Who out there LOVES coffee??? I’m thinking that many of you are regulars at your local coffee shops. I love to go to my neighborhood joint and get a cool and refreshing iced coffee. They are so perfect for the summer months. In truth, though, I drink iced coffee all year. Seriously. It can be the coldest day of the year, and I’ll still go for an iced coffee over hot coffee, if given the choice.
While getting an iced coffee seems like just a little treat, setting me back only $2.75, those little indulgences start to really add up. When I stopped to think about, I realized that I could buy an entire bag of coffee for just about the same price as 2 iced coffees to go. It seems that my little treat is a HUGE money waster!
So I brew my own coffee. Lately I’ve been cold brewing, but I also brew with a traditional coffee pot. Lately I’ve been trying out all sorts of delicious brews, courtesy of New England Coffee. This company has a site dedicated to iced coffee tips and tricks called Try Me Iced. Check it out!
New England Coffee has been in business for over 90 years, so clearly they are doing something right when it comes to coffee. They started out in Boston (shout out to my old stompin’ grounds!), and are now located just outside the city, in Malden. They are New England’s largest independent coffee roaster!
I loved reading the following on their site, “Our methods are not cutting edge. In fact, they’re antiquated by most people’s standards. And we wouldn’t change a thing. It’s the only way we know how to make sure that you’ll always enjoy a consistently great cup of coffee.” I think there’s some truth to the idea that newer isn’t necessarily always better. If what you are doing is working, keep rolling with it!
I found the coffee I have been drinking to be quite delicious, and I have really enjoyed experimenting with New England Coffee’s flavors. Right now my favorite thing to do is brew a pot that has half Breakfast Blend and half Blueberry Cobbler. I find the combo to be absolutely perfect…not too strong, and just enough sweet blueberry flavor to make the coffee really tasty but not too sweet! If you like to experiment at bit with your coffee, check out the beverage recipes New England Coffee offers. They also have a French Vanilla roast that totally knocks my socks off. I can tell that I’ll be ordering some more of this as soon as my bag runs out.
Speaking of making a purchase, I love that I can make a purchase on their website, or I can just go to my nearest retailer (in my case, that would be the good old Piggly Wiggly!). Prices online are a reasonable $5.49 per bags, and the bag sizes range from 9-12 ounces. You can also request a coupon if you are a true bargain shopper! If you can’t find it in your local store, it is also carried on Amazon.
Win it!: One lucky Stuff Parents Need Reader will win one bag of Blueberry Cobbler Ground Coffee and one bag of Peach Cobbler Ground Coffee. Get ready for your daily coffee time to become absolutely fabulous! The contest will run until August 10th at 7:59pm CST when a winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize before it is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Limit one entrant per household, please. Open to residents of the United States.
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Disclosure: I received complimentary products for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own. This post may contain affiliate links.