Gift Ideas for the Starbucks Lover

I have compiled an awesome list of gift ideas for the Starbucks lover because I'm giving away a $30 Starbucks gift card as an appreciation to my dedicated followers!

Gift Ideas for the Starbucks Lover

How to Store Coffee Beans to Keep Them Fresh for Longer

Do you ever unravel a bag of coffee beans only to be greeted by an old, stale smell that taints your favorite morning treat? Well, it doesn’t have to be like that. Believe it or not, with the right storage practices and workflow background information, you can keep your coffee beans fresh and ready for brewing!

How to Store Coffee Beans to Keep Them Fresh for Longer

This blog post will provide details on how to store coffee beans properly so they remain at their peak flavor and aroma. You will learn tips on proper timing, location, temperature-controlled settings as well as other essential elements necessary to keep your beans fresh longer. Also, get advice on what NOT to do when storing these prized gems. Use these methods in tandem with our freshly roasted coffees for an undeniable experience every time!

Why Caffeine Is Great for Your Body and Health

When most people think of caffeine, they think of coffee. And while coffee is definitely a great source of caffeine, there are many other sources as well. In fact, caffeine is found in many common foods and drinks that we consume every day. Stay tuned to find out about some health benefits of this substance.


How To Prepare the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Nothing in life is more satisfying than a perfectly brewed cup of coffee. But for many people, making that perfect cup can be a challenge. However, you can learn how to create your perfect cup of coffee with the right tools and patience. And you can always tweak the recipe to fit your preferences. Here are some universal guidelines for brewing a delicious cup of coffee.

Gift Ideas For a Coffee Lover

Struggling to buy presents for people has been ever-present for a long time so it is no surprise that you may find yourself looking for a guide to help you get a gift for your friends or family. It is easy to overlook simple things when you are looking at presents, and it is a great idea to refresh your mind and get some ideas that could trigger you to remember something great you could get them. 

There are so many things they could like and be into, and even things they could already own that you are unaware of. This is why present shopping is such a minefield to navigate for some people. The best thing to do is to find out what they like and go from there. Most people love coffee it is something that keeps them going throughout their day. This makes them relatively easy to shop for, so here are some gift ideas for your coffee lover. 

Making Coffee At Home with Hamilton Beach + Giveaway

I have been making my own coffee at home for years now. In fact, I never really liked coffee until I started making it myself and learned I could make it however I wanted. With the current state of our country and most everyone still staying home, many people are learning to make their own coffee at home. I am so excited to share a new eco-friendly and money saving option from Hamilton Beach.

I recently receive the Hamilton Beach The Scoop Single Serve Coffee Maker to review. This uniquely designed Coffee Maker will brew ground coffee in less than 90 seconds. Brew options include eight ounces or a 14-ounce travel mug as well as regular or bold settings without the use of pods or disposable filters. Making this more eco-friendly and more financially friendly as well since ground coffee tends to be cheaper. I love how small and compact it is too. It is the perfect size for us to take along on our camping trips in our camper. Would also make a great gift idea for a college student if they are living in a dorm.

Keto Coffee Recipe & Keurig K-Duo Essentials Review

I received this product for free from Moms Meet to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

If you are like me, then you love coffee. I have only been a coffee person since I had children of my own. I honestly have no idea how I survived being a nanny without it. I actually started drinking it when I became a "working stay-at-home mom" which means I was watching my friend's little girl too and had to wake up oh so early so she could drop her off every morning.

My coffee habits have evolved now. I like the taste of coffee way more than I use to and since I enjoy it so much more than I use to, I would drink it all day every day if I could! I don't use as much creamer and definitely not as much sugar in it as I use to.

Our first single serve coffee maker served it's purpose for a little while, but it was time for an upgrade. I have been a HUGE fan of Keurig brand coffee makers since our first one we have ever owned. Each one had different features that we love. We even owned a Keurig 2.0 for a little, but the newest Keurig K-Duo Essentials is by far our favorite because it fits all of our needs while being a budget friendly option. I think I would make a great gift for the office. I also think it would be perfect for people who are like my sister-in-law and her husband. He drinks an entire pot of coffee made his way while she prefers just a cup or two made a little stronger with cream/sugar.

Vegan Coffee Protein Shake for the Mom on the Go

I received this product for free from Moms Meet to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

Summer is right around the corner and I don't know about you, but we are so busy during the summer and it can be hard to make healthy choices. I try to meal plan ahead and bring my lunch if I can and make sure I make myself some kind of breakfast. My go-to breakfast for on-the-go is a Coffee Protein Smoothie. It is easy to make with only 4 ingredients and I just throw every in the blender, then I'm done and ready to go. I have recently discovered a new vegan protein shake powder that has really stepped up my plant based protein in a very yummy way.

Vegan Coffee Protein Shake

The VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake contains a complete protein blend of five different non-GMO plant-based proteins to build and repair body tissue and muscle. The whole food complex consists of nine different healthy, colorful fruits and vegetables to support wellness. Each shake has 22 vitamins and minerals to support healthy cell function. The fiber content helps to keep you regular, while the omega blend supports a healthy brain, heart, and circulatory system. The shake contains prebiotics to stimulate the growth and maintenance of beneficial intestinal flora. The digestive enzymes blend assists in digesting foods more completely for greater absorption of nutrients.

Vegan Coffee Protein Shake Recipe

Enjoying Everything Merry with Bailey's Mint Mocha Cappuccino

What is my favorite teacher gift for the holidays? Coffee in all forms. Coffee is a great gift for the coffee lover especially if they love trying new flavors because buying it at a coffee shop day in and day out can be expensive.

And now you can have a hand crafted cappuccino anywhere with Bailey's Mint Mocha Cappuccino K-cups. Simply pour the powder packet of frothing milk into your mug or glass and brew the single serve coffee cup then stir.

Quick Morning Perk with Realtree MAX Coffee + Giveaway The elixir of #MomLife. I need my caffeine to get going in the morning. I started drinking coffee out of necessity. I was watching my best friend's daughter and had to wake up at 5:45 am which, at that time, was almost 3 hours before my daughter would wake up, so yeah. But I actually enjoy the taste of coffee now, so I am particular about it's taste.

I like strong coffee, but it can't be coarse. I recently received some coffee to try out from Two Rivers Coffee. They make a variety of different coffees, teas, and cocoas but the on I received is called Realtree MAX Coffee. Made with 100% Arabica Beans, Realtree MAX Coffee is double caffeinated to give you that extra perk you need.

How to Get into a Back-to-School Routine

We have been back to school for a month now. It has been a little easier for me to get back into our back-to-school routine this year then it has been in years past. I think it is because I have a few tips that I started following this year and it really helped us get back into the swing of things.

Ninja Coffee Bar Giveaway, Ends 3/31

Welcome to the Ninja Coffee Bar giveaway hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island!
The Ninja Coffee Bar brewer changes the game, bringing rich flavor home—turning your favorite ground coffee into anything-but-basic black. Not to mention all of the refreshingly robust Over Ice drinks and frothy, flavorful Specialty beverages you can whip up at the touch of a button with our concentrated coffee.

Enter to WIN from Two Rivers Coffee! Ends 3/28

Welcome to the Let’s Mix It Up in March Giveaway Hop Event, hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro. We’re mixing up March, with a host of other bloggers, by bringing you fun (and in some cases delicious) giveaways in this Food and Kitchen themed Giveaway Hop! Be sure to hop around to them all and don’t miss the amazing Grand Prize to help little ones mix it up in their own kitchen - a Mixin' Up Magic Kitchen from Step2!

Today was my FIRST day that I had to wake up early after Daylight Saving Time. Who else was dragging this morning? I am a coffee girl. That is what getting me through this long day. And Two Rivers Coffee agrees that YOU need some coffee too! This is a GREAT way to mix it up in the kitchen and try some new great flavors! They were kind enough to offer my readers this awesome giveaway and don't forget to check out the others on the linky below!
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Never Waste Coffee Again with Mighty Mug #HGG2015

These products are featured in our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.
I LOVE coffee. Which I have mentioned more than a time or two. When my daughter has school, I take her in the morning and then I sit at my dining room table to do some work. My son has his breakfast right next to me and has knocked over my coffee once or twice. Not only does this waste my coffee, more importantly if it is too hot it could hurt him. What to do?! Insert The Mighty Mug.
Mighty Mug is the innovative mug that grips to your desk when knocked into.

Have a FRIENDLY Cup of Coffee {Gobbling Up The Giveaways Hop, Ends 11/23}

I received complimentary products to provide this post. All opinions are my own.

I actually had never heard of Friendly's when I signed up to review this coffee. I love coffee and I love sharing my love of coffee with others, but apparently Friendly's is a restaurant? And they serve breakfast, dinner, and ice cream. And Two Rivers Coffee Co. has put the last one in a k-cup.

I was sent a 40-ct. box Friendly's Single coffee cup form to review. Now you can enjoy the taste of all your favorite ice cream flavors in your coffee mug.

Two Rivers Coffee Review & Giveaway, Ends 10/14

I received complimentary products to provide this review. All opinions are my own.
I LOVE coffee. Which is an extreme understatement. So when I received the opportunity to work with Two Rivers Coffee on a review, I was very excited.

I recently was sent the Two Rivers Mega Coffee for Keurig K-Cup Brewers to review. Not only is this coffee tasty (what I have tried so far), this coffee is also simply cool.

Mama Needs Coffee, #HelloKeurig

I received a complimentary Keurig 2.0 through Influenster to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

Did you know yesterday was National Coffee Day? How many cups did you have? ;D
I wanted to get this post up yesterday, but PicMonkey was acting up. :/
I drink coffee daily. Out of a single serve coffee maker. I didn't get into coffee until shortly after I started watching B, so when SweetPea was about 14-16 months maybe? But now I HAVE to have my morning cup o' joe (and even sometimes two). I not only need that pick-me-up, but I also like the taste. My husband says I really like the taste of my creamer with a splash of coffee. Pfft. No one has time for that negativity in their life.

Now saying all that, I've never owned an actual Keurig before, but we do have a single cup Mr. Coffee brewer that is Keurig certified. So when I received the opportunity to review the new Keurig 2.0 that can make a single cup AND a 4-cup carafe, I jumped all over the opportunity! Whenever we have people over, they want a cup of coffee. But single serve brewers can take up too much time, energy, & aren't really cost effective.