Alec Baldwin Not Happy With His Barista

Alec Baldwin is not having a good morning.  He stopped by Starbucks this morning and then tweeted “Starbucks on 93 and B’way. Uptight Queen barrista [sic] named JAY has an attitude problem.,”  He went on to tweet “Clyde, on the other hand, outside DINOSAUR BARBECUE @ W 125 n H River is MY MAN,” he tweeted. “Keeping the hickory ovens going, he is 2dayz Coolest NYer.”  The New York Post was interested in this “barista incident” so they contacted the Starbucks in question only to find that no one by the name of JAY worked there.  This goes to show that no one can function property until their morning dose of caffeine has kicked in!

Kids, Coffee and ADHD, A Cure in A Cup?

Christie Haskell, blogger for Cafe Mom’s “The Stir” gives her seven year old son coffee first thing in the morning and follows it up with an extra dose later in the day. She revealed her “treatment” for her son’s ADHD on ABC News.

Mrs. Haskell claims that coffee keeps her son focused in the classroom and helps keep his behavioral issues in check. In short, she is using caffeine to treat his ADHD. She claims it works like a charm.

“He doesn’t overreact if we ask him to pick up Legos, rather than screaming and throwing himself on the floor,” Haskell told ABC. “And if we ask him to sit down and do homework, he can actually do it.”

Common symptoms of ADHD include inattentiveness, impulsivity and hyperactivity. A recent study released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that nearly one in 10 American children are diagnosed with ADHD. Traditionally this disorder is treated with Ritalin and behavior therapy. However as many as two-thirds of kids diagnosed with ADHD have used some form of alternative treatment, according to the NY Times.

Coffee Investor’s Dream in a Tough Economy

Fortune Magazine has reported that Green Mountain Coffee Roaster’s stock is holding strong despite a tough economy. Their stock has gained 120% this year after holdiay sales of its Keurig single cup coffee brewers.
To check out these amazing brewers and pods, click the link below:
Great Keurig Coffee Maker and Pods

Topless Coffee Shop Burns to the Ground

Grand View Topless Coffee Shop in Vassalboro, Maine. burned to the ground on Wednesday morning shortly after midnight. A state fire inspection said that it was arson. The building was a complete loss.

Donald Crabtree, the shop’s owner, says that he intends to rebuild. His home was attached to the Grand View Coffee Shop. He and his family have been forced into a hotel due to the fire. Mr. Crabtree’s two 4 month old grandchildren were among those in the attached residence at the time the fire was set.

Mr. Crabtree had no insurance on the property, but said that he would reopen temporarily on the lot in a trailer if necessary.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/06/03/topless.shop.fire/index.html?eref=rss_mostpopular

Need Coffee, Water, or Snacks for Your Office? Try OfficeCoffee for Leads

Who is OfficeCoffee?

OfficeCoffee.com is a premium lead referral service for both buyers and sellers.

OfficeCoffee is the best place to locate Coffee Services, Water Service, Vending Machine and Food catering services in your local area. Their service is 100% free to use. You are not commited to anything and they will supply up to 4 leads within 2 days with specific information you provide about your needs. Pricing on leads for sellers are very reasonable.

A limit on the number of leads you want to receive each month can be set to fit your budget. OfficeCoffee guarantees no leads will come from competitors, leads are within your service area, and will be delivered to you within 2 days of it being submitted.

To get an idea of exactly what OfficeCoffee has to offer I am including a list of a few items:

Coffee: Single Pot or Single Cup type. Nice looking units too.

Water Services: Bottled Water Coolers, Point of Use Coolers, or Counter Top type.

Vending: Some of the items offered are Bottled or Canned Sodas, Snacks, Food type, and Hot Beverages

Food Service: Some ways you can have food catered to your office is Daily Food Delivery, Office Parties, Conferences, etc

There really is no limit to the possibilities when you use OfficeCoffee as your lead source.

Sellers:

One thing to give you just an idea of what you can expect from OfficeCoffee as your lead source is reasonable monthly lead rates.

Officecoffee’s lead referral service provides up-to-date local sales leads to help expand your business. Just tell them the number of leads you want each month and expect a rapid turnaround on notification of prospective leads for your company. You will be provided with the buyer’s company details, contact person’s name and purchasing needs. You see, it is all pretty much done for you. All you have to do is sit back and wait for OfficeCoffee to do their thing.

Your credit card is charged for the leads you receive and at the end of each month you will receive a statement recapping all of your account details. There is no minimum length of participation and there is no account maintenance fees.

About the Website:

OfficeCoffee.com is presented very well and is designed tastefully. There is a good sitemap to help you in navigation and all the FAQs are in order and very helpful to potential clients.

There are no broken links and no intrusive ads. Pages are fast loading. Your visit should be quite pleasant.

Give them a look and decide for yourself. I’m certain you will not be disappointed in what you discover.

Keurig Elite B40 Coffee Maker Review

Review in Coffee Makers on the Keurig Gourmet Single Cup Brewer - B40

I’ve tried several single cup coffee makers but actually have only managed to review two of them. One is actually considered a press while the other is a single cup brewing machine. I thought since I do have the Keurig Elite B40 sitting on the counter, I should review it.

Keurig B40 Coffee Maker imageDo I like it? Well, yes, I do but I have yet to find one that I want to tell you that I love and can’t do without. The main thing that I have a problem with is the coffee taste when I compare it with a full brewed pot in a different coffee maker. One should be able to love a single cup not just tolerate it. I exaggerate though. The difference is very small and only one who wants their coffee to sprout legs and walk on its own would notice that difference. It really is a bit more than tolerable. And with all the newest k-cups on the market, I am certain that you (and myself) can manage to find something to your liking.

Just considering the coffee maker its self, I do love it. It is simple to use and makes a cup quickly. I can have a fresh cup within a 30 seconds from start to finish with the water pre-heated and about 60 seconds if you have had the machine off and need to wait for the water to heat. And that is perfect if you are in a hurry thus making the taste tolerable. It is very simple to clean. Once brewing has stopped, you can just remove the k-cup and throw it away wiping up any liquid that has drip onto the drip pan. You’ll want to clean the k-cup holder from time to time.

The Keurig Elite B40 has 2 brew sizes: 9.25 oz. & 7.25 oz. and removable 48oz. water reservoir plus a removable drip tray. It weighs about 15 pounds full and runs on 1500 watts.

You can leave the machine plugged in in order to keep the water pre-heated. Been somewhat green-ish though, I do turn mine off for the most part. The only difference is you’ll have to wait a bit longer for the cup of coffee to brew. Also, there is the issue of those empty plastic k-cup empties. Those can add up over time but I am sure sooner or later I (or someone else) will figure out something useful for those. Not as bad as diapers I’d say.

The cost is affordable. About $99 through Keurig with a free 18 count k-cup package and FREE shipping or get about the same deal through Amazon (see image in review here)

I do recommend the Keurig Elite B40 and I wish you many single cups of coffee love. 🙂

Yay! Got the old blog publish issue fixed!

I’ve been down for a while. You could read but I could not publish. After toil and trouble though, I’ve fixed it (on my own no less) and can now publish. I have a couple of pending reviews to publish (see links in upcoming reviews above) and then…. I am ‘yet again’ changing the layout. I am having a fit trying to find something functional yet satisfying for my theme. Plus, I need to upgrade my blog software. That could be a disaster. lol Hang in there! 🙂

Entry for “Fill in the Blank” $50 Blog Contest

Over at the great blog, Blogging with Cents they are having a really neat contest for a chance to win $50 payable through PayPal. It is a fill in the blank contest and I thought it would be a lot of fun. So…. Here is my entry:

It happened just about a month ago in Joe’s Big Double D Coffee Cup Cafe. I was just starting to sip on my One Size Fits All cup of coffee when I realized my cup was leaking on my shirt and could be seen. You have probably had that experience before. I felt embarrassed and obvious, and I knew that soon I would have to come up with some sort of explanation since I obviously was not pregnant. I was a little worried about that man standing behind me though. But then, all of the sudden, I saw the man’s hand coming right towards me!! I remembered what a cowboy’s wife had told me. It was very important to always hold your cup at arms distance and never spring a leak if you can avoid it. Before I knew it, I was given the tools and tips to coffee drinking for dummies by the man standing behind me. So you see, I really was at the right place at the right time, and I decided I just had to throw the rest of my coffee on the man who was standing behind me.

The End.

Thank you for the Contest! I hope I made you smile.

MUST READ! Tips and Tricks Contest comes to a close…..

Blog Writing Project: Tips & Tricks

Thank you to all the participants for all their hard work and interesting entries. You had until the 18th of September to get your blog post entries in.

Now it is time to vote for my favorite entries. I get to pick three but can list all the entries. I will place my favorite top three at the top of the list. Keep reading to see the list of entries. There’s a lot of good stuff going on here.

My Top 3 Picks

7 Key Skills Of The Successful Adwords Advertiser by Vittorio
How I Got Aerobed to Number One in Google by Julian
Facebook Tips and Tricks by Sahil

Continue reading MUST READ! Tips and Tricks Contest comes to a close…..

Quick Links (speedlinking) #4

Good day! Here is a bit more linkey love for you. Enjoy!

Portland Roasting Company. Their site is as yummy as their beans look.

Journey’s: A newish coffee blog, Journey’s. Been about for two or three months. Check em out!

Smelling the Coffee : Interesting coffee blog. Thought you’d enjoy it, plus, I love that blog title. 😀

Just Coffee: All about Fair Trade

Slashfood/Coffee Area: Slashfood isn’t all about coffee but they have a nice coffee area. Besides, I love visiting their blog. Great place to go.