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Stay awake! I’m giving away a NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Piccolo™

13 Dec

You may have seen my post about this handy little coffee maker a few months back. Well, I love it. I have it on my desk at work and enjoy the coffee during the week. Well, the nice folks at NESCAFÉ® are giving away a Dolce Gusto Piccolo to one of my readers. To enter, just post a comment about what you’d do if you were more awake during the holidays. I’ll select the winner who could most use the coffee maker and voila! Contest will end January 10th, 2012.

NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Piccolo™ i

So, get going and tell me why you need this premium caffeine!

Disclosure: I’m not paid by NESCAFÉ®, however, I did receive a free NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Piccolo™. Thoughts and opinions in this post are mine alone. 

A New Pick-Me-Up Thanks to Nescafe!

13 Oct
Nescafe's Dolce Gusto Coffee Maker

Nescafe's Dolce Gusto Coffee Maker

A few weeks ago I attended an event at Blackbird (where Paul Kahan broke his rogue food truck intentions) hosted by Nescafe’s Dolce Gusto coffee makers. I get invited to a ton of events and as someone who works in the PR industry, I am also often responsible for spearheading said events. This one caught my eye though. First it was at Blackbird (not going to turn that down!); second I am a fan of Nescafe when in Europe but have a hard time tracking it down stateside; third, it was at Blackbird. Oh wait, already covered that.

The event itself was lovely. Chef Kahan gave a lengthy demonstration of a seafood flambé (which was out of this world) and the small audience was able to talk with him, ask questions in a very intimate setting. That in itself is worth its weight in gold. But as Chef started to wrap up, we were given a demonstration of Nescafe’s Dolce Gusto coffee maker.

As a Keurig owner, I thought, “been there, done that” as they started going through the process and steps. As someone who wasn’t always a huge coffee drinker, that is, until my son arrived, I am definitely not a coffee snob, but I can certainly appreciate a good cup of coffee. We got the Keurig maker when I was on maternity leave because I needed multiple cups throughout the day and didn’t want to make a whole pot that would get wasted. But the coffee itself is never that great. I dress it up with my Splenda and cream, but nothing to write home about. So when the Dolce Gusto demo began, I anticipated it’d be more of the same. Until I tried it. Holy moly- that was some GOOD coffee!

The coffee was robust, very flavorful and most important (to me, at least) piping hot. You can imagine my delight when we were told we’d each get our own maker shipped to us. A lovely surprise and delight.

Well, my Dolce Gusto machine arrived and I brought it to work. I’m doing a trial where I’m not going to buy any Starbucks for a month and put the money I’m saving towards a fabulous purse. So far this week, it’s great. And, I’ve started to collect company in the morning when I’m brewing my cappuccino. Word is spreading that I have good coffee in the office. Amazon sells the coffee cups and I’m going to subscribe to a monthly shipment, which saves me 15%, so each cup of delicious, gourmet coffee comes out around $.49. Not too shabby!

Thanks for keeping me bright-eyed and caffeinated at the office, Nescafe!

Disclosure: I was not paid by Nescafe, but I did receive the coffeemaker complimentary. All the thoughts here though, I can assure you, are my own.