Island Coconut K-Cups are a Delightfully Pleasant Surprise

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Coffee: it’s the official drink of productivity, of non-drowsy mornings, and quick wits. There’s nothing like a cup of Joe to get your day started off right, and to keep your engine running throughout the afternoon.

At the other end of the flavor spectrum, you have coconut: the very essence of tropical vacations, summertime cocktails, and laughter-filled days at the beach, where the sunbaked hours seem to go on forever and are all too fleeting, even still.

At first blush, you might not think of coffee and coconut as natural complements. But try one sip of Green Mountain’s Island Coconut K-Cup coffee, and that will change in an instant.

The Perfect Balance

Green Mountain Island Coconut coffee is an intoxicating blend of select coffees from around the world. This handpicked assortment is infused with the flavor and essence of freshly ground coconut and lightly roasted to give it a bright, lively flavor that allows the true nature of the coffee to shine through.

Every time you brew a cup of Island Coconut coffee, you’ll marvel at just how well it balances those two exquisite flavors. The acidity of the light roast coffee really brings out the subtle richness of the coconut.

Green Mountain Island coconut has a rich, creamy body and a velvety mouth feel, and the aroma is sure to attract plenty of admirers around the office. You’d probably better order your own stash of this stuff, or you may find yourself wishing you had.

Green Mountain Island Coconut Is Fair Trade Certified

Buy Island Coconut K-Cup Coffee at CoffeeForLess.com

Buy Island Coconut K-Cup Coffee at CoffeeForLess.com

If you’re like most conscientious coffee lovers, then you probably like knowing that the farmers who grew your coffee beans were fairly compensated for their efforts. Thanks to them, your mornings are a lot more enjoyable, and you want to make sure they keep doing what they do best: growing delicious coffee.

Well, you’ll be happy to know that Green Mountain Island Coconut Coffee K-Cups are Fair Trade certified. Fair Trade certification guarantees farmers a minimum price for the coffee they produce, and it links farmers directly with importers like Green Mountain, cutting out the middleman and putting more money directly into farmers’ pockets.

Get It While It Lasts

Green Mountain Island Coconut K-Cups will infuse your workday with the essence of a trip to some lush tropical island, but just like vacation, they won’t last forever. They’re a limited edition seasonal offering from Green Mountain, so if you plan on enjoying them throughout the year, then you’d be well advised to stock up now. Enjoy!

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.

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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:

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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

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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.

Keeping Up With Keurig 2.0 Is Easier Than You Think

By now, you’ve heard of — or may have purchased — Keurig’s new 2.0 brewing system. The machine is touted as a first of its kind, and can brew both a single cup serving, and a four-cup carafe of coffee using a Keurig® K-Carafe Pack.

And whether you’re using an older Keurig model, or the new Keurig 2.0 series, all your favorite K-Cup Pods sold at CoffeeForLess.com are compatible! So rest assured — that fresh box of K-Cup Coffee will be brewing in no time.

How Do I Identify Keurig 2.o Compatible K-Cups?

To identify Keurig 2.0 compatible K-Cups, look for the “Keurig Brewed” seal printed on a ring around the outer edge of the K-Cup. Keurig first rolled these changes out in early 2014. For boxes, similarly, you’ll note the symbol designating “For Use in All Keurig K-Cup Brewers.”

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We’ve also labeled all of our compatible products on CoffeeForLess.com with a convenient “Keurig 2.0 Compatible” orange icon. Look for this image in the Description box when shopping.

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While the previous Keurig brewers take coffee pods that work with many different brands, the Keurig 2.0 machine is RFID-limited, meaning only items with a Keurig-branded code will work.

Do the New K-Cups Work in the Old Machines?

The short answer: Yes. All Keurig branded packs will work as usual in the older brewers. Packs that do not have the new “Keurig Brewed” lids (pictured above) will not work in the Keurig 2.0 machines. The best thing to keep in mind is to look for the “Keurig Brewed” seal. This seal ensures the K-Cup can be brewed in older brewers as well as the Keurig 2.0 machine.

Why Don’t the Old K-Cups Work in the New Machine?

The Keurig 2.0 machine reads each lid to identify 2.0-compatible brands to ensure the perfect cup of coffee each time. The Keurig 2.0 will only function with Keurig brand packs, which have been specifically designed to work with the Keurig 2.0 Brewing Technology.

Keurig’s Family of Compatible Brands

From your favorites including Coffee People, Starbucks, and Green Mountain, we offer a wide range of best selling brands that are compatible with both the old Keurig brewers and new Keurig 2.0 machine. Regardless of the type of brewer you’re using, the taste and quality you have come to expect has not changed with the new technology.

For a list of 40+ Keurig 2.0-compatible brands, many of which we carry at CoffeeForLess.com, visit Keurig’s Family of Brands page. http://blog.keurig.com/blog/briana-keene/our-family-of-brands-2b-meet-some-new-members

Using Keurig 2.0? You can find full brewer support for Keurig 2.0 Technology here: http://www.keurig.com/support/K2.0-brewers

‘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!

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!

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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!

Enjoy McDonald’s McCafe Coffee Without Leaving the House

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When you’re hankering for a hot, fast, and tasty breakfast on the go, it’s hard to beat your local McDonald’s. Of course, the piping hot McCafe Coffee is undoubtedly one of the best things about starting your morning with Ronald McDonald and friends.

Caution: Contents May Be… Delicious?

If you’ve never experienced McCafe Coffee, then we’ll let you in on a little secret: it’s delicious. Gone are the days when McDonald’s coffee was simply average. These days, the Golden Arches serve as a beacon of hope for bleary-eyed commuters in need of an extra tasty morning pick-me-up.

Great Coffee Starts With Great Beans

McCafe coffee is made with 100% high-quality Arabica beans grown in Central and South America, and is lovingly roasted for a robust and velvety flavor.

So Many Flavors to Choose From

There was a time when McDonald’s coffee only came in one flavor: coffee flavor. Thank goodness for progress. All told, there are now seven eye-opening varieties to sample.

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McCafe Premium K-Cup Coffee Available Now at CoffeeForLess!

The Premium Roast is smooth and balanced with a rich aroma that’s sure to make you eager to get out of bed in the morning. It’s also available decaffeinated, so decaf lovers can enjoy all of the flavor with none of the caffeine.

With its dark roast and intoxicating bouquet, the French Roast is ideal for the coffee connoisseur who loves a full-bodied coffee experience. For a fresh-from-the-roaster experience, be sure to try whole bean French Roast.

Breakfast blend is a light and classic coffee, full of energy and vigor. It’s the perfect complement for a hearty breakfast before a long day of work.

For something a little more nuanced, try out the Colombian Roast. It’s crisp, complex, and spirited; just the ticket for a great conversation at a sidewalk café.

McCafe Espresso Roast is as vigorous as you’d expect, but it’s also delightfully balanced, and blended to perfection for a flavor that you’ll keep coming back to over and over again.

Craving coffee with a bit more sass? Then you’ll love McCafe’s Hazelnut and French Vanilla flavors. They’re indulgent, luscious, and some might even say, magical.

Don’t worry, K-Cup fans; McCafe has something special for you, too. Hazelnut, French Vanilla, Premium Roast, Breakfast Blend, and French Roast varieties are all available in convenient McCafe K-Cup form, so you can savor these wonderful flavors one cup at a time!

Finally, You Can Enjoy Your McCafe at Home

Sometimes you’re in the mood to go out for breakfast, and other times, you just want to fire up the griddle and enjoy homemade pancakes. Now, whether you choose to dine out or stay in, you can enjoy delicious McCafe coffee wherever you go, and whenever you want! It’s a great time to be a coffee lover!

National Coffee Day at CoffeeForLess.com

National Coffee Day at CoffeeForLess

September 29 is one of our favorite days of the year because today we celebrate what we do best – coffee!

Cheers for Savings: Take 5% Off Your Order Today

Starting today (September 29) through Friday October 2, you can save 5% on your order at CoffeeForLess.com! The discount can applied to your favorite selection of coffee, including your choice of Keurig K-Cups, Coffee Pods, or Ground Coffee. Just remember to enter coupon code COFFEEKRUMBS at checkout for your 5% discount.

Click here to shop CoffeeForLess.com and save 5%

Knowledge is Power

Our love of java can only be equaled by our thirst for knowledge to learn all there is know about coffee and its unique culture. Our website is brimming with facts, information, and more on all things coffee. For starters, try brushing up on your “coffee speak” by browsing the CoffeeForLess coffee glossary. You’ll also find coffee videos and how-to’s throughout the site.

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Learn more about the CoffeeForLess coffee club.

For the most dedicated coffee lovers, the CoffeeForLess coffee club is the best way to sample new coffees, including four different varieties of single-serve K-Cups. Every month, CoffeeForLess will send you a personalized coffee box with four different varieties of coffee. You’ll get 24 K-Cups of each blend, so you’ll have plenty of servings to enjoy, and still have some left over to share with your family and friends.

Do Coffee Day Right…

kennys-krumbsAnd check out our friends at Kenny’s Krumbs for the perfect coffee companion: cookies! Satisfy your sweet tooth with a bag or two of delicious treats. As Kenny’s Krumbs puts it: “We take the best part of the crumb cake, the crunchy crispy top, and turn it into a crunchy cinnamon cookie you just won’t want to stop eating. We know you’ll love our cookies.”

You’ll see bags of Kenny’s Krumbs at select events and stores around the country, but the easiest way to pick up these tasty products is online at kennyskrumbs.com.

Happy National Coffee Day from CoffeeForLess! We hope your favorite cup of coffee is extra special today. Our only question is, what will you brew?