Monday, September 29, 2014

"Turn Up" for National Coffee Day - Monday, September 29, 2014

In my opinion, every day, is National Coffee Day.  And is one day really enough to celebrate our beloved caffeine?  

Today has been designated "National Coffee Day."  And here are just a few of the special deals you can take advantage of to celebrate.  Remember, everything in moderation - don't overdo it!

Caribou Coffee: Free samples of their newly released Amy's Blend coffee on Monday, 9/19.  Plus, ten percent of Amy's Blend purchases through October 31 will be donated to the CancerCares organization.
Dunkin Donuts: FREE medium cup of Dark Roast coffee on 9/29!  Limit one per person. Starting September 30 through October 5, customers can purchase a medium cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hot Dark Roast Coffee for the special price of 99 cents. See more information on their website.
Krispy Kreme: Free cup of 12 oz coffee on 9/29! Pick from House, Decaf or Dark Roast coffee.  For $1.00, participating locations are offering a 12oz Mocha, Latte or iced coffee. Limit 1 per person.   
McDonald's: Free small cup of McCafe coffee every day during breakfast hours through Monday, 9/29! 
Eight O'Clock Coffee: On Monday, 9/29, visit Eight O'Clock Coffee's Facebook page to participate in a Coffee With Friends Scratch & Win game. Enter every hour for a chance to instantly win a coffee & Friends themed prize pack and be entered to win the grand prize - a trip to the Warner Bros. studios in L.A.!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pumpkin and Spice and Everything Nice - That's What These K-Cups Are Made Of! Green Mountain's Limited Edition Fair Trade Certified Pumpkin Spice

It's Pumpkin Time!

There's a very small window of opportunity to enjoy all the season has to offer, including pumpkin in all its various forms, like pumpkin coffee.

I would brew these GMC Pumpkin Spice Keurig cups for the aroma alone.  But, it not only smells good, it tastes delicious.

I popped one into the brewer this morning and when I removed my cup, it was just like the leaves were changing before my eyes.

Fair Trade Certified, Light Roasted Coffee with the convenience of single-serve.

Impress your guests or treat yourself.  You won't regret it.

And don't wait - these won't be around forever and something tells me they're going to be in high demand.

From Green Mountain Coffee.

*Green Mountain Coffee provided me with  free Pumpkin Spice K-Cups for the purposes of preparing this review which in no way influenced my review nor took away from my enjoyment of same.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Hump Just Got Even Easier to Get Over With 100% Kona from Uncle Kem's and Catahoula

Wow.  That's all I can say right now.  

This is GREAT coffee.  I got up extra early to clean my coffee gear to make sure I was making the purest pot of Kona possible.  And this is it.

I scored it from Catahoula.  

Catahoula scored it from "Uncle Kem."  

Only thing, I can't find Uncle Kem anywhere on the world wide web.  Could it be a "code name?"

Doesn't matter.  The coffee is a direct trade, 100% KONA from a private estate.

Smooth, balanced joy in my mug.

I trust Catahoula to deliver some of the best micro-roasted coffee around.  So, if they say it's "Uncle Kem's," I'm taking them at their word.  They're not revealing their source and I'm not going to question them about it because snitches get stitches.

Happy Hump Day!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fall, Football and Equator's Costa Rica La Bisunga

It's easy to get stuck in a rut.  And that includes when it comes to coffee.

So, today I'm preparing for fall by trying a new roast for the new season ahead.

Last year, I made a concerted effort to watch more football.  Okay, truthfully speaking, that's the only thing that is on the TV in this house on Sunday afternoons.  If you can't beat 'em, join 'em, right?

Right now, I'm enjoying a cup of Equator's Costa Rica La Bisunga which was roasted only four days ago.  That's as fresh as it gets!

The profile for this coffee reads:  "Intense fruit flavors, rich notes of Port wine, framboise, figs and milk chocolate."

My palate detects the chocolate, for sure, and the fruit comes through also.  And did I mention "smooth?"  

However, I don't taste the Port wine, framboise (that's French for raspberry) and figs just yet.

You know what that means, don't you?

Time for my second cup.

Cost:  Around 15.00 dollars for a 12 ounce bag.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

There's An App for That! 7-Eleven Celebrates 50 Years of Good Coffee With Coffee for Just 50 Cents A Cup


50 Cents for a Cup of Coffee?  Unbelievable!!!

"7-Eleven was the first national retailer to offer fresh-brewed coffee in to-go cups, forever changing the way we experience coffee today: convenient, portable and always ready to go. The world’s largest convenience store retailer is celebrating 50 years of coffee to-go by offering guests 50-cent small-size coffee from Sept. 3 through Sept. 14 at participating stores.

7-Eleven stores also kick off their new coffee loyalty program with the “Every 7th Cup Free” coffee-rewards program through the 7-Eleven mobile app. To participate, guests must download the app in the iTunes App Store or Google Play and register. Texting “BREW” to 711711 will also send a link to download. 

The mobile wallet section of the app houses member’s personal bar code and digital coffee punch card. Every time a customer purchases any size cup of coffee, the cashier will scan the member’s bar code in the app, which will automatically punch the digital rewards card. After receiving six punches, a coupon for a free medium coffee will appear in the mobile wallet and the process starts over once the free coffee coupon is redeemed."  (From 7-Eleven)