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What Coffee Goes Best With Your Breakfast?

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Don’t laugh, but I have found, that the right coffee can change your breakfast.  Much like the right wine, pairs best with certain dinners, coffees pair well with different meals.  Eggs, pastries, or oatmeal all have their own best fit first thing in the morning.

Oatmeal is a classic way to start the day – simple, filling and hearty. Topped with some fresh fruit and almonds or walnuts and honey, its flavor goes from bland to grand. This mild-flavored breakfast food goes well with a lightly roasted coffee like Eight O’Clock Coffee’s French Vanilla or Hazelnut. Eight O’Clock Coffee Roaster Brewing Tip: Mix half a serving of Ground Hazelnut and Ground French Vanilla to deliver a Sweet and Nutty flavor.

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Sweet breakfasts cooked on the griddle, like pancakes, waffles and French toast, are usually topped with syrups, jams or whipped cream. To offset all that sweetness, go with the bold flavor of an espresso or dark-roasted coffee. Eight O’Clock’s Dark Italian Roast hits the mark and is perfect for espresso aficionados. Eight O’Clock Coffee Roaster Brewing Tip: Add a dollop of Whipped Cream in place of Milk or Cream and savor the European experience.

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The traditional American-style breakfast of Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, or a hearty Ham steak is a match for Eight O’Clock Coffee’s Original Roast. Whether you like your eggs fried, scrambled or sunny side up, this medium roast coffee is an ideal choice to balance the savory flavor of egg dishes. Eight O’Clock Coffee Roaster Brewing Tip: Set aside a ½ cup of coffee to create a toast mopping red eye gravy to garnish the Ham Steak. Full recipe provided (

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Quick grab-and-go breakfasts, including breads, muffins and bagels, pair well with all Eight O’Clock coffee varieties. Try a variety which appeals to your taste today!

From meals on the run to a lovely weekend breakfast in bed, Eight O’Clock Coffee offers a wide range of gourmet coffee varieties to complement a morning mealscape. America’s Original Gourmet Coffee is available in Ground, Whole Bean and Keurig® K-Cup packs, so whether you prefer the experience of brewing a whole pot or the convenience of using single-serve K-Cup® packs, there is an Eight O’Clock Coffee for you. To get the latest from Eight O’Clock, be sure to like their Facebook page at

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RECAP: Sips 4 Sandy Party and Fundraiser

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What an amazing night! could not have asked for a greater group of guests at the #Sips4Sandy event December 14th at Fifty Barrels Winery.

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Happy Party People!  Maegan from & Fifty Barrels’ winemaker with The Body Bartender raffle gifts

Bloggers and community members came to have a great time, as well as help families hit by Super Storm Sandy. New York and New Jersey were both helped on this fabulous boardwalk themed party.

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Balloons, hot dogs, cotton candy, sangria, popcorn!!

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There was even an entire dessert table thanks to Good Earth Tea and Eight O’Clock Coffee. Eight O’Clock Coffee encourages holiday party hosts to just make ONE pot of coffee and let their guests to use their favorite holiday candies to tailor their drinks!  *RELATED – Add Some Holiday YUM To Your Coffee*

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Easy, easy, easy. Yummy, yummy, yummy.  I heard it over and over again that people were going to try this dessert coffee bar at their own parties.  TRUST ME, it’s super easy.

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All guests were treated to not just a good time, fun food (hello cotton candy!!), and sangria, but before they were whisked off into the night, they were given a stuffed goody bag.  Bloggers and friends alike were given goodies from our wonderful sponsors.  There was almost a scuffle between friends over the Trojan Vibrations before they realized they were in everyone’s gift bags.

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Busy Bee Blogger cannot thank our event sponsors enough for their generosity.  Because of their help, we were able to raise money for all of our Sandy families, while having a great time.

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A big thank you to all of our generous sponsors.  Please check them out!

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Thank you again to all the sponsors and everyone who came to the Sips 4 Sandy event.  I cannot wait to see you all again, soon.

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Add Some Holiday YUM To Your Coffee

This holiday season is filled with opportunities to really shine as a hostess. I absolutely LOVE entertaining people in my home as well as planning large parties at off site locations (btw you’re invited). I also love doing fun twists to the usual treats. But what I don’t love is spending ALL of my time in the kitchen away from my friends. You know, the ones I invited over so we can spend time together?

What’s a hostess to do to keep things fresh but not tear your finely quaffed hair our? Make one pot of coffee for your after dinner dessert and let the guests make their own holiday flavored coffees! How do these sound: caramel almonddark chocolate raspberry, coconut, peppermint perfection, chili chocolate, caramel apple delight, white chocolate, marshmallow caramel candy! You make ONE pot of coffee and the guests add Christmas candies to the bottoms of their cups before pouring.

How fantastically easy and super yummy. You could have a coffee urn set out with all of the ingredients displayed around it. Recipe cards could be placed with the different candies, but you could just let guests build their own. THIS WILL BE at my next event, for certain! I cannot wait.

Thank you to our friends at Eight O’Clock Coffee for the recipes!

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