Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday Run Down 3/22




Hey blogger readers !! It is Friday. Very cold here in N.Y.C even though the calendar says Spring. There is so much going on in my life that I feel so run down and tired. Finding the energy to last throughout the busy days are hard. But coffee, and very loud techno music helps ! What are your plans for this weekend ? My Birthday is Tuesday so I am planning . Well here is the Friday Run Down.. :)


The benefits of coffee drinking chart. Really great numbers to make you want to go brew a cup right now !!



Another great article on the health benefits on drinking Green Tea or Coffee from NPR.org.



Cross Country Cafe has a sale on Emerils' K-Cups. Order here.



Register online for tickets for SCAE . The world of coffee.





Signing off A "Coffee " Diva

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Dry Oil





Want Silky Shiny Hair and Body ? Well you should try out Garnier's New Dry Spray Oil. You can use it on your face, body, and hair. I am a bzzagent and #igotitfree ! Check it out :)















Saturday, March 16, 2013

Campbells® Slow Kettle® Style Soups

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday Run Down 3/15/13





T.G.I.F all. I'm feeling a little under the weather. I think I caught a small bug/virus last night. Thank god I wasn't throwing up and I'm better today. This weather is dark and dreary and is making me feel depressed again. . What do you guys do to cheer up when you are feeling under the weather or sad ?? A favorite show ? A cup of coffee ?





A K-Cup Review from coffeeforless.com on Starbucks' Cafe' Verona Dark Roast K-Cup. Read it here.



One cup connection has Tully's French Roast on Sale for $9.99. Purchase here .



Do you like coffee & Tea like I do ? Well here's the best of both worlds. Hong Kong Coffee/Tea Recipe.


The Republic Of Tea has Free Shipping on all domestic orders $50 or more from now until 3/24th so shop quick !



Boyer's Coffee now has their Irish Coffee Blend out just in time for St. Patty's Day. So shop now! Get 17% off any order. Just type in "shamrock" at checkout. Now through the 3/17th.



Now Dunkin Donuts has their Irish Iced Coffee Coolata " The new Irish Creme coffee lineup at Dunkin'. Celebrate the season by trying our Irish Creme Hot or Iced Coffee, Latte, or Frozen Coffee COOLATTA® ". Check it out at your local DD.






Signing off a " Coffee Diva "



Friday, March 8, 2013

Espro Medium Pre-Review



Back in 2002 two innovative mechanical engineers sat down for coffee and sketched their first of many designs to come into the company we know today as Espro. Their names were Bruce Costantine and Chris McLean. By 2004 Espro was born. They had found a way to take out the biggest problems that are faced by the French Press. Coffee grinds everywhere. Breaking models. Staying warm for five minutes.
Espro has made a beautifully stunning work of art. Their Press is stainless steel. Vacuum sealed. Double walled to keep the coffee hot for a minimum of two hours. It has a unique two filter system that filters the coffee in two stages that enables the coffee to be pressed 9-12 times finer in comparison to an average French Press. In doing this they have removed 10-20% of leftover waste. They came out with their large model first, and now they have a medium one.It will be 12-18 oz. This Press will save 20 to 30% of waste! The new Medium Press is available for a discounted rate on Espro's Kickstarter page.Visit and order yours today. I will be reviewing it next week. I was contacted to try out the newest design. I can't wait I am very excited to share how good it is with all of my coffee lovers :)(And from all of my research so far online it has been getting rave reviews! ).
Below is a video and more information on their company, product, and how you can help. As well as some links to great reviews.





The New York Times

Popsci Review



Espro Website Has other great coffee accessories you might want to order with your Espro press.







Signing off an "Excited" Coffee Diva

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Another Sugary Ban On Drinks, Now Coffee.








Afternoon . It is a snowy/rainy cloudy dreary day here in N.Y.C. What else is new lol ? I just read an article from the New York Times that explains all about Mayor Bloomberg's new "rules" on buying coffee and what we could put in it . Read on.

Does this bother you guys to put in your own sugar ? Is it a problem ? Do you think it will stop people from buying " big sugary coffee drinks " ? For me not so much. We all know no matter what you tell people they will do as they please. Case in point people still smoke even though we know the horrible health risks. I don't even use sugar in my coffee so another reason this won't effect me. I never order large coffee drinks either. I once in a blue moon will order a small or Medium French Vanilla Skim Latte at Dunkin Donuts. But 7 days out of the week I make my own coffee at home. It's cheaper and most of the coffee I try out I think stinks. Yes even Starbucks, and definitely Dunkin Donuts. The hot latte is the only decent coffee I've ever even tried from them!






Well comment !!! I want to hear your thought :) Stay warm and safe





Signing off a " snowy " Coffee Diva

Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday Run Down 3/1/2013




Well here we are yet again. Another Friday. The weeks just seem to fly by. In a couple of weeks I myself will be 27. I really can't imagine where the years have gone. I feel like it was just yesterday I graduated high school. Then before I knew it I was moving out, getting engaged, married, and a million things in between from the time I was 20 until now. I met my husband when I was 20 and haven't looked a day back since. I am an old school romantic. I believe in lasting love. Growing old together. And of course soul mates. Well if any of you can relate to me in the years flying by, how have you dealt with them ? Do you find yourself savoring that cup of coffee just a little bit longer to try and soak up the precious minutes each day has ? Do you sit outside and star at the clouds? Do you hug your loved ones a little tighter everyday? I do :)
OK well your favorite part of the week ( I just know it !!) The Friday run down of all the gossip and facts regarding the coffee/tea world !!


Here is a heartwarming video from a great company Mighty Leaf Tea. They employ disabled workers and special needs people to package their organic tea. I love this !! Great Story.


Peet's Coffee & Tea is now serving up Dutch Cocoa Blueberry Mocha or Hot Cocoa? Available through March while supplies last! Go get it and enjoy .. yummm.


Don't forget to log on to your facebook and answer Coffee For Less' Friday Trivia for a chance to win K-Cups. Woo Woo !!



Comet Coffee Will have some new hours as they are taking an early spring break as follows: " Sunday 3rd: 8:30am - 5pm
Monday 4th: closed
Tuesday 5th: closed
Wednesday 6th: regular hours 7am - 8pm "



Some new and Frequently asked questions about Tazo tea. Starbucks sells their tea as well as many other retailers . They have great tea !




A new contest from Bailey's Coffee Creamer on facebook :" Starting today - we’re giving away daily prizes until St. Patrick’s Day. Enter now and don’t forget to “share” with friends! " Enter and good luck .


What is your coffee profile ? Don't taste. Try it out on Van Houtte. I just love their flavors. They are spot on .


Now from Cross Country Cafe : " Our Blend Fair Trade Keurig Kcup coffee is on sale this weekend only for $10.99 per box of 24- that is a $4.00 savings over the current Amazon price AND if your order 5 or more your coffee ships for free! Sale runs Fri 3/1 thru Sun 3/3 at midnight EST. " But here




Explore 20 years of illy's art collection. They have such beautiful designs on their cups. Log on to facebook to see the transformation throughout the years .


Thinking of trying Green Mountain's Double Black Diamond ( wow sounds bold as it gets lol)?? Here is Cross Country Cafe's take on the brew . Maybe it will help sway you one way or another .



A great video on a new brewing method, from Jason the adorable lover of coffee from Coffee Cup News. He is so sweet you just want to smile and drink a cup with him :) Take a look here






Well Enjoy your weekend all. I hope this first day of March is a wonderful day. And I hope it's a sign that the rest of the month will be magical for you all !




Best Wishes A " Coffee Diva "