha Donut Holes with Coffee Glaze Recipe
Let’s return to my delicious mocha donut holes. These mocha donut holes with a coffee glaze are a cup of joe in donut hole form. Unlike some mocha desserts that are more chocolate than coffee, mine tastes like coffee with a touch of chocolate. The glaze is really what pushes these donut holes over the top – it’s just coffee and powdered sugar!
Like my spiced apple cider donut holes, these mocha donut holes are baked, not fried, so they are super easy to make. They work well as a breakfast treat, but equally well as a party snack or afternoon pick-me-up. In fact, I’m running down to the kitchen to grab one now because I can’t look at the photo any longer without eating one.
OK, I’m back and brushing away the crumbs.
Disclaimer: I’m working with the Missouri History Museum on their Twitter party. They did not ask me to write a blog post, but I love the History Museum and wanted to show them as much support as I could.