Top O’ the Morning Giveaway + 10% OFF SITE-WIDE: Win a Keurig K145 and 4 Boxes of K-Cups!

CoffeeForLess St. Patrick's Day Giveaway

Feeling Lucky This St. Patty’s Day? Enter to Win!

Here’s your chance to have the luck o’ the Irish shine on you this St. Patrick’s day, no four leaved clovers necessary! Enter our Top O’ the Morning Giveaway and you’ll be eligible to win a brand new Keurig K145 coffee brewing system, complete with 6 boxes of K-Cup coffee pods – AND you can receive 10% off site wide on all purchases!

If you’re keen on finding a new pot of coffee at the end of the rainbow, the Keurig K145 will help upgrade your java experience with cutting edge technology that offers a consistent, perfectly brewed cup, every time. You can set it up in your home kitchen or take it to the office and watch your coworkers turn green with envy!

Deadline to enter is March 25, so get those entries in now and don’t delay!

A Look at How the Keurig Brewing System Can Transform Your Coffee Experience

  • Brew on-demand for a piping hot cup with no warm-up time.
  • Choose your desired brew strength and cup size with 6, 8, and 10 ounce sizes available to choose from.
  • Brewing time is under 60 seconds for maximum convenience.
  • You won’t have worry about constantly refilling the water reservoir thanks to its massive 48 ounce capacity!
  • Enjoy a wide variety of K-Cup pod varieties, with over 500 unique blends of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, apple cider, and more.

How to Enter the Coffee For Less Top O’ the Morning Giveaway

  1. Head over to our official giveaway page.
  2. Answer the security question and enter your email address to qualify.
  3. Earn bonus entries with referrals! For every friend that you refer that enters, you’ll receive 5 bonus entries. Share the “Top O’ the Morning” giveaway with friends to greatly increase your chances of winning.
  4. Use code LUCKY at checkout to earn an extra 10% off your entire purchase!

Here’s what’s included in the prize package:

Three Lucky Winners to be Chosen!

Our Top O’ the Morning giveaway starts March 17 and ends March 25. A grand prize winner will be announced once the eligible party is contacted and the prize has been awarded. Two runner-up winners will also be chosen for their pick of a case of K-Cup Coffee.* Feel free to get in touch with us at CoffeeForLess with any questions or comments.

Happy St. Patty’s Day and may the luck of the Irish be with you for this contest!

CoffeeForLess Is Expanding to Canada!

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Join CoffeeForLess as We Open Up Shop in the Great White North

When you look at global coffee consumption trends, Canada scores third in terms of who’s drinking the most coffee worldwide. In fact, according to CBC Business news, “out of 80 countries, Canada ranked No. 1 in 2015 when tallying up how many litres of coffee per capita were gulped down at food service joints like cafes.”

With cold, long winters and a coffee obsession that is firmly in place within the culture, we have great news: CoffeeForLess is expanding! We are ready to launch into the Great White North. Our premier online coffee shop is ready to strap on its cold weather gear and tackle a new adventure in Canada. Our CoffeeForLess expansion will serve as Canada’s premier Internet coffee destination for your home, office, or

Canada: An Obvious Choice for CoffeeForLess

Canada’s coffee consumption isn’t limited to consumption at Tim Hortons and other popular coffee chains, either. Euromonitor, a global marketing research company, found that in 2015, Canada “scored third highest for the total amount of brewed coffee […] consumed both inside and outside the home — an average of 152 litres per person.” With numbers like these, it’s safe to say that Canada’s coffee consumption is pretty serious.

While Tim Horton establishments and coffee house competitors have been steadily on the rise for the past decade, The True North is long overdue for an online coffee service and is ready to fill the gap. Whether you’re searching for ground coffee, coffee beans, K-Cup Pods, or coffee machinery, CoffeeForLess will offer its premier products across the border and into Canada. Our blends are diverse, as we carry Starbucks, Folgers, Green Mountain, Tully’s, Barrie House, and many other popular brands and styles, including our own house blend.

CoffeeForLess: A Partner for Your Business

CoffeeForLess prides itself on being more than just a supplier – we consider ourselves a partner in your business. We love coffee as much as you do, and we are eager to help you reach your caffeine quota. In fact, for every dollar you spend, you’ll earn loyalty points that you can apply towards future orders. We’re here to start a relationship; one sustained by great business practices and even better coffee.cfl_truck

We’re proud to serve coffee lovers in Canada and provide a reliable, well-sourced, online coffee shop. Whether you’re interested in stocking your own home coffee collection, or you’re ready to find a regular supplier for your home-style diner, you can rest easy knowing that CoffeeForLess offers a 100% satisfaction guaranteed policy.

If you’re not completely satisfied with your purchase, we are more than happy to reimburse you for it. So jump with us, Canada, as we forge ahead and launch a new CoffeeForLess online shop in the Great White North. We look forward to serving all of your coffee needs!

The Second Annual “New Year, New Brew” Giveaway: Win a Keurig K145 and 4 Boxes of K-Cup Coffee!

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Enter to win a K145 Keurig Brewer Bundle with 96 K-Cup Coffee pods

Enter Today for a Chance to Win the Ultimate Home Coffee Upgrade

It’s official — you can have great coffee without the mess. Whether you’re new to the world of Keurig brewing or a seasoned K-Cup Coffee veteran eager to give the gift of convenient high-quality coffee to loved ones or coworkers, here’s your chance to get your hands on a brand new Keurig K145.

Enter this year’s annual “New Year, New Brew” giveaway from CoffeeForLess and you’ll be in the running to win this cutting-edge home coffee brewer and 4 boxes of K-Cup Coffee. That’s 96 cups of perfectly brewed coffee to start the New Year right! Get your entries in now, because this giveaway ends February 14.

Here’s What You Should Know About the Innovative Keurig Brewing System

  • It’s always ready to brew, no “warm up” time.
  • You can easily choose 6 oz., 8 oz., or 10 oz. cup size.
  • Quickly brews piping hot coffee on-demand in under 60 seconds.
  • Detachable water reservoir holds a whopping 48 oz., which means that you can brew up to 8 cups before refilling.

It’s not just for coffee lovers! There are over 500 K-Cup varieties, including tea, hot cocoa, apple cider, and more.

Here’s How to Enter the Giveaway to Win a Free Keurig Coffee Maker

  1. Head over to our official giveaway page here.
  2. Answer the security question and enter your email address to qualify. Be sure to check your email to confirm entry!
  3. Earn bonus entries with referrals! For every friend that you refer that enters, you’ll receive 5 bonus entries. Share the “New Year, New Brew” giveaway with friends to greatly increase your chances of winning.

Here’s what’s included in the prize package:

Three Winners to be Selected

Giveaway starts February 1 and ends 11:59pm ET, February 14. A winner for the “New Year, New Brew” prize bundle will be announced once the eligible party is contacted and the prize has been awarded. Two lucky runner-up winners will also be chosen for their pick of a case of K-Cup Coffee.*

Good luck and happy brewing!


*Maximum ARV of all prizes: $345.87. Prize includes: Grand Prize: Keurig Bundle | 2 Runner-Ups: 1 Case of K-Cup Pods. A Case of K-Cup Pods is defined as follows: Six 10ct boxes, OR Six 12ct boxes, OR Four 22ct boxes, OR Four 24ct boxes, of the same single Keurig K-Cup Coffee product.

Understanding Coffee Terminology


Have you ever experienced coffee terminology anxiety? You know, that feeling when you enter a shop and see Americano, macchiato, cappuccino – the words all swarming and blurring together as you stare at the overhead coffee menu, deliberating, trying to order, not sure what’s what.

Coffee culture has taken root in today’s society, and as coffee becomes more prevalent, it also becomes more nuanced. Coffee terms may seem overwhelming, but after consulting our coffee terminology guide, you’ll be confident and assured the next time you place your order at your shop of choice.

Coffee Terms: The Roasts

Dark: Dark coffee roasts are often bitter. Generally, the darker the coffee roast, the less present the origin flavors of the bean. However, dark roasts do absorb flavors from the roasting process, often producing a smoky taste with lower levels of caffeine.

Medium: Medium roast beans are paired for the balanced flavors and aromas. Less acidic that light roasted coffee, medium roasts are brown in color with well-rounded taste notes.

Light: Lighted bodied and light brown in color, light roasts are known for their strong acidity and toasted grain taste. Light roast coffee is also known to retain higher amounts of caffeine as compared to medium and darker roasts.


Roasting coffee | Rich Bowen via Flickr

Coffee Terminology: Preparation

French Press: A beloved coffee term, french press coffee is known for being dense and slightly heavy, but well-bodied and elegant. With a mere four-minute brewing process, French press coffee is the fastest route to decadence we’ve seen.

Chemex: Newer to the language of coffee terminology, chemex brewing is designed to extract only the desirable part of ground beans. The coffee analog equivalent, the chemex system is a manual pour-over brew produced in glass containers. If you’re a fan of coffee aesthetics, this is for you.

Pour Over: A great coffee term to know, pour-over coffee is simple and straightforward. The best way to appreciate coffee at its core, pour-over systems are a more delicate version of drip coffee makers. No power cords and no fuss, pour over coffee is pure goodness.

Coffee Guide: The Drinks

Brew: What would a coffee terminology guide be without a few drink tips? Brew is your classic cup of Joe. It could be pour over or simple drip; ask your barista to learn more about the process of bean to cup.

Espresso: Essentially a shot of coffee, espresso is a strong force produced by brewing finely ground coffee beans under nearly boiling water.

Americano: This coffee term is worth knowing; Americanos are essentially watered down shots of espresso. Pour boiling water atop espresso shots, and an Americano is made.


Macchiato by Johnny via Flickr

Macchiato: This coffee term translates to “little marked drink,” a perfect description of the drink itself. A shot of espresso topped with a slight layer of steamed milk, macchiatos are sophisticated and simple.

Latte: A three-part concoction, lattes are comprised of a shot of espresso, steamed milk, and a slight layer of foam. A popularized American drink, lattes are often nuanced by flavors and syrups such as vanilla, caramel, and pumpkin.

Cappuccino: Equal parts coffee and steamed milk, a cappuccino is simple and straightforward. Think latte, but more foam.

Keeping Your Keurig Machine Clean


It may not be a French press or an elaborate drip-pour system, but a Keurig is an economical and convenient way to satiate your coffee fix at home each morning. Designed for ease of use, a Keurig brewer is a godsend for coffee fanatics looking to save time and money.

With all these perks, it’s easy to become as reliant on the Keurig machine as you are on the caffeine it dispenses! If this is true for you, then you know how important it is to keep your Keurig system operating efficiently each morning.

One of the best ways you can keep your pod coffee system running smoothly is to clean your Keurig. Cleaning the Keurig is an essential step to keeping your coffee routine flowing, so read on for five simple tricks you need to know for properly cleaning the Keurig coffee maker.

Safety Check

Keurig cleaning begins with safety. It may seem simple, but before you pour in any Keurig cleaning solution or put in the effort to clean your machine, choose safety first and unplug your machine.

Be Thorough

When cleaning the Keurig, be sure to disassemble the machine and wash each removable part in warm, soapy water. Clean the water reservoir and lid, the mug stand, and the K-cup holder. Clean the filter, too, as you’ll want to be thorough in removing any debris during the Keurig cleaning process.

Wipe the Surface

With a clean microfiber cloth, wipe down the entire surface of the Keurig machine. If you have areas that have suffered greater wear and tear, you may need to use a wet sponge when cleaning your Keurig, but using a microfiber cloth is particularly effective for addressing areas near the K-cup since this is where coffee and tea granules tend to accumulate.

Descale with Vinegar

Perhaps the most essential part of the Keurig cleaning process is descaling the machine. Our trick? Use vinegar as the cleaning solution. Every three to six months, remove lime and scale build up by descaling your brewer. Create your own Keurig cleaning solution by mixing half part white vinegar and half part water to fill the reservoir, then start the brew cycle sans K-cup to clean your Keurig machine.

Repeat with Water

Another important (and often overlooked) trick? Repeat the descaling process with water. Simply use plain tap water as the Keurig cleaning solution to remove any residual vinegar taste.

By following these tricks, you’ll be well on your way to cleaning your Keurig and making sure that your coffee continues brewing perfectly each morning! So don’t delay – be sure to put in the preventive maintenance to keep your Keurig, and your coffee routine, running smoothly.

Never Miss a Cup: Save 5% When You Create a Subscription Order

We put customers first in everything we do, and this month we are excited to roll out a new way to make your monthly coffee delivery easier and more convenient — so you never miss a cup!

What’s more, it’s a great way to save on your favorite K-Cup Coffee, tea, and whole & ground bean coffee. So, what’s the good news?

Now, when adding products, you’ll notice we have included the option to make your order a Subscription Order. It’s fast, easy and a great way to get the products you love delivered to your door every month.

More importantly, you have the ability to manage your own subscription. It’s in your control and on your schedule.

How to Create a Subscription Order

It’s coffee on your schedule. Subscriptions can be added for all or only a portion of the products you’re shopping. The best part: All subscription orders automatically save 5%.

Find your favorite product and select the delivery schedule that meets your needs. Pick between 15 days and up to 180 days:


Before checking out, you can also review your items and subscription delivery schedule again on the Shopping Cart page.

Note: you must be logged in to your account when creating a subscription order.

Your coffee will be delivered automatically based on the time-frame you choose. Never worry about missing another cup of your favorite brew.

All K-Cup Coffee, tea, whole & ground bean coffee, and other great items are eligible for the 5% discount.


As with all orders, your subscription is securely processed and managing your monthly deliveries is easy.

No Hassle, No Commitment

It’s in your control. To manage your Subscription Order(s), simply log in to your CoffeeForLess account and choose the Manage Subscriptions tab on the left.


To edit, change, or skip your next delivery, it’s as easy as choosing one of three options:


You have the ability to pause or cancel your subscription anytime simply by logging in to your CoffeeForLess account.

We’ve made it as seamless as possible to manage your subscription. So the next time you shop for your favorite brews, set your preferred delivery schedule by creating a Subscription Order … and never miss a cup!

Cleaning Up After Your Cup

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Image credit: Jacob Gube via Flickr

Do you have a fascination with all things coffee? Ever wondered why spilled coffee leaves a ring-shaped stain on the surfaces of things? We find all things coffee fascinating, actually, but we’re intrigued at how even small drops of coffee dry with most of the spilled content formed into a ring. The phenomenon shows a perimeter that’s noticeably darker than the center. It’s a suggestion of some cool chemical process going on, and one that we thought you might want to know the science behind.

Why Does Spilled Coffee Form a Ring?

What is going on with coffee that makes its composition show separation on a paper towel or other surface? The University of Chicago attempted to answer that question and to show how the solute in coffee segregates from the solvent. Participants in the study focused their research on the mechanisms that might drive the divide, and here’s what they found.

“We have determined that ring formation is a ubiquitous and robust phenomenon. It doesn’t depend on the solute, the solvent, or the substrate so long as the solvent is partially wetting and volatile, and the contact line is pinned,” researchers said.


coffee stain cats by sid, via Flickr

Coffee Ring Stains Don’t Follow the Rules

The University of Chicago researchers went on to explain that the traditional mechanisms of solute transport, “Marangoni flow, Rayleigh-Benard convection, diffusion, electrostatic and electro-kinetic effects, and wetting phenomenon,” do not apply to coffee ring stains. They reported that coffee rings are caused by capillary flow, which has not been studied much, and they suggested that contact drops of coffee are pinned and that any liquid “evaporating from the edge must be replenished by liquid from the interior.”

They stated that since evaporation is the driving method of creating these coffee rings, it’s possible to alter the evaporation profile of the liquid to make different types of deposits.

What does this research say about the coffee you’re drinking? Not too much, but it’s exciting to know that coffee can be enjoyed as a beverage, and it can be studied to perhaps lead to new discoveries, too. For instance, did you know that UCLA (University of Los Angeles) researchers are studying coffee rings as part of their research on disease? Coffee, a universal beverage, may have even more benefits to mankind than calming stress, promoting happiness, and bringing people together.

What Does it Really Mean if You Prefer Black Coffee?

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Image credit: JP Freethinker via Flickr

We love coffee. You probably already knew that about us. And based on the fact that you’re reading this article, we’re guessing that you love coffee, too. And so we’re sure you’ll agree with us when we say that one of the best things about coffee is the fact that there are so many ways to enjoy it.

But what about those coffee lovers who take theirs straight, with no extra add-ons or mix-ins? What does being a black coffee drinker say about you?

Are You More Likely to Be a Psychopath?

Not too long ago, a study making the rounds on the Internet seemed to indicate that people who love black coffee (and celery and radishes, among other things) are more likely to exhibit malevolent personality traits such as being a psychopath or sociopath. But the study was pretty small and the data was self-reported, so it’s probably not that reliable a source. Don’t worry: enjoying black coffee doesn’t make you criminally insane.

Does It Mean You’re More Health Conscious?

Now, this might not be true for all black coffee drinkers, but taking your coffee sans sweetener or cream gives you all the many health benefits associated with coffee without all the extra calories. So, it would stand to reason that many lovers of black coffee are simply trying to stay healthy.


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Black Coffee Drinkers Are Timeless

If you like your coffee without all the extras, it could mean that you’re a bit of a traditionalist in other ways, as well. You’re not given to flights of sartorial fancy, eschewing gaudy colors for classics that never go out of style.

You don’t need the whoosh of the espresso machine or the hiss of the whipped cream canister to enjoy your beverage. You prefer to savor your morning pick-me-up in silence, quietly planning the day’s accomplishments. Does this sound like you?

You Can Rely on a Black Coffee Drinker

Black coffee drinkers tend to be levelheaded and steadfast. The latest thing doesn’t distract them. Coffee soda? Fancy flavors? Who needs it? I’ll take mine black, please. It could be that anyone who drinks their coffee without additives of any variety is a stalwart in other respects, as well.

What It Really Comes Down to, Is You Just Love Coffee

Here’s one that should come as no surprise: some black coffee drinkers simply appreciate the unadulterated joy of quality coffee. They savor the subtle blueberry hints of a fine Ethiopian bean. They prize the chocolaty goodness of a fine Guatemalan. In short, they appreciate their coffee in its natural state. And we can respect that.

Treating Mom Like the Queen She Is


Mothers deserve to be treated wonderfully throughout the year, but on Mother’s Day, it’s nice for them to be able to enjoy a special treat. We can’t think of very many things that would be more special for the holiday than to wake up to a sweet morning treat, and a yummy coffee drink (of course, waking up to the company of loved ones beats most anything)!

So we’ve prepared some Mother’s Day treats and Mother’s Day drink recipes that you can easily whip up for your wife, mom, or even yourself.

Make these sweets and drinks to linger over at home, or bring them with you to a Mother’s Day brunch. They’re quick and affordable to prepare, and they’re super delicious whether you indulge in them warm or a bit after you’ve made them – for instance, if you’re joining family or friends at a Mother’s Day potluck.

Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake

For the crumb topping and swirl
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup organic sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
1/4 cup pure coconut oil

For the cake
3/4 cup non-dairy milk
1 teaspoon organic apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup organic sugar
1/2 cup unrefined coconut oil, plus two tablespoons for greasing
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1-1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 8×8-inch baking pan with coconut oil. Set aside.
2. Mix the non-dairy milk and apple cider vinegar together in a small cup. Set aside to curdle.
3. Make topping and cinnamon swirl by combining flour, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl. Stir in coconut oil with a fork. Using your fork, or your fingers, work topping ingredients together until the mixture resembles large crumbs. Set aside.
4. Prepare your cake by beating milk mixture, sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla together in a large bowl. Sift in flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat until well incorporated, but do not over-mix.
5. Pour cake batter into greased pan. Sprinkle a full handful of topping mixture onto cake batter. Swirl into batter with a knife until well incorporated.
6. Spread rest of topping onto the top of cake batter until all batter is covered. Lightly press topping down into batter.

7. Bake for 25 minutes, checking to see if cake is done. If a knife inserted into batter comes out clean, remove cake. If not, cook for five additional minutes.
8. Remove cake from oven when cooked, allow to cool for 10 minutes, and cut into 8 squares. Enjoy!
(makes 8 servings)
**Note – Variations of this Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake can include swirling raspberry jam into the batter instead of the topping mix, or using brewed coffee as a liquid instead of the non-dairy milk.

Caramel Latte


Image: Hsuanya Tsai, Flickr

To go with your Mother’s Day Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake, prepare this sweet and rich Caramel Latte!

For caramel sauce
6 medjool dates (pitted)
3/4 cup hot water
4 tablespoons full-fat coconut milk
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For latte
1 cup non-dairy milk (organic soy milk or full-fat coconut milk tastes best)
2 cups brewed espresso

1. Prepare caramel sauce by soaking dates in 3/4 cup hot water for 10 minutes. Add dates, water, 4 tablespoons coconut milk, and vanilla to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Set aside.
2. Froth non-dairy milk with a cappuccino frother that has a hot steam function, or heat milk in a pan and whisk until frothy. While you are frothing, brew 2 cups of espresso.
3. Pour espresso into two latte mugs. Top with frothed non-dairy milk. Drizzle prepared caramel on top. Sweeten, if desired, and enjoy!
(serves 2)

*Note – Variations on this Caramel Latte can include a Salted Caramel Latte with sea salt sprinkled on top, or a Mocha Latte by adding 1 tablespoon of cacao powder to both the caramel sauce and the non-dairy milk.

If you’re not going to drink your Caramel Latte right away, you can also pour it into a thermos and serve it over ice when you’re ready. Enjoy these sweets and coffee drinks, and happy Mother’s Day!

Island Coconut K-Cups are a Delightfully Pleasant Surprise


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

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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!