Friday, December 6, 2013

CoffeeCow Reviews Green Mountain Sumatran Reserve K-Cups

 Strong coffee lovers have been flocking to Green Mountain Organic  Sumatran Reserve, but for those that want an event stronger, bolder, espresso-like dark roast blend, we’re pulling a rabbit out of the hat with Green Mountain Dark Magic Extra Bold K-cup. The truth is in the brew, so we rounded up our dark roast coffee enthusiasts around the Coffee Cow office to give their verdict on this très intense dark roast coffee blend.

The Test: We popped a K-cup into our Keurig coffee maker and immediately noticed its pleasing aroma with an espresso vibe. At first sip, we realized that Green Mountain’s Dark Magic coffee was the real deal. The flavor has a spellbinding complexity with a strong yet smooth taste combined with an almost ethereal sweetness. The K-cup was strong enough to deliver its bold, dark roast flavor on the largest cup setting on our Keurig Brewer. During a second round, we added a bit of flavored creamer and noted that this exceptional dark roast can easily be morphed into a latte experience. It’s obvious that this K-cup will also keep its flavor and strength as an iced coffee.

The Result: On a scale of 1-5, we give Green Mountain Dark Magic K-cup a 4.9. For serious coffee drinkers, this is a must-have first cup of coffee in the morning. We imagine this coffee will hit the spot during the mid-afternoon slump, as well! The body has an attractive feel and no bitter aftertaste. You will not find a blend like this on your average supermarket shelf. This coffee is for real coffee drinkers, but adventurous light and medium roast drinkers could learn to love its robust flavor.


General Information: Each box Green Mountain Dark Magic Extra Bold Coffee K-Cups contains 24 single-serve cups for your Keurig K-Cup brewer.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Hot Chocolate & Mini Marshmallows – The Ultimate Pairing

Kahlua Hot Chocolate - So cozy, so boozy, and so perfect for these chilly nights!
If you can believe it, there’s more to life than coffee. At CoffeeCow, we’re always “talking coffee” (and drinking it too!). Today, we thought we’d show some love to another delicious, hot beverage we appreciate – hot chocolate. Whether you’re making some to help the kids warm up after a full day of snow forts and snowball fights or curling up next to a roaring fire with a cup for yourself, hot cocoa hits the spot and is a treat for the whole family to enjoy.

And who can resist miniature anything, let alone miniature marshmallows? Go ahead and top off any of your favorite hot beverages - shake a few mini marshmallows on your hot cocoa, cappuccino or even coffee!

Nestle Rich Chocolate Hot Cocoa MixNow that we’ve got you craving a cup of hot cocoa with mini marshmallows, here’s some great news. Use promo code 44TG48 until December 31st and receive discounts on Nestle Rich Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix and a 4 oz. canister of Flavor Gourmet Mini Marshmallows.

Looking for other mouthwatering hot chocolate options for your single serve brewer? Try these:
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Friday, October 18, 2013

CoffeeCow Reviews Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll K-Cup® Pods

If you love the fall weather and all the smells and flavors that come with it, then there’s a pretty good chance you also love cinnamon. From food to pine cones, and of course coffee – a little cinnamon sprinkled on top is the perfect complement to the season.

Today, we’re taste-testing  Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll K-Cup® Pods to see if this coffee should be another addition to your must-have fall flavors list.

General Information: Each box of Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll K-Cup Pods contains 24 single serve cups for use in your K-Cup brewer.

The Test: Alright, time to stock up on everything cinnamon to get in the mood. We light our cinnamon candle, take our cinnamon K-Cup Pod and pop it into our cinnamon coffee brewer – our Keurig, of course.

Once the brewing commences, even more of that glorious, spicy cinnamon aroma that we love fills the room. Upon first sip we notice a smooth taste and attractive mouthfeel. Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll K-Cup® Pods are not bitter with an exceptional and noticeable cinnamon flavor.

Cinnamon and brown sugar come together in this soft, warm, gooey, breakfast favorite. Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls are so good; you will actually look forward to getting out of bed. The Result: On a scale from 1-5, we rate Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll K-Cup® Pods a 3.5. This light roast coffee is like drinking an actual cinnamon roll – but if you’re not a cinnamon fan, this coffee may not be for you.

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Friday, October 4, 2013

It’s a Nice Day for Coffee and a Bike Ride

Seasonal Coffee Flavors_CoffeeCow
You wake up early on a cool autumn morning and can’t wait to start your day. That’s because this day is a special one - there’s no work, no chores, and no errands.  Just you enjoying some much needed alone time.

After dressing, you open the front door and take a deep breath of the crisp morning air. That’s when you decide that it’s the perfect morning for a bike ride to the neighborhood corner café for the day’s first cup of coffee. Excited about the bike ride (and for the coffee, of course!), you strap on your helmet and you’re on your way.
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Nodding to passersby, you turn the corner and coast to a stop. After locking up your bike, you stroll inside and purchase your favorite café-style cup o’ Joe, then find a nice, quiet spot next to the window to sit, sip and relax.

As you sip, you think to yourself “coffee and bike rides – the perfect pair.”

Handpresso OutdoorIf you agree, you’re not the only one! Cafés in Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic, lend free fold-up bikes to people who buy a coffee as part of a bike-share scheme – and it’s working. Not only is taking a scenic bike ride through the city enjoyable, but it’s also a mode of transportation that can keep you and the environment healthy.

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Friday, September 20, 2013

CoffeeCow Reviews Green Mountain Caramel Vanilla Cream Coffee K-Cups

Vietnamese Coffee with Sweet Vanilla CreamGreen Mountain has gone and done it again – they have created another coffee flavor fit to be a stand-alone dessert…or have they? Our coffee connoisseurs are ready and willing to find out!

Today, we’re taste-testing Green Mountain Caramel Vanilla Cream Coffee K-Cups to see if there’s really anything at all to fuss about.

General Information: Each box of Green Mountain Caramel Vanilla Cream Coffee K-Cups contains 24 single serve cups for your K-Cup brewer.

The Test: We don’t need much preparation for this taste-test; we just need to be in the mood for dessert. Done – now that didn’t take long!

As the K-Cup begins to brew, we immediately notice the mouth-watering aromas of caramel and vanilla – a smell so divine we’re inclined to take a sip before the K-Cup brewer is done performing its magic! We close our eyes to take that first sip and our taste buds go crazy. Although the mouthful of this coffee is somewhat thin and watery, the swirling dessert-like flavors are just right.

The Result: On a scale from 1-5, we rate Green Mountain’s Caramel Vanilla Cream Coffee K-Cups a 4. This is a light roast coffee, so it may not be for our dark roast coffee fans.

And finally, to answer the question of whether this coffee could be considered a stand-alone dessert…well so far, we haven’t found a coffee that couldn’t.

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Coffee & Ice Cream Lovers Unite – It’s National Coffee Ice Cream Day!

National Coffee Ice Cream Day_CoffeeCow
Do you like (or need) to enjoy dessert with a cup of coffee?

Perhaps you’ve been out dining with friends when the server approaches the table and asks if you’d like to see a dessert menu…you answer with an emphatic “Yes, of course!” You quickly glance over the menu and decide on a bowl of vanilla ice cream with a necessary, after-dinner coffee and then wait anxiously for what you’d consider to be the ultimate dessert. Ah yes…ice cream and coffee…the perfect pair.

Moments (though it seems like hours) later, the server reappears and places a dessert in front of each guest, then hurries away into the kitchen. Everyone else begins to nibble on their desserts while making small talk, but you – you can’t take one bite. You smile nervously and start to look around for the server because he/she has forgotten a crucial part of your dessert – the coffee.

Coffee Ice Cream CakeYou look down at your seemingly sad, melting bowl of vanilla ice cream and a tear rolls down your cheek.
Just as you open your mouth to scream, a cup of coffee magically appears beside your ice cream. You hear a voice ask, “May I get you anything else?” Your answer is, of course, “no” as you take a sip of coffee and scoop your first spoonful of ice cream.  Now all is right with the world.

Although this scenario may be an exaggeration, coffee has been known to be dessert’s perfect match. It’s no surprise that coffee ice cream was created and that we’ve declared an entire day to celebrate it and all its glory.

So, three cheers for today - Happy National Coffee Ice Cream Day to all our CoffeeCow Fans!

Looking to celebrate National Coffee Day the right way? Check out this delicious, homemade coffee ice cream recipe!

Friday, August 23, 2013

CoffeeCow Reviews Green Mountain Fair Trade Pumpkin Spice Coffee K-Cups

Pumpkin Spice K-Cups_CoffeeCow
Ready or not, here comes Fall…

It’s that time of year again – sweaters are back in the stores and in your drawers (depending on where you live), the kiddos are somewhat reluctantly making their way back to school, and just about everything is made of pumpkin… coffee being no exception! So as another Fall season begins to creep in, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate the turn of the season with the perfect coffee flavor. Today, we’re taste-testing Green Mountain Fair Trade Pumpkin Spice K-Cups to see if this coffee compliments the season or gives us “seasonal depression.”

General Information: Every box of Green Mountain Fair Trade Pumpkin Spice Coffee contains 24 K-Cups per box and works in K-Cup brewers only.

The Test: We’re going to make it feel like Fall and turn the A/C up as high as it will possibly go - 60 degrees sounds pretty good. Now, throw on your favorite sweater and let’s move on to the coffee tastin’!

Once brewing, a mouthwatering pumpkin aroma fills the air. The smooth taste, exceptional flavor and attractive mouthfeel leave you savoring every sip, right down to the last drop. The only con we see – if you like dark-roasted coffee, Green Mountain’s Pumpkin Spice K-Cups may be too light for your taste.

Want to decorate without scooping pumpkin guts? We gathered goo- and mess-free ideas so you can go all out this Halloween.: The Result: On a scale from 1-5, we rate Green Mountain Fair Trade Pumpkin Spice K-Cups a 5.1! Not only are they tasty but these K-Cups contain Fair Trade coffee and are an amazing treat anyhow, anytime, anywhere. So whether you’re admiring the changing colors of the season, venturing out to a nearby Fall festival or gazing up at the harvest moon – just remember to take a Coffee Cow tumbler filled with Green Mountain’s Pumpkin Spice Coffee along for the ride. We’re pretty sure you won’t regret it.

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Friday, August 9, 2013

August is National Coffee Month - How will you celebrate?

You’ve just been served a steaming hot cup of coffee while attending a dinner party and then asked to raise your coffee mug for a toast…to coffee! Why? Even though coffee deserves to be recognized every day, August is significant because it’s National Coffee Month. So go ahead and clink your coffee mugs in celebration for a beverage that can almost do it all!

Need great coffee celebratory ideas?

Take our coffee challenge! For the month of August, try one different brand and/or flavor of coffee every day. At the end of the month, be sure to let us know what your experience was like - did you discover a new favorite brand or flavor? Let us know in the comments below!

Don’t forget to stock up at!

You’ll need coffee (and lots of it!) to take on this challenge – but you can always turn to CoffeeCow for any daily coffee need. Stock up on all your favorites, from Keurig brewers and K-Cups to Pod Coffee and Brewers. Be sure to check out our Coupons for August and enjoy your many cups o’ Joe, all month long.

Friday, July 26, 2013

CoffeeCow Reviews TASSIMO Gevalia Skinny Cappuccino T DISCs

If you’re watching your fat and caloric intake, read this coffee review!

It seems we’re all pretty health conscious these days. From training and running a 5k to trying that new diet everyone’s been talking about, health and fitness are always on our minds. We strive to attain the rewards a good diet and exercise can bring, and we are constantly aware of the terrible toll an unhealthy diet without exercise can take physically and mentally.

With a healthy lifestyle on your mind, you dedicate time for exercise every day and eat right. There’s just one thing - you still have that one last guilty pleasure you’re desperately holding on to…your daily cappuccino. But who says you need to give up your favorite cappuccino beverage in lieu of a healthier you? Today we’re here to tell you that you don’t have to, by taste-testing TASSIMO Gevalia Skinny Cappuccino T DISCs and determining once and for all if you can have your delicious (low calorie, no fat) cappuccino and drink it too.

General Information: Every box of TASSIMO Gevalia Skinny Cappuccino T DISCs contains eight servings per package (8 coffee T DISCs and 8 milk creamer T DISCs) for use in TASSIMO T DISC brewers only.

The Test: Whew! You just finished an amazing workout at the gym – weights, cardio, and even some Yoga. As you’re driving home, you can’t help but think about sipping a hot cappuccino to help you relax. That’s when you feel instant guilt for even thinking this because if you gave in and drank that cappuccino, you’d almost feel like that amazing workout was pointless.

But wait! There’s a box at your doorstep (from CoffeeCow, of course) and you suddenly remember that you recently ordered a box of TASSIMO Gevalia Skinny Cappuccino T DISCs. It’s time to rip open that box and get brewing!

A mild yet enticing dark roast aroma with chocolate notes fill the room. Hmm, it certainly smells like a cappuccino but does it taste like a cappuccino? Although the mouth feel is a bit watery, the body of this skinny cappuccino is light and creamy…and tastes delicious.

The Result: On a scale from 1-5, we rate TASSIMO Gevalia Skinny Cappuccino T DISCs a 5! If you’re working hard at the gym and counting your calories, you’ll fully enjoy this guiltless (and affordable!) cappuccino pleasure.

Ideas about what we can review next? Let us know in the comments below!

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Friday, July 12, 2013

The “It” Café

Clara Bow_The “It” Cafe_CoffeeCow
Have you ever visited a famous café? How about a famous café owned and operated by a Hollywood starlet?

Clara Bow was born in 1905 in Brooklyn, NY. Growing up was not easy for Clara as she dealt with serious family issues and money problems, but she held on to hope and dreamt of becoming a movie star. As luck would have it, she won a contest in 1921 to be in a motion picture and she was thrilled! Clara went on to star in 46 silent films and 11 “talkies.” One hit was called “It” and Clara became known as the original “IT-girl.”

After retiring from her acting career, Clara and her husband decided to open the “It” Café in 1937. The café was located in Los Angeles on the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Vine Street. Although the “It” Café closed its doors shortly thereafter, we applaud Clara Bow for her idea to bring hot coffee, delectable pastries, and (Clara’s specialty) stewed prunes to the people of Hollywood in her own unique, “IT-girl” way.

Have you ever owned and operated your own café? Have you ever visited a famous café or a café so amazing it should be famous? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to visit for all your coffee needs!

Friday, June 28, 2013

CoffeeCow Reviews TASSIMO Corner Coffeehouse Sweet Vanilla Latte T DISCs

Fast forward to tomorrow morning – you’re sitting in your favorite chair, reading your favorite book, and watching the sunrise. That's when you stop to think how relaxing this moment is and how it couldn’t get any better…but wait! The sudden urge for a coffeehouse cup o’ Joe is upon you, but you’d hate to disrupt this perfect moment to make a coffee run…

Now suppose you’re the proud owner of a TASSIMO coffee brewer. That means that, in a matter of seconds, you’re able to enjoy a coffeehouse cup of coffee whenever the moment strikes you. And, with TASSIMO Corner Coffeehouse Sweet Vanilla Latte T DISCs, you couldn’t ask for more - or could you?

Today we’re taste-testing TASSIMO Corner Coffeehouse Sweet Vanilla Latte T DISCs to either prove or disprove their claim that this coffee is just like grabbing a cup from your local coffeehouse.

General Information: Every box of TASSIMO Corner Coffeehouse Sweet Vanilla Latte contains eight servings per package (8 coffee T DISCs and 8 milk creamer T DISCs) for use in TASSIMO T DISC brewers only.

The Test: Favorite chair – check. Favorite book – check. Sunrise – check. Now for the coffee!

We first brew a milk creamer T DISC followed by a T DISC of coffee. 60 seconds later and we have a steaming hot cup of coffee. The aroma of sweet vanilla is intoxicating and we can hardly wait to take that first sip.

After finally taking that first sip, we notice the latte is sweet and delicious with a thick and creamy mouthfeel.

The Result: On a scale from 1-5, we rate TASSIMO Corner Coffeehouse Sweet Vanilla Latte T DISCs a 4, but only if you like sweet lattes. If you like your coffee black, this coffee may not be for you.

Ideas about what we can review next? Let us know in the comments below!

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Coffee Run

Coffee Run_CoffeeCow
A new wave of 5k novelty runs has been popping up within the last few years, and they’re nothing to scoff at – they raise a ton of money for a variety of causes! These 5k runs are often fun and less pressure for the participants because it’s not so much about racing as it is about having a good time for a good cause, and there is literally a run for everyone. You can find anything from a 5k where you dress up and run as a superhero to a 5k where you run at night and everything glows!

Some novelty runs can be a bit more intense where you’re not only running, you’re running through obstacle courses. That’s when we got to thinking - there should be a coffee obstacle course run where people run over hot and roasting coffee beans, swim through giant cups of coffee, and have iced coffee thrown at them at the finish line. Alas, a “coffee run” will probably always mean one thing - “running” out to grab a cup of coffee.

So whether you’re a serious marathon runner or a novice, your meal before the race should be accompanied by a great-tasting, energizing cup of coffee – and you know just the cow to get it from…

Visit today to stock up on all your favorite coffee brands and good luck at the races!

Friday, May 17, 2013

CoffeeCow Reviews Twinings Mixed Berries Iced Tea K-Cups

Thomas Twinings | Twinings Tea | CoffeeCow
Thomas Twinings
When you’re appointed “purveyor of teas” by a Queen, you know you’re doing something right. That was Thomas Twinings in 1711 and, over 300 years later, people still refer to him as the “purveyor of teas.”

So what makes Twinings still one of the finest teas on the market? We’re taste testing Twinings Mixed Berries Iced Tea K-Cups today to investigate.

General Information: Each box of Twinings Mixed Berries Iced Tea K-Cups contains 12 single serve cups for use in K-Cup brewers only. Brew over ice and experience a refreshing blend of fine black tea and berries.

The Test: Not that you need to wait for warmer weather to enjoy iced coffee or tea, but isn’t it that much more refreshing? We grab a glass, some ice, and a Twinings Mixed Berries Iced Tea K-Cup. Now, let the brewing commence!

As the tea flows into the glass, the room is filled with a fruity aroma. The first sip is glorious – is that strawberry? Raspberry? Twinings Mixed Berries Iced Tea actually mixes four different types of fruit: strawberry, raspberry, cherry and red currant – and it’s a perfect, slightly sweet mixture.

The Result: On a scale from 1-5, we rate Twinings Mixed Berries Iced Tea K-Cups a 5! This exceptional tea hits the spot any time of day and we think it could even be served for dessert. Fruity beverages can sometimes be too sugary and sweet, but Twinings Mixed Berries Iced Tea is just right.

Ideas about what we can review next? Let us know in the comments below!

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Friday, May 10, 2013

CoffeeCON: Where the Superhero is the Coffee

"Coffee makes me invincible. But when the cup is empty, I return to mere mortal." 
~ Terri Guillemets 

CoffeeCON: Where the Superhero is the Coffee
There’s a convention for everything and everyone, nowadays. Literally hundreds, and even thousands, of people attend conventions all around the world, one of the most popular being ComicCON. Fans of comic books flock to ComicCON conventions in hopes of seeing a celebrity and fellowshipping with like-minded comic book enthusiasts. Some fans even dress the part in extravagant costumes and layers of makeup, just to look like their favorite superhero!

Sure, ComicCON sounds like a fun time, but when we heard about CoffeeCON, a convention where coffee is the superhero – well, we were sold! CoffeeCON 2013 was just held on May 4th in Illinois, and its second year running was a success. Tickets sold for $15 per person and attendees were thoroughly entertained with live music, free food samples, and of course, the star of the show – coffee! People were also able to attend seminars, learn how to make every type of coffee imaginable, and even meet a coffee farmer.

You could tell Kevin Sinnott of CoffeeCON was excited about people meeting a coffee farmer and understanding where coffee starts when he posted in his blog just a few days before the event. “All coffee start[s] with farmers. Can you imagine the wine culture without constant attention being given to where wines are grown? Everything at the farm level affects everything from then on. It’s surprising to me how many people who love coffee have never met a coffee farmer. That will change for everyone who attends CoffeeCON 2013.”

Kevin is also excited about next year and wonders if they should take CoffeeCON 2014 on the road. What do our CoffeeCow Fans think? Please feel free to share your experiences at a past coffee event or announce an upcoming event that may interest your fellow CoffeeCow Fans.

To hold you over until next year’s CoffeeCON event, shop CoffeeCOW today!

Friday, May 3, 2013

A New & Improved Way to Make Coffee…in Space!

Coffee in Space_CoffeeCow
Would you believe that one of the biggest complaints astronauts have when they return to Earth is about the not-so-tasty coffee they had to drink while in space? Imagine not being able to choose how to make your coffee. Having plain, black coffee can be delicious, but not everyone prefers their coffee that way.

We have it pretty easy on Earth - we can make our coffee just the way we like it. We can even make every cup of coffee taste completely different from the last cup if we like. And with the brewing technology of single serve coffee machines, the possibilities are endless.

Making a custom cup of coffee in space was not a possibility…not until now! Students at the Rice University have discovered a way to make a delicious cup of coffee with as much cream and sugar as you like.

According to an article on, students at Rice University devised a plan to upgrade space coffee, allowing astronauts to mix their coffee however they like using a 3D printed roller and a couple of pouches. The students needed to make sure that the components of their plan stayed lightweight, had a long shelf life, and had zero liquid leaks. Their idea for new and improved space coffee met all the requirements/restrictions and (most importantly!) achieved the goal – a great cup, erhm, pouch of coffee.

“It’s kind of a dream, I mean, it’s not…not a lot of teams get to have the ability to make something that gets used by NASA,” said one Rice University student involved in making this coffee dream a reality.

Here’s an in-depth explanation of how the system works: 

Astronauts are just people, too! People in spacesuits who love a great-tasting cup of coffee, made their way.

Do you have coffee-related news to share? Please let us know in the comments below!

Friday, April 26, 2013

CoffeeCow Reviews Newman’s Own Decaf Special Blend K-Cups

Newman’s Special Decaf Coffee, K-Cup, Keurig | Newman’s Own® Organics
I bought a decaffeinated coffee table…you can't even see a difference.  
~Author Unknown 

Many people poke fun at the idea of drinking decaffeinated coffee, but there is a reason it exists. For instance, if you need to stay away from caffeine but simply cannot do without coffee in your life, decaf coffee can be your best friend. And with a great-tasting popular brand like Newman’s Own, you may just forget you’re drinking decaf entirely.

Today, we’re taste-testing Newman’s Own Decaf Special Blend K-Cups to see if decaf coffee is really a joke or so good it’s NOT a laughing matter.

General Information: A fair trade certified and organic decaf medium-roasted coffee, Newman’s Own Decaf Special Blend K-Cups come in 24 single serve cups per box for your Keurig brewer.

The Test: It’s late in the day and we’ve got a hankering for coffee but don’t want to be up half the night. Perfect timing to try Newman’s Own Decaf Special Blend coffee! We pop a K-Cup in our Keurig and begin to take it all in – the sights, the smells…well, the smells, anyway. This coffee has a pleasing aroma and a smooth taste upon the first sip. The only con we see is a somewhat thin mouthfeel.

The Result: On a scale from 1-5, we rate Newman’s Own Decaf Special Blend K-Cups a 5! It’s an exceptional cup of coffee, even though it’s decaf.

Ideas about what we can review next? Let us know in the comments below!

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Friday, April 19, 2013

What Do Webcams & Coffee Have in Common?

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Image of the
"Trojan Room Coffee Pot."
And it’s not a trick question! Webcams and coffee have plenty in common when you’re talking about the Trojan Room Coffee Pot. Get ready for a “Did you know?” question…

Did you know that the world’s first webcam was inspired by the Trojan Room Coffee Pot? It’s true! A live camera was installed in 1991 at the University of Cambridge, just outside of a room called the “Trojan Room.” The camera’s sole purpose was to broadcast the status of the coffee pot to people working all over the university. One could view the coffee pot from their computer and avoid wasting time on a trip if there was no coffee. Call it lazy, call it genius – whatever you call it, it’s just another coffee-inspired part of history.
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Last image taken before the webcam
was shut off in 2001.

In 2001, the webcam was officially turned off, never to broadcast the status of the coffee pot again.

Those who still use the traditional drip coffee brewing system and run into the occasional empty coffee pot – we feel for you. Perhaps you can setup a webcam for your home or office…or maybe it’s time to make the switch to a single cup brewing system.

There’s a reason we consider ourselves to be your single serve coffee source - shop at and choose from a variety of single serve coffee!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Spend the Weekend With CoffeeCow

Coffee, Tea, and Pantry - CoffeeCow
Another Friday is upon us! The CoffeeCow staff would like to wish you a wonderful weekend, but we'd also like to remind you that is your one-stop shop, fulfilling any of your coffee and tea needs (even pantry supplies) and delivering them straight to your door. It's the convenience we love to share with our customers and the quality products you've come to know and expect from each shipment, every time.

Add these products to your shopping cart this weekend:

Single Serve Coffee & Tea: K-Cups, T-Discs, Pods - oh my! From the most popular Keurig brewer & K-Cups to the elite Lavazza brand, we carry it all. Not only do we have the brewers you desire, but any single serve portion packs you crave. Stock up on all your favorite coffees & teas, and don’t be afraid to throw in a few new flavors to try, like  Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll K-Cup®   Pods.  Why not, when shipping is free on orders of $50 or more?

Drip Coffee: If you still love the traditional drip coffee and brewers, we have you covered there, too. CoffeeCow carries brand names you know and trust like Folgers, Green Mountain, Wawa, and more!

Pantry Supplies: Browse our pantry supplies and stock up on paper products and mouthwatering snacks for an upcoming family barbecue/pool party or annual office meeting.

Enjoy your weekend barbecue don't forget to stock up on your coffee, tea, and pantry today at CoffeeCow!

Friday, April 5, 2013

CoffeeCow Reviews Folgers Classic Roast K-Cups

"The best part of wakin’ up is Folgers in your cup!"
~Folgers slogan and jingle

Founded in 1850, Folgers Coffee has definitely stood the test of time. When Leslie Pearl composed the Folgers jingle and it debuted in 1984, without a doubt people everywhere were waking up with that little ditty stuck in their heads. In 2013, Folgers is still going strong and adapting to the single cup coffee demands with Folgers coffee K-Cups.

Today, we’re going to taste-test Folgers Classic Roast K-Cups and see if it still has the ability to get us jumping out of bed singing.

General Information: Each box of Folgers Classic Roast K-Cups contains 12 single serve cups for your Keurig brewer. These K-Cups feature a classic, medium-roasted coffee with simple yet gourmet aromas and tastes.

The Test: The real test is to see how this coffee stands up to the dreaded morning – duh duh DUH!

When the alarm goes off at the crack of dawn, it’s time to jump out of bed and start singing! Ok, that may not be the case, but it IS time for that first cup of coffee before the reality of the day kicks us into gear – and that first cup tastes so good.

We head to the kitchen, pop a K-Cup in the Keurig, grab a mug and put it in place, then press a button. The aroma of Folgers Classic Roast coffee is a bouquet of freshness and familiarity, like having upscale gourmet coffee with an old friend. The taste and aftertaste are clean, no unusual or pungent flavors. The only con - this coffee may not be for you if you like strong coffee.

The Result: On a scale from 1-5, we rate Folgers Classic Roast K-Cups a 3.5! With a taste, you can count on and a brand you can trust, we see Folgers sticking around for many years to come.

Ideas about what we can review next? Let us know in the comments below!

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Does Your Coffee Preference Change With the Season?

Coffee for Spring: Shop CoffeeCow
It’s not just the weather that changes with the season, but one’s mindset as well. Perhaps your spring mindset is focused on updating your wardrobe for the season while also performing some spring cleaning around the house. Seasons are all about change, which begs the question - does your coffee preference change, too?

We’re here to tell you that, no matter what your preference, CoffeeCow has you covered. Hot and iced coffees and teas will get you through any season, all year long. Are you the proud owner of a Keurig coffee brewer? Try K-Cup flavors like Green Mountain’s Island Coconut Coffee! It’s a seasonal treat that’s a perfect spring match for your coffee mug.

BONUS: Spring cleaning is all about a deep cleaning and organizing of your home. Now you can make sure your coffee arsenal stays nice’n’organized with some of the coffee/K-Cup organizational solutions we carry at CoffeeCow!

Let us know, do you change your coffee preference with the season change, or are you loyal to one brand/flavor?

Friday, March 22, 2013

So You Want to Open up Shop: 5 Tips to Help Make Your Coffee Shop Dream a Reality

Tips to Help Make Your Coffee Shop Dream a Reality
You find yourself out and about one day and notice there’s a vacant storefront with a “For Sale” sign in the window. It’s located on a main street in a quaint little town and you can’t help but wonder…could this be a sign telling you to follow your lifelong dream of owning and running your very own coffee shop?

At CoffeeCow, we believe in people living their dreams! To help take some guesswork out of the process, we’ve compiled a list of the basics – just 5 simple tips that can go a long way when applied to your coffee shop idea, making it a dream come true.

1.  Do your homework! Find out everything you can about running a business and your product - coffee (your many years of experience drinking coffee will only take you so far). Write up a business plan, get advice from other business owners, and learn about any permits and licenses you’ll need to obtain for the location you have in mind.

Ask yourself questions like:

  • How much money will be needed in startup costs to open the coffee shop?
  • Who will be your competitors?
  • When should you open and close up shop?
  • Should you sell other items? If so, what?
  • What promotions will make sense to offer?

2.  Serve good coffee. By “good coffee,” we mean the high quality stuff - the stuff that will keep your customers coming back and loyal to you over your competitors. If you have good coffee at a reasonable price, you’re one step closer to winning your customers over for the long haul.

3.  Cleanliness, atmosphere, and organizational culture can make all the difference. Ever walk into a dingy coffee shop that felt dirty and upon ordering your drink, you were told to come back in 10 minutes by the employee behind the counter who was too busy on the phone to serve you? Chances are, you’d NEVER go back to a place like that, so don’t expect your customers to, either. If you’re coffee shop is clean, the atmosphere is inviting, and your employees are friendly – you’re another step closer to winning more business.

Also make sure to treat your employees well, too. The happier they are, the happier the customers are, and that makes a happier you!

4.  Speaking of customer service…it’s all about customer service! When it comes to coffee shops, word of mouth can play a big role in someone choosing to visit (or not visit) your establishment. If you hire people that share your vision for the coffee shop and are a good fit for the culture, the possibilities are endless.

5.  Prepare yourself mentally, emotionally, and physically for the road ahead. It takes a ton of hard work and dedication to run any business, and things won’t always be on the up and up. Preparing yourself and your family for the unknown (and possibly bumpy!) road ahead is a good start.

And remember, work isn’t everything. Always make time for family, friends, and yourself! A little R&R is a must. Regular exercise and a social gathering here and there can help refresh the mind and body, leaving you ready to take on another day.

For more helpful tips, check out these articles from December of last year:

If you own/owned a coffee shop, please leave more tips in the comments below!

Friday, March 15, 2013

CoffeeCow Reviews Emeril’s Big Easy Bold Coffee K-Cups

“I am committed to using only the finest and freshest products. 
People have come to expect that, and I will never let them down.” 
~ “The Bam Bam Man,” Emeril Lagasse

At 6 or 7 years old, Emeril Lagasse began cooking – and he’s never stopped. Emeril continued to follow his dream (his love of food), becoming a celebrity chef and successful business man in the process.

It’s clear that Emeril knows food, but does he know coffee? We’re going to put him to the test and review Emeril’s Big Easy Bold Coffee K-Cups to see if his coffee is as good as everything else “The Bam Bam Man” creates.

General Information: Emeril’s Big Easy Bold Coffee K-Cups feature an extra bold, dark-roasted coffee. Each box contains 24 single serve cups for use in your Keurig K-Cup brewer.

The Test: At CoffeeCow, we think the best test of coffee boldness is the morning - does it kick you into gear or make you want to cuddle in your comforter? With that being said, we went to bed with the alarm set for an early morning.

Waking up groggy is no fun, but we’re looking forward to our first cup of coffee. Half asleep and still in our PJs, we find our way to the kitchen where our Keurig and K-Cup await us. It’s as easy as 1-2-3: K-Cup, mug, button (in that order) and BAM, coffee is served!

We experience a pleasing aroma and intense gourmet flavors upon first sip. Big Easy Bold has a good mouthfeel but seems to have a sharp acidity that can be a negative.

The Result: On a scale from 1-5, we rate Emeril’s Big Easy Bold Coffee K-Cups a 4! This coffee has a great combination of kick and gourmet flavor, perfect for any time of day, every day.

Ideas about what we can review next? Let us know in the comments below!

Visit today and browse our entire Keurig K-Cup selection.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Coffee Cocktails


Maybe you’re at work right now, daydreaming about your plans for this evening - is a tentative Happy Hour on the agenda? As it gets later in the day, it’s possible you may become hesitant about going anywhere and doing anything. You’re thinking you’d rather head home, throw on comfy pajamas, and have dinner in bed with your good friends Television and Remote Control. How is it that you were looking forward to a night of socializing and now you’re almost dreading it?

Solution: Add coffee to your spirits!

Hazelnut Expresso White Russians - A decadent, nutty cocktail with a kick of coffee. |

Check out these hot and iced coffee cocktails to stay awake and have fun tonight:

Hot Nutty Irishman Coffee: Delicious to the last drop and so simple to make, a cup of Nutty Irishman Coffee is like drinking your dessert!

Hot Mexican Coffee: Take a trip to Cabo and be there in 5 minutes with this mouth-watering Mexican Coffee recipe.

Espresso Martini: With so many varieties of Espresso Martinis, you could pretty much say the possibilities are endless.

Coffee Sambuca: Looking for an authentic Italian coffee beverage? All you need is some chilled Sambuca and 3 coffee beans with this Coffee Sambuca recipe. I mean, could it get any easier?

Happy Hour may end up at your house one night. Be prepared and stock up on all your coffee needs at today!

Friday, March 1, 2013

What Do Cats & Coffee Have in Common?

If you’re an animal lover, you know there’s nothing like sitting down with a nice, hot cup of coffee and a loving pet by your side. But what if you aren’t able to own a pet?

Answer: Visit a cat café!  in Philadelphia PA.

Philadelphia Cat Cafe

Cat cafés have been very popular in Japan and are now finding their way to London in May 2013. The owner of this up-and-coming café, Lauren Pears, saw a need for some feline therapy in London and came up with the idea. She explained that a large number of British city dwellers are often unable to own pets due to financial reasons, small apartments, or living in a rented home. Lauren decided to give some coffee and kitty lovin’ people their dream – a place they could go to sip gourmet coffee, spend time with good company, and relax, all while giving some felines a snazzy home!

So the cats don’t get too stressed out with the in-and-out business a café can bring, Lauren introduced a cover charge so that patrons of the café could stay as long as they like without feeling rushed and the cats can get to know the patrons. She even came up with the idea of allowing people to take care of the cats overnight when they are not able to afford the cover charge.

What Do Cats & Coffee Have in Common?
Not only are pets great companions, they can also help people cope with difficult situations in life. Dogs and cats can be brought in for “pet therapy” and help patients with depression, children with autism, and bring comfort to the elderly. Pet therapy has even been used to ease one’s fear of hospitals!

Who’s up for bringing the United States its very first cat café?

As always, check out today for the best selection of K-Cups & Keurig brewers!

Friday, February 22, 2013

CoffeeCow Reviews Green Mountain Breakfast Blend K-Cups

“One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast.” 

~ Robert A. Heinlein 

Green Mountain Breakfast Blend K-Cups
We agree with Robert – a good, balanced breakfast can make all the difference for your morning; even your entire day. Getting off on the right foot can help build confidence, motivation, productivity, and keep you in a generally positive mood. If breakfast can do all of that, think of what you can accomplish with breakfast AND a great-tasting cup of coffee! Today, we’re reviewing Green Mountain Breakfast Blend K-Cups to see if this K-Cup is the perfect complimentary beverage to your breakfast.

General Information: Green Mountain Breakfast Blend K-Cups feature a light-roasted coffee with a refreshing taste that adds a jump start to every morning. Each box contains 24 single serve cups for use in your Keurig K-Cup brewer.

The Test: We’re having apples and cinnamon pancakes with real maple syrup – yum. Once you have your favorite breakfast in front of you, grab a Green Mountain Breakfast Blend K-Cup and begin to brew.

The subtle nutty aroma and taste, accompanied by ripe citrus fruit notes, make for a clean and refreshing cup of coffee. The only con we see – the mouthfeel is a bit thin.

The Result: On a scale from 1-5, we rate Green Mountain Breakfast Blend K-Cups a 4! It’s hard not to love this coffee – the aroma, the taste, the magical capability to awaken the senses – how could you not love Green Mountain’s Breakfast Blend?

Ideas about what we can review next? Let us know in the comments below!

 For more on our selection of Green Mountain K-Cups, visit today.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Friends & Coffee

Coffee is more than just a deliciously caffeinated beverage – it has the ability to bring people together. Take a coffee house, for example. When you want to get together with a few friends for something low-key, a coffee house is the perfect place.

In fact, The Central Perk was known as such a place back in 1994, where the characters of the hit comedy show “Friends” would hang out and catch up on the events of the day. Who wouldn’t want to lounge on a big comfy couch surrounded by friends with good (mostly comedic) conversation and an insanely good cup of coffee?

If you’re feeling out of touch with your friends, we encourage you to get the group together and head to a coffee house this weekend. Whether you choose a chain, a corner mom and pop café, or the “coffee house” in your home, make a plan to meet up on a regular basis. It certainly doesn’t have to be as often as the cast of “Friends” hung out at The Central Perk, but even getting together a few set times a year can make a difference in your relationships and yourself.

Remember to stock up with CoffeeCow’s coffee selection today, just in case you host your very own coffee house tomorrow!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Monday Mornings Blues? Coffee Can Help in More Ways Than One!

Get a Coffee Tasting Education
It’s inevitable – the weekend is always too short and Monday is just around the corner…and those Monday mornings can sometimes be dreadful! You know the morning we’re talking about, when you wake up late and lay in bed contemplating calling out “sick.”

Ever have a Monday morning like that?

Even if you have a dream job, not every day is going to be like a glorious slice of pie (or cup of gourmet coffee), but you can certainly make the best of it. Don’t beat yourself up too much for getting a late start or grumbling all morning – nobody’s perfect. And go ahead – have that glorious slice of pie and gourmet cup of coffee – they’re bound to make you smile.

Get a Coffee Education

Maybe mornings are so tough because of a lack of motivation to go to work. Whether you love what you do or you’re looking for a career change, here’s an interesting reason to go back to school. The SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America) recently announced the launch of a certification program for…coffee tasting! You can become a coffee professional and perform tasks such as grading green coffee. The education doesn’t stop there - check out other SCAA Personal Development programs.

Mornings and school can sometimes be downright dreadful, but the outcome can be great (especially with a great-tasting cup of coffee by your side). can certainly help you stock your cabinets with high-quality coffee, preparing you for anything your day throws at you. With single serve coffee potion packs, you can have a fresh cup of coffee every time you brew.

Would you go back to school to become a professional coffee taster? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to follow our blog!

Friday, February 1, 2013

CoffeeCow Reviews Twinings Camomile Tea K-Cups

Whether you’re looking to warm up on a cold, wintry day or just looking to rest your mind and body, a hot cup of tea is sure to do the trick. Today, we’re reviewing Twinings version of pure relaxation – Twinings Camomile Tea K-Cups. Will this tea be as calming and satisfying as it claims? Let’s find out together!

Pure Camomile Tea, Keurig K-Cup | Twinings of London®General Information: Twinings Camomile Tea K-Cups are naturally caffeine free and made with 100% pure Camomile Herbal Tea. Each box contains 24 single serve cups for use in your Keurig machine.

The Test: It’s all about being comfy, so change into your favorite lounge wear. Once you have your mug in place and the brewing has begun, take note of the floral scent that fills the air. Why yes, that is quite soothing.

Now for the real test – the taste test. For this, you’ll need to find a tranquil spot in the house to sit and unwind. This could be an old antique armchair in the reading room, the leather sofa in the living room or even in bed. Wherever your favorite spot is, now is the time to head there – and quick before your tea gets cold! When you’re all settled in, take that first sip. You find yourself immediately at peace with the light, yet rich, flavor of camomile. You can also feel good knowing you’re drinking a tea that’s 100% pure and naturally caffeine free.

The Result: On a scale from 1-5, we rate Twinings Camomile Tea K-Cups a 5! After a cup of this tea, we can’t help but feel completely satisfied and stress-free.

For more on our selection of Twinings Tea K-Cups, visit today.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Coffee: Solving the World’s Problems, One Cup at a Time

Problems Solved With Coffee
The Scenario: You just found out this morning that you’re entertaining your family tonight! Before sheer panic sets in, take a deep breath – you got this. Tonight’s dinner and festivities will be a breeze and you have the perfect idea for a party theme – COFFEE!

The Solution: CoffeeCow’s Pinterest page – aka visual coffee inspiration at your fingertips. Our Pinterest page literally features everything coffee, from coffee décor to coffee recipes, and even coffee funnies to help you calm down before the big rush. Now that you’re fully equipped with ideas, time to go shopping!

The Result: Now that the evening is over and all your guests have left, you take another deep breath. You feel pretty confident that you’ve nailed the perfect get-to-together in less than 24 hours. All throughout the night you overheard guests commenting how well put together the evening was and, when you were asked how you came up with such a fabulous idea, you just grinned and exclaimed “You can’t go wrong with coffee!”

Visit today and stock up on a variety of coffee, whether it’s just for you or in preparation for a surprise family gathering. We’re always featuring high-quality coffee specials, so make sure to check in on a regular basis!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Is Coffee Variety the Spice of Life?

Is Coffee Variety the Spice of Life?
At CoffeeCow, we believe that variety has the ability to “spice” up our lives. After all, life couldn’t possibly become boring if we’re always trying new and different things! We think this can ring true for your taste buds, as well…

Which brings us to the question – is coffee variety the spice of life?

Ever love a specific food or beverage so much that you just HAD to enjoy it at every meal of the day? It may not have been too long before you became absolutely sick of what you once loved. We’re not suggesting you can’t stay loyal to your one true brew! We’re just saying that something as simple as trying a new brew every once in a while can have an impact on your psyche that you never realized.

Maybe you’re nervous about purchasing a new and different coffee when there’s a chance you may not like it – enter K-Cup coffee variety samplers! With a Keurig brewer, variety samplers not only make great gifts (especially if you’re unsure of what the other person likes), but they’re also the perfect way to try new coffees. Furthermore, you’ll be known as the host with the most when you’re always able to offer guests a variety of coffee!

Try one, try them all!  

Don’t forget - we have tea K-Cups, too!

Visit and COW-llect them all today!

Friday, January 11, 2013

CoffeeCow Reviews Diedrich French Roast Blend Coffee K-Cups

Bonjour! Today we are reviewing Diedrich’s French Roast Blend Coffee K-Cups to see how they stand up to the other dark-roasted coffees of the world. Even though “French Roast” coffee isn't actually from France, we’re preparing for this taste test wearing a French beret and serving French fries on the side, because, why not?

General Information: Diedrich’s French Roast Blend Coffee is a dark roast Arabica coffee. Each box contains 24 single serve cups for use in your Keurig machine.

The Test: Time to start brewing - adjust your beret, pop a K-Cup in your Keurig and press the button. The aroma is pleasant and toast-like. After taking that first sip, our eyes light up and the words “Ooo, yum!” seem to roll right off the tongue. With a sweet flavor and syrupy body, we need to remind ourselves we did NOT add sugar to this coffee!

The Result: On a scale from 1-5, we rate Diedrich French Roast Blend Coffee K-Cups a 5 - oui, oui! In fact, we can’t get enough of Diedrich’s delicious coffee blends - they taste so good, even without cream and sugar. Diedrich French Roast Blend Coffee is must for the dark roast coffee connoisseur in your life.

Visit CoffeeCow today and view our selection of Diedrich Coffee K-Cups.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Coffee Adventure 2013

Coffee Adventure 2013
It’s a new year and maybe you’re looking for something new and exciting to try in 2013. The suggestion of booking an extravagant skydiving adventure seems a bit extreme. So does zip lining through the jungle. Although skydiving and zip lining are adventures you may consider, you’re thinking in simpler terms for, how about something simple and tasty, like trying a different coffee brand or blend every month of 2013?

Here are three ways to become coffee inspired in 2013, aiding in your decision on what brand or blend to try next:

  1. Whether you’ve had something on your mind or not a clue where to start, browsing the selection at can help you make a decision. Read through the product descriptions and go for the coffee that jumps out at you screaming “BUY ME!” Our January recommendation? Green Mountain Mocha Nut Fudge Coffee K-Cups – a sweet treat you can enjoy without the sugar!
  2. Try shopping on our Coupons page, which is updated monthly with new specials. There are plenty of great January offers to choose from, but we recommend starting your morning (and year!) off right with Diedrich Coffee Morning Edition Blend Coffee K-Cups
  3. Make sure to stay connected - check your email, and even Facebook and Pinterest, for featured products and plenty of coffee inspiration. 

CoffeeCow’s suggestion: Go ahead and take the coffee adventure of your dreams in 2013. Don’t forget to invite us along for the ride!