Saturday, June 29, 2013

Coffee & Good Health

I have read numerous articles on the health benefits of coffee consumption. This article definitely will blow you away on the benefits of coffee drinking. I think it is safe to note ( even though I am not a doctor). The amount you drink, should still be within moderation. Two cups a day the most. Not being used with sugar as well to see the full benefits. Otherwise you are defeating the purpose of drinking coffee for health!

Read here

Signing off a " Healthy " Diva

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New From Tassimo: Tassimo Tea Bar

Hello my friends. Today is a hot and humid day here in N.Y.C. It looks like it is going to be that way all week :( Hate that. I can never work out when it is this humid out. Except for yoga maybe. Well I have been so busy lately I missed you guys. I just did a big renovation to my hallway. I painted it a beautiful bold dark teal color with white trim. I have been finishing little by little. Adding new pictures, accessories as well as light switches and such. What a project !! What have you all been keeping busy with ?

I was contacted by a very sweet lady from Tassimo. They are a huge company that sells single serve machines like the Keurig world wide. She told me that they have a brand new product out called Tea Bar (And provided me with Free Samples. How amazing was that). The Tea Bar has three flavors so far. Sweet Black Tea, Peach, and Raspberry. These are meant to be served iced. Just in time for Summer ! They are $9.99 for a pack of 16. They can be bought through Tassimo's website online. As well as Bedbathandbeyond and many more. They are a limited edition so stock up now while they are available. I have not had a chance to try because I don't own a Tassimo brewer but they might be sending me one in the future so I will definitely be reviewing the Tea Bar discs as well as the machine when/if that happens. What makes them different is the machine scans a bar code that helps brew the right amount of coffee or tea per beverage. Giving you the best coffee, tea, espresso, etc. How genius.

Do you guys own a Tassimo brewer ? It looks really amazing I am very curious how it stands up to the competition.

Signing off A " Coffee " Diva

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Coffitivity: The New Sound Of Creativity !

The newest thing to hit the coffee scene is not a new coffee as you'd think. It's Coffitivity. It's basically the hum of a coffee shop in the background of people talking, drinking, eating. Playing in the background of your computer to boost your creativity. I like the idea because I myself have always been a "background music" type of creative person. In fact when I put music on while I'm working or even just doing my make up, I feel everything always comes out better. The music keeps me focused. As well as motivated. I think that is the most important thing when you are working. Especially if you work from home as I do. You need that stamina to finish whatever job you are doing. I am listening to Coffitivity as I type right now ! Also if you are a person who is alone a lot ( again me ) this might be perfect for you as well. If you are at the computer and you are just looking for a little white noise. Check out this article from The New York Times on Coffitivity. Log on. Listen. Be creative. And let me know if you think it helps or it's just a waste of noise !

Signing off A " Creative " Coffee Diva ;)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Eight O'Clock Original Medium Roast K-Cup Review

Hello all. I know it is nothing but rain lately here in N.Y.C. I am trying to plan a mini vacation for me and my husband for next month. It has been such a trying year for us and we deserve a get a way. How is the weather around your neck of the woods. I hope you all are safe and warm. Here is a new review to keep you guys thinking positive.
So over the past few months I have tried a lot of the new K-Cups that are now available. Eight O'Clock Coffee being one of them. I have been so delighted to find that most of the brands that I'm not familiar with or crazy about taste great in K-Cup form. Eight O'Clock coffee has been around for a long time and I have tried their bag coffee here and there but was never much of a "fan". But now I am hooked. I tried the medium blend first. It is a great medium roast. Perfect for everyday drinking. No after taste. It has 100% Arabica coffee in their K-Cups. Which is probably why they taste so good ! I have even tried the Hazelnut blend and it is great. My husband is a huge Hazelnut fan and he loves it. It's a perfect consistency. Not watery or too sweet . I think you should try both !Now I want to try all of the Eight O'Clock varieties. You can get in the grocery store for about &7.99 give or take depending on where your store is. I am very happy my local grocery store has been stocking all of the new brands including Gevalia, Maxwell House, and Eight O'Clock Coffee.

Have you guys tried any of the new coffee's in K-Cup form? What did you think of them ??

Signing off a " Happy " Coffee Diva

Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday Run Down 6/7/13

It is a stormy day here in N.Y.C. It was a very long, busy, and most importantly stressful week. It's funny the difference a few days or a week can make. Last week might have been perfect. This week horrible. But that just means it has to come around again. I am doing some evening work since it was a hectic day for me. Enjoying a nice glass of Cabernet Sauvignon as the rain pours outside. Candles glowing and music playing to spark my creation. I hope you are all staying safe from the storm. Here is the Friday run down.

"Send Dad Peet's Single Cups 5 Box Sampler & receive FREE SHIPPING + 15% off!" from Peet's coffee. Order online

Here is a great article from The New York Times entitled " This is your brain on coffee " .

Check out the New " Rubi " . A machine designed for self serve fresh coffee on demand from Seattle's Best Coffee.

Green Mountain is running a great deal for summer "For a limited time, enjoy a free tumbler with the purchase of two Brew Over Ice varieties. " Order here

Check out what's on sale this weekend for father's day

"J.M Smucker ditching Bulk coffee in favor of K-Cups" Read the article here from daily coffee news.

Head on over to Starbuck's facebook page to get their offer for today only. $1 refresher's, grande iced coffee, or iced tea.

Melitta has K-Cups now !!!!! I am so excited I can't wait to try. Check out all the details here on their website.

Well have a great weekend all! Signing off "A coffee Diva "