Friday, March 30, 2012

Gevalia Coffee

If you have ever taken a stroll down the aisle at a Wal-Mart you were bound to see "Gevalia Coffee" at least once. It usually has a yellow or blue writing on it. The Gevalia chocolate is wonderful. What exactly does Gevalia mean? Well, Gevalia is  a fancier word for Gavle.    Victor Theodore Engwall founded Gevalia coffee in the year 1853. The business opened up in the town of Gevle, Sweden and started importing the finest beans available to man. The business grew quickly because word that "Victor had great coffee" spread fast. Then, they officially became the coffee supplier to the Royal Court of Sweden. This coffee has a distinct taste to it that is rich and smooth.They make some great exotic teas as well. I have seen the Gevalia Coffee makers work wonderfully.

In argument of this, the Gevalia company has a bit of a language barrier when it comes to speaking English and talking to people in the United States. Therefore, if you order their coffee please use a money order instead of a paypal or debit card. Also, they are not BBB accredited; which companies overseas don't have to obtain. Except for this, they are a great company overall.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cup Holders

Cup holders are AMAZING!
Enjoy your coffee for all it's worth!

This is the age of several different companies making self-driven cars. These cars can be driven hands free, have radar systems, are equipped with warning systems, and can see better than any driver at the wheel; someone may start to wonder how many <cup holders> do these cars have. This is because the people riding "shot gun" in these cars are obviously going to have more time to drink that extra cup of coffee. For the person driving shot gun with the latest google car had his hands off the wheel 90% of the time.

Well, rest assured that there will be cup holders in these cars, but if you would like to be able to catch a piece of feeling luxurious before buying a self driven car you could buy a detachable cup holder. Some of the companies that you might be able to buy  good cup holders from are, but not limited to: Hopkins, Black Auto, Britax, Car Mate, Gomadic, Britax, and Bugaboo. I, myself, are intrigued by the cup holder by Bugaboo. This cup holder is very easily installed and removed. It can be cleaned with a damp cloth. Someone does not have to worry about the cup falling out because it has good quality plastic and a cup fits firmly inside. It costs about $25 and can be purchased from Bugaboo, ebay, or even Amazon.

There is another cup holder that struck my curiosity. It was a cup holder that is a USB Port and has 2 outlets on it and a computer could easily plug in to it. Check out more by using the keyword Rally 7413 Cup Holder Power Inverter with USB Port. or look up squidoo car cup holders.

Aren't you excited about the technology of the future, but also want a little bit of excitement right now?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

How do Americans rank up to other countries in the world of Coffee?

Although coffee has many health benefits, it might give someone migraines if they drink too much of it. So, how do Americans rank up to the other countries' coffee consumption.?

How many cups of coffee have you consumed a day? Well, the average American coffee drinker drinks about 3-4 cups a day.Check this out!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Is Coffee Healthy?

Here you are.... you have just started a diet and are trying to get back to your healthy normal self or maybe you are becoming worried about your health and feel like your out of control, but yet you are sitting down and drinking your second cup of coffee for the day. You might of had 5 cups of coffee the day before and you stop. You sit down for a moment and start to think. Is this brownish substance that smells wonderful and kicks me in the butt everyday really good or is it bad for my health?

Well, rest assured that it is not that bad as what someone can make it out to be. In fact, there are many health benefits from drinking coffee. There is a lot of evidence out there, such as the studies done by the University of Scranton, that actually show there are actual health perks to drinking this drink.

Here are just a few:
  1. 1 to 3 cups a day can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in women
  2. Coffee is a leading antioxidant in America's adults today. 
  3. People who drink coffee are at a much lower risk of accumulating gallstones. 
  4. It may help prevent cancer and lots of other chronic diseases. 
  5. Coffee has fiber in it which helps someone feel full and helps their digestive system. 
  6. For those diabetics: It helps insulin to work. 
  7. It helps prevent type 2 diabetes, dementia, and Parkinson's disease. 
  8. It helps prevent the chance of getting sore muscles after an exercise; if it's drank close enough to exercise this is because it blocks adrenosine.
  9. It helps with short-term memory loss. 
  10. If the trimmings are taken in moderation, it has less calories than a cup of orange juice in the morning (a 6fl. oz cup of black coffee has 7 calories without the extras).  
Although there are many health benefits to drinking coffee. When someone is pregnant, they should be careful to not drink more than 12 fluid ounces a day because drinking plenty of coffee when pregnant may lead to miscarriages and premature delivery according to the Web MD website. Also, one should avoid coffee if they are experiencing heartburn. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

"The Best Part of Wakin Up"

...... "is Folgers in your cup." Chances are if you watch tv you have heard this in a commercial more than once. Is it true? Do you really look forward to your Folgers in the morning? Well, if you are one of the millions of people who do then your in luck this morning. Here are some facts about the History of Folgers that you may or may not know:

  • Folgers was founded in the year 1850 in San Francisco, California.
  • The Folger Family came from Norwich. England in the 1600s.
  • Several years after the long Journey Samuel B. Folger had a son named James A. Folger who later built the Pioneer Steam Coffee and Spice Mills with his fine carpentry skills
  • James worked for the company before setting out to mine for Gold. After he returned to the company he became a partner of the company and later renamed it (in 1872) J. A. Folger and Co.
  • The company expanded greatly from there.
  • In 2008 Folgers merged with J. M. Smuckers.
  • Today, they sell anything from mild to dark roasted blends, special occasion to Simply Smooth, and Columbian to French Roast.
  • You can buy Folgers at your favorite K-Mart, Kroger, or Target.
  • Folgers gives out several coupons a year (a plus for most people).
  • It is the most popular coffee in North America and is said to be the largest market for coffee in the entire world.
Find out more. I recommend purchasing a great flavor  from:

Enjoy today for all it's worth!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cardamom Zabaglione

How about making an italian dessert that it just right for your sweet tooth, uses cardamom, and is decorated just right for a day like today? Well, I have just the recipe for you.

Here's what you need:
  • 1/8 cup ground cardamom for great sweetness (the fresher the sweeter)
  • 4 tablespoons of golden caster sugar
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite stronger brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua
  • some coffee beans to decorate with
  1. Crack the eggs and put the yolks, caster sugar, and cardamom in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk by hand or with an electric hand whisk for 4-5 fast minutes with hand or 1-2 minutes by machine
  3. Whisk the liquer and the coffee in
  4. Place your bowl over a saucepan that has water in it which is almost boiling be careful of the hot water spashing out
  5. Whisk for about 15 minutes by hand turn down the stove when the water is about to boil (boiling = curdling)
  6. Stop wait for 30 seconds in order for it to get thicker
  7. Continue whisking until the mixture is fluffy and very thick
  8. Remove from heat, turn off the stove, and pour the Zabaglione mixture into 4 glasses or mugs that are mildly warm
  9. Sprinkle with the coffee beans (you coul crush them up or just slice them in half)
  10. Serve immediately
Enjoy the Zabaglione mixture! Sorry for how many steps it is, but I tried to cut the steps up to make it easier to make and this works great when trying to avoid overtasking in the kitchen.

Enjoy the Tuscany way for all it's worth!

Monday, March 19, 2012

How would you like to drink Coffee and be able to Rock 'n' Roll all night?

There is a new company based out of Australia that advertises coffees by just this name. The RocknRoll Coffeehouse does this. They sell coffee products by the names of "I wanna rock n roll all night", "Party like a rockstar", "Da Vinci Blend", "Connoisseur estates blend", and much more. Their products are wonderful. They roast it the same day they ship it, offer several buying options, and have amazing customer service. Also, check out their smoothies.

Check it out at:

Make sure you leave a comment after doing so.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Yay! It's Friday! Enjoy your coffee today!

How Many Espressos can somebody possibly make in one hour?

The world record for the most espressos made was set at 3,386 in March 2010. Then, it got unofficially broke by a team in Brisbane, Australia last year by 5,061 espressos in one hour.

On Saturday April 9th, 2011, the Guinness World Record was dramatically beat.At the first London Coffee Festival,  A team called "The London Belle Baristas Team" just beat the record at 12,005 espressos in one hour. This averages out to be 3.33 espressos per second. They used 31 commercial espresso machines in order to do this.

Check more out at:

How would you have liked to see that happen?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Joe Mama's

Have you ever heard of the slang words Joe Mama. Well, in a little city in southern, Ohio called Gallipolis, Ohio there is a coffee shop called Joe Mama's Coffee House. It is just off of 2nd Avenue and court street, but is fairly close to the Ohio River. There is one of these in California, Plover, WI, Claudville, VA, Buckley, WA, Amarillo, Texas, and several other locations as well. Lots of people have given these coffee houses a 5 star rating for the flavor of the coffee, great customer service, and their beach location in California. These coffee houses use intelligentsia coffee and are said to have an amazing peppermint mocha. Some of them have amazingly sweet cinnamon rolls.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Coffee Quotes for Today

Here are some coffee quotes from some famous people.

~"Way too much coffee. But if it weren't for the coffee, I'd have no identifiable personality whatsoever." ~David Letterman

~"Coffee which makes the politician wise, and see through all things with his half-shut eyes." ~Alexander Pope

~"The powers of a man's mind are directly proportioned to the quantity of coffee he drinks."~Sir James Mackintosh

~"Coffee? No thanks, one more cup & I'll jump to warp." ~Captain Janeway, Star Trek Voyager

Monday, March 12, 2012


Here is a wonderful recipe you might want to try. It is a wonderful coffee recipe that just says "pick me for St. Patty's day."

Here's what you'll need:
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 2 cups of your favorite stronger (black )coffee cooked
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream
  • some sprigs of mint leaf to serve your guest with 
Get two  large wine glasses out. Put the sugar and bourbon into the glasses dividing it evenly in between the two glasses. . Pour the hot coffee in and stir it in order to dissolve the sugar. Get a spoon out and turn it over so that the top of the back of the spoon is facing up over the wine glass. Pour the cream over the spoon as so. Let it sit for a minute just like this. Stick the sprigs of mint leaf into the glasses in order to decorate.  Serve this wonderful drink to your lucky St. Patrick's guest.


Happy St. Patrick's Day 2012!!!!!

  • NOTE: This recipe serves 2, but could easily be doubled. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Canned Coffee Anyone?

Did you know that there is such a thing as Canned Coffee? The Japanese launched this drink in the year 1969. The real uptake of this drink has not yet taken it's place in the American culture, but is very real in the Asian one. It might be because a lot of Americans still prefer their coffee warm. It looks like a can of soda, but is a can of coffee ready to be drunk. Bustelo Cool is one of these drinks. It is a cafe con leche and it's in a yellow and red can. Another one of these canned drinks is Jolt Espresso except for it is a coffee soda blend (it's company makes the ever famous drink Jolt.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Romney versus Santorum in the coffee world....

Did you know that Romney does not drink coffee? He does not drink any kind of caffeinated beverage and never even takes a nice sip of green tea. How will he ever be able to stay awake on those long national emergency nights? What will happen if he is the president, travels to an Asian country, and is offered tea in order to talk things over? or will he be too sleepy to do all of this?
     According to a public service announcement a man named Alan Reynolds showed up to a Mitt Romney event and brought a sign with him that he thought would be taken well by the Latino voters. This sign read "Tea Party Includes Cuban Coffee Romney." Romney read the sign and Reynolds was kicked out of the event.

On the other hand, Rick Santorum not only drinks coffee. He often treats his fellow workers to coffee. There is a video on YouTube from December 31st, 2011 who shows him enjoying coffee at a Des Moines coffee house. This video shows him with various pastors and spiritual leaders. There is confidence in this video that he will be able to stay awake and be invigorated to fight the days and yesterdays battles. For if he feels tired, he will grab what he needs.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tim Hortons....

If you have gone to Canada, I bet you already know that Tim Hortons sells mainly doughnuts and Coffee, but did you know that Tim Horton was a Canadian Hockey player before the year 1964. Tim Horton's is the largest fast food service located in Canada and Tim Horton with his comrade Jim Charade founded the first and several more of these restaurants. There are more Tim Horton's restaurants than McDonald's in all of Canada. Their sales have surpassed McDonald's by far. They have also been found  in the United States of America, a base in Afghanistan, Dubai, and the United Arab Emirates. They are expected to show up in several other countries as well.

It is a great place to enjoy maybe even a cup of Coffee along with your soup.

Monday, March 5, 2012


I feel groggy,
a little like a sick doggy.
I slept in
and when I got up, I sat on a pin.
I look outside
only to find that the snow has come in like the tide.
I start thinking what is in this life for me....


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Did you know that coffee is grown in the United States?

The only place where coffee grows in the United States is Hawaii. 
Imagine the climate of Hawaii,
The slopes of Mauna Loa,
the little island of Kauai,
and the beautiful plants that grow there. 
If you look close enough you might even see a Mare. 
The climate in this area is great
and the soil is up to date. 
This is a great place
to help someone get coffee by the case. 

Hawaii's coffee is superb when it comes to comparing it to Jamaica's Blue Mountain Coffee.