Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday Free Stuff!!! Fonté Coffee "Bin 16" - Bag O' Beans (1 Pound)

Free to one randomly selected winner.  Contest ends midnight 12/7/14

Friday Free Stuff!

I'm giving away (compliments of Fonté Coffee) a pound of their "signature" "Bin 16" a mix of East African and Central American coffees.  (Valued at 18.50)

Only open to residents of the U.S.  ONE lucky winner will be randomly selected to kick off the holidays in style.  Contest ends at midnight on December 7, 2014.

Good luck!

(p.s. In honor of "Black Friday," Fonté is offering free shipping on 
Friday and Saturday, November 28 and 29)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas Blend From Starbucks

I can't fight it.  Christmas is here.  And by here, I mean, retailers have increasingly moved up the launch of the holiday season so that Christmas now encroaches on Halloween. 

So, it's no surprise that with less than a week to Thanksgiving, Mr. Turkey has taken a second seat to Santa.

But, hey, if there's a bright side to the propaganda it could be that the holiday blends of coffee are on the shelves earlier than in previous years.

I walked into Starbucks this past week and to my delight, what did I see but stacks and stacks of Christmas Blend coffee!  

Since it has been at least ten months since I had any of this stuff, I had no choice but to pick up a bag of beans to brew at home.

Starbucks Christmas Blend 2014 still gives me the same drinking pleasure from a dark spicy roast that I've come to enjoy for so many holiday seasons.  


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Celestial Seasonings Introduces Two New Holiday Teas - Caramel Apple Dream (TM) and Cranberry Vanilla Wonderland (TM)

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is, of course, the Holiday blends of coffee.

But, there's something to be said for the limited offerings of teas during the Holiday Season.

For years, I've enjoyed Celestial Seasonings' Holiday Teas.  I'm especially fond of "Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride" and "Candy Cane Lane."

I was pleasantly surprised to find that this year they've added two new ones - "Caramel Apple Dream" (TM) and "Cranberry Vanilla Wonderland" (TM) both caffeine free and herbal.

If you know Celestial Seasonings, you know that the aroma hits you the moment you open the box.  A hot cup of their tea not only warms your palette, it sends a delightful fragrance throughout the cup.

And while it's may be a little early for "visions of sugar plums" to be dancing in your head, it's the perfect time of year to dream in caramel and wonder in cranberry.

Retail price:  Approximately 3.99 for 20 tea bags.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Happy Hump Day!! Free Community(R) Coffee Pumpkin Praline Single Serve Cups

I'm giving away one 12 count box of Community (R) Coffee's Pumpkin Praline (Sweet & Lightly Spiced) Single-Serve Coffee to one lucky coffee lover who will be randomly selected.  

Email me at

*Giveaway Ends Midnight PST on November 20th, 2014

Pumpkin Praline + Community (R) Coffee = 
One Mug Full of Fall!

(Giveaway sponsored by Community Coffee)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Philz Mocha Tesora - Dark and Lovely

I'm becoming a little obsessed with Philz coffee.  Especially since their new location is closer to my house.  

Last weekend, I stopped in to see what they had that might peak my interest.  Did you know the new location is right next door to a donut shop??!! Dangerous.  

Anyway, to be perfectly honest, I'm a little bit intimidated by their stores because I don't really know their drink offerings and don't quite have their procedure down.  Most customers appear to be loyal fans and know the ropes.  It's hard for a newbie to feel at home.  However, that's not going to stop me from scoring great coffee.

I spotted the Mocha Tesora at the counter.  The first thing I thought is Mocha Java but it's not that at all.  It's a very dark roast with a chocolate undertone.  I mixed it with the "Philtered Soul," which is their "hazelnut misted blend."  Heavenly.

It's cold outside this morning but my heart and my hands are warm wrapped around a mug of this dark and lovely delight.

Happy Saturday!