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Coffee To Go Is The Way To Go!

Have you seen the old “Leave it to Beaver” reruns on late night television?  If you haven’t, let me tell you a little about that TV show.  The mother in the show is June, whose makeup is always perfect and she always wears high heels and never has a hair out of place.  Not only does she always look perfect but she is the perfect mom that always serves breakfast to her family at the breakfast table.  Ward, the father, wears a suit and tie each day and is always showered and shaved.  Their perfect day starts with them and their two boys gathered around the breakfast table for their morning meal.  June pours coffee from a coffee carafe into Ward’s coffee cup as they talk about their upcoming day.  It cracks me up because no family is perfect like theirs!

Leave It To Beaver
I have to think that most households operate pretty much like mine does.  Our daily routine is busy, hectic and insane!  How about yours?  Is it about the same?  Our mornings are done on the fly.  Most mornings, breakfast is a bowl of cold cereal or a breakfast bar.  It’s every man, woman, and child for themselves!  Coffee is “to go” as we all rush around trying to get to work and school on time.  My husband and I each have our own “to-go” spillproof mugs so that we can drink our morning coffee on the way to work.

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Starbucks Coffee

If you’re like me, you probably hadn’t heard of Starbucks before the 1990’s but to my surprise, the company has actually been around longer than that!  In 1971, they opened their first store in Seattle.  And if you are wondering about the name, it is nautical in nature and was taken from Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick.  Bet you would never have guessed that, huh?!?  And if you don’t know much about Moby Dick, it is a classic about the whaling industry in the 19th century.  Starbucks is actually an appropriate name, since the coffees that they served were imported from around the world.

Howard Shultz joined the Starbucks organization in 1982, and while he was on a trip to Italy, he discovered how popular the espresso bars were.  He decided that espresso bars would go over well in the stores, and well, the rest is history!

Starbucks CoffeeStarbucks spread out across the United States during the 1990’s and became quite popular.  Not only did they spread out across the United States, but they also spread out into the rest of the coffee-drinking world and soon became a publicly traded company.  Would you believe that there are more than 12,000 Starbucks stores in the United States?  While we are counting you can’t forget the stores that are in more than 30 countries around the world and they just keep popping up everywhere!

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Flavored Coffee Syrup

Coffee no longer has to be plain.  You can give your coffee some zing and more body by adding a coffee syrup that you can buy on the market today!  There are so many choices to pick from that you can flavor coffee in almost any way that you could possible want!

Coffee Flavored Syrups
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Gift Baskets For Coffee Lovers!

Are you looking for that perfect gift?  Well, how about a coffee basket?  Most everyone likes coffee and a coffee basket would be perfect!  I am amazed at the variety of gift baskets there are available today for coffee lovers.  One of my friends that loves coffee had a birthday coming up and I had decided to send her a gift basket made up of coffee and coffee items.  The two of us had shared many cups of coffee over the years and it seemed like the ideal gift for my good friend!

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Buying Coffee in Bulk

Do you remember that old movie, “Cheaper by the Dozen”? I’m sure you already know, but the point to the movie was that quantity cuts costs. Undoubtedly, there were other “points” made in the movie, but you get my drift here, right? The fact being, that you can usually save money if you buy in larger quantities.

There are many reasons why this is try. When you buy coffee in bulk there is a decrease in packaging costs, a decrease in transportation costs and a decrease in handling costs. Thanks to these reasons, larger quantities of almost anything can be sold for a smaller unit cost than smaller quantities of the same item. And coffee is one of those items that can be cheaper when it is bought in bulk.

morning coffee

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Some Great Coffee Tips!

Heaps of individuals across the globe love to have a very hot cup of joe when they get out of bed each morning. To get the best cup of joe,  you should investigate different places to purchase your coffee. What kind of coffee would you say you are into?  Keep perusing this article to find out about some great tips for making an awesome cup of java!

On the off chance that you need to promptly enhance the essence of your cup of java, you should put resources into your own grinding machine. There is not a viable replacement for the taste of coffee from beans that are freshly ground. You’ll discover numerous varieties of coffee to choose from at your nearby supermarket. Try not to be hesitant to test an assortment of styles, however it could take months to try all of them out.

Do you like a cup of joe made with a standard drip machine? Take a stab at running a cycle through with just water. Let the machine complete a full cycle, but don’t add the coffee.  After the water is finished, start the procedure again and add the coffee grounds.  This is also a great method for cleaning your machine.

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What is a Coffee Klatch?

Back in the faint and dusty past, ladies didn’t hold employment outside the home. I realize that is difficult to accept, however it is valid. One salary was adequate for a family to live on. Youngsters were watched over by their moms at home, while the father worked and earned the living to support the family unit. My, how things are different now!

Running a household was full time work in those days. The present day comforts that we all underestimate didn’t exist. Clothes washers weren’t programmed, garments were dried on clothes lines, and the main canned goods that were accessible were those that the mother had canned and put away herself. Life wasn’t simple, and social events were few and far between. That is the reason ladies took part in out-dated coffee klatches.

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Buying Gourmet Coffee

If somebody asked you how many different kinds of coffee were available around the world today and you said hundreds of thousands, your guess probably wouldn’t be far off!

Coffee - Cinnamon Latte

Doesn’t this Cinnamon Latte make your mouth water!

If you look at the shelves of your local supermarket, you’ll see what I’m talking about!  Goodness gracious!  There are literally dozens of brands and several choices of roasts for each brand.  There are all kinds of coffees including those that are made for drip coffee makers, those that are prepackaged and ready to be put into the coffee maker, and there are single serving coffee makers and I could go on and on.  I haven’t even scratched the surface yet.  There are so many different kinds of coffee that it is absolutely mind-boggling.  And get this…the coffees that you will find on the shelves of your local grocery store aren’t even the gourmet coffees.

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Iced Coffee

OMG!  Have you been outside lately?   It is getting oh so hot!   And as the temperature is rising, those nice hot cups of coffee that we were enjoying only a few months ago aren’t as appealing.  Hot drinks aren’t as delicious when the mercury climbs, but coffee never loses its appeal, so why not serve iced coffee!  Now, that is a really great idea!

Iced Coffee @ Kava Cafe

Coffee tastes best when it is hot or when it is cold.  Hot coffee is delicious and so is iced coffee.  A cup of joe that is in between those two temperature extremes just doesn’t taste as good.  In fact, some would say that it is totally awful and just unacceptable.  Coffee that is luke warm, tepid or slightly cool just doesn’t have the same taste as a hot cup of joe.  I don’t know why it doesn’t taste as good as a hot cup of brew, but what I do know is that hot coffee is good and so is iced coffee!

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Coffee and Your Body!

MochaIs coffee a good thing for your body or is it a bad thing?  I guess it really depends on what “” you choose to believe.  I think I’ll believe those studies that say coffee is good for your body because I like my cup of coffee too much to give it up!  Better yet, I LOVE my coffee my cup of coffee too much to give it up!

Supposedly, coffee isn’t good for us because of the caffeine it contains.  As we all know, there is caffeine in a lot of other things that we ingest other than coffee.   For example; tea has caffeine, as well as sodas and chocolate.  I also love chocolate and I’m for sure not giving that up either!  So if you are giving up coffee, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you are giving up caffeine and caffeine is actually the only active ingredient in coffee.  If you drink your coffee black, there are no calories and no carbohydrates in it.  So to be realistic, a cup of black coffee is probably much better for you than a Coke.

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