Free Shipping Day is Thursday, December 18

Check it out. Free Shipping Day is returning to CoffeeForLess.com this Thursday, December 18th. Free Shipping Day is a one-day event many online retailers choose to participate in each year, and it has become wildly popular since its inception in 2007.

 How Do I Get Free Shipping?

  1. On 12/18/2014 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!free-shipping-day-cfl

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 Keurig B145 Door Buster Bundle and coffee gift baskets are great ideas — or stock a stuffing or two with Seasonal K-Cups in a variety of delicious 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.

 Free Shipping Day Facts

  • The first Free Shipping Day was organized just two weeks before the event.
  • 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 page for more!

 

Promoting Arts Awareness Through Coffee

Community is a big part of our mission at CoffeeForLess. That’s why we’re excited to announce our partnership with Arts For All, a New York City-based non-profit organization that provides under-served children the chance to discover and develop their creative side through arts outreach.

The value art can bring to a child’s life – building, creating, learning, doing – can last a lifetime, and it’s been proven that children who make art are stronger readers and get better grades in both math and science. Through their efforts, Arts For All aims to use art to instill self-confidence, self-expression, teamwork, resilience, and creativity in children.

This is a mission we’re very fond of, started by the late, great Vice President of CoffeeForLess.com, Zachary Ciperski. Zachary was well known for his caring and giving nature, and we’re very proud to carry on this partnership in his name.

Fine Coffee for Fine Arts

You can support this great cause by purchasing one of our signature Purple Bag coffee blends of New York Coffee. Proceeds for every bag purchased through CoffeeForLess.com will be directly donated to Arts For All, which will help bring creative workshops to over 3,500 in-need NYC children.

Choose from four blends of ground coffee, appropriately themed in honor of the core principles championed by Arts For All: Resilience 100% Colombian, Self Express-O Blend, Confidence Builder Blend Decaf, and Creative Blend. Each one is delivered in a beautiful purple bag and contains our signature house blend of New York Coffee. Make a difference in children’s lives while enjoying a delicious cup of coffee.arts_for_all_confidence_builder

We thank you for your help in promoting awareness for Arts For All. Together we can remove barriers and help children explore the arts who may otherwise face socio-economic, physical, or emotional barriers in doing so. Visit our dedicated partnership page at coffeeforless.com/nyc-youth-arts-for-all, and learn more about this uniquely enriching outreach program at arts-for-all.org.

Have a story to tell about your experience with art and community? Share yours in the comments section below and we’ll help spread the word.

 

Inside Scoop: Black Friday K-Cup Deals at CoffeeForLess.com

What is it about Thanksgiving that has us excited? Yes, the turkey, stuffing, and all the fixings are tough to beat. Add in time spent with family & friends, a few hours of football, and a 4-day weekend — is there anything better? And when it comes to shopping and bargain hunting, the day after Turkey Day is second to none.

A Black Friday With All The Trimmings

That’s why we’re celebrating big at CoffeeForLess! All orders starting on Black Friday through December 1 are 10% off (terms do apply).

Find great deals on coffee machines, including our Black Friday special Keurig B145 Door Buster Bundle. Our best bundle of the year contains a Keurig B145 commercial grade brewer and 4 24 count boxes of K-Cup coffee. Enjoy Green Mountain Sumatran Reserve, Green Mountain Coffee Lake Lodge, The Original Donut Shop Coffee, and Emeril’s Big Easy Bold K-Cups.Keurig-Coffee-K-Cup-Door-Buster-Bundle

If you’re a fan of coffee pods, take note. The Suncana Multi Volume Brewer is now brewing at CoffeeForLess. One of our newest items is ready to ship this holiday season. With the Suncana Multi Volume Brewer, you can choose from a wide variety of coffee pods in various flavors, with features that include a patented brewing system that enhances coffee extraction.

‘Tis the Season (of Giving)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and also the season to give back. Our Coffee For Life Charitable Coffees help support three great causes. One Cup At A Time New York Pink Bag Coffees is our signature house blend we’ve dedicated to support the fight against breast cancer. Proceeds of this coffee are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
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Along with our Pink Bag New York Coffees, you can help support both the Fabretto School Grounds Coffee Program, which assists the educational and nutritional needs of underprivileged children in Nicaragua, and our Arts For All New York Coffee. Arts For All is a non-profit we’ve teamed up with in the New York City area that focuses on arts outreach for in-need children. You can learn more about all three of these great causes here.

Visit coffeeforless.com to take advantage of Black Friday coffee deals, and beginning on Friday, remember to use checkout code BFB2014 to save 10% on your next order!

Happy Thanksgiving!

K Cup Coffee Prices Rising This Year

Have you heard the news about K-Cup prices? Yes it’s true, prices will be rising and it’s not exclusive to K-Cups — coffee prices are going up across-the-board, from Starbucks’ announcement earlier this year to Keurig’s intention to increase prices on its K-Cups, the cost of your morning brew will be going up.

Why Are K-Cup Coffee Prices Rising This Year?

Blame it on the drought. A sustained drought and much-lower-than average harvests in Brazil, the world’s largest supplier of Arabica coffee, have played a large part in the price increase. Add to that, increases in packaging materials, energy and transportation costs, and we’ve got a recipe for higher prices that will impact every corner of the coffee-consuming world. You can expect to see an increase of around 9% for K-Cups, or close to a dollar more per box once the price increase starts.

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When Will the Keurig K-Cup Price Increase Begin?

K-Cup prices are set to increase in November. All K-Cup items on CoffeeForLess.com until then can be purchased at current pricing.

Despite the increase, we will do everything we can to provide your favorite selections of K-Cup coffee at the lowest possible price, and we’ll continue to honor our CoffeeForLess K-Cup Price Match Guarantee so you’ll always get the best price available.

And if you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to our email newsletter for special discounts and coupons, delivered directly to your inbox so you can take advantage and save on your favorite K-Cups storewide at CoffeeForLess.com.

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Now in Stock: Enjoy Café Escapes K-Cups at Home

Experience the coffee shop feeling in your own home. Café Escapes can now be enjoyed in the form of a K-Cup. The Café Escapes ground coffee beans are packed into individual K-Cups and sealed tightly. The machine will then puncture through the K-Cup to force hot water pressure through the K-Cup and into your mug for your optimal drinking pleasure.Now in Stock: Enjoy Café Escapes K-Cups at Home by Coffee For Less

Designed for “me time,” Café Escapes K-Cups were developed exclusively as a delicious afternoon companion for your quiet moments. Indulge in a piping cup of hot cocoa mixed with the fragrant taste of coffee. Robust, creamy and with a sweetly sophisticated mouth feel, customers have raved about this deliciously luscious drink. Coffee For Less now carries the Café Escape line, and has many different flavors like Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa, Caramel, Vanilla, Chai Latte, Mocha and Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa for customers to enjoy. The packs for the K-cups vary between 24 count and 96 count for the boxes.

Get Away with a Cup of Café Escapes K-Cups

Let Café Escape K-Cup take you away with its luscious coffee notes and flavorful taste. As Café Escapes K-Cups brew, the aroma is pleasing to the nose and not overwhelming to your palette. The taste of the comforting hot chocolate is married with a subtle caffeine kick. The two main flavors are delicately balanced for an even body of the two distinct essences. The hot chocolate and coffee blend taste results in a robust mixture for a satisfying cup. Try out the Café Escapes flavor for a lavish and creamy café experience, which lingers sweetly on the tongue with its light aftertaste.

Add some extra decadence by personalizing your cup with additional sweeteners and flavorings. Complete your cup with a dollop of frothed milk, or complement with a swirl of whipped cream on top. Some customers like to play with the coffee and chocolate flavors by mixing soy milk into the brewed cup, or adding some warm milk. Tone down the flavors with a little bit of cream to cool it down, or magnify the chocolate and cocoa taste with more cocoa powder and select a more intense ounce size for your brew.

Make this delicious Café Escape K-Cups a part of your afternoon. Now that Coffee For Less offers it in a range of delectable flavors, enjoy some decadence with your K-Cup today.

Tassimo Latte vs. Tassimo Caramel Latte Macchiato

The other day, I had some friends over for coffee. I had forgotten they were stopping by, and my nearly empty pantry had only two options left: Tassimo Latte and Tassimo Caramel Latte Macchiato. Luckily, these were among my friends’ favorite drinks. Unsurprisingly, they cleaned me out of both beverages.

When it came time for my last guest to pick her drink, she couldn’t make up her mind. She couldn’t decide if she wanted to keep things simple or if she wanted that hint of caramel. Being a notorious flip-flopper, my friend began to irritate everybody else. Each person took turns trying to sway her. I got to thinking, which one was really the better option?

A Tale of Two Tassimos

My mind began drifting to a fantasy world where each option was an applicant for a highly sought after position. I imagined I was at my desk doing a final review of their resumes.

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My first thoughts went to the obvious difference in preparation between lattes and latte macchiatos. The average coffee drinker may not know this, but there is a difference: lattes are prepared by adding milk to espresso, whereas latte macchiatos are made by adding espresso to milk. When I remembered this, I considered how my imaginary candidates came from different backgrounds.

I moved to reviewing the Tassimo Latte. I thought about the taste. I always found the Tassimo Latte to be scrumptious. The combination of dairy and coffee flavors is perfect for dessert or a mid-afternoon treat. The plain but distinguished flavor goes down smooth, and my tongue always has a pleasant tingle when I drink it.

Next, I took a moment to reflect on the Tassimo Caramel Latte Macchiato. Similar to the Tassimo Latte, it has a perfect blend of milk and espresso. However, it also has a subtle yet noticeable hint of caramel. Whenever I need a little extra sweetness in my day, the Tassimo Caramel Latte Macchiato is a great go-to option.

Sweet Victory

After wrestling with the decision, I prayed that my friend would pick the Tassimo Latte. I only had one of each option and decided I needed some extra sweetness. Thankfully, she made the right call, and we both were able to enjoy our beverage of choice. As we sat down to enjoy our drinks, I logged into CoffeeForLess.com to order myself more of each.

Though my preference was for the Tassimo Caramel Latte Macchiato that day, it could have very well swung toward the Tassimo Latte. Each drink has its benefits. The decision is really a matter of mood and preference in the moment.

Get Up, Stand Up With Marley Coffee

Jamaica is famous for Reggae music and having some of richest soil for growing coffee. That’s why Rohan Marley, son of the legendary Bob Marley, has returned to his father’s estate in Jamaica to create Marley Coffee. Founded in 2009, Rohan set out to complete the other half of his father's dream by coming back home to farm.

Varieties of Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee began flourishing in the 1700's and continue to be some of the most sought-after coffees in the world. What makes Rohan’s brew of coffee unique is that the beans are grown on the family's 52-acre estate farm with no genetic engineering or use of pesticides in the production process. In fact, Marley Coffee is certified organic by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Organic Crop Improvement Association of Canada, OCIA.

Rohan and the other members of the company pride themselves on producing coffee through sustainable methods. This means the production process doesn’t just take from the environment, it also gives back by growing new trees and shrubbery after the marley-coffee-stir-it-upland is tilled. The company recently partnered with the Rain Forest Alliance, using the organizations guidance on how to produce coffee in ecologically friendly ways.

Community is also another important principle of Marley Coffee. The company has created economic opportunities in Jamaica and other parts of the world through their coffee producing methods. The jobs provide a living for many growers who would otherwise not be able to earn a livable wage.

You can find Marley Coffee online, at retail stores like Safeway or Whole Foods and others throughout the United States and Canada. Rohan believes that as the organic movement continues to grow and become commonplace in the everyday diet, Marley Coffee will be positioned to be a major player in the coffee market. If things work out like he expects, it won’t be long until you’ll see bags of Marley Coffee alongside those of Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts.

5 Reasons Why Tassimo Makes Great Coffee Machines

In case you haven’t heard, Tassimo has a unique line of coffee makers that brew the perfect beverage every time, be it at home or in the office. This innovative machine offers features like T-Disc technology, multiple beverage types, and liquid foam for a Tassimo latte. Before you run out and buy your next coffee machine, check out these five great reasons to consider a Tassimo.

1. T Disc Technology

T-Discs can be filled with coffee or espresso grounds, tea leaves, or milk creamer (the milk creamer can be frothed to make cappuccinos or lattes). In less than a minute, your machine will brew you a fresh cup of coffee, latte, or tea. Each disc comes with a barcode that tells the brewer the exact amount of water, optimal temperature, and the length of brew. This way you’re guaranteed a perfect cup on each use.what-is-tassimo-t-disc

2. Adjustable Stand

Tassimo’s machines feature adjustable stands that allow you to fill most any sized container. Fill coffee cups or travel mugs with ease.

3. Easy to Clean

All removable components of a Tassimo machine are hand washable and all parts are dishwasher safe, except for the water container. The barcode reader can be wiped down with a damp cloth.

4. Automatic Cleaning and Descaling

Many other brewers need to be descaled or cleaned manually, which means you have to take time filling your brewer with vinegar and water. However, with a Tassimo, it’s programmed to do cleaning and descaling on its own. You simply pop in a special T-Disc (that comes with your purchase), run the machine, and your brewer stays clean. It is recommended that the re-usable cleaning insert be used about once a week.

5. Tassimo Vs. Keurig

Tassimo has a variety of unique features that make it comparable to the best-selling Keurig brewer. For instance, Tassimo’s barcoding system can program the machine to adjust to different types of drinks like lattes. Another unique feature of the Tassimo is that it makes coffeehouse style foam from liquid milk that any latte or espresso lover would appreciate. Keurig brewers, on the other hand, generally only use powdered milk to create foam.

As you can see, the Tassimo machine can compete with the best brewers on the market. If you’re someone who loves lattes, or even just the type of coffee drinker who appreciates convenience, the Tassimo may be just the right coffee machine for you.

The Top 7 Flavored Syrups To Put In Your Coffee

It’s estimated that 1.6 billion (with a “b”) cups of coffee are consumed worldwide everyday. Considering the variety of flavors brewed in coffee beans – let alone flavored syrup for coffee – the possibilities for concocting a perfect cup of coffee are endless.

There are plenty of occasions where I sit down with a particular roast and think that it could use an additional flavor or two. I can readily add these flavors with a small contribution from my stock of flavored syrups. If you are unfamiliar with flavored syrup for coffee or want to broaden your horizons, the following list will help you make the best purchases. Here are the 7 flavored syrups that every coffee drinker should own.

Monin Strawberry Syrup

Monin Strawberry Syrup is great when you are looking to add sweetness to coffee. It's a good choice for anyone who loves strawberries and strawberry flavored products. It also contains no preservatives for a more natural taste.

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Monin Peach Syrup

Many people enjoy the fuzziness and sweetness of a peach, but it is hard to find coffee that is peach flavored. This Monin syrup uses natural ingredients to sweeten your coffee. Peach flavored coffee offers a pleasantness unparalleled in many standard brews.

Monin Lemon Syrup

For coffee with a crisp fresh taste, you should add a healthy dose of Monin Lemon Syrup. This fat free, cholesterol free, and alcohol-free syrup is healthier option to add flavor to your coffee. I recommend this particular syrup after a big meal for palette cleansing.

Entner-Stuart Caramel Premium Syrup

Coffee drinkers who want to add a subtle hint of caramel flavor to their coffee should try this. While caramel flavored coffee is readily available, it sometimes has too strong of a caramel flavor. This syrup solves that problem by allowing you to manipulate the concentration of flavor.

Entner-Stuart Almond Premium Syrup

This choice from Entner-Stuart Coffee Syrup collection is a fantastic addition to any cup of coffee. Made with 100% Hawaiian liquid cane sugar, you know that this syrup is made from the highest quality ingredients. Entner-Stuart Almond Premium Syrup is an excellent choice for making your coffee taste a bit more tropical.

Monin Yellow Banana Syrup

You will go bananas when you realize that banana flavored coffee is a possibility. This product is great for those fringe coffee drinkers who want to mask some coffee flavor with a less intense fruity sweetness.

Entner-Stuart Blackberry Premium Syrup

A tart, sweet, and fruity flavored is just a quick pour away with a bottle of this in your cabinet. This brand of syrups provides maximum flavor but also prevents any sludge from accumulating at the bottom of your cup.

Getting Started

For those of you who are interested in purchasing flavored syrup for coffee, your local coffee shop or CoffeeForLess.com are great places to start. A set of options to spice up your coffee is never a bad thing. Just one questions remains: How do you like your cup of coffee?

A Date Set By Senseo Medium Roast Coffee Pods

A short story… A couple of years ago, I had my eye on this girl. Every morning, we stopped at the same coffee shop and took the same bus to work. After three months of awkward silence, I had never built up the courage to talk to her. That changed when I got in line behind her and she dropped her wallet.

I picked it up, and we began talking. At first we didn’t have much to discuss, but being in a coffee shop, I improvised. I asked what her favorite drink was. Then, she returned the question. Quickly, the conversation turned to home brewing. I mentioned I liked Senseo Medium Roast Coffee Pods yet she met me with a hearty chuckle.

She explained that after swearing off coffee for decades, she got her parents to try it. Ironically, she served them coffee made from Senseo Medium Roast Coffee Pods. Afterwards, she said they didn’t go a day without enjoying a cup. We decided to meet up later that week for dinner.

An Interesting Evening

We met each other that Friday. We found we had a bit more in common than taking the bus and enjoying coffee. We were both diehard New York sports fans. She also mentioned that she was going to be changing jobs the next week. It was the makings of a fun evening, but also a wild one.

After dinner, it wasn’t too late, so we decided to take a walk down to our usual coffee spot. When we started walking, the sky was clear. Unfortunately, after a few blocks, the weather took a turn for the worse. It became a complete downpour. Before we could react, we were soaked.

It became quickly apparent that we were in no shape to make it to the coffee shop. We decided to call it a night, and we each made our way back home. It was only after I got into my cab that I realized I didn’t have her number. I figured I would just catch her the next week at the coffee shop. When I got home, I brewed some coffee from my stock of Senseo Medium Roast Coffee Pods and ordered some more off of CoffeeForLess.com to share with her next time

The First And The Last

Unfortunately, you should always exchange numbers. In my assumption that I would see her the following week, I failed to consider that her new job might not put her in the neighborhood. Lo and behold, she never made her way back to our coffee shop.

Having had time to reflect back on that evening, I realize that at least I have a cute coffee story to tell – I got a date all because of Senseo Medium Roast Coffee Pods.