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Drink coffee to reduce wrinkles

A cup of instant coffee has shown promising results in smoothing out facial wrinkles and overcoming the need for various lotions.

The high content of collagen – the compound commonly found in many anti-wrinkle creams and also administered as “filler” by cosmetic surgeons to remove fine lines and wrinkles – can instantly smooth out wrinkles.

“Collagen is just one popular ingredient used to lend a more skin/beauty-friendly image to a product, and is increasingly found not just in beauty products but also in food and drink products – including coffee,” the Daily Express quoted David Jago, director of trends and innovation at market analysts Mintel.

Nescafe has recently launched a range of coffee sachets containing collagen. Aimed at women, the coffee contains coffee, skimmed milk and 200g of collagen. The product is as yet only available to buy in Singapore.

Health officials still doubt the effectiveness of such products, stressing that collagen simply breaks down by the gut before being excreted.

Tea and Coffee break(through) – as naturally dyed clothing reaches Uk

Tea and coffee lovers can soon wear their passion on their sleeve as a new range of clothing launches in the Uk – naturally dyed with their favourite drink.

Cotton Roots – experts in fairtrade and organic corporate clothing – has been brewing the latest technology from India which using natural dyes to “fix” colours, a process which has been impossible commercially before.

Designed to be eco-friendly, ethical, affordable and fun – it allows natural ingredients including coffee, tea, and also pomegranate, henna and onions to be used as dyes for a huge range of clothing and merchandise, which can be branded with company logos and slogans.

And by using products made in Fairtrade approved factories Cotton Roots can guarantee long-life garment quality, while minimising their environmental impact.

Cotton Roots founder Susan Waters says her inspiration came over a cup of tea at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Susan had stared at a fabulous clothing collection – hundreds of years old, yet still vibrant, rich and colourful. All the clothes had been dyed using traditional techniques, ancient in origin. She had seen how people throughout history had used plants, minerals, salts and sunlight to dye their clothes. Without the need for harsh chemicals they had achieved colours which were soft yet richer than modern dyes.

But it was the cup of tea that brewed the idea.

What if she could produce real “Tea” shirts – T shirts actually dyed with tea?

And what about real “tea” bags, and real “tea” towels. …A new piece of sustainable manufacturing from our past brought to life for everyone?

Prices start at around £6.00 per t-shirt. Other naturally dyed products include aprons, bags, polo shirts, sweatshirts, formal shirts and chef wear.

(Source: press release)

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Yes we do do private label coffee. We are able with our state of the art equipment create your label and put it on our coffee.  We already do it for a number of people and companies.

One of my personally proudest example is Mr. Bun E Carlos the drummer for the rock band Cheap Trick.  I spent my high school years in Beloit WI not that far from the home of the then rising band Cheap Trick.  Made of of the great singer Robin Zander, future designer of the 12 string bass Tom Peterson, semi insane guitarist Rick Nielsen, and the remarkable drummer Bun E Carlos, they were on the rise to the top and I had seen them many times.  Sometimes sneaking into an adults only show with a fake ID.  Little did I know then that later in life I would become friends with the band.

Many years later, around 1990 I got to know a rock concert promoter.  One day I get a call from him saying you know I am doing a show tonite in Iowa, if you wanna come down you can see Cheap Trick.  Well it didn’t take me long before I was down there and rocking to a band I had not seen live in years.  After the show I got to meet the band and me and Bun E hit it off.  Our love of music, and fishing the mighty muskie grew into a still standing friendship.

Flash forward 8 years and I am hanging out with the band at First Ave in Minneapolis Minnesota.  As usual I brought several bags of coffee from my retail coffeeshop for the band as a thank you gift for the back stage passes and free tickets to the show.  Bun E and I are talking as I hand him a couple bags of coffee.  Robin happens to walk by and said something to the effect of “Excellent now we got some good coffee to drink, say how come your not selling a Bun E Carlos Blend?“.  What an idea, dahhhh… I look at Bun E he looks at me and I say you wanna have your own brand of Gourmet Coffee?  Sure he says and the rest is history.

Bun E Carlos Blend was born on that nite and to this day I do not think there is another Rock Star or band that has their own brand of Coffee.  The blend has gone through several revisions and refinements and is now in Version 2.0 to keep up with the TECH TALK..  LOL… It has also been shipped all over the world.  From Japan to Italy, Bulgaria, France, England, Spain, Canada, almost every state in the US.  We have shipped Bun E’s coffee all over the place.

So if you have ever thought of having your own Brand of Coffee we can certainly help you develop your own line of coffee.  Drop me an email or give me a call and we will talk about it.

Sparky

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Well another summer is slipping by faster than I care to see happen, but with that comes a new round of special flavors that we have created.  This month we are releasing 4 new flavored coffees to add to our never ending list of flavors.

The four all fall into that Fall season flavors but are certainly good anytime of the year.

Toasted Marshmellow Flavored Coffee – WOW.. ever put a marshmellow in your cup of coffee?  If you haven’t you should it is awesome.  But you can never find a toasted one.  Somehow we have come up with the flavor of a finely toasted marshmellow and mixed it into the cup of coffee.  No more waiting for the marshmellow to melt, its in there.

Caramelized Pralines Flavored Coffee – Caramel with Pralines make for a perfect cup of coffee while sitting on the deck watching the sunset.

Farmhouse Apple Flavored Coffee – Apples fresh from the tree placed in your cup of coffee. A marvalous taste treat.

Caramel Toddy Flavored Coffee – Another caramel flavored coffee, is there anything that caramel doesn’t taste good with? If so we have not found it yet… look out for new caramel flavored coffees.

We keep comeing up with more and more flavored coffees. It simply astounds me. They go out for sample tastings where people with a taste for coffee hang out, and each month we come up with a few new flavors to add to the growing list of coffees we offer.

As always our flavored coffees are made with the same gourmet coffee we offer for sale elsewhere on our site, we do not use second rate beans in any of our coffees. So you get the Greatness of Hand selected gourmet beans and flavors that are made from all natural ingredients. Can it be any better?
Have a Great Cup of Coffee
Sparky

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For those that have been here in the past you will notice a new look to the site.  Instead of our menu along the side we have it as buttons along the top.  Hope this makes it easier to navigate the site and looks better than the old format.  You will still find a few pages that are in older formats from the history of the site, so if you look around enough you will find bits and pieces of the site as it changed over time.

There are more changes in store as we move forward with some other design elements to make it easier to find what your looking for.

We have also opened up a new testimonial system on the site.  This way you can leave your comments there about our gourmet coffee, flavored coffee, or the site.

Well I hope the old time customers are not shocked by the changes in the site, we still have the same great gourmet coffee, flavored coffee, green beans, coffee blends and all the great coffee you have come to enjoy and rely on we just put on some new makeup  LOL

Sparky

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A new study is out that says it is not the gourmet coffee that causes coffee breath but rather it is the milk and cream people use in their drinks. Cup of coffee a day keeps bad breath at bay
Apparently the cream and milk products produce and environment that the bacteria loves and that causes your bad breath, The study also says that coffee actually helps to reduce those nasty things that give you bad breath.
So now you know you drink your gourmet coffee, or flavored coffee, and your breath is better than if you didn’t. But if you add milk or cream look out coffee breath.
Hope everyone is enjoying the great summer we have had so far. While it could have been better up here in Minnesota, not much rain and not as warm as it normally is, but it has still been a great time to enjoy the great coffee.

Have a good one and now you have another reason to drink that cup a coffee each and every day.

Sparky

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The wonders of modern technology now we have it so that as soon as the server indexs our blog and creates the files, the ability to HEAR our blog rather than read it.  Also a great tool for children to learn to read, they can read and hear our blog at the same time.

Hope you like the new feature.

Sparky

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