Saturday, December 26, 2015

Christmas Coffee Haul Roll Call. I got a new Chemex ® - What Did Santa Bring You?

It's the day after Christmas.  Now what?
We count our loot!  Coffee loot, that is.  

I don't depend on Santa to know everything that I want for my coffee-Christmas.  I understand that he's got lots of coffee lovers on his list and with so many new products on the market, the elves might have a hard time keeping up.

So, I try to stock up on my favorite holiday blends ahead of time.

I did get surprised with a brand new Chemex®.  And what's so great about it is that I had just broken my old Chemex® last weekend.

Maybe Santa does know all, after all, because how coincidental that he just happened to replace the one thing I need to taste-test all my new blends?

What coffee gift did Santa bring you?  

Friday, December 18, 2015

Baby, it's cold outside. Warm up with Wild Card Roasters' Weaver's Holiday Blend Coffee

Nothing like Weaver's Coffee to warm the body and soothe the soul.  

I've made no secret that Wild Card Roasters is on my "top five" for best coffee roaster - anywhere.  And their Weaver's Holiday Blend is no exception.

Fair Trade, certified organic and downright delightful.

This is a seasonal offering, so don't delay.  Pick up a couple pounds for yourself while you're shopping online for your coffee loving family and friends.

And for each pound of coffee that Weaver's sells online, they'll donate a buck to Coffee Kids.

Good coffee.  Good cause.  Good grief - what are you waiting for?  Go, order, now!


Description (from Weaver's Coffee)
Featuring 100% Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified™ coffee from remote farms high in the mountains, this festive blend is full-bodied and complex with a delicate chocolate finish. Available for only a limited time this holiday season. Make this fresh, hand-crafted blend a part of your holiday celebrations!
This special coffee supports a better life for farming families through fair prices, community development, and environmental stewardship. Weaver's makes an additional contribution to Coffee Kids for each pound of coffee sold online.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Community Coffee Meet Chemex - Everything Old is New Again! A Winning Combination

Once you're a certain age, you realize that everything old is new again.  And just because "hipsters" think they invented the Chemex(R) (no offense to hipsters) doesn't make it true.

In fact, Chemex(R) was invented in the late 1920s.  And twenty years later, in 1941, along came Community Coffee.

And here I am in late 2015 talking about how great they both are - individually and as a combination.

I like to take a little more time with my coffee on the weekends, and so this morning instead of brewing my Community Coffee Sumatra Mandheling Private Reserve® in the automatic coffee maker, I decided to give a little more attention to detail and use my Chemex(R) instead.

The Dark Roast Sumatra and the "pour over" method create a winning combination.  

Moral of the Story:  Make New Friends, But Keep the Old


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Give Thanks this Holiday Season - Thanksgiving Coffee, that is!

Great gifts for the coffee lover on your holiday list.  
Visit Thanksgiving Coffee to see all the great ideas.  
Shop from home!

Monday, December 7, 2015

For the Tea Lover on Your List - Capresso H2O Plus Electric Kettle

It's no secret that Capresso is a "Coffee Lover" favorite.  

So, when they sent me this Capresso H2O Plus Tea Kettle to review, hopefully you'll understand how I got so caught up in enjoying it, that I totally forgot to tell you about it.

I'm sorry for holding out.

I've had other Capresso kettles and while they were all awesome, this one takes up less counter space and is quite attractive and efficient.

It really doesn't get any easier than this.  Great for "pour over" coffee too.

Looks good and works even better!

Features and Benefits

  • 48-oz (6 cup) capacity
  • Fast, quiet boil
  • Safety auto shut-off
  • Boil dry protection
  • Concealed heating element covered in stainless steel
  • Beautiful and durable heat-resistant German SCHOTT Glass
  • Slip free, textured underside handle
  • Illuminated power switch, automatically turns off upon boiling
  • Water level indicator with ounce and cup markings for easy filling
  • Cool-touch handle and drip free pouring design
  • Cordless design with 360° swivel base for right and left hand use
  • Place kettle directly on the table or counter without using a heating plate for easy serving