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Snow Day: Spiked Coffee and a Bailey’s Liqueur Deal

27 Jan

Irish-CoffeeWinter storm Juno has hit the East coast, with New England getting the worst of it with hurricane-force winds and up to 30 inches of snow in some spots (so far). It’s still snowing here, and travel is still banned in parts of Massachusetts. But I think it’s beautiful outside, and what better way to enjoy a snow day than to snuggle up with a hot mug of spiked coffee?  

One of my favourite coffee drinks is the Nutty Irishman:

  1. Combine 6 oz. coffee + 1 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream + 1 oz. Frangelico
  2. Top with whipped cream


For those of you hit by Juno (residents of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island), you can get $10 off Bailey’s Irish Cream*! This brings the price of a 1.75L bottle down to the regular price of a 750 ml bottle).  Just thought I’d share this little deal with you. It’s good for purchases made by February 15, 2015.


*Mail-in rebate for $10 off one 1.75L bottle or one 750ml or larger bottle AND a bottle of Bushmills Irish Honey. The mail-in rebate coupons are found in stores.

Now That’s Efficient Service!

23 Dec

At the Coffee Box in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, it’s service only when you want it. The napkin holder at each table has three buttons to call for service.

Call box

It’s a great place to stop for an afternoon snack of mini steamed sweet buns and Hainan coffee.

Coffee Box snacks


Coffee Shortlist: East and West Coast

21 Oct

Starbucks coffee lovers need not continue reading. This post is a shortlist of smooth, delicious coffees on both sides of the continent.

East Coast

New York City, NY
The City Bakery (3 W. 18th St.)
The aroma of fresh pastries and creamy hot chocolate in the middle of this bakery is so enticing. Ask for a 1/2-hot chocolate-1/2-coffee for a luxurious afternoon treat.

Boston, MA
Flour Bakery (12 Farnsworth St.)
Enjoy delicious coffee drinks on a relaxing patio near the Innovation District.

North Conway, NH
Metropolitan Coffee House (2680 White Mountain Hwy.)
Unexpectedly great coffee in cozy shop in this small, White Mountain town.

West Coast

Portland, OR
Mother’s Bistro & Bar (212 Southwest Stark St.)
Amazingly smooth French press coffee is served at one of Portland’s best brunch spots.

Vancouver, BC
49th Parallel (2152 West 4th Ave.)
Despite its bland, narrow, white and chilly blue decor, 49th Parallel is well-known among Vancouver locals for serving the city’s best coffee.

Squamish, BC
Galileo Coffee (173 Hwy. 99)
The coffee is great, but so is the view. This is the place for a morning coffee on your way to Whistler Mountain.

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