Saturday, December 24, 2011

Tips For Holiday Celebrations With Coffee And A Delicious Giveaway From Eight O'Clock Coffee! CHECK IT OUT!

Are you hosting a HOLIDAY gathering for Christmas or New Years? 
Will there be Coffee brewed and served? 

Here are 8 great tips from Eight O'Clock Coffee to make your celebration a huge & stress free success!
EIGHT tips for brewing up the perfect celebration:1. Be your own ‘brewista’. Create a coffee house vibe and offer guests tasty toppings like cinnamon, cocoa, nutmeg, ginger and flavored creamers.

2. Coffee can be enjoyed any time. Break tradition – hosts don’t have to wait until the end of the meal to begin brewing. Welcome guests to a warm, cozy home filled with the fragrant aroma of coffee. Visitors won’t be able to resist a cup the minute they remove their coats.

3. Open before the holidays. Don’t wait until the night of your soiree to unveil that brand new French press. Play it safe and test out new coffee makers and brewing gadgets long before company comes.

4. Create delicious dessert dishes using coffee ingredients. Create chocolate and coffee-flavored cupcakes, a coffee crumb bunt cake or a batch of coffee brownies and perfectly pair with a cup of your favorite coffee.

5. Coffee to go. Stock up on holiday-themed to go cups with lids and send guests home with a fresh cup of Eight O’Clock Coffee for the road – a must for visitors with a long ride ahead.

6. Don’t forget the decaffeinated. Make sure you have options – be prepared for caffeine-conscious guests.

7. Coffee for large parties. If brewing coffee in a high-capacity urn, consider storing and serving coffee in carafes after brewing. Carafes keep coffee hot and fresh, while urns may “burn” your brew over time.

8. BYOC – be unique and bring coffee. While most party goers bring wine, you’ll be as distinct and tasteful as your gift of Eight O’Clock Coffee.
Plus, they would like to extend a giveaway of (1) gift pack (like I also received free of charge for this review/feature).  Who doesn't want to win some free coffee?  Eight O'Clock is a frequently served brand in our house!  WE LOVE IT!

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I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for review/feature!

134 comments:

Diane said...

I love 8 oclock coffee I do make maxwell house the most

Ashley Jackson said...

I actually haven't tried this brand! But if I win itd be a great way to do so :D I usually brew folgers or starbucks if I can afford it :P

Marilyn's Money said...

I haven't used this brand in a long time, but my mother always did. Hope to be able to try it. I usually use Maxwell house, mjjaegly@yahoo.com

Lee said...

I have always used Folgers and Starbucks for special occations!

suburban prep said...

It would probably be Caribou. I have not tried Eight O'Clock.

Mr. Curt said...

Mr.Curt
My favorite is Folgers.
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btay said...

I love good coffee! Would love to try the Eight O'Clock brand!

btay said...

Normally use Folgers or Starbucks.

mar said...

Eight O'clock Colombian is my favorite brand when hosting a party!

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mitchell said...

I like to server New England Coffee

sottovoce said...

Coffee AM is my favorite to brew at holiday gatherings. :-) Thank you.
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sottovoce said...

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samf36 said...

I like a local roasters coffee.
I am not hosting anyone this year.

Maureen G said...

Our house is NEVER without a pot of coffee brewing! Eight O'Clock coffee is the finest.

Anonymous said...

community coffee

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Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I've tried this brand and loved it but usually brew the Wal Mart brand.
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BethElderton said...

My two favorites are Eight O Clock and Community--maybe Caribou, too.
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Jody Sisson said...

When we host its Starbucks Coffee.
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amasfun47 said...

Folgers
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freddie said...

My favorite brand is Folgers. dwelchert@yahoo.com

chrissycrue100 said...

I like to make Peet's but I'm always looking for something new to try...

clc408 said...

I usually get Starbuck's but my niece just served 8 o'clock at her house and I must admit it was very good.

ky2here said...

I'm embarrassed to say it's not 8 O'Clock. I really like folgers dark roast BUT I'm more than willing to switch brand loyalty if I'm bribed with a kickin' prize.

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debbie said...

My favorite is community.
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JC said...

Starbucks and 8 O'clock.

Nana*2*4 said...

My fav is Starbucks

Rebecca said...

I usually buy Starbucks.

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Douglas Houston said...

I serve Don Fransico when entertaining.

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Krabbman said...

I usually will serve a hazlenut coffee since it's middle of the rorad enough for most people.

barbara.montyj said...

Favorite for company - Eight O'clock Colombian blend.
I'm enjoying some now.
Thank you.
barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

reddon30 said...

The Roasterie out of Kansas City MO is wonderful!!!

Lisa said...

Community Coffee
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callbr549 said...

We use Folgers here. :)

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sksweeps said...

I currently have Folgers but also enjoy 8 O'Clock coffee!

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Rebecca Graham said...

I usually brew Starbucks.

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Danielle M said...

I normally drink illy expresso but have been thinking about getting a coffee maker. I would love to try eight o clock coffee. jballweber at hotmail dot com

crystletellerday said...

dunkin donuts crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Linda said...

I brew Starbucks for gatherings.
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Kathy said...

Folgers

DeeAnn S said...

When hosting, I usually pick up a Dunkin Donuts flavored coffee I know everyone will like. Thanks.

skkorman said...

My favorite is Community Coffee!

hussagain said...

I serve a holiday blend from the local gift store that sells whole bean coffees.

Maureen G said...

AT my house, time stands still cause its always 8 O'Clock for us!

marcia goss said...

We buy Eight O'Clock or Community Coffee.
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slehan said...

I serve what ever I have on hand.
Thanks for the contest.

llinda29 said...

I serve Dunkin Doughnuts coffee

smilekisses said...

Starbucks
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mverno said...

dunkin dougnut hazelnut mverno@roadrunner.com

mrsshukra said...

Kona coffee!

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kdkdkd said...

Starbucks Holiday Blend is a favorite to serve at a gathering, but I love all coffee really

Danielle said...

I like Starbucks but would love to try this!!

Joy said...

Whatever is on sale. Thanks
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Smaller Town Mom said...

I love having a seasonal coffee for whatever company we have depending on the time of year!

Jen S. said...

My favorite coffee to brew for a crowd is Yuban.

wildcat32 said...

Gevalia.

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bookworm said...

I really love Dunkin Donuts coffee, but have tried 8 oclock. It's yummy too!

Deb K said...

I love this coffee and Starbucks too!

deb126 said...

We generally drink Peets House Blend but I have used Eight O'Clock coffee recently and we found that we enjoyed it alot, long ago we were strictly starbuck drinkers but got tired of it and started experimenting with other kinds and have found several that we switch back and forth
Thanks for the tasty giveaway
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sue14625 said...

i grew up with my granpa drinking Yuban coffee-i like 8oclock and folgers
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KatieRox4You said...

I love this coffee however I usually use Caribou or Starbucks!
Thanks!
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Teresa said...

Usually 8 O Clock coffee but we also enjoy Bostons Best flavored coffees
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Kelly Britton said...

Maxwell house is the coffee we usually buy and use for all occasions.

dlhaley said...

Folgers coffee

jmm said...

Eight O'clock 100% Colombian -whole bean

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Anonymous said...

Eight O Clock is what I usually buy. It's good Arabica coffe that's affordable.

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ohstac said...

I usually drink Dunkin Donuts coffee
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crystalf said...

My favorite is Eight OClock's whole bean decaf. thank you!
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Jenn said...

Eight O'clock Colombian is my favorite Perfect cup of coffee every time!

sue14625 said...

i usually but Folgers and sometimes 8oclock -when its on sale
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Alisha L. said...

We brew 8 O' Clock Columbian too lol The whole bean and we grind it.

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Anonymous said...

i love the taste of 8 O' Clock Columbian

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Stephanie said...

Locally made Smokey Row coffee is my favorite.

dn6511 said...

I always use 8 O'Clock

jenny said...

i use what ever kind i love coffie but 8 o' clock is what i use the most

paula michele said...

We usually brew Dunkin Doughnut's Dark Roast.

keys90005@gmail.com said...

I like 8 o'clock flavored coffees especially in the wintertime. They are the perfect companion to holiday desserts.

sparkedcat said...

On special occasions I bring out the Godiva coffee.

Jenn said...

forgot to add email to my comment, jkys8675309 at yahoo dot com

Carrie K said...

I serve Dunkin Donuts coffee.

ferriz said...

normally something flavored and festive from gloria jeans.

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rsbryswrrl said...

I'm really liking Green Mountain's fair trade organic coffees lately.

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Michelle S. said...

I like the Eight O'Clock Vanilla coffee.

Anonymous said...

I use Dunkin Donuts.

Jesse Penny said...

Go old folgers works for us as long as the coffee pot stays filled

Laura McCollister said...

Maxwell house for my husband but i'm not picky as long as i have my jo to go...
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Yona Williams said...

Gevalia or Maxwell House. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

Jackie said...

One of my favorite brands to brew for a special occassion is Dunkin Donuts.
Thank you!

Karen said...

Well, I usually use the store brand because it's cheaper but have used 8 o'clock coffee in the past and do like it.

catrinkaleigh said...

Of course eight o clock!

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Jen said...

8 o clock

monte said...

love 8 oclock coffee

Gina P said...

dunkin donuts brand

Aurielle said...

We brew Starbucks when hosting!

terri142 said...

I like Dunkin Donuts, but would love to try the eight o'clock coffee.

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Caryn said...

We brew Starbucks for guests

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Jodi said...

We use Green Mountain coffee for gatherings

Karen said...

Normally it will be a Dunkin Donuts coffee.

Angela H said...

Honestly, whatever I have here which is usually Maxwell House.

Betty2222 said...

I always use Maxwell House

Nancy said...

I use Tully's currently. I love having gourmet coffee, I can't drink Folgers or Maxwell House types. GROSS! Good coffee or no coffee!

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Deb said...

I love to brew Starbucks at home for special occasions.

melissa miller said...

starbucks
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Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I usually grab Starbucks.

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

Our favorite brand is Eight O'clock Whole Bean Coffee.
We drink it on a daily basis.

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Admin said...

ddunkin donuts
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russrpm said...

We generally put out 2 pots. One of Maxwell House, and 1 of Godiva for those who like chocolate.
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Debbie C said...

Eight o' Clock Hazelnut Coffee is fabulous for guests. It always gets compliments.

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erma said...

I brew 8 O' Clock Columbian.
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Nicole C. said...

My favorite to brew is Starbucks.

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Karen said...

I usually brew Community coffee with chicory. I would love to give this brand a try. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Bonnie said...

I love brewing eight o' clock coffee!

Huston said...

I usually brew starbucks brand

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this coffee since I've never tried it and I'm trying to broaden my coffee horizon.

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BBrickell said...

Eight O'Clock French Roast coffee for entertaining!

Anonymous said...

My Brother likes the Dunkin' Donuts; I like Eight O'Clock!

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Laura Lee said...

My favorite is Eight O'Clock. I love how each cup is always filled with so much flavor and tastes the way coffee should taste.
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kygirl said...

I am charline on rafflecoptor
I serve Folgers classic my favorite as of right now.
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tracey said...

i usualy get foldgers.
thanks
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Jennifer R said...

I usually brew Pablo's Coffee (local) but I have never tried Community Coffee and would love to.

Anonymous said...

We have some fancy Gevalia coffees from a while ago that everyone seems to like - I don't really personally like flavored froofroo coffees, but whenever my inlaws or old people are over, thats what they want. To each their own I guess.
-Mike S.

4Stephie said...

We love Starbucks cafe verona

Victoria R. said...

Ever since my grandmother made 8 o'clock coffee - its all we drink!

mom2gabnnat said...

We generally serve Maxwell House.
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Jo said...

Starbucks is my fave
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cowboyswife said...

Folgers dark

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Folgers
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April said...

We don't really host parties that involve coffee - usually it is pizza and beer! But, I do know most of my friends and family's predilections for coffee and if I were to host such a party I'd try and get a bit of each so that I could have a variety. But I will say that Eight O'Clock coffee is my FIL's favorite so I'd definitely have to have some on hand for him. I've never tried it though I'd like to.

nicole thoresen said...

El Diablo Coffee is amazing and local, I used to get it at PCC. Unforgetable aroma and taste, perfect for gatherings.

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carolpie said...

I have only used Folgers and have never tried 8 O'Clock coffee yet.
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Stacey said...

I will be honest and say that we probably would have Dunkin Donuts coffee for a gathering. However, I do have some eight o'clock coffee in my kitchen right now and would love to win some more!

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tlcfromtn said...

I usually use Folgers. I haven't tried this brand yet.

Caitlin McClure said...

Whatever we have, we like to try lots of different ones.