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Roast Coffee Beans at Home

I found this awesome Video on YouTube that shows 3 different ways to Roast your own coffee beans at home! 🙂 Loved this and am definitely going to be trying this out! Enjoy!

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

 

Video courtesy of:

DIY Yankeeprepper on youtube.

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Coffee Travel Mugs…A necessity for all coffee lovers!

Needless to say…I love my coffee in the morning….afternoon and night. If I see there is a cup left in the pot before leaving the house…that baby is goin’ with me! Taking it with is usually done in my Ol’ Faithful coffee mug that is quite dinged up and has a hole in the outer layer. But it keeps the coffee warm, so it stays. There are many times when my house cups make their way into the car, striped cups, flowered cups, square cups…cups that climb on rocks. 🙂 As dangerous as it is to have a hot beverage splashing around precariously while I drive, it is totally worth the risk! I am although in the need of a new trusty cup that will be a worthy back up/replacement for Ol’ Faithful.

Here are a few that I have found so far….

contigo coffee mug

 

“The Contigo”

The locking lid provides a leak- and spill-proof seal. A carabiner is built  into the handle of the mug for clipping onto a bag. If you take a sip while  driving, the long shape and bulky handle may obscure your view. Drinks didn’t  hold their temperatures very long. In blue, red, silver, black, green, and  brown.

 

 

 

 

 

Thermos

 

“The Raya Stainless Steel Thermos Travel Mug”

This mug is easy to grab and comfortable to hold, thanks to its contoured  shape and rubberized grip; the insulated walls of the mug keep hot drinks hot  and cold drinks cold. It has a narrow base, which means it can be knocked over  easily, and since the lid doesn’t lock or screw into place, it can leave you  with serious spills. In stainless steel, translucent blue, orange, and red.

 

 

 

 

 

travel mugs“Contigo Autoseal Travel mug”

BPA free, these revolutionary vessels utilise the patented Autoseal push ‘n’ sip lid system, which automatically seals between glugs, making Contigos 100% spill-proof and 100% leak-proof.

And considering I love to spill things, this just might be the solution. 🙂

 

 

personalized travel mugs

 

I see these cute mugs at Michael’s Craft store all the time. I think this is a good option for the personalized look. Not to mention they are Flashy and Stylish!

 

 

 

 

 

It seems that I have expensive taste when it comes to Coffee cups 😀 but what is new in that area. I love the idea of a mug being able to hold my beloved coffee and not spill it all over when my clumsy hands are reaching for it. I can’t tell you how many times coffee goes splattering across the front of the car because of unsealed coffee mugs….not fun my friend..not fun.

In conclusion I think the winner is the Contigo Mug, even though I am a non handle person, I like the design and the sturdiness/spill proof features of the mugs.

To no more spilling!! Cheers! 🙂

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

 

References Courtesy of:

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/product-reviews/travel-products/travel-coffee-mug-reviews/contigo-extreme-mug-607

http://www.firebox.com/product/3053/Contigo-Autoseal-Travel-Mug

 

Let’s Talk Coffee Filters

It was that time of month again…yes time to clean the always reliable coffee pot. Using the technique in one of my previous posts “Vinegar to Clean a Coffee Pot” I realized that there is another topic we should approach…Coffee filters.

Now we here at Coffee Kingdom are environmentally cautious and like to use as many Natural products as we can. Everything from what we use to clean our house, coffee pot, stove, outdoor grills, etc.

We all know that they dye/bleach a lot of our foods and products we use everyday. Everything from flour to cereal, dish soap to body soaps and beverages to fruit snacks. We can not avoid all dyes and added colors but we can start to make a difference one item at a time.

A few years back while standing in front of my favorite display, Coffee, I noticed the brown filters tucked away on the shelf. After reading the package I was sold: “All natural not bleached” you got me at natural. So I switched to from bleached white to the Natural Brown Filters. I have to say that I feel a little better knowing that I am not brewing my coffee through a product that was bleached.

brown coffee filters brown coffee filters

Ever since that day it has been Natural filters in this house. I do my best to buy chips packaged in plastic made from vegetables or recycled material, or paper if available. I think plastic is the worst as far as pollution in our environment and we try to avoid it as much as possible.

So let’s do as much as we can Fellow Coffee Lovers. Recycle those plastic coffee cans, get reusable grocery bags (store them in the car so you don’t forget like I do some times) and read labels. It is amazing the thing you can find that are packaged in recycled materials, and made in the USA. 🙂

We only have one earth…Lets drink coffee and try to save what we can 😀

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

Good Morning Coffee Lovers

I feel spring creeping closer and the spring chores are starting to make the to do list!

So bring on a big ol’ fresh pot of coffee or espresso and enjoy the last few weeks left of winter. 😀

morning coffee

Morning coffee country

I wish I could Zap myself there right about now 🙂 Beautiful.

Happy Tuesday fellow coffee lovers. May the coffee stay hot and Caffeinated! 🙂

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

Balanced Breakfast :D

balanced breakfast coffee

Who’s with me on this one! 😀

Breakfast of Champions! I am proud to have this everyday meal everyday. 🙂

~Drink Coffee be Happy~