The Crazy Suburban Mom: December Favorites - Gift ideas #1 Holiday Coffee Noms...

Monday, December 12, 2011

December Favorites - Gift ideas #1 Holiday Coffee Noms...

 Because I can never have enough coffee or antioxidants, I like to start my day with both.

And it doesn't hurt that it comes from people who really know their chocolate.

I mean antioxidants.

Godiva's description makes me want to go brew another pot:

Our Chocolate Truffle Coffee features melt-in-your mouth Godiva chocolate flavor with a medium-bodied roast. Godiva carefully selects the finest coffee beans in the world for exceptional quality and taste. (12 oz.) $10

I just tried this one...

So. Good. 

Godiva has a great brewing guide and I'm going to include it because brewing coffee is somewhere between a recipe and an art; and I love hints and tips on making great coffee


Use freshly drawn, filtered cold water for best taste. Bottled water should be used if unusual flavors are present in your tap water.

We recommend using 1.5 tablespoons of coffee to 6 oz of water but encourage you to adjust based on your own taste and preferences.

Allow the coffeemaker to complete its brew cycle before drinking the coffee to ensure that the coffee is as close as possible to the desired strength and flavor. The first coffee to pass through the filter is the most concentrated, and coffee at the end of the brew cycle is more diluted.  
(Aha! this explains a lot about my coffee! Thank you for letting me know this, Godiva!)
Feel free to complement your coffee with cream, sugar and even flavored creamers–make it your personally customized cup of coffee.

Drink your coffee right after brewing for optimal flavor (just ensure the temperature does not burn your mouth!)

Avoid leaving brewed coffee on the burner for more than 15 minutes or it may develop a scorched taste. After this time, store any leftover coffee in an airtight thermos or carafe.  (yeah, this also explains something about my coffee...)

I've given (and received) coffee as gifts and it's something that's always appreciated.  If you're stuck for a great gift a coffee drinker would love one of the ones I mentioned...

Or this...

*Godiva sent me some coffee to try.  It's a brand I buy regularly and drink frequently*


Lin 12/13/11, 10:16 AM  

Who can I get to send me THAT Christmas package???? YUMMY!

I knew that about the coffee being the strongest at the beginning of brewing--that is why I kick the shins of my co-workers who want to "just sneak in and get their coffee" before it is done brewing completely. Ugh.

Oh wait--I want to kick my co-workers shins regardless...

Rose 12/14/11, 11:51 PM  

These products all sound really dangerous! That's a good thing, I think. :)

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