Brew your morning coffee AND get your vitamins? VitaCup is a company that creates vitamin infused coffee and tea. The CEO of the company, Brandon Fishman, originally founded VitaCup because of his passion for nutrition. When he discovered that he was deficient in several vitamins which was costing him his active lifestyle, he was driven to create a way to receive those vitamins conveniently. Currently, VitaCup has five different coffee brews to choose from: Gourmet Breakfast Blend, French Roast, Gourmet House Blend, French Vanilla, and Gourmet Decaf Blend. The coffee can be purchased either by the box (16 ct) or by purchasing the brews in bundles. Another option is to buy a monthly subscription which saves you 10% on each box. I had the pleasure of trying the Gourmet Breakfast Blend VitaCup K-cups. This blend is a light roast mild flavor to begin your day. There is no deficiency in depth and richness due to the vitamins in the coffee. The packaging boasts that the coffee includes: vitamins B1, B5, B9, B12, D3 and Antioxidants. If you have a difficulty remembering to take your vitamins every morning, this may be worth trying. It may also be beneficial as a boost to your current vitamin routine.
VitaCup information and links below.
https://www.vitacup.com/products/gourmet-breakfast-blend Instagram: @drinkvitacup
PINKAVA Coffee Co. is not only an ethically sourced coffee company with amazingly fresh, flavorful coffee, but it also has an empowering story. It is a micro-roastery that is based out of Maryland. The company is woman owned and operated. PINKAVA’s mission is to create awareness of breast cancer and give back 10% of its proceeds toward breast cancer research and early detection programs. If women empowerment and a beneficial cause is not reason enough to try out PINKAVA Coffee Co. (which it is), it is advantageous to note that the coffee is sourced from organic beans, is chemical-free, and it is packaged with recycled, biodegradable materials.
There is a vast variety of coffee available on their web page including single origin, half-caffeinated, decaffeinated, and limited edition blends. I had the wonderful opportunity to try both limited edition blends, “naughty” and “nice”. Both have robust flavors with underlying notes, but are vastly different. “Nice” is described as velvety, sweet with notes of toasted marshmallow. This blend, I found, paired beautifully with a touch of cream in order to accent it’s rich, sweet delicacies. “Naughty” on the other hand, is described as bold, spicy with notes of clove. The freshness and diversity of flavors with both limited edition blends provides an opportunity for everyone to enjoy.
In order to support this charity driven, ethically focused company, feel free to check them out!
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Coffee Me. Specialty Coffee Connoisseurs
When learning about the coffee company Coffee Me, the words that seem to embody that company are quality, variety, and environmentally responsible. Coffee Me is a unique coffee company in that it meticulously focuses on offering quality coffee for wide range of needs. The company offers a variety of coffee blends, single origins, and even Nespresso compatible capsules. The coffee blends that are available can be described as having flavors such as cinnamon, floral, tangerine, chocolate, and even plum. Talk about a multitude of options for the taste buds! In addition to the actual coffee, Coffee Me also provides brand development, contract roasting, and coffee equipment. A common question that would be asked is, “Are they for businesses or individuals primarily?” Well, the answer is both. They are able to provide quality coffee for businesses such as cafes or restaurants and also sell to individuals for personal enjoyment. Coffee Me accommodates different customer needs, and has proven to also be conscious of Mother Nature. Coffee Me is environmentally responsible in that their Nespresso coffee capsules are 100% recyclable. They will also soon be biodegradable. Even better!
If you’re interested in taking a look at all that Coffee Me has to provide, feel free to click the link below.
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The holiday season can ensue a panic involving what to get your family and friends. However, it is also important to remember those who help enrich your life on a daily basis. This may be your mail person, your hairdresser, your next door neighbor, or it could be your child’s teacher. A teacher has the beautiful gift of not only educating, but also being witness to your child’s emotional growth on a daily basis. This emotional growth, however, is not always beautiful. So, keep this in mind when searching for a thoughtful, yet practical gift for a teacher. Below are several options with varying price points for the teacher in your life.
Caribou Coffee: Caribou Favorite Things Gift Set $55.99
Francesca’s: Thanks Teacher Trinket Dish $16.00
World Market: Direct Trade Coffee Sampler 6 Pack $12.99
Kate Spade: What Do You Say Tumbler $18.00
Etsy: Teacher Coffee Cozy $8.00
Etsy: Teacher Sign $25.00
As the holidays are fast approaching, we can find ourselves scrambling to find a gift that your loved one will truly use and enjoy. This can take us to numerous department stores, several google searches, and frantic magazine flipping. Below is a brief holiday gift guide for the coffee obsessed man in your life.
Black Rifle Coffee Company: Limited Edition Holiday Roast $14.99
World Market: Mr. Right Mug $5.99
Man Crates: Coffee Ammo Can $59.99
Cabela’s: Stanley Classic One-Hand Vacuum Mug $22.39
Nomad Coffee Club: Dark Roast Coffee Lovers Variety Sampler Box $20.00
Cabela’s: GSI Outdoors Enamelware Percolator and Boiler $29.99
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Coffee is known for having a plethora of uses. One large industry that coffee has made it’s presence known in is the beauty industry.
Body scrubs have been used in a multitude of forms for decades as a way to obtain smooth, glowing skin. Body scrubs are often packed full of antioxidants which can neutralize the effects of aging on the skin. Coffee scrubs in particular can leave the skin with a fresh, coffee aroma. The caffeine in coffee scrubs can also help prevent against cellulite and wrinkles, which is what we are all trying to avoid! Below there are several coffee scrub options that will satisfy any coffee lover’s dry skin.
The Coffee Scrub: Coconut Coffee Scrub $18.99
Art Naturals: Arabica Coffee Scrub $13.00
Etsy: Java Junkie Coffee Scrub $13.00
Sephora: Nails Inc. Caffeine Hit Exfoliating Coffee Scrub $15.00
Etsy: Hygge Bath and Body Coffee Scrub $9.32
Frank Body: Original Coffee Scrub $16.95
Fig & Yarrow: Cardamom and Coffee Body Scrub $48.00
Adding a lavender flavor to your coffee may be the perfect twist on a traditional latte.
- 8 ounces strong coffee
- ¼ cup half and half
- 2 tablespoons lavender syrup
- Pinch of dried lavender (for garnish)
In a saucepan, whisk together half and half. Warm over medium heat until frothy. Add lavender syrup in the bottom of the mug. Pour coffee into the mug and pour half and half over it. Stir. Enjoy!
The holidays are just around the corner and a lot of people are still in a frenzy trying to find a thoughtful, suitable, and budget friendly gift for their loved ones. The guide below provides several ideas for that coffee obsessed lady that you love.
Etsy: Coffee Bean Pendant $21.00
This necklace comes in either brass or sterling silver with a several chain length options. It’s simple coffee bean design is a subtle, but beautiful piece of jewelry.
Etsy: “Strong Cup of Coffee” Scented Candle $20.00
This coffee scented candle is made from eco-friendly American grown soy wax. The candle comes with the option to write a personal message on the back, which adds the perfect sentimental touch for a gift.
Etsy: Coffee Enamel Pin $10.00
This coffee pin is not only adorable, but adds an extra accessory to any backpack, purse, or jacket. This may be a good gift option for the college student in your life.
Etsy: Coffee T-Shirt $21.99
This coffee t-shirt is a fashionable print tee for any coffee lover. It could be dressed casually for a brunch date with the girls or dressed up a bit for a casual day at the office. It comes in sizes S-XXL with four different color options.
World Market: Gigi Floral Porcelain Travel Cup Set of 2 $17.98
These travel mugs are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also functional for any woman who takes her coffee to go. Bonus: They are dish washer friendly!
Starbucks: Gift Card $10-$100
There is much debate over giving gift cards for a holiday gift idea. It is ideal for the woman who has it all but could always use another cup of coffee. There are countless gift card designs to choose from as well as either physical or email delivery methods.
Clear coffee mugs have become especially popular in the last year and are increasingly common to be found in any home or kitchen store. Below are several clear coffee mugs for every budget that may inspire you to take a second look at this trend.
Williams Sonoma: Double Wall Espresso Mugs, Set of 4
Target: Cathy’s Concepts 4 piece Irish Coffee Mugs
World Market: Glass Cafe Mugs Set of 2
The spicy chocolate latte is a perfect mixture of sweet chocolate and a spicy accent flavor.
- 1 ½ fluid ounces espresso coffee
- 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 pinch cocoa powder (for garnish)
Whisk together espresso, cocoa powder, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Froth milk and whisk together the flavored espresso and milk. Sprinkle cocoa powder on top for garnish. Enjoy!