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ICEE Introduces Iced Coffee

We all loved it as a kid.  ICEE made our mouths turn blue and red and left us full of delight.  Now, as adults, they are about to make us even happier. 

ICEE has teamed up with Javo Beverage to introduce 2 new iced coffees in North America under the trademark name of Java Freeze.

Cody C. Ashwell, Javo chairman and CEO, said, “ICEE is a stand out supplier to the foodservice industry and has longstanding relationships with some of the most important foodservice operators in our industry.” Ashwell added, “We believe this alliance will complement our own sales efforts because ICEE has reach to thousands of independent foodservice operators seeking to capitalize on the growing market for iced coffee but require a non-concentrated dispensed beverage solution because of lower daily cup sales.”

Mr. Ashwell added, “As the leading provider of dispensed beverage iced coffee, we have the infrastructure, service, and distribution capabilities to supply national foodservice operators with specialty iced coffee as well as hot coffee and tea. Our products are cost effective and eliminate waste, and in this challenging economic environment, foodservice operators are committed to offering great tasting beverages in the most cost efficient manner possible.”

The company will intitially start out with two tasty flavors, caramel latte and mocha latte.  Look for them soon anywhere ICEE’s are sold.  Come back to coffeesage.com and let us know what you think of ICEE’s frozen coffee.

Save Money: Make Coffee at Home

You can save around $100 per month simply by making coffee at home.  Many of us hit the road in the morning and go straight to the local coffee shop drive-through.  Spending between $2.50 and $5 each morning can really add up over the course of a week.  All of this adds up to one expensive habit.

Yahoo.com reported that “making your coffee at home will run about $0.12-0.28 per cu — small beans compared to store-bought. Assuming the higher end of that estimate calculates to just $1.40 per week or $5.60 each month. For that sweet price, you can afford to take a refill to the office in a reusable travel mug ($11.20 per month) for a later pick-me-up”.

As for me, I enjoy the variety and quality of coffee  that I find from www.honeybean.com ,  however, there are many of shops where you can get great gourmet coffee whether you want to order it online and have it delivered to your door like me, or go to the store itself and pick it out.  You get great coffee and a great value.  Even in these tough economic times, you don’t have to sacrifice your coffee to balance your budget, just modify your routine.

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.”

Copy Cat Recipe for: Cinnabon’s Mochalatta Chill

Cinnabon's Mochalatte Chill recipe Here is a copy cat recipe (tried and tested by me) that I feel is about as close to Cinnabon’s Mochalatte Chill as one may get without having the ‘real deal recipe’.

Ingredients:

1 cup brewed coffee, chilled (espresso shot is always best)
1/2 cup dark chocolate syrup or melted dark chocolate squares/chips
1/4 cup shaved dark chocolate squares or mini chips
1 cup half and half (2% for a lower in fat drink)
whipped cream or light dairy whipped topping
drizzle bottle with dark chocolate syrup inside to go over whipped topping

Combine all ingredients except whipped cream in a small container and stir well or use a small hand whip to make it even better. Place ice in two 16 ounce glasses; top with whipped cream and drizzle with chocolate syrup. You may also wish to try using a blender and crushing the ice with the Mochalatta mixture. Yum yum.

This is a copy-cat recipe developed by me ( © coffeesage.com ) but holds no claim to the Mochalatta Chill name nor is attempting any copyright infringement.

Audrey’s Holiday Peppermint Mocha

Audrey’s Holiday Peppermint Mocha

1 espresso shot

1 square (1 oz.) BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate

1/2 tsp. x-fine sugar is desired… taste first for sweetness

3/4 cup steamed or hot half and half

1/2 tsp. peppermint syrup.
note: do not use extract if you do not have to. It is too bitter and leaves a horrible after taste

1 peppermint stick

POUR espresso into small saucepan. Add chocolate; cook on low heat 5 min. or until chocolate is melted, stirring occasionally.

Add half and half, peppermint syrup and stir until well blended. Garnish each serving with a peppermint stick.

a © coffeesage recipe

Shock Coffee :: a shocking coffee review

Shock Coffee Website and Store

Holy Coffee Shock Batman! Have you tried this SHOCK COFFEE? It’s Hyper-Caffeinated Coffee & Drinks with Shock-A-Lots candies.

Shock Coffee :: Coffee ReviewI went to the door and there stood the UPS man holding a plain brown sack colored box. I wondered what it could be. hmmm…

I brought it in and set it on my newly cleaned kitchen tile (rare instance) and got my box knife out. I zipped down one side and then the other. I slashed the center tape that secured the flaps shut. Bubble wrap!! yay! Oh wait, there is something else in there. COFFEE!!! Oh boy! My favorite thing in the world. It was my promo-sample box from Shock Coffee. Thanks guys :)

I wanted to brew a pot right away but had already consumed 2 pots and it was only 10:30 am. I was starting to feel a bit sick to my stomach. I’ll wait until this evening. So I did.

7:00 pm rolled around and I had finally worked off all my morning brew and I was ready for my after dinner pot of coffee. I opened a bag of Shock Coffee and wow! It had such a freshly ground aroma. I stood sniffing that for a bit then I put myself 6 scoops in my brew basket. I like my coffee a bit on the bold side.

Shock Coffee Ball CapI really enjoyed the coffee house scent as the black gold quickly ran through the brew cycle. I got my giant latte mug out and filled it to the brim. I sipped and ahhh… what a fabulous taste this has, I told my son who was sporting the new Shock Coffee ball cap that came in the box of goodies. He muttered, yeah, it smells good, mom.

Well, I finished that cup and poured another. I sat down to watch a DVD and suddenly realized my eyes felt like they were the size of coffee saucers. OMG! I jumped up and ran to look in the mirror and I found that I appeared to look normal. But no, something was wrong. I was totally alert. It was as if I had just started the day. I felt like doing something. To make a long story a bit shorter, I was up until 4:30 am and had a sparkling home to show for it. What a buzz!

Keep reading to the next page…. it’s my review on all the other do-dads that I got in my surprise box….

Godiva Belgian Blends Dark Chocolate Mocha Review

Coca-Cola Godiva Belgian Blend Dark Chocolate MochaThis summer, Coca-Cola teamed with the delicious Godiva chocolatier. The product is branded under the Godiva name, rightfully so. I purchased all three versions they have out at the moment (Dark Chocolate Mocha, Milk Chocolate Mocha and French Vanilla Latte) and have first tried the Dark Chocolate Mocha.

INFORMATION:

Size: 9.5-fl. oz. bottles. Price: $1.79 (price may vary)

Can be purchased in singles or four-packs.

NUTRITION FACTS & INGREDIENTS (for this product version)

Ingredients: Reduced fat milk, water, coffee, sugar, cocoa powder, natural flavors, sodium bicarbonate, cellulose gel, caffeine, carrageenan, mono and diglycerides, cellulose gum

Nutrition Facts: Serving size: 1 bottle; Amount per serving: Calories: 200; Total fat: 3.5g; Saturated fat: 2.5g; Cholesterol: 15mg; Sodium: 160mg; Total carbs: 37g; Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 35g; Protein: 6g; Vitamin A: 0%; Vitamin C: 0%; Calcium: 20%; Iron: 6%