Showing posts from January, 2012

Barista Prima house Sample

I have another great deal for you coffee addicts! If you head on to facebook today and like " Barista Prima house" you can request a free sample if you have never tried them before. I actually sent one to my mom today since I already got one before. Be warned this isn't for the faint of heart. all of the Barista Prima house kcups are very bold & strong. So if you like a light coffee this freebie isn't for you. Hurry these go so fast :) Have a great Monday all :)

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Cafe Escapes "Indulgence Contest"

There are many contests on facebook going on. One is from Cafe Escapes. They make the hot chocolate kcups that are so yummy. Head over and like them. Then click on tab "the year of indulgence" and enter to win many great prizes. I entered. Gotta be in it to win it right :) Hope you are all having a great weekend. I had a caramel Drizzle kcup from folgers today it was yummy. It is nasty and dark out today. They say it might snow. This weather is nuts ! Well stay warm and safe all...

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International Delight Iced Coffee Contest

Happy Saturday all. Hope everyone is enjoying this sunny beautiful day here in N.Y.C. International Delight has come out with an iced coffee now. I am super excited to try this for the summer. They are going to be giving away a few of the coffee's to try early. If you go onto, and friend "International Delight" then you just click on "win free iced coffee" tab. Then there will be a button that says enter. So click on it and enter. You never know you might win ! I really love the International delight coffee creamers, so I think this might taste great . It might also be a better/cheaper alternative to expensive starbuck iced drinks. My only concern will be calorie/sugar count. If it's high I probably won't buy. Along with the price. But I'd love to try it either way at least once right :)

Well enjoy your weekend all. Do you guys love iced coffee ??? How do you make it ??

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De'Longhi Dolce Gusto Circolo Review Pt 3

So with this Espresso maker, they have a rewards program which is really cool. Pretty much every box you buy of espresso, coffee, etc, there is a promo code number all the way inside the box. When you first receive your machine, you will register it online along with the warranty ( which is for 2 years so that is another plus). Then you just type in your codes and you get 10 points each per box. Then when you reach 100 points you can cash them in for a free box of coffee or a carousel that holds the coffee pods. I like this a lot! I feel that all the money you spend on the coffee, and the maker the least they could do is offer you some coupons, or freebies right ? I wish Keurig had this system as well. All the boxes of kcups I've bought over the past 2/ 3 years I definitely would have had a few free by now ! Plus when you register for the first time just for buying the machine, they send you a free box of coffee. I ordered Caramel. Machiatto. I like to know that my hard earned mon…

iLLy Master Barista's Favorites

Hello all ! I am super duper excited to announce that my favorite football team The N.Y Giants, have made it to the Superbowl once again. It was a long season, but we did it and I can't wait to watch the big game :)

Well hope you all are doing well it is a rainy/snowy nasty day here in N.Y.C. I am doing a lot of work online in between errands, and of course espresso. Here are some cool pics from Illy master barista's for top coffee items. Enjoy

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Specialty Coffee Classes

Want to be the next top Barista ? Well here is some information on specialty coffee classes. Take a look maybe they have some in your home town :)

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De'Longhi Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo Review Pt 2

Well today I will be reviewing other parts of the Dolce gusto Circolo. So far I have tried the Cappuccino capsule, the Vanilla Latte Machiatto, and the Espresso. The positives are:It makes really good espresso. It has tons of foam on it. I even drank it straight and it was very flavorful. Full bodied, but not bitter which I hate. It reminded me of my favorite ground espresso Lavazza. The espresso boxes come 16 a pack. And are $9.99. They sell them at some supermarkets as well as bedbathandbeyond, and online. The espresso capsules do not come with milk. I guess they are meant to be drunk straight. I tried them with leftover milk from one of the other capsules. And I tried it with half n half that I heated and whipped up myself. And it tasted awesome. I would give the espresso about 4 1/2 coffee cups out of 5. The Cappuccino was also good. I'd give it about 3 coffee cups out of 5. I thought it was a bit to sweet for my taste. ( I had received a sampler pack with the machine)My husb…

De'Longhi Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo Review Pt 1

Hello all. Happy Sunday! I am very lucky to have great parents. . . My dad has just bought me an espresso maker.I chose the single serve De'Longhi Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo. I got it to be my espresso maker. ( It can make coffee, and iced tea or iced coffee just like the Keurig). But unlike the keurig, it can't brew frothed milk. And it doesn't have 15 bars of pressure like the Circolo does. Which gives you amazing coffee drinks, and excellent crema for your espresso.
First off I give it 5 coffee cups out of 5 for the actual design. It is very modern looking. It does not take up much room. It has a light in the machine so you can see your coffee brew straight into the cup. A removable drip tray to put small or large drinks in the machine which makes it easy access. A hidden water tank right in the bank of the machine to make it more sleek looking. It is easily removed with the pop of the handle. There is a lever on top that makes for customizing the strength of your cof…

Free Tea Sample

Hello coffee peeps! Sorry for the delay in blogging. I was actually sick right after new years and have a family health emergency going on as well. But I am back and healthy and ready to roll. So let's start off this week strong with a free sample for 2012 since you readers deserve it! Thanks for following me up to 6,000 views. You guys rock and I love you all and appreciate it. So Hurry onto facebook, like Bigelow tea.. and you can receive a free sample :) Be quick these freebies tend to go very quickly.

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