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Today is National Irish Coffee Day !!

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So I totally forgot to blog that today is National Irish coffee day. Here is the true real recipe .. And in honor of my terry :)
The International Bartender Association gives the official recipe as two parts Irish whiskey, four parts hot coffee, one and a half parts fresh cream and one teaspoon brown sugar. JJ and Jameson!
It's served strong with no milk. You are supposed to sip the coffee through the sweet cream. It gives it a great combo! A lot of whipped fresh cream on top. Thick layer. It shouldn't mix with the coffee.




Signing off a very "irish" Coffee Diva "



The keurig just keeps getting better...

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Ok So as I have wrote many times, I love coffee, all types, all forms. And all kinds of equipment. I have a french press I got from Ikea that works pretty good . I want to upgrade to a Bodum because they are fantastic and they close off to keep the coffee warm, this one has an opening so it gets cold over time. But none the less, I do like to use it with certain kinds of coffee. French press works great with a coarse ground coffee. I happen to have a few bags of coffee that are coarse ground. So last night I decided to try my New England Decaf Hazelnut Creme coffee in he french press. But not just that, I put the french press under the Keurig and brewed the hot water right in. It was so easy. Now I don't have to wait to boil water in the tea kettle. Now even on the largest brew it won't fill up all the way, unless you run 2, or 3 cycles. And this would only be able to work with the big Platinum Keurig , like the one I have. But it's just so cool. The coffee came out amazin…

Coffee Sale & Meditation

Amazon.com has me on their emal list, and they sent me today a whole list of Van Houtte Kcups that are on sale special on amazon.com. I only tried one flavored from Van Houtte (French Vanilla) and did like it a lot. I definitely want to try a bunch of other varieties. Amazon has some really good deals if you buy in bulk. Which can save you money in the long run. So check them out maybe you find some to try, or your daily favorite. I'm actually running low on my kcups actually . I have stocked up with a lot of bag coffee. I do that. I switch on and off. Stock up on a lot of kcups then when they are over flowing, I will take a break and switch to bag coffee. Do you Keurig users do that to save money and get more variety ?? Well I hope everyone is in a warm safe home, happy and healthy. I listen to meditation music/new age everyday at some point to help calm me. It keeps me from stressing and helps me realize how lucky I am. (as corny as that sounds) So if you guys live a hectic life…

Can I really have 2 coffee brewers ?

OK , as the coffee lover I am, I have built up quite the collection. I have kcups, and about ten bags of coffee. A platinum Keurig brewer, an espresso maker (stove top), and a French press. Well now I have been eying the Tassimo single serve brewer. They even offer it on Q.V.C now and J.C. Penny. I saw a good deal on jcpenny.com. It comes in a really sharp white color, with these attachments to put color into your kitchen. Now let me just say I love my keurig almost as much as my husband, but truth be told it can't make espresso's or cappuccino's. Now my husband doesn't really drink those things. That's why we choose the Keurig at Christmas time to buy, instead of the new one's like this from Tassimo or Nespresso . .Now sometime's I just want a nice cup of coffee plain. Sometime's I want flavored. Sometime's I want espresso, or I'd love a latte or cappuccino. It would be nice to have something to make those "specialty " drinks. So here…

More free events !

Train - Marry Me

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A beautiful song this morning to enjoy and reflect on with you morning coffee.. This song means so much to me, waking up everyday seeing my husband reminds me that he asked me to marry him, promised to love me forever in front of our family, and to devote his life to me. I wake up , I smile. No problem or obstacle will ever be too big for us to overcome that we always have our love. He's my angel and my soul mate.. I'm so glad it' s just us so we know our love is true, and just based on us, and nothing or no one else. No kids. No distractions just pure love....
Signing off a very "in love" coffee Diva :)

Coffee & Health

This is a great article on coffee and it's one of many health benefits.




Enjoy the article A very " healthy "coffee Diva

Rainy Days & Coffee ... pure LoVe

Well once again the East coast is having crazy weather today. First it snowed last night, and now it is hurricane winds and rain which will pretty much be all night until tomorrow. .. I don't know about you guys but whenever it is rainy and nasty out I always love to enjoy a cup of coffee even more than a regular day. It makes you want to just curl up on the couch and watch a scary movie with a blanket and a shot of espresso :) Well today for my first cup of coffee ( yes usually there is more than one ) I had Starbucks infusions caramel coffee which I have reviewed before. It is so good. I had it yesterday, so I'm repeating today as well. Usually I have my espresso after lunch. Well on my facebook page I have many coffee companies friended and coffee mate coffee creamers are one of them. They had a great new recipe out today. It is for a caramel macchiato cappuccino. Say that three times fast ! LOL ! Looks really good so I'm posting the website page, and definitely check…

Eco-Friendly Coffee Cup

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Happy Monday coffee beans! Well I am feeling pretty great. I have been working out and eating healthy (as I was doing for 9/10 months but then kind of indulged at my wedding/honeymoon/holidays lol). I also gave myself a beauty day. Which I do once every week. You know nails, eyebrows, waxing, shaving, plucking , etc. It's hard to be a woman ad keep up with all this lol. But it's worth it looking great for your husband. Hey who knows maybe it's just because I'm so young, maybe in 20 years I'll be rolling around with no makeup on , but I doubt it lol. I have always been such a girly girl. My parents used to always yell at me and my sister for taking so long to get ready . When we are together we are the worst. Usually we will take 2 hours to go out. Even if it's just to the supermarket haha. Hey everyday is your fashion show you know. ... Anyways so yes feeling very positive and I'm posting about a great cup for coffee , tea, or iced drinks.And it's great…

Free coffee every Wednesday !!!

Yesterday I was googling like I'm sure everyone does everyday. I stumbled upon this great website that has a list of all kinds of great stuff going on around the city. Free wine tasting, free coffee , free museum admission, etc. I looked it up for N.Y.C and found this one place called Organique that offers free coffee all day on Wednesdays. This is an awesome deal, and a great way for them to get some more new customers. Me and my hubby are going to try it out. It works out great because he has off Wednesdays/Thursdays. So I am super excited!!! So you guys check it out and maybe they have some free things in your area as well :) So question of the day in honor of Football Sunday who are you rooting for ? Well my favorite team the Giants are out of it. But I refuse to root for the Jets just because I am from NY. I think they are a dirty team. They are the most UN-professional in the league. They have no sportsmanship. They talk and try to rile up the other team. Just so tacky. So I…

1500 viewers and more...

Well congrats to me on my blog hitting 1500 viewers! Thank you so much guys for reading. It has meant a lot to me to see how popular my blog has become :) Now I want to shoot for 2,000 views and beyond. Well here in N.Y.C it was a very cold day. Really dreary a day to just curl up on the couch with a nice hot cup of coffee or tea. I didn't sleep well last night so I just stayed in for the day and did a lot of organizing and paperwork. I leave all my online work for Saturday's since it can take so long. Hence why I didn't post until now ...

Well everyone have a great night and stay warm with some coffee or tea !


My bag coffee collection !

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This is my bag coffee collection. Yes it's about 8 in the picture, and I had two in the cabinet I couldn't fit lol. The coffee's I have in the picture are:





New England Hazelnut Creme Decaf ( very good) Hartford Reserve Kona Blend Starbucks Natural Infusions Caramel Lavazza Espresso Italian Gevalia Espresso blend 8 oclock coffee french roast Blue Moon Indonesian Blend Roast Peerless coffee and tea Decaf blend Starbucks Cafe Verona (didn't like at all) Gevalia Van Nut (didn't like but hubby did)
I have a keurig platinum edition brewer, and I love my kcups , but some things you can't get in kcup form. So I love to have tons of options. It saves money too instead of buying a box of kcups sometimes a bag coffee will last longer. I love waking up and wondering what is today…

An upscale drink at a great price !

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Hello and happy Friday coffee lovers ! I have a bunch of reviews and pictures to upload but first I will start with a review, of Cafe Bustelo French Vanilla Cappuccino Coffee. It is about $2.59 at our local grocery store. My husband picked it up for me yesterday to try and review. I tried it earlier today and was pleasantly surprised. The coffee had a nice flavoring. Definitely tasted like a cappuccino. Maybe you could tell it was a cheaper version, but still good. The Cafe Bustelo Cappuccino line has 5 different flavors actually. And two in sugar free. Regular, French Vanilla, and mocha. Cafe bustelo is a cuban espresso, it is the number 1 Cuban coffee in the U.S. Every Spanish person I know has a can, or brick in their cabinet ( including my in laws lol) . Now to be honest, one time I tried cafe bustelo, I really hated it. Which was weird because I love every coffee usually. But I think it wasn't made the authentic way with a moka pot ( little stove top espresso maker) and that …

Dr. Oz on the key to maximizing the health benefits of green tea - National Dr. Oz | Examiner.com

Dr. Oz on the key to maximizing the health benefits of green tea - National Dr. Oz | Examiner.com


Not only I am the coffee Diva ... but I am also the tea diva.. I totally love tea and it is so healthy for you! It's the one easiest thing you could add to your lifestyle that will ensure good health. And it's tasty ! Here is a great article on how to maximize your Green Tea benefits, so your not just drinking 4 cups of green Tea recommended by Dr. Oz , for no reason !



Signing off the "tea" Diva :)

Having a bad day.. with coffee that is..

Let me just start off saying this really bothers me being that I am an Emeril Lagasse fan. But I'm sorry to review that this is the second time I am trying his "big easy bold " and I could not even drink it this time either. I had tried this one before at my mom's house when she first got her Keurig, and they had this kcup in the sampler pack. Well she hated it, and I tried it and could not drink it. Now I don't know if it's a southern thing since Emeril is from New Orleans, because it can't be that the coffee is strong. I love strong coffee. And if any of you have read my blog you know I love strong coffee and I drink espresso every afternoon. But I don't like bitter, and this tastes like you are eating coffee out of the can. It just has the weirdest flavor. I even tried it today with hazelnut creamer to try and dilute the flavor, couldn't finish it. So I'm giving this kcup a 0 cups out of 5 sorry! I even tried a newman's own kcup after w…

mypressi TWIST demonstration

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This thing is super duper cool ! I can't believe I have never seen it before. I will be researching this now!! Looks like it makes amazing espresso . Check out the crema on this one !!!

My favorite espresso brand...so far

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I have just recently been on a major espresso kick that I learned how to use my moka pot. (As described in earlier posts ) . This brand of espresso that I am reviewing is called Lavazza and it is from Italy. It is about under $10 for a can that will last you a while. Depending on how much you drink. Now I haven't tried many types of espresso yet because I am just getting into espresso now that I learned how to make it. But I really love this brand. It tastes so good. Nice and sweet. Strong ,  but not bitter or acidic which I hate. I have a few cups everyday now. It is rivaling my Keurig lol. If you love espresso or just a good bold cup of coffee without any nasty after taste then your have to give this a try. My husband bought this for me at our local Key Food, but I have seen them on amazon.com. So I guess just research it and see who has the best price But under $10 for a whole can of espresso beats $3.00 everyday for an espresso at a snobby coffee house. And you can make it for…

Just didn't dig the caffe Verona .. - Starbucks Caffe Verona - Viewpoints

Just didn't dig the caffe Verona .. - Starbucks Caffe Verona - Viewpoints

A few coffee reviews I did on this cool website.. check them out. Sign up yourself and get your view out there :)


Signing off The very Reviewed Coffee Diva

I finally figured out the right technique for espresso..

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Happy Tuesday coffee people ! Well I am super duper excited for all of you espresso lovers, because I have found the perfect way to make the espresso on a moka pot. I will be posting a pic in case people are wondering what is a moka pot lol. It is a tiny device that is the household coffee maker in Europe. All Europeans have this device in various sizes depending on one cup or up to 6,  Also it is very popular among Cubans who make their famous Cuban coffee which consists of mixing a mixture of the sugar and a little of the espresso in a separate cup and then adding it all together for a delicioso treat :) Well I had ordered the one cup moka pot on amazon.com. Or what I thought was one cup. This thing was so tiny I didn't even think a 5 year old would use it lol. Every time I would try it I hardly would get even one ounce of espresso. So I kept trying knowing that I never give up. And today was my lucky day. What happened before was, I had seen a video saying when you hear it gurg…

Happy 2011 Coffee Lovers...

Happy 2011 my fellow coffee enthusiasts. Well I hope everyone had a great holiday. My holiday's were beautiful, but then on New years Eve I was extremely sick. I was running a fever that just about hit 103 degrees. I almost went to the hospital but thank god it came down after I threw myself into an ice shower. Boy that was fun! I was so sick I was crying to my poor husband, who stood by my side the whole time. My dad and sister kept calling from NJ to make sure I was ok, and they were even going to come down and take me to the hospital if they had to. That's how much they care about me. It's funny when you get sick or something bad happens you see who calls you up and who doesn't. Those were the only people who called to see if I was ok. Even though other's might have known that I was sick. You have to remember people only care about themselves and are selfish. Can't expect your in laws or your "friends" to care about you. My true family are my husba…