Coffee Talk With DealDash

Almost everyone I know (with the exception of a few odd ones!) loves coffee. Some people like hot, some like iced, and some don’t care as long as it’s in their cup.

 

There are lots of different ways to get coffee – the busiest of the busy people just go ahead and buy it from the coffee shop, but most people like to make their coffee at home to save money and the hassle of going out to the coffee shop. Luckily for us, DealDash has a huge array of different ways for us to get our java fix. Let’s start with the Keurig machine.

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Most people have used a Keurig at some point in time, but in case you’re not familiar with the Keurig, the K-Cup is a plastic container with a paper filter inside. Ground coffee beans, tea leaves, or other flavor mixes are packed in the K-Cup and sealed with an air-tight lid. This keeps the coffee grounds fresher for much longer than traditional bags. When the K-Cup is placed in a Keurig brewer, the brewer punctures both the foil lid and the bottom of the K-Cup with a sharp implement, and forces hot water under pressure through the K-Cup and into your mug of choice. Yummm. Smell that fresh brewed coffee. If you haven’t gotten around to getting yourself a Keurig yet, DealDash offers Keurig machines as well as the K-Cups to go with them. Check them out on DealDash now.

Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Programmable Coffee MakerHamilton Beach 12-Cup 2-Way FlexBrew Coffee Maker, Silver/Black

If brewing huge pots of coffee for yourself and your family is more your style, then you’re in luck. DealDash also offers the two most popular brands of drip coffee makers, Mr. Coffee and Hamilton Beach. This type of coffee maker has been around for over 100 years, but of course it’s designs has changed quite a bit over the years. If you’re looking for a drip style coffee maker, just click on over to DealDash and take your choice of the many options that they have offered.

If you already have a coffee maker, be it a Keurig or drip style, DealDash has you covered on accessories such as coffee grinders, milk and sugar sets, and even bags of coffee and K-Cups! Just check out this link here and it will take you to all of the coffee related products that you have to choose from.

Remember, if you don’t happen to win the item, you can always BIN (Buy It Now) for the retail price, get all of your bids back, and get the item shipped to you with free shipping every time. Coffee and coffee related accessories would be a great item to “go all the way” to BIN price on, because it’s most likely an item that you would be buying anyway, regardless of if you were bidding on DealDash or not. Good luck and happy bidding, everyone!

 

Lessons on Coffee With DealDash

 

Every age group from teens to seniors love coffee. However, a lot of people go through life not knowing much about it. Let’s change that.

Most people know that coffee is prepared from roasted coffee beans, but do you know how they get the beans in the first place? Coffee beans as you know them actually come from the seeds of berries from the Coffea plant. Coffee plants are cultivated (almost) all over the world, but primarily in the equatorial regions of the Americas, Southeast Asia, India and Africa. You won’t find any coffee plants growing in Antarctica, though,  they need a temperature of about 59 and 75 °F to grow and thrive. The two most commonly grown coffee plants are arabica, which coffee connoisseurs tend to love, and the slightly lower regarded but stronger robusta.

 

You might be wondering how you get the coffee beans from plant seeds. Well, it’s a long time-consuming process starting with the picking of the berries. After the berries have been picked (some places do it by HAND!) then they are sorted by ripeness and color and then the flesh of the berry is removed, usually by machine, then the seeds are fermented to remove the slimy layer of berry flesh still on the seed. After this process is finished, the seeds are washed with fresh water to remove the fermentation residue. Finally, the seeds are dried. After the drying is done the beans are called “green coffee.” The final step before being shipped off to your local supermarket or cafe is roasting the beans. After they have been roasted then they are the nice brown yummy-smelling beans that we are all used to.

There are many different ways to enjoy the coffee beans – espresso, cafe Americano, Turkish, cold brewed, or even the most humble instant coffee. When you think of having a coffee at home most people probably either think of the “regular” coffee maker that’s found in most homes or offices, and coming in a close second would probably be the newer “one cup” coffee makers that use the individually portioned “pods”. No matter which type you prefer you can get the machines themselves and also the re-fills from DealDash. Getting items such as coffee from DealDash makes so much sense – If you don’t win the item and end up having to Buy It Now (BIN), you will get all of your bids back, and a great product that you would have bought anyway.

Mr.Coffee 12-Cup Coffee Maker,Stainless Steel/BlackStarbucks Colombia Ground Coffee, 12 ozKeurig Platinum Mini BrewerKeurig Donut Shop Sweet & Creamy Iced Coffee K-Cups (16-Pack)

 

I hope this article has furthered your knowledge about coffee and how it goes from plant to your cup.  If you’re interested in getting some items to enjoy your coffee at home head on over to DealDash. DealDash has everything you need to have a nice hot cup of coffee at home. Check out the Kitchen & Dining category and I’m sure that you’ll find something that you can use to make your perfect cup of coffee. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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Keurig + K-Cup = One Great Morning!

By this time, pretty much everyone in the USA has heard of Keurig, the company that makes the amazing coffee makers, right? Well, you may have heard of them, but let’s really get to know them…

For starters, Keurig is a New England company, they are located in Vermont. If you are familiar with Vermont, you would know what other food giant is located there, Ben & Jerry’s! Keurig’s main product that everyone knows about is of course the Keurig single cup brewer and corresponding K-Cups, but you might be interested to know that Keurig also makes a single cup espresso machine, too. It’s called the Rivo, and it’s capable of frothing milk for your lattes or cappuccinos.

How many flavors of K-Cups do you think are available to purchase? You might be surprised to know that the answer is over 268! Just a few of the flavors include Dark Roast, Medium Roast, Light Roast, Flavored, Decaf, Fair Trade Certified and Organic Coffee Roasts. There are also many popular brands such as Bigelow, Starbucks, Cafe Escapes, Celestial Seasonings, Gloria Jean’s Tea, Dunkin’ Donuts, Timothy’s Tea, and Twinings Tea just to name a few. If 268 flavors isn’t enough for you to choose from, Keurig even offers a gadget called “My K-Cup,” that you can fill with any coffee grounds that you would like to use to make yourself a custom flavor.

 

If you’re curious as to how the Keurig and K-Cup work together, it’s simple! The K-Cup is a plastic container with a paper filter inside. Ground coffee beans, tea leaves, or other flavor mixes are packed in the K-Cup and sealed with an air-tight lid. This keeps the coffee grounds fresher for much longer than traditional bags. When the K-Cup is placed in a Keurig brewer, the brewer punctures both the foil lid and the bottom of the K-Cup with a sharp implement, and forces hot water under pressure through the K-Cup and into your mug of choice. Voila! Your coffee is ready! It’s amazing how such a simple design can make life so much easier.

Keurig is not only user-friendly, they also have amazing customer service. You can get in touch with them by email of course, but they also offer an actual physical address that you can mail in your feedback, as well as customer service over the phone that is offered 17 hours per day! They take calls from 7AM to Midnight every single day.

Keurig doesn’t just have ideas that the average person thinks are great– They also win awards, over and over again! For example, the Harris Poll has named Keurig the coffee maker “Brand of the Year” for 2012, 2013, and 2014. I am guessing when 2015 comes to a close that Keurig will be getting the Brand of the Year award yet again!

If you love coffee (or tea, or hot chocolate, or any hot drink, really!) then you should check out DealDash. DealDash offers the newest Keurig, which happens to be The Keurig 2.0 K400 Coffee Brewing System with Carafe. They also offer K-Cups on an almost daily basis. Go check it out, your coffee mug will thank you.

Written by Dawn Xu, a mom of 2 living in Massachusetts. I love DealDash and YouTube, so I make “Unboxing” videos of my DealDash WINs. If you would like to see one of my DealDash themed videos, click here