coffee maniac.

by Janetha on September 29, 2011

in product review,random rambles

today, thursday, september 29th, is national coffee day!

you guys know i am abnormally obsessed with national food holidays (you can always be informed if you like me on facebook) and i am also really into coffee, so today is great—a fusion of two of my obsessions.

i love coffee. the smell, the taste, leisurely preparing a pot of french pressed coffee and consuming the whole thing on the weekend, drinking mug after mug at brunch.. i could go. and i will…

marshall loves coffee, too. in fact, we love coffee so much, we had a few of our wedding photos taken in front of a huge coffee sign.


we had this photo put onto a canvas and it’s hanging in our kitchen.


we also have some coffee art hanging in the kitchen. both these pieces were wedding gifts from kristen’s mom.


in honor of national coffee day, this post is dedicated to all things coffee.

coffee webcomics

i love coffee. i love webcomics. you can imagine how much fun i had finding these gems.


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random coffee photos from my blog archives

okay.. so.. there were A LOT of coffee photos in the archives. i tried to narrow it down to a few a dozen.







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um. yeah. toldja i love coffee.

no post dedicated to coffee would be complete without mentioning the best coffee mugs ever—CONTINGO.


no, i don’t work for contigo and they don’t pay me to blog about them. (and no, i didn’t make that image for today’s post.. it was from this post.) i just love their products… their insulated mugs keep coffee hot for over four hours! i am that weird girl who stops people in the aisles if they are looking at contigo mugs—debating whether or not to put one in their cart—and start professing my love for contigo, telling them THEY HAVE TO BUY THIS MUG. once you get your hands on one of these mugs, you will realize just how fantastic they really are. and by the way—they are at costco right now. two for $20!

as a part of the foodbuzz tastemaker program, i received a package from peet’s coffee yesterday. i totally forgot that i had opted in to receive it, so it came as a big surprise.


when i opened the box, i exclaimed to marshall, “JUST IN TIME FOR NATIONAL COFFEE DAY!” i think there was probably a “yippee!” in there, too. we love peet’s coffee and make sure to visit a peet’s coffee shop any time we are in california. i was super stoked to try the coffee i received.


they sent two kinds: cafe solano and cafe domingo. i went for the cafe solano this morning.


why yes, i agree, it’s quite lively and aromatic! i think lively is a silly way to describe coffee and i am fairly certain all coffee is aromatic, right? oh well, it tastes incredible and that’s what matters. they should just change the caption to “tastes incredible.”

thanks for the free coffee, foodbuzz and peet’s. my foodbuzz tastemaker assignment is to create a recipe to pair with the coffee, so keep an eye out for that.

in honor of national coffee day, i am going to give away a contigo coffee mug. i bought it myself and nobody is sponsoring this giveaway. i just want to spread the love. all you have to do is mention somewhere in your comment that you want to be entered to win. i will pick a winner on sunday.

now—get out there and drink some coffee.

xo. janetha g.

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Brittany M. September 30, 2011 at 3:15 pm

My favorite (travel) coffee mug is a ceramic travel cup from Starbucks… it is a beauty and never gets that funky smell or leftover residue in it like plastic or metal ones do. But I would love to try out this one that you swear by so much!

beth September 30, 2011 at 4:14 pm

would love to win this …thank u very much! i cannot get my coffee to stay hot :)

Anne September 30, 2011 at 6:42 pm

i use a contigo water bottle, im sure he would like a hot little friend

tiffany September 30, 2011 at 8:08 pm

yay for coffee! love the aroma…and the caffeine isn’t bad when sleep-deprived. i’d love a contigo mug!!

amanda june September 30, 2011 at 8:11 pm

i too am obsessed with coffee so i completely loved this post :) looked up contigo mugs on amazon right after reading! i’m impressed. i’d love one! really love that they are leakproof too…that is too hard to find in a tumbler.

Amy September 30, 2011 at 8:37 pm

mm i love coffee!! i just moved to colorado and i cant wait to sip my coffee every morning looking out at the perfect!! the folgers people are right..the best part of waking up is definitely the coffee!!

Amna September 30, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Med student. need coffee. inhale coffee. flows in my blood stream. enough said. :-D

Sarah September 30, 2011 at 9:31 pm

I am dying to try this “contigo” you speak of. I drink coffee everyday and 3/4 of it usually ends up all over me :(

Shannon September 30, 2011 at 10:01 pm

I love coffee!!! I’d love the be entered to win!!

Also, I just love your *thing* for National food days. :)

Tara September 30, 2011 at 10:25 pm

You converted me to Contigo water bottles, so I’d love to be entered to win a coffee mug!

Erica September 30, 2011 at 11:02 pm

I love coffee and contigo cups now, thanks to you. I’ve purchased two water bottles and one insulated just like in your picture. I’d love to win another one of course. I use it for bringing ice to work. It will keep ice frozen all day long! I want to win!

Jackie W. October 1, 2011 at 8:22 am

I’d love to win! I just started working full-time, and this would be awesome!

Alex October 1, 2011 at 9:57 am

I’d really like to put the two hour claim to the test”!!

Alison October 1, 2011 at 10:15 am

I’d love to win! Based on your posts, I just bought 2 Contigo water bottles for me and my husband at Target for our iced green tea. His is 24 oz, and mine is only 18 oz (double-walled), so now I plan to buy a 24 oz cold Contigo for me.

We’ve been using Starbucks tumblers for coffee, but I bet Contigo would be great! Do you use the 16 oz or 20 oz size?

We are a coffee and espresso obsessed couple. :)

jenn October 1, 2011 at 11:35 am

I want to win! Since reading your blog, I have really wanted a contingo. And no morning is complete without coffee! Yum.

Kayla @ SproutyBuns October 1, 2011 at 12:34 pm

4 hours of hot coffee?? Sign me up for the giveaway!

Julie October 1, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I love coffee and I would love to try the Contigo mug!

Sara October 1, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Oooo, enter me please! I have to stop drinking my coffee once it’s not hot anymore. This would be perfect while teaching. Thanks!

Monica October 1, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I LOVE coffee. I need this, Janetha. Please, girl! Starbuck’s coffee mugs ain’t got nothing on Contigo.

Anna V October 1, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Of course I wanna be entered to win! my contigo mug of 2.5 years died the other day, broke and I became very sad. So i would LOVE a new one.


Sarah October 1, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I love coffee and would love to win that mug!
P.S. I also love your blog…while drinking coffee. :)

Holly October 1, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I used to not love coffee but now I LOVE it and what it does (ahem) I don’t really have a preference, as long as it’s not yucky! I would love to be entered in the drawing!

Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio October 1, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Love. Love. Love Coffee… hence the blog name :)

I would love to be entered to win!!

Yvonne October 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm

I would love to try this mug!!

Carol October 1, 2011 at 9:52 pm

i would love to win the mug because I, like you, love everything coffee. Drinking a cup right now as a matter of fact!! Keep up the blog, I love it.

amy s October 2, 2011 at 9:08 am

I must have that mug! I end up reheating my coffee a million times and it just isn’t the same!

Brooke October 2, 2011 at 4:26 pm

I would love to win a mug!!! Taking care of my 2 girls plus 3 other little ones during the day keeps me busy, I think I have to reheat my coffee 8 times in one day. It would be great to have a mug that kept it warm for me.

Mara Shorr October 2, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Catching up on blog reading today and saw this post :) Would LOVE to be entered for the Contigo mug. The boyfriend broke my favorite Sundance 2011 travel mug last month, and, since switching jobs, no more paid trips to Park City for me anymore :( (And on a side note, that comic about being cold and constipated and therefore drinking coffee? Literally laughed. Out. Loud. Love it :)

Sharon October 2, 2011 at 9:29 pm

I would totally love to win, please!

Lauren October 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm

I love Love LOVE coffee!! A contigo mug would be great!!

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