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biscoff raspberry stuffed french toast.

coffee biscoff bacon donuts

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biscoff white chocolate oatmeal cookies

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I truly believe that coffee is a staple in my relationship with my best friend. We met in college and got through the day with the help of a steaming cup of Starbucks from The Front Room. We made special “coffee dates” where it was just the two of us, having therapy sessions over steaming mugs.

As the years went on, we would get up early to meet at our favorite coffee shop before 8:00 a.m. classes. We looked forward to our Styrofoam cups of Highlander Grog from Whit’s in Athens, OH.

When we eventually became roommates, we started sharing a coffee maker. I now feel that sharing a coffee maker with another person is as good as calling them family. You have to compromise on the strength and blend of the roast, not to mention clean the system regularly.

 My best friend recently moved to Africa, where she is working as a dorm assistant at a school. When I heard the news that she would be gone for a whole year, one of my first thoughts was “Who am I going to go get coffee with now?”

In order to bridge that gap that the Atlantic Ocean put between us, I found the perfect going away present. I gave her a mug with Ohio and my mug has Africa. Here is how you decorate your own long distance BFF coffee mugs: 

 You will need

  • A Mug
  • Sharpies
  • An Oven
  • Paper, Pen, Scissors (If Making a Template)

Wash your mug well and let it dry completely. I found that it was easiest (unless you are an artist) to make a paper template of the state and/or country. For us, I used Ohio and Africa. It’s actually really hard to draw Africa, if you’ve never tried.

Now that you have you template, hold or tape it to the mug. Trace with a Sharpie Permanent Marker. You can then put the dash marks on the mug, connecting the two places like you see in the photo.

If you want, you can write a short message on the back of the mug, or just inside the lip. I chose to write “Miss” and “You.” I took a red Sharpie Permanent Marker and drew hearts on our places. I put the heart on my best friend’s mug just over Athens, OH and my mug got a heart on where she is living in Africa.

Now, just put the mugs on a baking sheet and put them in the oven at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. This is going to seal the marker so it will withstand washing. Just don’t stick them in the dishwasher.

My BFF loved the gift and it now has a place of honor in her post-grad, Africa apartment. I see my cup everyday and when I drink from it, I remember all the cups of coffee, all the treks for Highlander Grog, and all the laughs we shared over our mugs. 

Medium Roast K-Cups at Alpine Valley Coffee

When you want a smooth and comforting full-flavored coffee that is not bitter or too intense tasting flavor to brew in your Keurig K-Cup brewer, Medium Roast coffees are what you’re looking for. At Alpine Valley Coffee, we are able to offer premium Medium Roast K-Cup Coffees at discount prices. Available in 10 Packs, 24 count Boxes, and our own K-Cup Variety Packs, plus our cheapest K-Cup option… our Sample Packs.

We carry breakfast blends to make your mornings crisp and bright, or shade grown blends with subtly sweet tones of cocoa and wine, full-bodied Medium Roasts hinting of spice for the bold among you, and so many others. With AlpineValleyCoffee.com’s comprehensive selection of medium-roast K-Cups, you’re sure to find just the right delectable choice that pleases your palate perfectly – at a discounted price to boot.

There’s no better way to greet the day or celebrate a special moment than with a gourmet Medium Roast K-Cup. You can almost smell the delicious aroma wafting your way, right? Everybody loves to indulge in the total coffee experience of Medium Roast K-Cups for the Keurig. Medium Roast K-Cups are also available from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Caribou, Tully’s, Newman’s Own, Folgers, Millstone, Diedrich, Coffee People, and Wolfgang Puck.

Splurge on Medium Roast K-Cups this weekend at Alpine Valley Coffee! All Medium Roast K-Cups are at least $0.50 off, while supplies last, now through Sunday. Happy Choosing!

Save BIG on Medium Roast K-Cups at Alpine Valley Coffee!

AVC New Year’s K-Cup Blowout!

Absolutely ALL Keurig K-Cups Must Go!

  * 24 count boxes for only $12.95

  * 10 count sample packs for only $6.25

Happy New Year’s from Alpine Valley Coffee!!!

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Add A Little VARIETY To Your Coffee Routine!

When you look at what makes Keurig Brewers and K-Cups a must have at home or the office, you tend to think of the ease of use in preparing that one perfect cup of coffee, right? Well, we happen to LOVE the  variety in the different options of K-Cups offered. With K-Cups from top brands such as Green Mountain Coffee, Caribou, Newman’s Own, Diedrich, Coffee People, Donut House, Emeril’s, Folgers, Millstone, Gloria Jean’s, Tully’s, and Wolfgang Puck, your options are virtually endless. Then, take into consideration the different roast types – light roast, medium roast, dark roast, extra bold roast, flavored K-Cups, decaf coffees - plus the options of teas and decaf teas… Where do you start when you want some VARIETY?

You start with Variety 8 Packs from Alpine Valley Coffee! Choose your own Variety 8 Pack of K-Cups in these options: light roast, medium roast, dark roast, extra bold roast, decaf coffees, flavored coffees, teas, and decaf teas. You’ll receive a variety of K-Cups in the option of your choice so you can try and test out the different brands, and discover what YOU like most.

Oh – and from now until the end of 2012, when you buy 6 boxes of 24 count K-Cups at AlpineValleyCoffee.com, you get to choose your own FREE Variety 8 Pack! Put some VARIETY in your coffee routine! Happy Choosing!

Get Your FREE Variety 8 Pack of K-Cups at AlpineValleyCoffee.com!

Try our awesome Mother’s Day basket! Loads of k-cups, delicious snacks, a pleased mother—what more could you want?!

Try our awesome Mother’s Day basket! Loads of k-cups, delicious snacks, a pleased mother—what more could you want?!

March 14, 2012.

Today is Pi Day (3.14)! As such, we are craving some delicious baked goods topped with vanilla ice cream! Just take a second to ponder that. The warm aroma, the sweet vanilla-y goodness. Well, we don’t have any pie (boo), but we have a vanilla coffee that’s sure to knock your socks off (yay)!

One of the best french vanilla k-cups on the market is Vanilla Francaise by Wolfgang Puck. We just got word that these k-cups are going to be discontinued in the very near future…quite the grim message to receive on Pi Day, indeed.

This french vanilla k-cup has loads of vanilla flavor AND aroma! The air was immediately improved with fragrant caramel and vanilla scents! It is truly a unique k-cup.

We added two little packets of Splenda, but this cup of coffee is even good all by its lonesome (or with your favorite cream and sugar). This k-cup’s days are apparently numbered, so get some while you can at Alpine Valley Coffee!

How Much is K-Cup Coffee Per Pound?: A Rebuttal.

There’s been a lot of raucous lately surrounding this article from the New York Times which states that K-Cup Coffee is way more expensive per pound than, say, a bag of artisanal coffee. 

The claim is that a pound of coffee from Keurig K-Cups would cost roughly $51 per pound…and while mathematically that makes sense, that is looking at coffee through the lens of “by the pound” drinkers.

Consider this, in the last year alone, over 4 billion cups of Starbucks coffee were consumed. Also consider that most people who go to Starbucks are paying upwards of $4 per cup of the black stuff. And continue to consider that a cup of coffee from a single k-cup is roughly 60 cents per cup!

(You could drink the Starbucks k-cup and save BIG)
Granted, a single k-cup is usually not a foofy beverage with chocolate chips, caramel drizzle, whipped topping, and a logo’d cup for nothing more than bragging rights—but the point is this: We live in a world where people want the convenience of a single cup of coffee, and there is a price for that. K-Cups come in some really great varieties, and at 60 cents per cup, it makes a lot more sense than spending 99 cents at the gas station for really gross coffee, or $4 for a frozen beverage that sort of resembles coffee if you squint hard enough. 

Don’t believe the hype! As always, Alpine Valley offers the cheapest k-cups on the net with quantity discounts, free shipping levels, and sales all the time!