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Who Invented the Coffee Break?

How a Psychologist and Maxwell House Coffee Created the Coffee Break The coffee break is as much a part of American culture as baseball and apple pie. Who doesn’t look forward to that morning or afternoon excuse to take a break and grab a cup of coffee? But the question is: who started this wonderful tradition? What if I told you its origins have something to do with a behavioral psychologist named J.B. Watson and the American coffee company Maxwell House? Sound weird? Wait until you read the...... Read More »
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A Company Molded With the Times: Wawa Coffee

The Wawa brand has come a long way from its beginnings as a dairy farm in Pennsylvania back in 1890. At a time when there was no way to keep milk from spoiling, local farms had to deliver fresh milk to your front door. This immediate delivery of fresh milk ensured it never spoiled. It was not until the early 1960s that the company decided to change its business model. Once the pasteurization process was perfected, people no longer purchased their milk via home delivery, buying it instead at... Read More »
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Raising a Cup to Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The month of October is dedicated to an annual campaign with one mission in mind: to raise awareness to this widespread disease. By arming others with knowledge on how to detect cancer in its earliest stages, we can become more conscious of the afflictions of breast cancer and provide greater access to lifesaving services through donations. This year, Coffee For Less is joining the fight by teaming up with you, our loyal customers, over our shared love for coffee. We are raising a cup to...Read... Read More »
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One Million Sales! The CoffeeForLess One In a Million Contest

ONE MILLION SALES! That’s right. CoffeeForLess has successfully served one million customer orders, making us a leader in online sales of coffee, tea, and K-Cup coffee refills. We will announce the winner who ordered our one-millionth sale as well as the runners up who purchased the 999,998th, 999,999th, 1,000,001st, and 1,000,002nd sales at CoffeeForLess. In the meantime, visit our One In A Million Sales Celebration Contest Page. We are offering a deep discount code to the customers who have...... Read More »
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995K Sales So Far: The CoffeeForLess One In a Million Contest

The heat is on, folks, as CoffeeForLess is rapidly approaching its one millionth sale. Your opportunity to win the prizes that we plan to award the one millionth sale customer and the two sales preceding and directly after the one millionth sale will soon pass. We have just recently passed 995,000 sales! One million sales is a really big deal for a company that set out to provide online coffee sales at the best price possible. We’ve accomplished that goal, and we would never have been able to... Read More »
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4 Tricks For The Best Coffee You Can Brew

Coffee has been elevated to an art in some cultures. Coffee drinkers across the globe pride themselves on their coffee preparations, and if you ask, most will tell you their method makes the best coffee. The best coffee, it seems, may not be a matter of preparation method or ritualistic artifice but instead all about the amount of care that goes into the cup. Whether you use a percolator that’s been in your family for generations, a Moka pot, pour over funnels, a French press, drip coffee... Read More »
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5 Hottest Coffee Trends Right Now

Coffee is finding its rightful place amongst the gourmet crowd, gaining an appreciation amongst many on par with fine wine. It is moving away from the utilitarian work-motivator and finding a comfortable home in the world of the gastronomical arts. One result of this transition has been a boom in artisanal coffee roasters, and another has been the adoption of new coffee preparation techniques that ensure a fresher, better extraction. Today, we’re going to have a look at some of the emerging... Re... Read More »
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CoffeeForLess One in a Million Contest

At CoffeeForLess, we often comment on the fact that the community of coffee drinkers that are our customers are the best part of our business other than the coffee itself. We mean it. We have had the privilege of working with one of our favorite things, coffee, thanks to our customers, and we often try to come up with ideas for how we can give back to the community that has made us a success. Recently, we noticed that we are approaching a fantastic milestone: one million sales! This is a... Read More »
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Live Stream of the 2013 United States Barista Championship

The United States Barista Championship 2013 is occurring right now though Sunday the 14th, determining the best barista in the United States. You can watch the best coffee artists in the country streamed live via Livestream with the link below.   Read More » » Read More »
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Green Coffee Beans Found to Help Diabetes and Weight Loss

The words of the day are “chlorogenic acid,” a natural substance found in green coffee beans. Scientists have been studying this substance in an attempt to understand its effect on the human body. Multiple studies have been done on chlorogenic acid, but two were published in the last few weeks that have potentially huge ramifications for those who enjoy coffee and those who suffer from either obesity or type 2 diabetes. The chlorogenic acid in green coffee beans is a naturally... Read More »
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Dunkin’ Donuts Employee Uses Hot Coffee As Weapon

Quick thinking on the part of a Dunkin’ Donuts employee and minimal thinking on the part of a would-be crook has taken the Internet by storm. A failed robbery and hot coffee used in self-defense make for good water cooler chat, and this Dunkin' Donuts robbery story has it all. Quick thinking heroism, dumb criminals, and our favorite beverage standing in as the weapon that vanquished the criminal. The scene opened on the Dunkin’ Donuts drive through window seen from the vantage of a security... Re... Read More »
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Grow Your Own Coffee From Green Coffee Beans

Do you absolutely love coffee? Odds are that you love coffee if you read this blog. Some of us who love coffee very much find that having a coffee plant in our house is a wondrous way to be close to the plant that provides our daily perkiness. If you are that in love with coffee, then don’t worry. You are in good company. Many people grow coffee at home or even in their yard (if they have no frost) and find the experience fun and rewarding. Coffee is a tropical tree that grows well as a bush... Read More »
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Coffee Shops and Food Service Establishments Popularize Green Convenience

As consumers grow more aware of the impact of their consumption decisions, businesses across the country are racing to find consumer-friendly replacements for conveniences that most consumers have come to expect. Not since the battling burger giants’ rejection of Styrofoam has there been such a shift in consumer expectation. Today’s cafes, coffee shops, and restaurants have more opportunity to replace currently expected disposable conveniences with more environmentally friendly alternatives,... Read More »
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Central American Coffee Prices Likely To Rise

Central American coffee growers are rushing to contain the spread of a coffee-eating fungus that has taken root in the region as events associated with global climate change have made the region an ideal home to the fungus. The hemilea vastatrix fungus thrives in the hot temperatures and drought conditions that the Central America experienced throughout 2012 and into the 2013 coffee harvest. The fungus is known as “leaf rust” due to its tendency to dry up coffee leaves, causing them to discolor... Read More »
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Is Elephant Poo Coffee From Thailand The Next Kopi Luwak?

Entrepreneur Blake Dinkin thinks he has found the next hot trend in pre-digested coffee beans: the elephant. His unique coffee growing, harvesting, and roasting process uses this mammoth mammal to hand(trunk?)-select coffee beans at the height of their ripeness, pass them through this intrepid coffee harvester, and then hand(truly)-select the beans from the excrement of the elephant before roasting. Alright, if you are still reading, then you might have the stomach for such a coffee product,... Read More »
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Happy New Year From CoffeeForLess

In the last hours of 2012, we want to raise our mug and wish our customers a Happy New Year of great coffee and well-being. We have worked hard to up our game in 2012 at CoffeeForLess, providing more helpful infographics and articles to our customers and striving to provide the best prices on coffee beans that we could. Our efforts to build a coffee community have really paid off, with our customers returning over and over again and offering great feedback and helpful reviews on the coffees... Read More »
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Coffee Shortages Expected From Global Climate Change

Record heat waves, unusual droughts, floods, and wild fires are some of the horrors that global climate change models predict, but now some are saying that something even worse is on the way: coffee shortages! The Coffee Arabica plant grows in a specific belt on the globe known as “The Coffee Bean Belt,” and this belt maintains a 4-5 degree temperature range that is ideal for producing great coffee beans. Almost all of the coffee that we enjoy is grown in this specific temperature range.... Read More »
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CoffeeForLess Hit the Books Scholarship Winner Announced

Twice a year, CoffeeForLess awards an educational scholarship that we call the Hit The Books Scholarship to a student from within our community of coffee enthusiasts. This award of $500 dollars is meant to assist the budding scholar in affording the books and experiences that make up their college or university experience. Today, we are pleased to announce the winner of the Fall 2012 Hit The Books Scholarship: Jane Marchant! The Fall 2012 Hit The Books Scholarship Award Winner Jane is a... Read More »
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New Study: Coffee Helps Prevent Skin Cancer

  Study after study finds that coffee, when consumed in moderation most befitting of your body, is practically a health tonic. In the past, we have found that coffee appears to protect neurons from such degenerative diseases as Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease. Regular coffee consumption has been associated with a reduction in heart disease, and when consumed with reasonable or low amounts of sugar, coffee appears to have protective effects against Type II Diabetes. Regular coffee... R... Read More »
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Drinking Coffee May Prevent Heart Failure

A recent study published in the journal Circulation Heart Failure appears to indicate that coffee consumption can reduce the risk of heart failure in coffee drinkers. This is great news to the 5.8 million Americans who suffer from heart failure currently and even greater news to those who will suffer heart failure in the near future. Heart failure is a condition in which the heart is not sufficiently strong to pump blood to the far reaches of the body, and this condition is on the rise as the...... Read More »
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