Friday, April 29, 2011

4/29 Friday's " Royal " run down ;)

Greetings everyone! T.G.I.F, I hope you all enjoyed the royal wedding very early this morning. It was an absolutely beautiful ceremony. I cried when the two love birds exchanged vows. It was just a piece of history that one day I know I will look back on and remember I watched it all :)
Here is Friday's coffee news round up !

*Log on to vanhouttee.com to take your coffee profile and see what your flavor is. ( Mine was velvety & woodsy ).

* Want a Brikka pot for authentic espresso? Well then log on to bialettishop.com to get 15% off any Bialetti product. Use mother's day code MOKA04.

*Log on to health.com to see 4 recipes involving coffee that will have us coffee lover's going crazy :) Yumm

*Log on to caribou.com to get 20% off your order. Just enter promo code MOM2011 at checkout .

I hope everyone has a great weekend ! Enjoy !

P.S. I wrote on my facebook and I'll say it again.. I might not be from a royal family but I definitely married my prince charming. Love you baby :)


Signing off a " royal princess " coffee diva

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Great New invention for coffee & Tea ..

Hello all. I hope you are enjoying this gorgeous day! I did today I was out most of the day. It was in the 80's here in N.Y.C. I even changed out my old comforter/sheets to put in new brighter and more summer like colors in my bedroom. It totally brightened my day :) I also dyed my hair a very bold dark color a huge contrast from my platinum locks that were just here a day ago lol. I feel amazing like a new person !

Any who... I stumbled across this article of a product that combines science technology with modern design. A coffee bean that you put into coffee or tea that will keep it at the perfect temperature, and keep it warm for hours!! It is a little pricey at $50. But if you really love your hot drinks, and losing the heat is always an issue for you, you won't mind paying a little, to preserve your drinks and make them way more enjoyable. So check it out.
Have you guys every seen this or heard of it before ? Today was my first day seeing this...


Signing off a very "springy " coffee diva ;)

Monday, April 25, 2011

50 count special !!

Hope everyone had a great Easter. I had a great one with my family . My sister came over and we had such a great time. We dyed eggs just like when we were kids and danced, played music, had a great big Easter dinner. It just meant the world to me to see my best friend here supporting me as always. Making me proud of where I live, and all my hard work I do at home :)



So if you are running low on kcups, this great website justkups.com has free shipping on 50 count kcup packs !








Signing off a " coffee Diva "

Friday, April 22, 2011

4.22 Friday Round up !

Happy Good Friday to all ! What are your passover or Easter plans ? I am very lucky to have my sister over in my neck of the woods for the weekend. I am so excited ! Well hope everyone has a great holiday weekend, here are Friday's coffee round up news :) P.S. Happy Earth Day as well I hope you are all doing your part to go green !

Today in honor of Earth day, if you take in your reusable coffee mug to Starbucks they will give you one free cup of coffee!

Now on coffeegiant.com , they have in these three kcup flavors: French Roast, Italian Roast, and Sumatran .



Signing off a coffee diva

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Coffee People Donut Shop Kcup Review


I haven't drank this kcup in a while to be honest. But I figured I would do a review , since I try and review all the kcups I've ever drank. This one is not to be confused with the donut collection by green mountain. This is a plain regular coffee. It is supposed to be reminiscent of old school diners and donut shop coffee's back in the day. That just served up plain good old fashioned coffee.
When I first tried it , I was disappointed because I thought it would be sweet that I saw "donut" in the label lol. It is a nice regular coffee, but a little too old fashioned for my taste. It is medium bodied. Good for every day. I would give it 3 coffee cups out of 5. Wouldn't buy again I wasn't crazy about it.Especially with the variety of kcups out there. And the price you spend, I really only buy kcups again that I know I absolutely love. I will say that the company definitely was spot on with the description. It definitely tastes like the type of coffee you'd get at a diner or "donut shop" . So give it a try you never know you might like it too :)




Signing off a "coffee Diva "

Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Passover :)

Everyone who knows me knows that I am half Jewish ( well full Jewish according to the Jewish religion being that my mom is the Jewish one ) any whoo, I wanted to wish all of my family, friends and fellow coffee readers a very happy passover . I wish I had my family with me tonight but everyone is working and they don't live very close, so I just enjoyed a little dinner by myself . I always light a candle for those who aren't with me anymore . My grandma Geri, and Grandpa Sid. I miss them always, even more now that I am older .. Do any of you have passover dinners with family ? What are your fondest memories of the holidays ? The one person I always have fond memories with of course is my sister Sam. My best friend. She's my angel . She's always been there for me. We are so close and I love her more than anything in this world. I still wish I was right there sleeping in the room with her at night. But I know we all must grow up and live in the grown up world lol. But I can't help on holidays, or any day really just missing her presence. She has inspired me in so many ways, I don't think I'd be the woman I am if it wasn't for her... So Sam my dear friend if you are reading tonight.. I love you so much and I can't wait to see you this weekend ..



And just in case if you are very religious and you are wondering what to drink or eat.. here are a list of all Kosher Kcups :)


Signing off a very "Jewish coffee diva "

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Keurig Mini Brewer Review

Here is my review I wrote on another website for the Keurig Mini Brewer: This was before I had the big one . I thought I'd post this in case any one was interested in buying the small one ;)


It is hard to even begin to explain how good this coffee maker is, but I will try to get my point out eloquently. I received this coffee maker as a Christmas gift last year from my husband. I usually used the regular "carafe" type of coffee maker. I always loved coffee but when I would make it, it always seemed to come out wrong. Either too strong or too weak. My husband never even drank coffee. So when I had seen this machine on Q.V.C. I was in love. One cup at a time, no mess no fuss sounded great... And it was! There is virtually no clean up. You get the perfect brewed coffee one cup at a time. The way it should be. After all, you only drink your coffee one cup at a time right ? ( I hope so lol) You never run the risk of making the coffee wrong because it is already measured out in the perfectly portioned kcup. You can use one kcup after another. Without running the risk of "mixing flavors". .. Which brings me to the next point, you can choose from like hundreds and hundreds of flavors. There is a kcup for everyone. They have hot tea, ice tea. Hot coffee iced coffee. Hot chocolate. Even espresso in some brands. 9/ 10 kcups I like. Plus it comes with a handy "Kcup filter" that you can put your own cheap blend in. And I guarantee you it will make even the cheap stuff taste good since it is perfectly measured!! My husband even uses this everyday and he loves the coffee and hot chocolate. This coffee maker is so good, that we even upgraded to the mac daddy model from q.v.c for this Christmas :) to eachother as newlyweds.. We can't wait to get it. But if you live alone, or only one or two people in the house this is perfect for you . You will love it 100 percent . It will pay for itself after like a month of use !!You will never waste money at starbucks anymore. You will have your own starbucks home. LOVE LOVE LOVE it !


Signing off " a coffee" diva

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Free Keurig Brew over Ice Tumbler !


Hello there all ! Happy Saturday :) It's a cold and rainy day here in N.Y.C. once again. A dreary sad looking day. But not for long. My mail lady rang the bell and brought me a surprise box today. Inside was a free Keurig Brew over ice tumbler ! Thank you so much Keurig !! I could use it for my iced coffee in the spring/summer time.It is such heavy quality and will fit tons of ice cubes in it. This just totally made my day :) I forgot I had filled out for one. I just love getting free sample surprises in my mail (especially for something that has to do with coffee )..

So how is everyone's day ? So far today I had Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla in my Keurig Kcup filter. I think I will have some espresso soon. I usually have some mid day .. Well I hope if any of you out there filled out the application you got yours today as well and it made you smile. The best thing in life is to find positivity and love in all the little things in life . Because that's really what matters . Not how much money you make, or how skinny you are.. Smiling while enjoying an espresso, smiling when you see your husband wake up in the morning.. There's beauty in this cold world.. You just have to find it ...


Sending you all my love and energy " the coffee diva " ... xoxo

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Friday round up !!!


My friday afternoon delight :) Aren't these cups adorable ? I got them at Pier 1 imports for espresso ...Hope everyone is having a great week. I am! I had two great days with my husband. We went to the city. Did dinner, shopping flowers, driving, the whole nine. I saw where he works. Great area, very proud of him . What are your plans for the weekend ??? Here's the Friday round up .....All things coffee



Check out justonecup.com on Monday for special Tax deals on kcups :)

Check out http://www.food52.com/blog/1939_this_weeks_contest_theme for the best recipe contest involving "coffee" !

Check out the new KitchenAid coffee comercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGbjJ8eHx6o&feature=player_embedded

iLLy reports today is "espresso italiano day " . I had mine today, if you want to be Italian too here is how to make the perfect cup ! http://www.illy.com/wps/wcm/connect/us/illy/the-world-of-coffee/preparations/espresso/


Signing off a ' happy " coffee DivA


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

illy coffee cans for summer

http://vimeo.com/15373153


Has anyone ever tried this coffee before ? I know illy is huge in Europe and it is renowned for it's taste. But these are in a can (iced ) for summer ? I have to see if they sell it here in NY and if they do I'd love to try ( as long as it's not a lot of calories)



Signing off a " calorie conscience " coffee diva ;)

Monday, April 11, 2011

My first day of iced coffee of this season !

Happy Monday ! Today was very warm here in N.Y.C it went up to the 70's and as I write you into the night now, it's still upper 60's . I even have all my windows open. So I decided to treat myself to some iced coffee. I actually used the decaf timothy's Columbian that I reviewed yesterday. Added a splash of half/half, then some ice. And I was set. A refreshing, cooling treat on a warm day. Without the sugar and calories from the Starbucks fattening treats lol. I am posting a few video's on how to make iced coffee or tea with your keurig brewer in case you weren't sure. I even had an iced tea kcup with dinner. And I'm thinking of doing another decaf coffee for dessert now :)


Question of the day : Do you guys love iced coffee ? iced tea ? Both ?


Signing off an "iced coffee " diva




Sunday, April 10, 2011

Timothy's Columbian Decaf Kcup Review


Happy Weekend Edition Coffee lovers ! I have a new kcup review for you. It's Timothy's Columbian Decaf. I tried this kcup with my sampler pack when I first got my keuig and loved it. Why I loved it right away, was you don't even know you are drinking decaf. It is just a nice full bodied cup of Columbian coffee. I really don't like decaf and I only drink it certain times of the month when I can't have caffeine. Sometime's I'm ok and I just drink my herbal tea, but then sometime's I miss my cafe' and that's where Timothy's Columbian comes to save my life ! I drink it with just a splash of half n half. It's not bitter. No trace of that " decaf taste" you usually get with ground coffee or instant YUCK. It just has a nice strong flavor. There are a lot of decaf flavored kcups out there I just have never tried them yet. And I haven't had any good luck with decaf bag coffee so this is just one of my go to favorites. I hadn't had it in a while, and then I bought it when I did a kcup haul a few weeks ago at bed bath and beyond. I said to myself I better pick this one up. And sure enough I had one yesterday and two today already ! You will love it whether you like just a nice cup of columbian, or you like decaf. I give it 4 coffee cups out of 5. Definitely would recommend.

So how is everyone's Sunday going? Mine is dreary and rainy here in N.Y.C. But I am feeling really great. I am cleaning my whole house. I have the windows open since it is warmer. I love fresh rain air while you clean. I just feel so cleansed when I do this ritual. I also listen to relaxing new age music to help me stay zen and positive :) Have a great weekend all


Signing off a 'decaf coffee ' diva
P.S. Let me know what is your favorite decaf coffee ??


Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday's Coffee Catch up !

Be sure to check out this weeks Sunday paper for some great coupons for International delight coffee creamers. I could actually use a few to stock up. I have just been using half n half lately. Which is my favorite. But I love variety :)

Coffeegiant.com has a few new kcups now in stock : GM Dark Magic, Dark Magic Decaf, Double Black Diamond, And Hazelnut .






http://www.shoffee.com/detail.asp?id=S14MCPD New Single Serve Coffee Maker


Log on to Nescafe's coffee page and get a free sample pack !


Well how was everyone's week so far ? Mine was great. I am actually a little down today (which is odd for me usually i'm so positive) I think this rainy weather , and worrying about my husband at work has me feeling thrown off. Nothing is wrong, but I'm just worried about some new things they are doing. I started great yesterday and today, but now I'm kind of trailing down lol. I am going to have a cup of tea and just relax after work. Then later I have some shopping and errands to run. So I will try and get out of my funk. I just wish it was nice weather, I know I could use that sun.. Well everyone have a wonderful weekend.. anyone else having bad weather by your neck of the woods have you feeling down too ???


Signing off a " gloomy " coffee diva

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Seattle's Best Coffee

Seattle's Best Coffee

Really cool coffee website, for a great coffee brand. Seattle's Best :)
Check it out it's really nice. They just re-did it.
















Signing off " a coffee Diva

Monday, April 4, 2011

Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla Ground Coffee Review


Well as I am always on the hunt for a great bagged coffee to use in my Keurig Single Serve brewer, I've finally found the perfect one ! I had use DD French Vanilla before, but truly forgot how amazing it tastes :) I bought a whole pound of it with a gift card I got for my birthday. Me and my husband opened it up right when we got home and drank two cups one after the other ! It just to me is the perfect French vanilla because it is medium bodied. I hate French vanilla flavored coffee's that taste like your just drinking milk . Yuck ! I want flavor AND a nice medium bold coffee too. Well this one is just that. No matter how many times I used it in my Keurig brewer it tasted perfect! I made it in regular sized mugs, or bigger one, and the flavor still held up nice. I give it 5 out of 5 coffee cups. There is no negative, or down side to this coffee that I can think of. I know that DD is coming out with kcups and I can't wait to get this in kcup form. But this is a way to make your money stretch by buying the bag. It is $11.95 but really worth the taste.

So has anyone else tried Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla? Or any other coffee house favorites ??

Signing off a "vanilla' Coffee Diva ;) Enjoy this beautiful warm day out !

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Good deal on a really cool single serve maker

http://kitchen-dining.hsn.com/krups-nescafe-dolce-gusto-circolo-with-60-capsules_p-6349378_xp.aspx?webm_id=0&web_id=6349378&ocm=hpr&cm_mmc=sharingsite-_-Facebook-_-PD-_-121609



Hi guys ! Happy weekend. I have been eying this single serve machine for a while. I almost ordered it yesterday ( it was even $20 cheaper) But I hesitated. Being that I have the biggest Keurig machine out there, it's hard for me to ration buying another single serve machine. My only defense is the Keurig is by far the best coffee maker I've ever used my whole life, but you can't really make espresso, or cappuccino, or machiatto. Unless you use the little milk frother like I do. But this one is just so beautiful. Design wise. And it's smaller. Has a little LED light that lights up when you pop the coffee out. Well maybe i'll splurge in the summer and save up and buy. I just hope HSN still hast this great deal. Free shipping and it comes with 60 capsules . ..


Do any of you guys have this one ???


Signing off ' a coffee diva'

Friday, April 1, 2011