Coffee and Tea Newsletter: November 2010
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Outstanding Coffees
of the Year--2010

Santa Marta Organic Coffee: from the Santa Marta region (northern Colombia) comes a delicious light roast with a mild, balanced flavor.

Kenya Peaberry Kirinyaga Kii: medium-light roast, superbly bright but balanced version of the great Kenya profile.

Melitta Café Collection’s Blanc et Noir: An exotic harmony of light and dark roast coffees. Exceptionally rich and a deep finish.

Café de Chiapas: Whole Bean Dark Roast, Certified Organic: Smooth and bold. A dark roast without the lingering over-roasted bitterness sometimes associated dark roast coffee. Chocolately and nutty.

Devine World: World famous Jamaica Blue Mountain Wallenford Coffee and the Hawaiian Kona X Fancy from the Greenwell Estate pair to deliver a perfectly “devine” cup of joe.

Finca Liquidambar: This Cup of Excellence National Award Winner is absolutely delicious, with a sweet flavor laden with papaya, peach, honey, cinnamon, cardamom, brown sugar, and pear like acidity. The body is creamy and smooth.

Mystic Morning Organic: Ethiopian Yirgacheffe is specially blended with the finest Grade 1 beans from Central America. This vibrant, medium bodied coffee proudly displays cocoa, cinnamon & spice flavors, along with a sparkling acidity.

Hacienda La Esmeralda—Palmyra: a medium body and medium acidity, notes of nuts, chocolate and vanilla.

Jalima Organic: Organically grown in the cloud forest of Mexico. This coffee has an intriguing complex aroma that, combined with its great taste, lingers and creates a desire for more.

Armando’s Blend: a compellation of coffees from Central America, Indonesia and Africa chosen for their individual flavor characteristics. The beans are blended and roasted to a medium roast. The taste is smooth and slightly sweet with a nutty undertone.



“12 Ways of Christmas” Tea

Christmas Tea: premium Ceylon black tea flavored with spicy cinnamon, pungent cloves, and tangy orange peels.

Holiday Tea: a black tea spiced with citrus, almond, clove and cinnamon. Available as loose tea or in bags.

Holiday Chai Black Tea: Spicy, aromatic blend of black teas, pure spices and natural gingerbread and rum flavors.

Comfort and Joy Black Tea: cinnamon, cloves, apples, and licorice root blended with fine black tea.

Organic Cinnamon Plum Tea: This 2009 World Tea Champion is rich with currants, succulent hibiscus, hints of plum and accented with notes of cinnamon and naturally sweet licorice root.

Holiday Cheer: peppermint, mint, cloves, cardamom, ginger, spearmint, orange peel, and Chinese Black Tea blend together to deliver pure holiday joy.

Gingerbread Cookie: A Holiday classic. This delicious blend of black tea with ginger pieces, cinnamon and orange peel is uncannily reminiscent of its namesake!

White Christmas Tea: Hand-picked white tea blended with almonds, vanilla and cardamom, accented by white chamomile flowers.

Holiday 2010: a festive blend of Chinese black tea with cranberry, orange, papaya, apple, peach and spices. At once sweet and hearty, this tea is the ideal accompaniment to a joyous gathering of family and friends.

Organic Sensual Good Night Tea: the perfect blend of organic ingredients for seasonal or year-round enjoyment—chamomile, hibiscus, rosehips, orange peel, and peppermint.

Candy Cane Tea: Premium black tea from Sri Lanka flavored with minty candy canes. This wonderfully smooth treat that will fill you with warm Christmas spirit and leave you jolly.

Chocolate Puerh - Black Tea Blend: made with organic wild-harvested tea leaves fermented and ripened into an earthy black tea. Whole vanilla beans and sweet accents of orange peel enhance this blend along with nutmeg and cinnamon rounding off a spicy finish.



Hot Cocoas

Hold the marshmallows! Chocolaty commercially available powdered cocoas can’t hold a candle to this outrageous collection of specialty cocoa from the folks at Caranda Fine Foods. Known for amazing coffees and teas, these cocoas really deliver exceptional quality and taste…Spicy or Sweet…Exotic or Traditional…Find one (or more) that you’ll love. $10 for a 7.5 oz. tin.

Ashanti Obsession Spicy Hot Cocoa
With this delectable treat, we invite you to add some spice to your life. Experience the finest African cocoa combined with a unique blend of chilies for this truly remarkable drink.

Grandma Lulu's Cocoa
Come experience the exciting silky magic of grandma Lulu's hot cocoa. This drink will satisfy and warm the soul of the young and young at heart.

Moroccan Mint Hot Cocoa
The classic combination of cocoa and peppermint come to life in this superb drink.

Serengeti Sunrise Hot Cocoa
Like the shimmering sun of the Serengeti, this delicious cocoa contains just the right amount of spice to spark even the darkest of days.

Shaman's Celestial Potion Hot Cocoa
Like the Shaman's potions of old, the mystique of this unique blend of herbs, spices, and fruits evokes the mystery of ancient African empires.

Yoruba Ginger Hot Cocoa
The pungent flavor of the tropical herb ginger is a natural compliment to cocoa. Experience this slightly spicy elixir for a true taste delight.


January 20, 2011

The National Coffee Association (NCA), which is among the nation’s oldest trade associations, is celebrating a century of service to the industry and coffee consumers by organizing a nationwide coffee break on Thursday, January 20, 2011.

To mark the NCA’s 2011 Centennial Anniversary, the Association will encourage consumers to share with friends, family and colleagues the honored perks of the coffee break, an American staple since the 1880s. National Coffee Break is also part of a week of industry-wide activities celebrating coffee tradition and culture from Monday through Friday, January 17-21, 2011.

For the Holidays
By Ellen Easton
©2010 All Rights Reserved

Tea Travels™ For the Holidays provides concise information on how to create the perfect afternoon tea for the autumn and winter holidays. A complete holiday menu includes 21 color photos, 25 easy to prepare recipes; theme teas, decorating & gift ideas; invitation template & secret sources. Learning from one of the tea industry's leading experts, both the novice and experienced afternoon tea lover will benefit from Ellen Easton's excellent compendium, making it a wonderful gift for any tea enthusiast.

Each 5" x 7" paperback book fits into an A-7 envelope for easy mailing, great gift or party favor item. Each book is $20.00 post paid. Continental US Only. Final sale. (Wholesale and Fundraising accounts are welcome. Call for Special Prices) Please include your name, address and telephone number for shipping. Please make check or M.O. payable to: RED WAGON PRESS and send to: RED WAGON PRESS, 45 East 89th Street, Suite 20A, NYC, NY 10128-1256

TEA TRAVELS™, Wishing You Happy TEA TRAVELS!™, Manners Do Matter™and Good $ense For $uccess™ are the trade marked property of Ellen Easton/RED WAGON PRESS. (212) 722-7981. Ellen Easton/RED WAGON PRESS does not approve of the unauthorized the use of the name TEA TRAVELS™ or other trademarks to any persons, electronic sites or otherwise.

The Eco-Friendly Coffee Firelog!

logJava-Logs are made from recycled coffee grounds and 100 percent renewable non-petroleum wax. The product produces 80 percent less carbon monoxide and particulate matters (air emissions) compared with wood. "Today’s consumers want quality products that are convenient, efficient and environmentally-friendly," said Karen Bennett, Java-Log Marketing Brand Manager. "Java-Log meets those demands with superior firelogs that burn brighter and cleaner than other firelogs on the market. This new formula allows us to offer our environmentally conscious consumers a new option they will feel even better about using in their home fireplace."

Named one of the Coolest Inventions of 2003 by Time Magazine, Java-Logs ignite more quickly and produce larger, more attractive flames than other fire logs. Java-Logs have a faint sweet scent arising from the mixture of molasses and coffee. Most people don't smell anything while others smell a faint sweet coffee aroma, not a chemical scent.  They crackle just like wood, they are easy to light, and they burn for 2-3 hours (the same amount of time as other 5 lb firelogs).   The logs can be purchased at Whole Foods, Kings, Sam’sClubs, Wegmans, Walgreens, and other national and regional retail stores.  Check the company’s website and store locator search to find out where java logs are sold in your area.



Coffee and tea lovers will unite once again at the 6th annual Coffee And Tea Festival NYC on February 19th & 20th, 2011. The event is open to the public and the trade. This international extravaganza will offer the consumer attendees an opportunity to sample different coffees and teas from around the world and will introduce the coffee and tea retailer attendees to the industry’s major players. Chocolates and sweet treats will offer a wonderful compliment to the spectacular collection of coffees and teas.

Featured on the Food Network’s hit show Unwrapped, the festival will offer an educational aspect as well. The event will offer two days of fun and interactive classes/lectures/demos from well-known industry pros and pioneers.

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