8.31.2012

Mr. Coffee brewers recalled


More than 600,000 Mr. Coffee single cup brewers are being recalled because of a potential burn hazard.

The units are imported by Jarden Consumer Solutions. The company, along with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, said Thursday that they are recalling 520,000 units in the U.S. and 80,700 in Canada.

A build-up of steam in the water reservoir can force the brewing chamber open and expel hot coffee grounds and water. Jarden has received 164 reports of the brewing chamber opening due to steam pressure, including about 59 reports in the U.S. and two in Canada of burn injuries to consumers' face, upper torso and hands.

Consumers should contact Jarden at 800-993-8609 for details on getting a free replacement unit.

8.26.2012

Birthday Cake Coffee




  White cake with white frosting is my favorite kind of cake and the blue swirled Birthday Cake flavored ice cream is pretty yummy too.  When it comes to coffee, you might not know there are also birthday cake flavored coffee on the market as well!

This morning my mind is on birthdays.  It's my son's birthday in just over a week so I have birthdays on the brain.  It's in honor of him that I decided on a whim, to post about birthday cake flavored coffee!

Although the aroma is like birthday cake, as with most flavored coffee, you usually have to add a touch of sweetness (whether that is a syrup, sugar or sugar-substitute) to bring out the flavor.  I don't like my coffee sweet so I only had a tiny bit - juuuust enough to bring out the flavor without crossing the line to 'sweet'. 

I only found 2 available on Amazon this morning to link to - and I've not had the Le Crema brand, but I have had Arbuckle's brand of coffees. 



La Crema Coffee Birthday Cake, 12-Ounce Packages (Pack of 2)
Arbuckle's Birthday Cake single pot coffee packets, best value, case of 30 packets







8.24.2012

Crisp Days, Cool Nights and Pumpkin Spice Coffee



This morning I sipped my coffee on the back deck as I watched our puppies play in the yard.  There was a chill in the air that hadn't been there in the days and weeks previously and I was thrilled to feel it.  Autumn isn't far away now.  Time to break out some delicious flavored coffee's!

My body only seems to like pumpkin and spice flavored tea's and coffees in the fall and winter.  It's this craving that inspires this mornings post:  Pumpkin Spice Coffee!  Available from many different companies and in many varieties to satisfy those looking for k-cups, whole bean, ground, organic and decaf.


The sweet, creamy flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg make Pumpkin Spice just right for fall's crisper days and cooler nights.

Green Mountain Coffee Pumpkin Spice,  K-Cup's for Keurig Brewers, 24-Count
Pumpkin Spice, Decaffeinated Whole Bean Flavored Coffee, 12-ounce Bag
Queen City Pumpkin Spice Flavored Whole Bean Coffee, 8-Ounce Bags (Pack of 3)
Pumpkin Spice, Flavored Whole Bean Coffee, 12-Ounce Bag
Flavored Coffee Sampler 24- Count K-Cup Portion Pack for Keurig Brewers




               


8.22.2012

It's a Strawberry Shortcake Coffee Kind of Morning! (Decaf available too!)



Imagine:   Fresh strawberries topped with heavy whipped cream, on yellow cake.

And then you drink it.

Recently, I've been enjoying Strawberry Shortcake coffee.  I found the Dunkin Donuts brand locally, but this morning I made a quick search online to be sure my readers could order this flavorful kind of they wish.  I found a couple brands that carry it - and I hope you'll give it a try!  I add just a touch of Splenda to mine to barely bring out the flavor without making it too sweet.

La Crema Coffee Strawberry Shortcake is a strawberry and vanilla flavored coffee. Contains a sweet and delicious taste.  100 percent Arabica beans.





La Crema Coffee Strawberry Shortcake, 12-Ounce Packages (Pack of 2)
Strawberry Shortcake Coffee, 1 lb.
Strawberry Shortcake Coffee, 1 lb. (Decaf)

8.19.2012

Bunn Coffee Brewer with 6 Warmers - 6 Pots of coffee at once




This morning I'm tired.  I'm on my 2nd cup of coffee and it's not doing anything for me yet.  When I decided on this mornings coffee product review, my eyes fell on this one and I kind of chuckled.  Yep, this is the one.  The coffee brewer I probably need today. 

Coffee For Less carries this one.

The Bunn 12 Cup Automatic Coffee Maker is a solution to your coffee and hot beverage needs at the office. It utilizes contemporary technology to ensure you an excellent hot beverage experience every time. The Bunn CWTF 12 Cup Automatic Coffee Brewer with 6 Warmers has all of the features that you would expect from such a high end hot beverage brewing device.

The Model CWTF 0/6 Twin. High volume, twin brew head system brews 13. 7 gallons of perfect coffee per hour in any of six individually controlled warming stations. Its all stainless steel construction includes hot water faucet, pour over feature on both sides, and low profile design.



8.14.2012

What I'm Drinking: Barista Prima House Blend for Keurig

  I don't know if everyone does this, but my husband and I will love a certain coffee for a while and then suddenly - not so much.  For whatever reason it just doesn't taste good anymore and we move on to something else.  Right now, we are not growing tired of this one.

For the past few weeks, out of all the styles I keep on hand, we seem to be drawn to this one.  As a matter of fact I have my third hot, freshly brewed up of the morning sitting here in front of me as I type, just teasing me to hurry and finish the post so I can sip and relax.

It's the Barista Prima House Blend; 
  • Classically balanced, with a lively splash of citrus, subtle hints of bittersweet chocolate and a well rounded, toasted-nut finish
  • A roasty sweet, supremely satisfying taste evokes all the familiar comforts of your favorite coffeehouse
If you just want to try it out, I'd suggest this one;

Barista Prima House Blend K-Cup (24 count)


If you already know you love it, you can save money by investing in a larger purchase.

Barista Prima Coffeehouse House Blend 4 Pack of 24 K-Cups





For those of you with the new VUE brewer, this would be the cup size for you:


Barista Prima House Blend, Vue Packs for Keurig Vue Brewers (12 Count)



8.07.2012

How about some 'kick ass' coffee?


This morning I was wondering which product to review and decided I wanted something different.  I think this organic, free trade mix of Indonesian and Central American roast does the trick!




Intense, full-bodied, dark-roasted with an attitude.
  • Dark roast
  • Indonesia & South America
  • Sweet, Smoky, Audacious
  • Fairtrade, Organic, Kosher
  • Roasted in Canada




8.05.2012

Kyocera Ceramic Coffee Grinder - 200 great reviews can't be wrong!


As of this posting, almost 200 review and it's getting an almost perfect review score.  Good know since I am personally interested in purchasing this grinder!

I have this one bookmarked for myself as I've been looking at manually operated grinders and whether it's for everyday use, camping or even purchasing an extra to keep in our emergency storage gear for disasters, I am loving this one.
  • Multi-purpose grinder prepares fresh coffee, salt, pepper, green tea, and even sesame seeds
  • A ceramic grinding mechanism never alters flavor of grinds, resulting in fresh, flavorful, and pure ingredients
  • Advanced ceramic close in hardness to diamond; will never rust and will provide a long useful life
  • Adjustable from fine to coarse grinds; non-slip base ensures stability
  • Reusable glass container stores up to 100 g of coffee grinds and is dishwasher safe





8.04.2012

Random Internet Coffee Comic



Ahh, this is so true in the work place.  I know from experience that when you arrive at the office there will be 'warning' whispers if so-and-so made the coffee.   In my previous office one was known to make it really really weak.  Another made it so strong it could be used as oil for your car.   

Loved this one.  Enjoy.




KRUPS programmable 12 cup coffee maker with glass carafe and an LED penel


A well made, sturdy coffee maker that in general, got great reviews.  The 'cons' mainly seem to be that the glass carafe is thin.  Well, unfortunately that is how they are being made these days.  A cost cutting feature perhaps by the companies, but the glass is not as thick as the coffee pots made 10 or even 5 or 6 years ago.  But other than being light and feeling thin, they seem to be holding up well and I didn't reviews of breakage - just people thinking they felt light and thin.

  • 12-cup coffeemaker with cascading brew head for even extraction
  • LED control panel; programmable clock/timer; brew-pause function
  • Flavor-control aroma switch; auto shut-off; DuoFilter water-filtration system
  • Glass carafe; 60-ounce water reservoir; audible "ready" signal
  • Measures 10-1/2 by 8-1/2 by 13-3/4 inches

8.01.2012

Cuisinart Coffee Makers: Brew Central 12 Cup Programmable Coffee Maker

Cuisinart Coffee Makers: Brew Central 12 Cup Programmable Coffee Maker

An evolutionary new look in coffeemakers. The Cuisinart Brew Central 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker makes a bold statement with a brushed metal finish and an elegant tech-industrial design. Programmable from start to finish, with a variable heater plate for temperature control, it's the ideal coffeemaker for today's demanding consumer. It even tells you when it's time to decalcify. Cuisinart quality, performance and convenience - now in new state-of-the-art packaging. Features: 12-cup carafe with ergonomic handle, no-drip spout and knuckle guard Brew pause feature lets you enjoy a cup of coffee before brewing has finished Adjustable keep-warm temperature control 24-hour brew programming Time-to-clean monitor with indicator light Dimensions: 7.8"L x 9"W x 14"H