7-Eleven’s new $1 Iced Coffee Wednesdays

7-Eleven’s new $1 Iced Coffee Wednesdays.

From now until September 3, 2013  7-Eleven is doing a $1 iced coffee every Wednesday. With three premium flavors – Hazelnut, Mocha, and French vanilla.

 

·         Hazelnut: For a rich, nutty taste try this superior smooth blend.

·         Mocha: If chocolate is what you desire, indulge in this perfect combination of creamy and cool.

·         French Vanilla: This silky, sweet flavor adds a crisp and simple option to the iced coffee menu.

 

Bacon Flavored Coffee Wins Big at Iowa State Fair

I like my coffee in a lot of flavors. Bacon is a flavor I haven’t tried, but it must be pretty tasty because it won $10,000 at the Iowa State Fair!!!

Seattle’s Best Coffee held a recipe contest at the Iowa State Fair. Eileen Gannon, who is a financial adviser at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Des Moines won it to the tune of $10,000 plus a years supply of coffee! Now that is impressive!

Gannon named it “How to Win a Guy With One Sip”. It has notes of caramelized bacon and pumpkin pie spice. Apparently it won the judge’s hearts, but I bet they took several sips instead of just one, because it sounds tasty tasty tasty!!

“How to win a Guy With One Sip” was judged by judges and also Facebook votes. The Facebook vote was worth 30 percent of the judging, and 70 percent was based on judges’ evaluation of the taste and presentation.

Do not distress, this flavor will be available at participating Seattle’s Best Coffee locations across North America.

Free Seattles Best Coffee on Tax Day!!!

Seattle’s Best Coffee and Jackson Hewitt have come together to give us hard working folks some tax relief!! Its called the Great American Coffee Refund!! Sounds good to me:)

“Any way you crunch the numbers, Tax Day deadlines are stressful for millions of Americans,” said Chris Bruzzo, chief marketing officer for Seattle’s Best Coffee. “We hope that the Great American Coffee Refund will help make Tax Day a little brighter for the hardworking Americans filling out forms for Uncle Sam.”

Thank you Mr. Bruzzo! We feel better already!

Claim your Coffee Refund on the Seattle’s Best Coffee Facebook Page . You will get a free sample of the Level System coffee that brews a 10-cup pot of coffee. You must claim your Coffee Refund by midnight on April 17. There are a limited amount of “refunds” so I suggest you file early, just to be safe!

Seattle’s Best Coffee’s Facebook page has a coupon good for $25 off tax preparation at Jackson Hewitt. If you are not currently a fan, make sure to “like” their page!

Customers of participating Jackson Hewitt kiosks inside Walmart stores across the nation will receive a coupon good for $3 off Seattle’s Best Coffee.

Starbucks’ 40th Anniversary Celebration = $40 Giveaways!!!

Starbucks is celebrating 40 years in the coffee business.  In honor of their 40th year they are rewarding their customers with $40 giveaways on March 16th!!!  Hooray!!

The coffee giant is giving away 500 gift cards in the amount of $40 each to 500 lucky coffee lovers.  That’s $20,000 worth of free coffee!  In order to participate in this giveaway you must go to Foursquare.com and check into the Starbuck’s location.  You can also enter by sending an e-mail to foursquare@starbucks.com with the subject line “Starbucks”. 

Good luck my friends!!

Free Iced Coffee Today 5/11/10 at Dunkin’ Donuts

Today is Dunkin Donut’s 60th birthday and they are celebrating by giving away free iced coffee in some of their cities.

Baltimore, Md.; Charlottesville, Va.; Cleveland, Ohio; Harrisonburg, Va.; Norfolk, Va.; Washington, D.C.; Youngstown, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Richmond, Va.; Roanoke, Va.; Salisbury, Md.; Philadelphia, Pa.; and Phoenix, Ariz.

The free iced coffee is also available in New York City, but only from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

According to the Christian Science Monitor, this is causing a controversy in the cities where the iced treat is not being offered free and the feelings of those excluded from the promotion are being posted on Dunkin Donut’s facebook page.

Starbucks Free Treats on Tax Day!

Tax day is not a day most people look forward to.  Starbucks is trying to put a little spring in your step on the way to the post office. to drop of your taxes! 

Get free brewed coffee all day Thursday at Starbucks if you bring your own mug, a promotion the cafe chain says is friendly to the environment as well as taxpayers.

Stop buy and get a caffine fix and some tax relief!

Have you heard about Honey Bean Coffee’s Super Secret deal?

Have you heard about Honey Bean Coffee’s Super Secret deal?

Order at least $50 worth of coffee, and use coupon code – supersecret

You’ll see a discount of $0.05, so you know the coupon is still good. Then within a day of placing your order, you get an email telling you that you’ve unlocked your accounts super secret bonus.

The bonus is a $15 in-store credit that can be used on any of your future orders, you can only do this once per account, but it’s an extra $15 worth of coffee. This Super Secret deal can be used by first time customers too.

Check it out at http://www.honeybean.com

Kona is King at Hawaii’s First Cupping Contest

Onouli Farm of Kona won top honors at Hawaii’s first coffee-cupping competition this weekend at the Hawaii Coffee Association’s 14th annual conference at Maui Tropical Plantation.  There were 69 entries who were judged by 3 judges.  The scores were based on wet and dry aromas, acidity, body, balance, sweetness and aftertaste.

In other cupping news, Rusty’s Hawaiian, a coffee company in Kau, earned the top score in a cupping of Bourbon varietal coffees by “Coffee Review: The World’s Leading Coffee Buying Guide.”

Mocha Mondays at McDonalds

McDonald’s is giving another push in their quest to become number one in the coffee world.  Starbucks started giving away ice cream.  How will McDonald’s counter this freebie?  Two words, “Mocha Monday”. 

July 13 through August 3rd, participating McDonald’s will be giving away 7oz iced and hot Mochas on Mondays.   Admittedly, the free Mochas are smaller than the regular 12oz size that the Mocha’s usually come in.

McDonald’s is estimating that they will give away around 10 million Mochas during this campaign.  Neil Golden, chief marketing officer of McDonald’s USA said, “This is one of the largest sampling initiatives we’ve taken on as a company.”

Zaget’s #1 pick for Fast Food Coffee

Zaget’s has made its pick as to who is number one when it comes to fast food coffee.  No surprise, Starbucks is the winner, beating McDonalds and their McCafe’s.  As you already know, McDonald’s was hoping for the top spot.  It was not to be.  However, YouGov’s BrandIndex shows that McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts both beat out Starbucks in terms of perceived value.

In response Starbucks is pitching a new campaign to celebrate their ranking.  The ad campaign is straight forward stating simply “Zagat says we’re the country’s No. 1 best coffee. Actually, you said it, but Zagat repeated it (which is nice)”  They are also planning to appear at least once on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

Starbucks, which posted its first-ever fiscal loss in August 2008 and has financially struggled since, continued slumping in the second quarter of its fiscal year 2009. The company reported consolidated net revenues of $2.3 billion, a 7.6% decrease from Q2 2008.

Starbucks Sticks v. Nescafe Sticks

Starbucks came out with the Starbucks VIA Ready Brew Stick packets and then, as always, some one else comes along to create competition.  Who is that competition?  Nescafe Taster’s Choice, who vow that their instant sticks are more flavorful than Starbucks, but perhaps most importantly in this economy, they claim to be four times cheaper.  You read that right 4 times cheaper that Starbucks Sticks!

The Chicago Tribune found that, on average, one packet of Nescafe costs 19cents per packet as opposed to Starbucks which costs approximately 83 cents per packet.  The price is obviously much better, but what about the taste?  The Tribune also conducted a blind taste test with six testers to find out if the money you are saving is equal to the flavor you may or may not be loosing by getting the cheaper product.

The test included not only the the Colombian of both brands of sticks, but also a brewed Colombian.  No surprise, the brewed coffee won hands down, but that is not what we are concerned with.  Back to the sticks! 

Starbucks Sticks came in a close second followed by Nescafe.  One person thought that Starbucks were too bitter and sharp.  Most tasters described Nescafe as being thin, weak or like cardboard. 

When mixed with cold water for iced coffee, Starbucks dissolved easily.  Nescafe also mixed well, but do to the larger granules required more stirring.  So now its time for you to decide, is the flavor worth the cost???  That is the million dollar question.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/chi-tc-food-tastings-0605-0610jun10,0,129961.htmlstory