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Trade Coffee Welcomes Cold Brew Bags

The Tinder of Coffee, Trade Coffee, Welcomes Cold Brew Bags

No two coffee drinkers are alive. We mean more than just liking your coffee light or dark; many people prefer beans from a certain region, different level of boldness, flavors, and roasting times. While some will settle for the simple cup of coffee, more and more people are opting for coffee that’s customized to their tastes. In comes in Trade Coffee, which helps coffee lovers find their perfect coffee. By taking Trade Coffee’s matchmaking quiz, you will be matched to your personalized coffee recommendation that’s shipped straight to your door, thanks to their algorithm. It really is the Tinder for coffee. Although we’re more tea drinkers, we were more than happy to join Trade Coffee and Erika Vonie, NYC’s Coffee Masters Champion and Head of Coffee at Trade to welcome the NEW Trade Coffee Cold Brew Bags.

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What is cold brew coffee? Cold Brew is chilled coffee made from grounds that have been steeped in room-temperature (or cold) water for 12-24 hours (depending on how strong you like it). The eco-friendly Trade Coffee Cold Brew Bags are the key to incredible cold brew. With your favorite coffee grounds, a mason jar, the cold brew bags, and a few hours, you can enjoy a batch of delicious iced cold brew, all summer long. Want to enjoy an even more of a personalized flavor, just add in things like cinnamon, orange peels, etc in the bag. With these wonderful bags, there are no equipment or trips to the coffee shop required, and our favorite part – NO MESS!!

Trade Coffee Welcomes Cold Brew Bags

The cold brew bags are an incredibly easy and affordable at-home solution for cold brew coffee lovers. The easy-to-use cold brew bags made of compostable corn-based fibers and offer a cafe-quality beverage at home. Each cold brew bag (full of 3oz of coffee) makes 28oz of ready-to-drink cold brew coffee (or tea – it’s great for loose leaf teas), depending on how strong you like it. That’s about four, 8oz cups (adding 4oz of ice to chill it down) at regular strength. If you choose to dilute the coffee down with filtered water, you’ll, of course, enjoy more cups.

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To brew, follow these instructions:

Step 1: Fill bag to top
Step 2: Put the sealed bag in your container and fill it with room temperature or cold filtered water.
Step 3: Let it sit and brew
Step 4: Drink to taste

Trade Coffee Quiz

To get your personalized coffee recommendations (Trade has made over 2 million ethically-sourced coffee matches), head over to www.drinktrade.com to take the 2-3 minute quiz. For those that are new to specialty coffee, you’ll be matched to more price conscious Classics blends. For those who are more of a pro at those specialty beans, The Hookup allows you to discover a larger variety of coffees.

The Classics start with a 12oz trial bag for $12.50, and the next order with be two 12 oz bags for $25. The Hookup promises 12oz bags that start at $15.00 and only one bag arrive at a time. All first-order subscriptions receive 30% off + free shipping. How’s that for a coffee lovers dream? Are you ready for your personalized cold brew coffee?

 

Summer Loving: Community Coffee Mocha Vanilla Iced Coffee K-Cups

The weather is finally, and very slowly increasing to warmer levels, which means it will soon be time for sipping cool, refreshing drinks on those hot days. While many may opt for smoothies, lemonade, and refreshingly tropical cocktails, coffee fanatics will be very happy to know about the latest Iced K-Cup flavor launch from Community Coffee. The new Community Coffee Mocha Vanilla Iced Coffee blend is a sweet, light roast with a medium-full body, and a medium brightness.

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The Community Coffee Mocha Vanilla Iced Coffee is a delicious blend of chocolate mocha and creamy French Vanilla coffee, specially made to enjoy over ice. Available in 12-count, single-serve K-Cup pods, the Community Coffee Mocha Vanilla Iced Coffee is sweetened with cream for an indulgent iced coffee treat, and the other blends from Community coffee are made with 100% select Arabica beans.

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Check out some great recipes you can create with the Community Coffee Mocha Vanilla Iced Coffee K-Cups:

Iced Coconut Cream

Community coffee Iced Coconut Cream

Make a 6oz serving of Mocha Vanilla Iced Coffee
2 tbsp Coconut Cream
2 tbsp sugar
Rim cup with orange slice
Dip in coconut flakes
Pour over ice into a non-glass container

Brown Sugar & Cinnamon

Community coffee Brown Sugar & Cinnamon

Make a 6oz serving of Mocha Vanilla Iced Coffee
2 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
2 tbsp brown sugar
Pour over ice into a non-glass container
Top with whipped cream
Sprinkle with cinnamon

A box of 12-count, single-serve Community Coffee Mocha Vanilla Iced Coffee K-Cup pods retails for $8.49 and can be purchased on www.communitycoffee.com.

Community Coffee’s Top 10 Tips to Enjoy Mardi Gras 2016

Are you heading to New Orleans for Mardi gras next month? We’ve teamed up with our favorite Louisiana coffee to bring you a top ten list of tips and trick to fully enjoy your Mardi Gras experience in honor of the return of their Mardi Gras-inspired flavored coffee, Community Coffee Mardi Gras King Cake Coffee.

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If you’ll be in New Orleans to partake in the carnival festivities, this is the perfect time for some insider tips on the celebrations. Did you know the origins of Mardi Gras in New Orleans can be traced to medieval Europe? The revelry passed through Rome and Venice to evolve into the ornately costumed festivities we see and enjoy today. There’s a lot of tradition and heritage that have helped shaped the Mardi Gras scene into its current celebrated state, and we want to make sure you all there is to have a fully immersive and wonderful time. Without further ado, here are our top ten good things to know to enjoy Mardi Gras like a New Orleans native:

  • Number 10
    How to spell “krewe” and “flambeaux” and “Mardi Gras” and, well, you get the point.
  • Number 9
    Technically, Carnivale is a season, and Mardi Gras is a day. But New Orleans tend to generalize and refer to the weeks of parades leading up to Fat Tuesday as Mardi Gras.
  • Number 8
    The Mardi Gras colors are purple, green and gold. Remember to coordinate your outfit appropriately.
  • Number 7
    The Captain of the Krewe is more important than the King. But the King gets all the glory while the Captain does all the work.
  • Number 6
    If you miss a doubloon thrown from a float, never reach down to pick it up. Always put your foot on it. If you go with your hand, you’re either too late or you’ll get your fingers stepped on.
  • Number 5
    If you bite into a plastic baby in a King Cake, that’s a good thing.
  • Number 4
    Any beads shorter than two feet long are unacceptable unless they are made of glass — the bigger and longer the beads, the better.
  • Number 3
    Once any beads have touched the ground, they are sullied and should not be picked up unless under the rarest of circumstances.
  • Number 2
    The vast majority of people in the French Quarter during Carnivale are from out of town.
  • Number 1
    The Number 1 thing you must know about Mardi Gras season is that Community Coffee Mardi Gras King Cake coffee hits the shelves. We suggest you celebrate with the “king” of all flavored coffees, the delicious Mardi Gras King Cake coffee with light vanilla and cinnamon flavoring. For a limited time you can have your cake … and drink it, too.

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Named after the famed Mardi Gras cake, the limited edition, Community Coffee Mardi Gras King Cake Coffee is a seasonal flavored coffee which boasts a blend of cinnamon and vanilla. Made from only the top 10% of the world’s coffee beans, this festive blend is a light, well-balanced sweet roast that is full-bodied and possesses a mild to medium level of acidity. This unique coffee flavor perfectly captures the spirit of Mardi Gras and the flavor of king Cake. The Community Coffee Mardi Gras King Cake Coffee is available for a limited time only, in 12-ounce bags and single-serve K-Cup® pods. For more information, visit on where to purchase, visit www.CommunityCoffee.com.

Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer: The Brew Master

Have you ever sat down and calculated the amount of money you spend at coffee shops? We sat down and calculated how much we spend at coffee shops in a month, and we were very surprised that our number was that high. Naturally this prompted a change. As we head into 2016, we’re making some changes, and the first is eliminating unnecessary spending. Instead of making multiple trips to coffee shops, we’ve welcomed the Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer into our home. It’s our own personal coffee shop, right on our counter top. Call us a home barista.

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Are you looking for that cafe taste from the comfort of your home and without the cafe budget? Then the Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer is just what you need to bring that rich flavor home. Whether you’re in the mood or a classic brew, iced, or frothy flavored coffee beverage, the Ninja Coffee Bar Auto-iQ’s One-Touch Intelligence lets you enjoy hot coffee with incredible flavor richness, in any size you want: a cup, travel mug, half carafe or full carafe. The Coffee Bar draws just the right amount of water you needed from its reservoir, based on the brew size and brew type you select.

You will especially love the specialty brews that the Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer creates, which boasts its highest concentration of coffee. It’s a coffee extract that, like espresso, you can use to create coffeehouse-style hot and cold layered beverages such as these delicious recipes below:

Sweet Sofiaccino

Sweet Sofiaccino

4 Ninja® Single-Serve Scoops (or 4 tablespoons) ground Colombian coffee
3 cups ice
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
Whipped cream and ground cinnamon, for garnish
Size: Travel Mug setting
Brew: Specialty
Following the measurement above, place the ground coffee into the brew basket. Place the ice into a large plastic cup; set cup in place to brew. Select the Travel Mug size; press the Specialty Brew button. When brewing is complete, combine coffee and ice with evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk in a 24-ounce or larger blender container. Blend until smooth, about 25 seconds; divide between 2 glasses and garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon

Cappuccino-Style Coffee

Cappuccino-Style Coffee

4 Ninja® Single-Serve Scoops (or 4 tablespoons ground coffee) 5 ounces 1% milk
5 ounces 1% milk
Size: Travel Mug setting
Brew: Specialty
Following the measurement above, place the ground coffee into the brew basket. Place milk into the glass jar of the Ninja Easy Frother™. Microwave on High for 1 minute. Remove from microwave, secure lid, and pump the Frother 15 times. Or use a small microwave-safe jar with lid; secure lid, shake milk until foamy, remove the lid, and microwave on High for 1 minute until milk is hot and froth is set. Pour frothed milk into a mug; set the mug in place to brew. Select the Travel Mug size; press the Specialty Brew button. When the brew is complete, sweeten as desired.

Love your caffeine intake on the strong side? Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer’s patent-pending technology blends Precision Water Delivery with automated controls for Calibrated Temperature, Pre-infusion, Coffee Saturation, and Flavor Richness, allowing you to up the concentration intensity 2x with Over Ice Brew and 3x with Specialty Brew to unlock the full flavor potential of your favorite coffee.

The Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer is available with either a double-walled vacuum insulated Stainless Steel Carafe or Glass Carafe and Precise Temp Warming Plate, Double-sided Scoop, Ninja Easy Frother, and a 40 Recipe Inspiration Guide. Grab either option for $179.80 hen you buy it directly from Ninja Kitchen.

Pumpkin Season is Here: Community Coffee’s Pumpkin Praline Coffee

If you haven’t noticed, we are right in the middle of pumpkin everything season. By now you’ve all gone out to your favorite cafes and enjoyed a pumpkin muffin, donut, smoothie, pies, cookies, and of course, a pumpkin latte or two. What if we told you there’s no need to go out for your next cup of pumpkin-flavored coffee, and you can offer visiting friends or family a tasty, seasonal cafe experience, right at home? Embrace the delicious celebration of fall with the Community Coffee’s Pumpkin Praline Coffee, a Limited Edition, sweet and lightly spiced medium roasted coffee with hints of pumpkin spice and toasted pecans available in both ground coffee and k-cup pods.

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This unique flavor combination is sure to be a seasonal favorite. Plus, it’s made from only the top 10% of the world’s coffee beans, that’s right, with a sip of every cup, you are enjoying the highest-quality Arabica coffee beans in the world. The seasonal flavor joins the premium line of flavored coffees and classic roasts that Community Coffee has provided for the past 96 years.

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The family-owned and operated company coffee brand also thrives on helping the community. Through their Military Match program, Community Coffee has shipped over 55,000 pounds or 2.2 million cups of coffee to active-duty military personnel, giving them a tasty cup of home. This is done with your help! Whenever you buy your favorite Military Match set of four 12 oz., 16 oz. bagged coffees, or 18 ct. single-serve coffees, Community Coffee will match your purchase with an additional four items, and send all eight items to the APO/FPO or military base address you provide. They’ll even throw in their signature Military Mug.

Are you excited to try Community Coffee’s Pumpkin Praline Coffee?

NYC Event Alert: The New York Coffee Festival

Calling all caffeine addicts, coffee snobs, and connoisseurs, this weekend is all about you. If you’ve ever had the dream of frolicking through fields (rows?) of the some of the best specialty coffees our wonderful planet has to offer, then head over to the first ever The New York Coffee Festival, which starts tomorrow, September 25th, and runs until the 27th.

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Held at the beautiful 69th Regiment Armory located at 68 Lexington Avenue, The New York Coffee Festival is launching as part of Coffee Week NYC™, which celebrates the booming specialty coffee scene in the city that never sleeps. Over 70 innovative exhibitors, including Starbucks Reserve, La Marzocco, La Cimbali, Pacific Foods, La Colombe, Steampunk, Joe Cofee, Toby’s Estate, Irving Farm, and many more, will showcase their coffee products, offer hundreds of free samples from the highest quality specialty coffee and food brands, and will also include live music from the Coffee Music Project, The Coffee Art Project gallery, gourmet street food, and an Espresso Martini Bar for caffeine lovers looking to make their coffee international.

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In addition to elevating your coffee experience, the festival will host the Coffee Masters NYC barista competition. The competition will feature 20 talented baristas from all over the world: Bartosz Ciepaj, Ben Morrow, Brandon Giles, Brandon Paul Weaver, Brandon Tully, Buck Berk, Cosmin Mihailov, Elle Taylor, Jenna Gotthelf, Jennifer Custard-Jarosz, John Gordon, Josh Littlefield, Josh Taves, Karley Webb, Nathan Cochran, Reef Bessette, Ryan Fisher, Sapphire Courchaine, Stacey Cullen, and Steven Latham. The New York Coffee Festival also offers attendees a Lab program which will include interactive demos, workshops, seminars and tastings from global industry experts including presenters from Stumptown, Counter Culture Coffee, Sanremo and illy. Workshops and seminars at this year’s festival include Roasting for Sweetness, Sustainability & Importing, Russian Coffee Market, Better Brewing At Home, Introduction to Matcha, Espresso Theory & Milk Chemistry, and more.

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Tickets for the festival range from $2o.00 – $60.00 for standard to VIP tickets purchased online, and $25.00 – $75.00 if purchased at the door. All ticket levels are are now on sale at www.newyorkcoffeefestival.com/tickets. If all the caffeine happiness isn’t even to convince your coffee-loving heart, The New York Coffee Festival is donating 50% of ticket proceeds to charity: water through the Allegra Group’s Project Waterfallinitiative. Through these donations, Project Waterfall will be able to continue bringing clean water to coffee-producing countries such as Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Rwanda. Just think about it, every moment you enjoy at this event, you’re also helping someone in need get clean water, and let’s face it, you can’t have good coffee without good water.

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We hope to see you coffee-lovers getting properly invigorated and caffeinated. Are you ready for this buzz?

Trücup: Revolutionary Low-Acid Coffee That’s Easier on your Stomach

Did you know that the high acidity of coffee can damage your teeth, cause heartburn, and create some very unpleasant experiences on your stomach including aggravating ulcers? And those are just three of the many adverse effects the high acid in coffee can have on your body. What if you could enjoy your morning, mid-day, and evening cup of joe with little worry of its acidic effects? With the revolutionary, low-acid coffee from Trücup, a coffee brand we discovered at Food Fete, you can. Trücup is a smooth, great tasting, and easy-to-drink, low-acid coffee, which comes in ground coffee form, and k cups, that’s easier on your stomach.
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Using a patented, natural process, Trücup removes acids that can be harmful to your stomach and creates a bitter taste without compromising the coffee’s flavor, aroma, or caffeine. You’ll want to get your coffee pot ready for the six exceptional varieties that are packed with flavor, and bear fun, whimsical names.

  1. Light and lovely, Born To Be Mild is the choice for those who are looking for a gentler cup of Joe. The low-acid coffee has a delicate sweetness with just enough body for balance.
  2. Moderate and mellow, Stuck In The Middle is a medium blend low-acid coffee that has plenty of taste, but isn’t too strong. It provides the perfect balance; smooth and complex.
  3. Rugged and resolute, Heart Of Bold is perfect for people wanting a full-body low-acid coffee blend packed with flavor. It’s roasted deep enough to unlock the blend’s full character, stopping short of any charred or burnt nuance.
  4. Daring and dangerous, Dark As Night is an exceptional french roast low-acid coffee for those who want to experience a delicious dark side. It’s thick and lush with incredible body, and just a hint of smoke.
  5. Looking for a low-acid coffee blend with benefits? Try this smooth and delicious espresso blend that’s easy to drink. And You’ve Got a Blend will only be there in the morning if you want it to be.
  6. Like a dog with two bones, with Fake It To The Limit we had to make a tough choice: no caffeine or lower acid. So while this decaf has plenty of real coffee taste, it’s not lower acid like our other blends.

We’re sure you love this great bit of coffee news, especially if you can’t do without your daily cup of caffeine. Get your favorite blend of Trücup Low-Acid Coffee at www.amazon.com.

Try the #GreatTaste of Seattle’s Best Coffee

Great news coffee lovers! Now you can enjoy more Seattle’s Best Coffee flavors at home thanks to their new at-home coffee options. Featuring five varieties of single-serve K-Cup® packs, and two new, at-home roast and ground blends, you now have new reasons and more ways to enjoy your morning, afternoon and evening cup of joe.
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Sitting next to customer favorites, Signature Blends 3, 4 and 5, are new flavors, Born in Seattle House Blend, and Spirited Start Breakfast Blend. The Born in Seattle House Blend is a smooth, medium-roast coffee made with premium, roasted Latin American beans that Seattle’s Best has been known for since their inception in 1970. The Spirited Start Breakfast Blend, is a medium and vibrant blend that is bright and crisp with smooth citrus notes. Seattle’s Best Coffee is also available in single-serve K-Cup® packs in five varieties of medium roast blends including Signature Blend 3, House Blend, Breakfast Blend, Very Vanilla and Toasted Hazelnut. The K-Cup® packs are available for a suggested retail price is $7.99 for a pack of 10 or $10.99 for a pack of 16. Want to try a free sample for yourself? Like their Facebook page and click Get Seattle’s Best House Blend for free.

And for those days when you need something a bit stronger than regular coffee, why not try this enjoy this coffee with a twist like the delicious Seattle’s Best Coffee Mapletini. This heavenly cocktail features the medium-dark and rich Signature Blend No. 4 with the sweet taste of maple syrup and vanilla vodka and creamy half & half.

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Seattle’s Best Coffee® packaged R&G, frozen, instant, and single-serve coffees are available in more than 20,000 locations including most U.S. food, drug and mass retailers (Walmart, Target, Sam’s Club, Costco, Safeway, Kroger and more). Visit the grocery locator on www.SeattlesBest.com to find your favorite coffee products.