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Bodum Copper Coffee Press

posted on May 10th, 2016 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

Copper is one of the strongest trends to emerge out of the 2016 International Housewares Show. It is elegant and rich, and is a beautiful material found in many common household items. Another important trend in the coffee world is the use of the French press, and brewing craft coffee. So, when I came across the Bodum Coffee Press featuring the gorgeous copper outside housing, I just had to bring these items in for our coffee-loving customers! We are proud to offer the Bodum French press, tea press, creamer, sugar, and storage jars all in the copper line. This is a truly beautiful and timeless grouping, and absolutely lovely to serve your favorite cup of brew for you and guests. Bodum’s history dates back to 1944, when Peter Bodum launched the company in Copenhagen, Denmark. Renowned for its iconic French Press coffeemaker and signature Scandinavian design aesthetic, Bodum has grown into a global housewares brand with distribution in more than 55 countries. Headquartered in… Read More

Dirty Chai Lattes

posted on April 19th, 2016 by Lauren Pepin

Chai, from India, is a spiced milk tea that has become increasingly popular throughout the world. Chai in India is generally made up of rich black tea, heavy milk, a combination of various spices, and a sweetener. This drink is so sweet and satisfying, it’s almost completely perfect just as it is. But if you are like me and prefer the flavor of coffee, add a little dirty to your Chai and this drink will be just perfect. The dirty that I am referring to is espresso. Espresso gives a Chai Latte a supreme balance of flavor and a little kick of caffeine. It’s really fun to order a Dirty Chai, especially if you add all your preferences to your order; you sound like a coffee expert: “I would like a soy, dirty chai, extra hot please!” If you ever order your drink from a novice and they look at you funny, just tell them you would like an added shot of espresso. If the weather is a little too warm for hot drinks, we recommend trying our Dirty Chai Latte over ice. Believe me, it’s… Read More

Kitchen Gadget Must‑Have – Bobble French Presse

posted on March 18th, 2016 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

I find most coffee drinkers are passionate about their favorite cup of brew, even down to the brewing method. There are so many great ways to prepare coffee, but my personal favorite is the French press method. It can sometimes be a pain in the rear brewing ahead and pouring into a separate cup, so I was elated when I found the Presse by Bobble. This is one of the most amazing inventions! I am now able to prepare my fresh pressed coffee and enjoy it right from the same cup! You can literally press and go! The Presse by Bobble is a clever one-cup-at-a-time coffee brewer that combines immersion brewing and reverse flow filtration. It's as easy as 1,2,3: Add medium to coarse ground coffee and hot water to the tumbler and let it brew for 3 minutes. Press. Put the lid on inner press and push down. Go. Enjoy! Coffee stays hot for hours. I go back and forth to meetings and out to the stores and come back to coffee that is still hot and delicious! I also purchased one for my daughter and… Read More

Start your day with Big Bang Coffee

posted on February 23rd, 2016 by Lauren Pepin

Whether you like it brewed, dripped, pressed, or perked (if you are like me), coffee in the morning is a must. I recently read this on Pinterest and felt it completely captured my feelings about coffee: “Don’t let anyone tell you that fairy tales are not real. I drink a potion made from magic beans every day, and it brings me back to life.” What started as an action - in my late teens - to help me feel more “adult” has now turned into a morning ritual that I don’t like to interrupt. I don’t think there’s anything better to arm yourself against a dark, cool morning than a hot cup of coffee. We're excited to launch a new signature medium roast blend from Peet’s Coffee that is appropriately named Big Bang. In honor of Alfred Peet, who is considered by some to have started the whole craft coffee movement, Big Bang boasts a vibrant complexity with supernatural citrus. It’s absolutely delish! If you are a black coffee drinker, like me, you will totally fall for this… Read More

New! Blue Bottle Coffee is at Bristol Farms!

posted on December 29th, 2015 by Don Bandow

We've long awaited the arrival of what some refer to as "one of the best iced-coffee drinks in America", and the "holy grail of coffee connoisseurs." Established in 2002, Blue Bottle Coffee opened its first location in New York, and is now a US coffee roaster and retailer headquartered in Oakland, California; and considered one of the major players in the Third Wave of Coffee, which refers to a movement to produce high-quality coffee, considering it an artisanal foodstuff, like wine, rather than a commodity. With a disdain toward the popularity of flavored coffee drinks and a passion for the taste of actual fresh roasted coffee, the mastermind behind Blue Bottle Coffee has vowed to "..only sell coffee less than 48 hours out of the roaster to my customers, so they may enjoy coffee at its peak of flavor. I will only use the finest, most delicious and responsibly sourced beans.” As simple as it is, the creation of Blue Bottle Coffee is brilliant, delicious, and a must-have for coffee… Read More

The Perfect Pair – "The Cookie" and Hot Coffee

posted on December 18th, 2015 by Lauren Pepin

You may have heard the hype - In select locations*, Bristol Farms is making a gooey, buttery, chocolatey cookie called “The Cookie,” which is an all butter cookie containing more than 60% Belgian chocolate, toasted walnuts, and sea salt. The best part is we keep "The Cookie" warm all day so that you can enjoy a warm fresh baked cookie any time of the day. "The Cookie" is best enjoyed with a warm beverage, and we have a great deal for 50¢ off the purchase of any hot 16 oz. Coffee Drink from our coffee bar now through December 29, 2015. The ideal time to enjoy this perfect pair is now; get your warm coffee and cookie and go shopping for the holidays! Created by our Bakery Director (who happens to be French Pastry Chef), Christophe Moreau has created an amazing cookie to put all other cookies to shame. “The Cookie” is made from the best and simplest ingredients mixed up to perfection: Dark Belgian Chocolate, Unbleached Wheat Flour, Toasted Walnuts, Unsalted Butter, Dark Brown… Read More

Life Factory Cafe Glasses

posted on October 21st, 2015 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

It’s always good news when our favorite lines expand into new categories! Bristol Farms has been offering the Lifefactory line of glass beverage bottles for some time now and they instantly turned into a customer favorite. Now, they have added a great new product to their line for coffee and tea drinkers alike - their Cafe Collection maintains the purity of hot beverages and are healthy for everyday use. If your daily routine involves a hot cup of coffee like mine, or steeping fine organic tea leafs for your morning or afternoon tea, you too will love this new addition to the Lifefactory line! Now you can take that morning goodness with you and it will stay hot (or cool) all day long. With a fabulous bright colorful insulated sleeve, your beverage stays hot and your hands stay cool. I take my Lifefactory water bottle with me to the gym daily, and I now enjoy my coffee from my cafe bottle daily too. It is the best insulated bottle out there and so comfortable to hold. I really… Read More

Peet's Holiday Blend is here!

posted on October 9th, 2014 by Christophe Moreau

Each holiday, Peet's blends the best beans from some of their favorite regions to create the perfect celebratory coffee to share with your loved ones during the holidays. The 2014 blends have made their way to all Bristol Farms stores and are available in pre-packaged ground, whole bean, decaf, and kcups. Below are the regions and tasting notes of this year's selection:   Guatemala! One of Alfred Peet's favorite origins. Peets went into the coffee growing paradise of Antigua, where three dramatic volcanoes encircle the coffee growing microclimate. Their mission to find the tastiest beans took us to San Sebastian where they have been buying beans for decades. Here they were greeted by the tastiest crop in memory - a perfect cup bursting with superbly refined & bright flavor.   Ethiopia! The birthplace of Arabica Coffee and the greatest source of genetic (and flavor) diversity on the coffee globe. Most sought-after are the sweet, citric, and elegantly perfumed coffees… Read More

Peet's 48th Anniversary Blend

posted on April 8th, 2014 by Christophe Moreau

Every year, Peet’s creates a special annual blend to commemorate Alfred Peet’s start of the specialty coffee revolution, started in Berkeley in 1966, changing the way that Americans experienced the taste and quality of their coffee...48 years ago.   This year's Anniversary Blend features deep, syrupy coffee from Uganda’s Mt. Elgon, and is brightened with an extraordinary Ethiopian natural coffee and finished with sweet, washed coffees from the Pacific and South America.   Tasting notes: “Rich, vibrant and aromatic”  Full-bodied and intriguingly savory with bright with exotic layers of tropical fruits.   Like every year, Peet's Anniversary Blend is only available for a limited time; through May 11th. Stop by a Bristol Farms today to pick up a bag of this wonderful coffee.   Giving Back! We celebrate 48 years with a great cup that gives back to our communities at origin; this year, to the St. Antonios Orphanage in Uganda. $.25 of every purchase is… Read More

Magnum Coffee – Spring Special Edition

posted on March 20th, 2014 by Mike McMahon

As Spring is blooming, Bristol Farms is delighted to offer a special on the world’s finest coffee! Magnum Coffee is known for their Taste of the Exotics premium Kona blend and Jamaican blend. Now featured at Bristol Farms, each blend is on sale for only $12.99 for a 24oz bag—a deal compared to the charge of $6.99 per 12oz bag.   What makes this special, truly special, though? I’ll tell you! Magnum Coffee is a family-owned business that cares about producing the highest quality coffee. They source coffee from earnest farmers all over the world to bring you a collection of their popular Taste of the Exotics blends, a pleasure of the purest 100% Arabica coffee.   Magnum Taste of the Exotics are not only cultivated to give you the freshest taste, but are also authentic in flavor. We are excited to offer today, Kona blend, a light roast with accents of sweet nutty flavor, and Jamaican blend, a full-bodied medium roast with overwhelmingly rich tones.   Brew up a… Read More

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