New Year, New Brew Giveaway: Keurig K145 with 6 Boxes of Coffee!

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What better way to welcome in 2016 than by giving away our best Keurig brewer giveaway_productbundlebundle. That’s right: the best way to brew in the New Year starts with this special offer.

Enter to win a new Keurig brewer bundle, complete with a Keurig 145 machine and 6 boxes of K-Cup® Coffee (that’s 144 total K-Cup® Coffee Pods)! This brewer bundle is the perfect starter kit for any coffee lover. So, hurry and enter – this prize won’t last forever! One lucky winner will be awarded Thursday, February 4.

How do I enter to win?

It’s easy. Visit the Keurig Giveaway page to enter. First, you’ll answer the question.

answer-correctlySecond, enter your email address.

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And that’s it! You can increase your chances of getting the big prize by continuing to use the Share options after entering your email address. The more you share, the more entries you receive!

The giveaway starts Wednesday, January 27 at 3pm (ET) and ends Tuesday, February 2 at midnight (ET). A winner will be announced once the eligible party is contacted and the prize has been awarded. To enter, visit our Giveaway page:

Enter to Win a K145 Machine + 6 Boxes of Coffee Here

About The Product

1 Keurig K145 K-Cup Brewer

1 Green Mountain Coffee Nantucket Blend K-Cups

1 Green Mountain Coffee Breakfast Blend K-Cups

1 Green Mountain Coffee Dark Magic K-Cups

1 Coffee People Donut Shop Blend K-Cups

1 Newman’s Own Organic K-Cups

1 Emeril’s Big Easy Bold K-Cups

Good luck and happy sipping!

Donut Shop K-Cups Just Make Sense

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Brewing classic coffee with such ease is a privilege granted by modern K-Cup coffee brewing and put to perfect use by Coffee People Donut Shop Coffee K-Cup Pods.

When you go to your favorite donut shop, you might have sprinkles or sugar glaze on your mind, and you might not put too much thought into the coffee you plan on buying to go along with it. Still, that cup of coffee is a crucial part of the whole experience.

After all, that donut you’re about to eat just wouldn’t be quite as wonderful without a steaming cup of Joe to dip it into, right?

You know what we’re talking about: the way the coffee fills all the nooks and crannies and melts the glaze on the donut just a little bit… the sugary sweetness that dances with the crema on the surface of the cup. Coffee and donuts go together perfectly.

Donut Shop Coffee Is Special

The perfect companion to your breakfast confection, or enjoy on its own.

The perfect companion to your breakfast confection, or enjoy on its own.

But donut shop coffee is a special breed. It doesn’t need to be overly sweet, because technically speaking, that’s what the donut is for. No, donut shop coffee has a special role. The perfect companion coffee to your favorite fritter, Old Fashioned, or chocolate cake donut should be simple, bold, fresh, and robust: the perfect counterpoint to the confection’s sugary sweetness.

So what do you do if you’re in the mood for that sweet and savory harmony, but you don’t want to schlep down to the donut shop? Just pick up some donuts on your way home and pop a K-Cup of the Original Donut Shop Coffee into your Keurig. It’s the perfect solution!

The Hot New Thing From Coffee People

That’s right: Coffee People’s Donut Shop Coffee is available in the convenient K-Cup format. It’s sealed for freshness, medium-roasted to perfection, and ready to make your morning something special, whether that morning routine involves a donut or not!

Coffee People Original Donut Shop coffee is made from the finest quality Arabica beans, so you know it has plenty of smooth, delicious flavor. And now that you can brew it up individually by the K-Cup, there’s really no reason not to make it a part of your daily routine.

What a Way to Start Your Day!

Start your morning off right, with a cup of Coffee People Original Donut Shop Coffee. The donut? Well, that’s up to you. With this coffee, it’s certainly tempting to eat donuts for breakfast every day, but we’re not qualified to give dietary advice.

No Matter What Your Favorite Brew, There’s Probably a Coffee App For It

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Coffee drinkers of the world, you may not feel like you need to get deeper into coffee culture than you already are. But if you’re like most of us, then just drinking coffee isn’t good enough. You want to obsess. Well now you can rejoice!

There are dozens of ways to obsess over coffee from the comfort of your own smart phone or tablet, no matter where you may physically be. We present a few of the coffee apps available to you today.

CoffeeGuru

While not free – it’s $1.99 – coffee guru is a bargain when you consider how much information this coffee app contains. If you’re looking for artisanal coffee (read, non-chain coffee), then this is the app for you. With listings of more than seven thousand independent coffee shops in Canada, the UK, and the United States, this app is a must have for serious coffee drinkers traveling away from their zone of coffee comfort.

CoffeeGuru also includes a flavor describing wheel and information about house roasts, fair trade and direct trade programs from coffee shop to coffee shop.

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Art of Coffee

At a hefty $2.99, this coffee app might seem a bit expensive. But, if you’ve ever wanted to learn how professional baristas do the job of making your coffee, look no further. The Art of Coffee shows you how to make all your favorite coffee house beverages, and how to make more than thirty designs in the foam on the top of a latte or cappuccino.

CoffeeTalk

At ninety-nine cents, this app is easily the best bargain on the list. CoffeeTalk will teach you and your friends the language of coffee, from affogato to Valencia and everything in between. If you’re ever listened to real coffee nerds go on and on about coffee and wanted a dictionary to help you decipher what they were saying, then this is the app for you.

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An App for Everyone

While this brief list is far from complete – seriously, just do a quick search on an app store or the Internet and see how many results you get – it does represent a handful of the best coffee-oriented apps out there for smart phones and tablets.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional coffee drinker who knows the ins and outs of how to find a great cup in any city in the world or not, you’re sure to find a coffee app that will help you enjoy your favorite beverage even more.

A Must-See Event for Coffee Lovers

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You already know about coffee’s ability to liven up just about any conference. But a conference that’s all about coffee? Now that’s a lively event, indeed.

Of course, we’re talking about Coffee Con. Since 2011, this meeting of the caffeinated minds has grown each year to become one of the world’s greatest coffee events. So what’s it all about?

A Gathering of Coffee Luminaries

The first thing you should know is that everyone who’s anyone in the coffee world will be at CoffeeCon 2016. The most talked-about roasters, award-winning baristas, coffee marketers, and taste-making coffee experts of all stripes will be in attendance.

The second thing you should know is that Coffee Con is open to the public. In fact, it’s intended for the public. Here, coffee lovers can rub elbows with the best in the business. Are you ready to see coffee in a whole new way? Don’t forget to buy your ticket.

Coffee Class is in Session

Have you ever wondered how to make the perfect pour over coffee? Maybe you’re interested in learning to make coffee with an AeroPress. Or perhaps you’re more interested in the science of coffee, proper grinding, and effects of water quality on coffee flavor. Maybe you just wish you knew how to make latte art.

Whatever the case may be, CoffeeCon has a class for you. All of these subjects and more will be covered in depth, by coffee cognoscenti who are eager to share their love of the craft with you.

The World’s Best Coffee, Together in One Place

Part of the mission of CoffeeCon is to bring the world’s best coffee together in one place, and to revel in the glory of the humble coffee bean. At CoffeeCon, you’ll sample coffees from the farthest corners of the globe, and you’ll also learn about the coffee preparation methods used to bring out the best in each.

Pace yourself! Samples are unlimited, but we don’t want you getting kicked out for trying to initiate a game of Red Rover on the conference floor.

Prizes Galore

When you purchase a ticket to CoffeeCon 2016, you’ll automatically be entered to win prizes that will make any coffee lover swoon. From dream coffeemakers to exotic beans, Coffee Con will give lucky winners something to smile about at twice-daily prize drawings.

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Where Is This Magical Land?

So far, only the LA CoffeeCon location has been announced, and other locations and events are currently TBA. The Los Angeles event will take place on January 30th, 2016 at Magic Box @ the REEF. The address is 1933 S. Broadway. Book your tickets online. They’re only $30 for an all-day pass!

Tips for Enjoying a Fresh Cup of Coffee Every Time

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If you’re one of those people who could easily wear a “Coffee First” t-shirt, we’re going to guess you’re serious about your coffee. And we’ll assume that you don’t settle for an average cup of coffee, either. For you, coffee probably has the ability to make or break your day, so you’re likely only happy with a really fresh cup of coffee.

As a coffee lover, do you have a system in place to make sure you always have fresh coffee beans? If not, we can help you. We’re going to tell you how you can always get tasty coffee into your mug exactly when you want it.

Here are some tips for enjoying a fresh cup every time, whether it’s your morning brew or your afternoon pick-me-up.

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Order Coffee Beans on a Regular Schedule

Most serious coffee drinkers will benefit by having a set day each week for ordering new coffee beans. Think of the weekly ordering process as a guarantee that you’ll have fresh coffee available for java on demand, morning or night.

If you set up a reminder for yourself to order coffee beans on a recurring basis, say every Sunday evening, then you’ll never have to deal with running out of coffee, or drinking brew from beans that has been sitting stale in your cupboard. Of course, you will initially have to do a bit of planning to determine how much coffee you’ll need for your weekly fix.

Sign Up for Regular Coffee Delivery

If you don’t want to think about when to order your beans, you can sign up for a coffee delivery program that will send out fresh coffee beans to you on a weekly basis. Delivery programs vary, so you may be billed weekly or monthly for the service, but once you input your credit card into the program shopping cart, you really don’t have to deal with the details of your order again if you don’t want to.

Regular coffee delivery service is a great way to have fresh coffee beans in your mailbox for your weekly coffees, with little or no effort on your part.

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Order Whole Beans

Whether you order your own coffee beans weekly or use a coffee delivery service, you’ll get the freshest cups if you buy whole beans and then grind them yourself. Coffee beans lose some of their aroma and flavor after grinding, so if you opt for whole beans, then you’ll get more of the original freshness and purity of the beans into your cup.

When your whole beans come in the mail, make sure you only grind a cup’s worth or a day’s worth at a time, so that remaining beans keep their flavor and freshness intact until brew time.

We know how important fresh coffee is, which is why we offer many types of coffees and coffee delivery options to make sure you have a fresh cup whenever you want one. Take a look at our whole been coffee options and choose your favorite one, before you stock up for the upcoming week.

‘Tis the Season for Indulgent and Hot Beverages

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The holidays are officially over but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy another couple month’s worth of yummy, hot seasonal beverages to make the winter season a little more enjoyable.

We know that seasonal coffee drinks like pumpkin spice lattes and eggnog lattes are on the minds of many right now, so we thought we’d give you a few recipes for these drinks and a couple of others (including a non-coffee bonus treat). If you love the flavors of the season, but don’t want to pay or drive for a hot drink from a coffee shop, you can make your own special recipes at home.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Pumpkin Spice can be enjoyed on its own or used as part of a delicious recipe.

Want to know how to make a real pumpkin spice latte, with real pumpkin instead of pumpkin flavoring? It’s easy. Simply brew one cup of coffee and pour it into a saucepan. Whisk in 1/4 cup of pureed pumpkin, a sprinkle of ground cinnamon and ground cloves, and 1/4 cup of milk like almond milk or soy milk. Heat to desired temperature, sweeten if you like, and pour into your favorite mug.

Peppermint Mocha

Peppermint mocha is a favorite hot holiday beverage because it offers fun and delicious flavors that have long been associated with the holiday. You can make your very own peppermint mocha with candy canes, cocoa, and a few other ingredients, for yourself and your family.

Kids love this drink, so if you have little ones, then you can easily substitute the brewed coffee for more milk and give them a coffee-free holiday beverage. For adults, whisk 1 cup brewed coffee, 1 heaping tablespoon unsweetened pure cocoa powder, 1/4 cup coconut or soy milk, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract in a saucepan. Heat until it reaches the desired temperature, pour into a mug, and place a candy cane into each cup.

Eggnog Latte

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Spicy Eggnog is a traditional holiday favorite and can be enjoyed throughout the winter season.

We love making eggnog lattes with coconut milk. It makes for a rich and creamy eggnog latte that doesn’t have eggs in it, but it still has the familiar flavor of eggnog. Again, start with 1 cup of brewed coffee poured into a saucepan. Add 1/4 cup of full fat coconut milk, 2 tablespoons of sugar, a pinch of ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon of pure vanilla. Whisk, heat to desired temperature, and pour into a special mug.

Hot Apple Cider

To compliment your hot Christmas coffee drinks, you can make a warm apple cider on occasion. For this drink, you’ll want to pour 1 cup of organic apple cider into a saucepan. Add a pinch each of ground cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Heat until warm and ladle into your holiday mug.

Enjoy the Season With a Warm Cup in Your Hand!

All of these drinks are perfect winter treats, and they’re ideal for taking with you in to-go cups as you rush around town this season. Enjoy them, and enjoy the season!

Free Shipping Day is Friday, December 18

Check. It. Out. Free Shipping Day is returning to free-shipping-day-free-deals-coffeeforlessCoffeeForLess.com Friday, December 18th. Free Shipping Day is a wildly popular one-day event we’ve brought back for three years running.

 How Do I Get Free Shipping?

  1. On 12/18/2015 shop CoffeeForLess.com for your coffee, tea, and hot cocoa holiday gift needs.
  2. Add your desired items to your shopping cart (there is no minimum purchase required).
  3. At Checkout, make sure to select Ground (1-5 days) $0.00 as your Shopping Method.
  4. That’s it!

With delivery by Christmas Eve, Free Shipping Day is your last chance to find those perfect holiday gifts to send to family and friends. Items like the K145 Holiday Value Bundle and coffee gift baskets are great ideas — or stock a stuffing or two with Seasonal K-Cups in a variety of warm-and-toasty seasonal flavors. If you missed Black Friday or Cyber Monday, or still have holiday shopping to do, this is your day to take advantage and save on shipping costs.

This Week, Save 6% On K-Cups

Spicy Eggnog, Gingerbread, and Holiday Blend K-Cups are back just in time.

Spicy Eggnog, Gingerbread, and Holiday Blend K-Cups are back just in time for the holidays!

The holiday rush is on this week, and we know it! Along with Free Shipping Day, you’ll also enjoy K-Cups discounted at 6% all week. It’s time to stock up on your holiday favorites, including Spicy Eggnog, Gingerbread, and Holiday Blend K-Cup Coffee Pods. At checkout, use coupon code HOLIDAYCUPS and save on all K-Cups, all week.

Free Shipping Day Facts

  • The first Free Shipping Day was organized just two weeks before the event, dating back to 2007.
  • The number of participating merchants in Free Shipping Day grew 10 times in just 3 years.
  • Free Shipping Day beat Black Friday’s online spending 2 years in a row by over $250 million.
  • Over the past 2 years, spending on Free Shipping Day has exceeded $1 billion.Free Shipping Day became the third-heaviest day for online shopping in U.S. history just 2 years after it was created.

Visit our Free Shipping Day 2015 page and shop CoffeeForLess.com!

 

 

Maxwell House and Gevalia K-Cups Arrive at CoffeeForLess

K-Cups: they’re convenient, quick, and delicious. They’re a great way to get a perfect cup of coffee every time. But there was a time when K-Cup lovers were faced with a limited selection. That time is long gone. Case in point: Maxwell House and Gevalia K-Cups.

Maxwell House K-Cups

Maxwell House: it’s a trusted coffee brand that needs no introduction. Since 1892, people who love robust, unpretentious coffee that’s “good to the last drop” have prized Maxwell House coffee.

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New! Maxwell House K-Cup Pods at CoffeeForLess.com.

As legend has it, it was President Teddy Roosevelt who first uttered the “Good to the Last Drop” slogan that has adorned Maxwell House coffee tins since 1917. We can’t attest to the veracity of that historical account, but we certainly agree with the assessment.

Maxwell house still offers their time-tested original roast, but this venerated brand has decided to join the K-Cup revolution. Now, you can get the Original Roast and Master blend varieties in convenient K-Cup format. They’re every bit as invigorating and delicious as the Maxwell House coffee you know and love, but without any mess or fuss.

 Gevalia K-Cups

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Choose from a selection of Gevalia K-Cup pods.

The Gevalia coffee brand is every bit as storied as Maxwell House, but where the former sticks largely to a few classic flavors, the latter embraces variety wholeheartedly. For more than 150 years, Gevalia has been offering delicious coffee, Swedish-style. The Gevalia lineup includes more than 30 premium coffees, iced coffee blends, and now, Keurig K-Cups, too. From exotic, single-bean varietals to smile-inducing flavor blends, this Scandinavian coffee purveyor has something for everyone.

There’s the Colombia blend, bright, rich, and full-bodied. There’s the Dark Royal Roast, a pure Arabica coffee roasted to robust, flavorful perfection. The Signature Blend’s trademark flavor is balanced and fresh, and the decaf is every bit as exciting as the standard variety.

Feeling playful? Try Gevalia Caramel Macchiato, Mocha Latte, or Vanilla Latte. It doesn’t matter how gloomy it gets outside; with this trio of deliciousness in your cupboard, your cup will always be warm and your spirits will stay high.

Join Us In Welcoming Maxwell House and Gevalia to the CoffeeForLess Family

We at CoffeeForLess.com are so pleased to announce that, beginning today, we will be proudly offering a wide selection of both Maxwell House and Gevalia coffees in convenient K-Cup format.

If you’re familiar with these excellent coffee brands, then you’re probably as excited as we are. But if you’ve never had the chance to try Maxwell House’s time-tested excellence, or Gevalia’s sophisticated and luxurious take on Swedish coffee deliciousness, then we’d encourage you to add one, the other, or both to your CoffeeForLess shopping cart this October. We think you’ll be glad you did!

America’s Obsession with the Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Love it or hate it, pumpkin spice is most likely here to stay – at least for a while. And no matter where you look when you’re out and about, pumpkin spice is everywhere: it’s a hair color, it’s being whipped into special limited offerings of conventional peanut butter, and even M&Ms now come in Pumpkin Spice Latte flavor.

It’s become an American obsession of sorts, and one that arguably began with either the pumpkin spice latte or pumpkin cheesecake, and then spread to air fresheners, candles, and a host of other edible and non-edible consumer packaged goods. But why all the craziness? Read on for our quick guide to this ongoing obsession with the pumpkin spice latte, and other things pumpkin spice.

What Exactly Is Pumpkin Spice?

The development of the pumpkin spice latte as a beverage is generally attributed to a certain Seattle coffee chain named Starbucks. The story goes that back in the early two-thousands, the well-known coffee chain was looking to extend the excitement of their holiday drink specials into the fall, and landed upon the pumpkin spice latte as a way to do just that.

The drink’s initial launch met with so much success, that Starbucks almost couldn’t keep up with demand for the combination of espresso, milk, milk-foam, whipped cream, and three traditional pumpkin pie spices.

Current Popularity of and Obsession with the Beverage

As mentioned, the pumpkin spice latte launched to wide-spread popular acclaim. And despite its detractors, it has continued to grow in popularity over the last decade or so. Indeed, a cursory search for “pumpkin spice” online yielded more than fifteen thousand products associated with the keywords.

And now, just about every coffee shop in America is either selling pumpkin spice lattes seasonally, year-round, or else they’re missing out on profits if they refuse to get on the bandwagon.

The Flavor of the Future Is Pumpkin?

Given the nigh-ridiculous popularity of the simple combination of coffee, milk, whipped cream, nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon, it’s easy to see why manufacturers of other foodstuffs (and hair dyes, etc.) have rushed to jump on the seasonal bandwagon.

Now that nearly every conceivable food has been converted, albeit seasonally, into some hybridized version of pumpkin spice latte, the last frontier for pumpkin spice may be in its use as a color. The aforementioned coffee-inspired hair dye may only be the first in a long line of pumpkin spice-colored products to come!

Love it or hate it, you won’t be able to get away from pumpkin spice, during the holidays anyway, for at least the next few years. And if you love it, then it’s time to celebrate! The season of the specialty drink is upon us!

Don’t Miss the CoffeeForLess Huge Black Friday Online Deals

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Fall is most definitely in the air, and the season of shopping is nearly upon us. The leaves are changing into those beautiful autumn colors, and the evening air is brisk with the chill of the new season. Football season is in full swing, and pumpkin spice latte enthusiasts are getting their yearly fix.

Black Friday. Enough Said.

Fall means so many things to many people, but the biggest red circle on the calendar of any true bargain hunter is certainly going to be November 27th. That’s right, it’s time for Black Friday online deals, and tons of great shopping opportunities!

Are you saving up your spending money? Are you already scouring the advertisements to see what your favorite retailers have in store for the biggest shopping day of the year? Are you saving up your energy for the all-out madness that is Black Friday? Alright!

9 Out of 10 Professional Shoppers Recommend Coffee

We’re willing to bet that you’re going to go through a lot of coffee during that weekend. After all, what could be a better remedy for the standing-in-line blues than a piping hot thermos full of delicious, invigorating java? That hot mug of go-juice will keep your fingers warm and your instincts sharp so you can be the most competitive shopper out there. And when the doors open, you’ll be ready to go!

Hey, Where’d All the Coffee Go?

By the time Monday rolls around, you might find yourself wondering where all your coffee went. Never fear! CoffeeForLess has got your back with tons of huge online deals for Black Friday. Best of all, our deals make it so you won’t have to fight anyone to the finish to take advantage of them – you won’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home!

CoffeeForLess Black Friday Online Deals

So what exactly are we offering, you ask? Great question.

If you’re not already — sign up for our newsletter to find out! You’ll receive an email on Black Friday with all the details. It’s one of our biggest deals of the year. Trust us on this one, it’ll be worth it.

It’s your time to save big on a wide selection of K-Cups, including seasonal K-Cups like top-selling Pumpkin Spice, Autumn Harvest, and more of our (and your) favorites!

We’re also offering a door buster of a deal for you or someone on your gift list. The K145 Value Bundle Deal is our best bundle of the year: complete with a Keurig K145 machine and four 24ct boxes of K-Cups to get you started.

And did you know that we offer CoffeeForeLess gift certificates, as well? They really do make the perfect seasonal gift for all of the coffee lovers in your life.

Get It While It’s Hot

We wish you a wonderful holiday season, and a happy shopping experience on Black Friday! Stay safe out there! It’s probably too late to learn judo, but it’s not too late to stock up on coffee!