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National Wear Red Day

Help us at Coffee Rocket celebrate Heart Month by wearing red on February 7th, the National Wear Red Day, to help bring awareness to heart disease in women.

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Heart Disease is something that everyone wants to avoid so here are some simple ways that we can actively practice this month!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so let’s start there. If you are like me, you immediately think of Cheerios as a great place to start. The better your cholesterol, the less stress on your heart! Plus Cheerios go great with a cup of coffee in the morning. And yes coffee (filtered is better than unfiltered) is also great for heart health! Coffee has been found to reduce your chances for an irregular heartbeat, heart disease, stroke, and improved blood flow in small blood vessels. You can even substitute your creamer, half and half, or whatever else you use in your coffee for soy milk (another heart healthy item).

Some other super heart healthy foods are:

  • Oatmeal
  • Nuts such as walnuts, almonds, and pistachios
  • Fish such as salmon and tuna
  • And just to reduce the amount of salt you use.

So what are you waiting for? Get up and get active! Get a good nights sleep! Eat fruits and veggies! And relax with a nice cup of tea before bed! You only get one heart, so lets put on some red and give our hearts something to beat about. Show us what you are doing for Heart Month on Facebook or Twitter and maybe you could be the customer of the month too!

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Will You Be the Next Customer of the Month?

customer of the monthNo business can be truly successful without customer loyalty and positive interaction, both privately and publicly. CoffeeRocket.com is so fortunate to have some pretty amazing customers and we’d like to take the time to raise our mug to those who go above and beyond, help spread the word about us and get social with us.

This month we’d like to toast to Michael S. from Bridgeton, NJ, who has been a customer with us since our opening in 2009!  We see him most often on Facebook liking, sharing and chatting with us.  Here’s what Michael had to say about his experiences with CoffeeRocket.com when we told him about our Customer of the Month initiative:

“Coffee Time” is a special part of our day, often a quiet, intimate moment. Coffee can be our energy boost or a time to simply relax, it can kick-start creative thinking or be the closer to a great meal, etc…  Thanks to CoffeeRocket’s commitment to its customers, you make our “coffee time” a completely enjoyable Experience !
~Michael S

How can you become customer of the month?  Get social with us, spread the word about what you appreciate most about us and maybe we’ll be raising our mug to you next month!  We at coffeerocket.com are granting one customer a month a prize just for sharing, retweeting, commenting, or referring friends with Coffee Rocket. You already do those things on a daily basis anyway right, so what are you waiting for? Get out there and start using your social media to interact with Coffee Rocket. There is free coffee to be had!

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Happy National Coffee Day!

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Today is National Coffee Day and we’d like the time to take our hats off to our loyal coffee customers!  To mark this holiday {of course we think it should be a holiday :)} we’d like to look at some fun coffee trivia.

  • Nearly 85% of American adults drink it, according to the National Coffee Assn. Friday is the most popular day for coffee in the U.S., according to Foursquare.
  • The location-based social networking app found that 8 a.m. is the busiest time to get a caffeine buzz during the week. On the weekends, that time slips to 10 a.m. in the U.S. (globally it’s 3 p.m.).
  • The name cappuccino comes from the resemblance of the drink to the clothing of the Capuchin monks.
  • 40% of the world’s coffee is produced by Columbia and Brazil.
  • Coffee beans grow on a bush.

Try testing our your coffee knowledge with these two trivia questions.  The first two CoffeeRocket.com customers to answer each question right will receive a gift certificate for $5!

Trivia #1:  Kopi Luwak, the world’s most expensive coffee (up to $600 per pound) is:

  1. Processed during a full moon.
  2. Brewed only with solid gold pots.
  3. Made from coffee beans eaten and then excreted by a Sumatran wild cat.
  4. Grown at a higher altitude than any other bean.

Triva #2:  16th-Century Muslim rulers banned coffee because of:

  1. It’s stimulating effects.
  2. The gambiling that took place in coffee houses.
  3. The black market that sprang up in the coffee trade.
  4. Sufi mystics who wanted coffee limited to spiritual ceremonies.

We know there doesn’t need to be a National (or International) Coffee Day for you to enjoy your favorite cup of coffee.  Enjoy National Coffee Day today and happy trivia hunting! {NOTE: The same customer cannot win both questions, we will be picking 4 different customers to win today, two from each question to spread the wealth.}

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Coffee Rocket’s Back To School Giveaway

Microsoft Surface PromoNothing starts my day off on the right track better than my favorite cup of coffee, catching up on current events and a little peace and quiet before everyone in the house begins to stir.  Over the years catching up on the news has evolved from having the paper actually delivered to my home, to delivering it online on my computer, to more recently reading it on my mobile device (smartphone, tablet, etc). Times have changed and technology definitely plays a huge role in many of our daily lives and is constantly evolving at a lightening fast pace!

Even the traditional back-to-school lists, especially for higher education, are evolving and many include some type of computer or mobile device as part of the requirements.  So in recognition of back-to-school being right around the corner we have the perfect giveaway in mind!  From August 6th to the 21st, you can enter to win a Microsoft Surface tablet for FREE!

But what exactly is a Microsoft Surface tablet and what can it do for you? Is it a tablet or a laptop? Well, it is actually both. This tab/top comes loaded with Windows 8 and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 with enhanced features so that it is touch compatible too. This is just fancy talk for, take it to class and take notes on it! Imagine how easy it will be to carry your coffee and your backpack to class.

Looking for a case? I bought the case that doubles as a keyboard. It’s even spill proof so that when I read the online Sunday paper and bump my coffee over, I can just wipe it off with no worries. Just last week I used my Microsoft Surface to Skype family across the country as they opened their new k-cups from Coffee Rocket. :-)

Fun fact: The Microsoft Surface tablet is made with gorilla glass for high durability so you could even skateboard on it.

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So hurry and enter to win before its too late! Follow the simple instructions here: http://goo.gl/5vKneP and get yours. #backtoschool #saveoncoffee #CoffeeandSurface

What would you do with yours?