Archive for the ‘Coffee & Tea shops’ Category

Colorado Coffee Shop in Kyoto, Japan

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

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Colleen reporting in from Japan is celebrating her birthday this week. She was born on Thanksgiving Day, Nov 22, 1973 at the USAF Academy Hospital in Colorado.

After traveling to Kyoto to meet friends, she was surprised to find the Colorado Coffee Shop. It was like celebrating in her home state Colorado and her new home in Japan at the same time!

 

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Colleen packed her Maneki-neko Kup Kap because she doesn’t like her coffee to cool off too fast!

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Starbucks Holiday Red Cups – Teavana Passion Tango brewed tea

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
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Holiday Patchwork Kup Kollar on a 20 ounce hot take-out cup.

Do you know Starbucks is now serving Teavanna teas? You can see the large pieces of tea leaves and buds in sachets which brew a fuller flavor tea than paper tea bags. I recently enjoyed a hot 20 ounce Teavana Passion Tango brewed tea.

If you order your hot tea to-go, it will come in one of the beautiful holiday red cups. If you want to dress up your red cup with a stylish Thinsulate insulated Kup Kollar, you won’t find it in Starbucks!

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Music Koffee Kozee on a French press
Music Krescendo Kup Kap on a glass mug.

You’ll find a variety of French presses in Starbucks but you won’t find a variety of Thinsulate insulated Koffee Kozees to keep your full bodied brew hotter, longer.

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Snowmen Family Reunion Tea Tabard on a teapot
Rosebud Rhapsody Kup Kap on a holiday mug.

You’ll find beautiful teapots in Starbucks but you won’t find beautiful Thinsulate insulated Tea Tabards (tea cozies) to keep your flavorful tea hot for at least forty-five minutes.

 

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December Holidays Kup Kap on a glass mug
Holidays Kup Kollar on a hot take-out cup.

You’ll find colorful mugs and tumblers in Starbucks, but you won’t find colorful Thinsulate insulated Kup Kaps and Kup Kollars to keep your drinks hotter or colder, longer.

Koffee Kompanions is the place to shop – since 1998!

Starbucks Holiday Red Cups – Post 2 of 2

Post 1. Holiday Kup Kollars

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Starbucks Holiday Red Cups – Holiday Kup Kollars

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
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Holidays Kup Kollar and Holiday Patchwork Kup Kollar
on Starbucks holiday red cups.

You’ll see Starbucks holiday red take-out cups in the coffee shops now. You won’t see Thinsulate insulated Kup Kollars. If you support recyclable cup wraps, then you’ll have to shop at www.KoffeeKompanions.com!

Our holiday Kup Kollars look very stylish on the simple but elegant red take-out cups while keeping your hands comfortable. You can shop at your computer, save time and gasoline, pay no taxes, and have Kup Kollars and more delivered to your door. It’s magical!

Starbucks Holiday Red Cups – Post 1 of 2

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Cranberry Teas – Loose Cranberry Jubilee Organic from Ku Cha House of Tea in Boulder, CO

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

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Is this granola cereal? No, this is a delicious blend called Cranberry Jubilee Organic from Ku Cha House of Tea in Boulder, Colorado. Loose tea and tisane brew more full bodied than teas and tisanes in bags because the pieces immediately come into full contact with the hot water.

 

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Music Krescendo Kup Kap on glass mug.

You can brew by the cup …

 

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Thinsulate insulated Snowmen Family Reunion Tea Tabard on teapot
Rosebud Rhapsody Kup Kap on tall mug.

or by the pot. This snowmen teapot cozy and mug are perfect for the winter months.

 

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When you visit the Ku Cha House of Tea you can shop in the front of the store for teas and tea accessories. The very knowledgeable staff will answer all your questions.

In the back of the shop, you’ll find this peaceful Tea House where the staff serves tea and Chinese goodies. You’ll leave more rested and relaxed. In the days to come, brewing Ku Cha teas will bring quiet to your busy life again.

Cranberry tea – Post 3 of 4

Post 1. Recipe for Hot Cranberry Tea

Post 2. Wild Harvest Organic Fair Trade Cranberry Herbal Tea

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Denver Day Trip – John Gonzales, owner Salon Onze in Denver, Colorado

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
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Thinsulate insulated Kup Kollar on 12 ounce cold cup.

I picked up my iced café mocha from Roostercat Coffeehouse and walked to Salon Onze for my hair cut appointment with John Gonzales, one of two owners. I like the salon because it’s small and private. I can relax and have a great visit with John while he works his magic on my hair.

John uses Schedulicity on the Internet. I can log into my account to schedule my own appointments, make changes, and cancel for a reschedule 24/7. When I finish, an email confirms the schedule. I love this convenience!

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Thinsulate insulated Kup Kollar on 12 ounce cold cup.

The black and white polka-dot hippopotamus is a gift to John from one of his happy customers. Its hand carved from soapstone. The customer went to Africa for a safari vacation and thought to bring back something for John.

John has been cutting and styling hair for 30 years. If you need a hair stylist, John is your man!

Denver Day Trip — Post 2 of 2

Post 1. Roostercat Coffeehouse and Coda Coffee Company

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Denver Day Trip – Roostercat Coffeehouse and Coda Coffee Company

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

My husband and son are very important to me but there is another man who is also very important. That man is my hair stylist. Every few weeks, Perry and I drive north for my hair cut appointment with John Gonzales, one of two owners of Salon Onze in Denver, Colorado.

 

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If we arrive early for my appointment, we walk to a comfortable coffee shop called Roostercat Coffeehouse. It’s spacious so you don’t feel like you’re sitting with a stranger. The staff is very friendly, answer questions, and fill every request on drink prep.

 

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I really like the light wood décor and art hanging on the walls. The tables are large for computer work, knitting, or whatever you decide to focus on.

 

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Thinsulate insulated Kup Kollars.
Fall Leaves on cold drink; Florida State U. on hot drink.

Roostercat uses coffee from Coda Coffee Company, a Denver roaster for twenty-two years. Perry said his cappuccino was excellent. I loved my iced café mocha with Ghirardelli chocolate syrup and coconut milk. I had a couple of bites of Perry’s poppy seed lemon scone before walking to my hair appointment.

 

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For those who like to enjoy their beverages outdoors, Roostercat has a fire pit to keep you warm on a cool autumn day. If you’re on Lincoln Street near 1st Ave. in Denver, stop in seven days a week opening at 7:00 am on weekdays and 8:00 am on weekends. They close at midnight. It’s a great place to go with friends!

Denver Day Trip  Post 1 of 2

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Original T-Bag Designs in Hout Bay, South Africa — Jill Heyes and her good deed

Monday, August 31st, 2015

“A woman is like a tea bag. You only know how strong she is when she is put in hot water.”

This quote by Eleanor Roosevelt describes Jill Heyes, a British lady who moved to Hout Bay, South Africa. She’s a woman with a big heart, a keen sense of observation, and the purposeful energy to make her dreams come true. And in doing so she continues to benefit others.

A few years ago Jill Heyes did a caring deed expecting nothing in return. Jill’s decision to help another has led to positive changes in many others’ lives in her community.

We would like to help her continue the kindness by sending recycled tea bags to her artists. Please join Koffee Kompanions and start drying your used tea bags in a sunny spot at home, at work, or both. More details in the next post!

Original T-Bag Designs in Hout Bay, South Africa — Post 2 of 7 

Post 1.  Products sold in Woodstock Café & Shoppes in Woodstock, VA

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Travelin’ Kup Kollar in France?

Thursday, June 25th, 2015
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Cherry Blossoms Kup Kollar on a glass filled with iced coffee.

Colleen has learned Japan is as international as her own country. Several chains like McDonald’s, Taco Bell and Starbucks from the United States are located in Japan. She has also enjoyed Italian and Mexican food to name a few.

News from Colleen and the Travelin’ Kup Kollar in the Kobe Train Station: 

“Travlin’ Kup Kollar in France! Juuuuust kidding. It’s Vie de France, a French-style bakery chain in Japan, found at many train stations. The puffy bun has apple and cheese inside it. The restaurant is playing cute French music, too. It’s a nice backdrop to my people watching and pastry.”

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Travelin’ Kup Kollar in Osaka, Japan

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

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News from Colleen and the Travelin’ Kup Kollar:

“Hello, Koffee Kompanions! My cherry blossoms Kup Kollar looks right at home this morning at a Starbucks in Osaka, Japan. I’m drinking my favorite drink – iced coffee with milk and sweetener. The Caesar chicken wrap is yummy. The wrap is green probably made with spinach.”

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Spotlight Bakery and Sandwich Shop in Dollywood

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

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We started our day at Dollywood by eating in the Spotlight Bakery and Sandwich Shop which is located near the entrance. We split the large serving portions of lunch but we each had our own dessert. :-)

 

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Fiesta Kup Kollar on 14 ounce cold cup.
Tools Kup Kollar on 12 ounce hot take-out cup.

The club sandwich made with a buttery croissant was fresh and filling, every piece of fruit was delicious, and the desserts were wonderful. Perry said his coffee was very good. My only complaint – they didn’t serve ice tea only soft drinks! I had ice water in my take-out cup.

 

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In the window of the Spotlight Bakery, I discovered a happy birthday cake for Dolly. I assume it was a prop because her birthday is in January and we were there in August.

 

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We left the bakery and walked to the Dreamsong Theater to see a musical show called “My People”. This musical instrument was one of several unique aspects of the show. It’s a remodeled dinette chair, baking pan, tin cans, and a glass milk bottle. The musician is using drum sticks to play it.

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