Kicking Horse Coffee, Ground, 10oz

 

This Kicking Horse Coffee, Dark Roast, Ground, 10 oz is the real deal. It is darker than most coffees I have had in the last several months, yet it has delightfully smooth, too. For me, that is a winning combination.

It arrives in a fold-down, resealable package. It was fresh I could tell when opening the bag. The scent was earthy AND heavenly. The taste is full-bodied. It is the perfect eye-opener for my family and me. Already ground, you are one step closer to your morning jolt of java.

Kicking Horse is Kosher and Certified Organic & Fair Trade coffee. These shade-grown Arabica beans are roasted 3,000 feet above sea level, near the Columbia River. The people behind Kicking Horse have been doing this for nearly 20 years, and it shows in this blend. I would say without qualification that it stands out proudly as one of the top three on my list of favorite tasting coffees ever. Good company!

 

The Kicking Horse Amazon product page is here for your perusal over coffee.

My original Amazon review is here if you are at all interested. I hope it is helpful.  🙂31GQx+GAy3L

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’re Purrfect Fur Me | Premium 11oz Coffee Cup

It Makes My Day!

This cup is adorable! I received it before Valentine’s Day, and it made the day more enjoyable no matter my relationship status. I like the message. There is no perfect person, but there can be someone who is perfect for you, nevertheless.

The mug is dishwasher and microwave safe. The cup is durable ceramic. I measured; it holds eleven ounces of your favorite beverage. I like white cups for coffee or tea, as the light color makes it easier to tell that my coffee will be to my liking. 🙂

I would buy the “Purrfect Fur Me” mug again for certain.71rUQsQ6rRL._SL1500_

If you are interested in purchasing this cute coffee cup, here is the link. My Amazon review is here.

Happy sipping!

Oskri Almond Cranberry Dark Chocolate Protein Bars – 55g – 5 Pack

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SIMPLY DELICIOUS!

These Almond Cranberry Dark Chocolate Protein Bars are among my family’s top three bars ever. This ranking says a lot, as we have a bar of some sort and coffee at least once a day. That is a lot of bars over the years! I appreciate that these are made in Wisconsin right here in the US.

This box has a five-count supply of healthier protein snacks which are coated with delicious dark chocolate, which is just slightly bitter. Inside there are dates, raisins, and rice syrup, but the taste is more like a nougat. It reminds me of a healthier version of a Milky Way with almonds and cranberries and dark chocolate. The texture is amazing. My daughter and I love varied textures, and this one is loaded with them. The taste pairs so well with coffee that I love my morning ritual particularly when I get to have this variety.

The protein is ample, with 16g, and the fiber content is 4g in these 55g beauties. The carb content is 25g, which is considerable. I feel good about this bar nonetheless, as it is packed with real food and quality ingredients. This is clean eating at its finest. There are companies out there that make many health claims about their products, but later the truth comes out about them. Then some products you try and the taste is something akin to tree bark. These gluten-free bars taste better than most candy bars! I highly recommend them.

Here is a link to the product on Amazon if you are interested in checking them out further.

This is my original Amazon review.

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Zancona Medium Roast Ground Coffee

 

I am a huge coffee fan, and reviewing has allowed me to try some coffees that I would not normally have a chance to experience. Sampling a new coffee is something I enjoy so much that I give it a bit of fanfare and ritual.

This Zancona Medium Roast Coffee is from Panama. As I have not tried many offerings from the mountains there, I was even more excited than usual. The package is vacuum-sealed and decorated beautifully by the indigenous people of the Kuna tribe and is an example of their Mola artwork. “Mola” means “cool,” and it certainly is àpropos. Although I did not see the designation “fair trade,” the company does compensate the Kunas and supports farmers and education initiatives there.

Opening the one pound bag, you can smell the captivating aroma. It is top-notch. This Zancona Medium Roast is a ground coffee, and it is on the finer side. I wondered whether it might prove too fine for my French Press which is my go-to method for making coffee. Thankfully, it brewed up splendidly. There was no bitterness at all, and each cup has tasted balanced and smooth. It is a medium roast, so it is neither too intense nor too light. It has chocolate notes. What is there not to love about that, after all? This is a coffee to get lost in for a bit. Turn off the world and savor. Enjoy! 🙂

If you want to see the product page on Amazon to try this gourmet coffee for yourself, click here.

 

 

 

 

Mooncaf Borosilicate Glass ~ Coffee or Tea Cups ~

Espresso Cups Set of 2 by Mooncaf, Double Wall Design, Quality Borosilicate Glass Material, Attractive Wooden Spoons, Easy Handles, 8.5 Oz Capacity, Suitable for Tea, Coffee, Hot or Cold Drinks
I love a good quality double-walled borosilicate glass. I use this sort of glass especially for coffee or tea, which I have daily. By the way, these are full coffee cups rather than the smaller espresso size. The “floating” drink illusion is cool to me. I have had borosilicate glass sets before. None had saucers or the spoons before. I love that this set has these great additions. Sadly, we had double-walled glasses before that both my daughter and I accidentally broke by stirring with stainless steel spoons. These Chinese cherry wood spoons will prevent that from happening again.

The double-walled glass keeps condensation from forming on the cups and protects your hands from extreme temperatures, either hot or cold. I think they are elegant and fun at the same time. It is important to remember that the glasses are somewhat delicate. As such, I wash them by hand. I want to use these glasses for as long as possible. These are so thin that I am worried about how long they will last. I received this product at a discount to test and write an honest, unbiased review.

You can get these beautiful Mooncaf mugs here. By the way, these are still going strong despite using them probably 4-5 times a week, as they are my favorite coffee cups. 
Feel free to visit the original Amazon review from August 20, 2016, and maybe leave a comment here. 🙂
 

The Chosen Bean – Sumatra Coffee

Chosen Bean, Sumatra Single-Origin, Ground Coffee, Medium Roast, 100% Arabica Gourmet Coffee 12 Ounce (Misc.)
This Chosen Bean coffee is a single-origin, Sumatra medium-roasted coffee. It is 100% Arabica. This package is 12 oz. The directions call for 1-2 tablespoons per 6 oz cup. In my 34 oz French press, I tend to use 4 – 4 ½ tablespoons. This coffee required more than the standard. I most often choose the whole bean, but this tasted fresh, too. The grind worked perfectly for the French press. There were no more grounds than when I grind my own specifically for the press.

I liked this coffee, but it was not amazing to me like some I have had lately. It had good complexity for me, but the notes did not come to a cohesive finish. The sweet chocolate touch does come through. An added note: the bag suggests to wet the grounds slightly before brewing. I did not notice this the first time I brewed it, but later pots-full were significantly improved.

I received this product at a discount to test and write an honest, unbiased review.

Chosen Bean coffee is here on Amazon.
My original review is here. Please visit and comment. 🙂
What is your coffee preference?

Trusource Protein Water Review

Trusource Protein Water

by TruSource
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4.1 stars based on 55 reviews


Webbie1965’s review Pickens, South Carolina

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20g of protein in a 16 oz bottle

Trusource Protein [Infused] Water has an excellent amount of protein– 20g in a 16 oz bottle. I tried the Fruit Passion flavor. The taste is fruity and reminiscent of a kid’s sweet drink to me. I am not used to artificial sweeteners, however, so that is a factor. I diluted it a bit with cold water and with some ice, and it tasted much better.

Due in part to the dilution, I have had the Fruit Passion Protein Water in three stages rather than all at once. I like that, as it is a better value when it lasts three times as long for me.

It is important to mention that milk is an ingredient as some people are lactose-intolerant. I liked trying this product. My suggestion would be to come up with a version without anything artificial and without milk so that everyone can enjoy it to get extra hydration and protein into their diet.

 

Things I like:

  • !6 oz. size
  • Hydrating
  • Refreshing

Need to improve:

  • Artificial ingredients
  • Artificial sweetener
  • Dye
  • Milk (for those allergic)

Originally this review appeared on Swaggable here. Would you like to join Swaggable, the site where you can try products for free and share your thoughts? Click herehttps://swaggable.com/?st_uid=100008910730717&st_source=sharing-link&st_type=invite-friends

 

Koffee Kult Coffee Gift Basket – Variety of 3 Whole Bean Coffees with Krups Grinder

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Terrific coffee AND a Krups grinder together are an excellent package for the coffee lover in your life!

This set marks my second Koffee Kult Coffee purchase. I am no less impressed with this than with my first venture. Now I do not wish to say I am in a “Kult,” per se, due to possible implications, but the coffee is stellar! Inside the box that beckons you to “be one of us” [their mascot is a squirrel who looks like he has had way too much caffeine LOL] is a quality Krups grinder for these fresh, whole coffee beans, and three packs of coffee: dark roast, medium roast, and Harrar.

My personal favorite is the medium roast. I do not think I make my coffee particularly weak, but I use less than one-half the amount the company recommends. They suggest twelve tablespoons per four-cup pot. My tendency is for slightly under six spoons. I will take that as it will last twice as long! I have used the coffee for my regular French press brewing. I have enjoyed it plain, with cream and sugar, and “bulletproof” style. With the warmer weather coming in already, I will soon be making cold coffee, and I cannot wait to taste it with Koffee Kult’s beans.

The Krups large capacity [3 oz] coffee grinder is simply a fantastic bonus and makes it all the better a gift if you go that route. I received this product at a discount to test and to write an honest, unbiased review.

Aloe Gano Cafe Latte: Tastes decadent, but it has a metabolic boost!

I officially love Aloe Gano Cafe products. I have tried their Skinny Coffee, their Cappuccino and now their Latte. They are so good! This comes in classy packaging. It would make a super gift. The sachets themselves are an elegant gold with brown/black logo and print. Scattering them in a gift basket for someone who adores coffee. Talk about being made to feel special!

Each package is pre-mixed so that you do not have to worry about measurements or getting it “just right” yourself. Every cup is consistently stellar! It is as quick and easy to make as it is to boil water. Are you going without your morning eye-opener because you think you do not have the time? Maybe you are giving up on coffee-based drinks altogether because you have read that coffee is unhealthy? Give this a try. I bet you will be pleasantly surprised on both counts. I was.

This is a premium-quality coffee drink that you might seek out at your favorite coffee shop. Your favorite spot cannot match this, though, as It is the rare place that would be able to match the healthful ingredients in here. This is a 100% arabica coffee latte. Arabica is one of my family’s favorites.

I tend to focus on no-calorie beverages like water and tea with nothing added, but the 100 calories that this has is worth it to me on occasions when I want to treat myself and get some real energy and a metabolic boost. Each package has superfood extracts; namely, acai berry, aloe vera, and reishi mushroom (Ganoderma Lucidum). This is even low-acid. As both my daughter and I can sometimes feel ill due to the acid content of coffee, this is wonderful for us. Neither of us has experienced any stomach issue with Aloe Gano Latte. I received this product at a discount to test it and to write my honest, unbiased review.

Aloe Gano Cafe Latte

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