Ok, so I've seen The Avengers. Once. Yes it was awesome, but perhaps that's enough for me. I know however, that when his friends roll into town my husband is ready to see it again, and perhaps again. Which I love. Time with my girlfriends is a wonderful thing. If I had it my way we'd be sipping tea on the patio with warm sunny weather, a cool breeze, and delicious snacks.
Here's what I have compiled to start this weekend with:
Zabar's Loose Tea This is delicious, fresh, hand packed loose tea. Whenever possible I can the bags and go with loose tea. I never knew how wonderful this was until a co-worker turned me onto using tea pots (rather than a tea ball). During warm weather my favorite flavors are August Peach, Lavender, Roobios Red and Darjeeling India. I do still start every day with English Breakfast.
OmniWare Tea Pot This is the teapot I use daily. It is perfect, bright, cheerful, and the perfect size for one to enjoy. I love the brew basket, it takes a second to clean and looks great on my shelf when not in use.
Prodyne Fruit & Tea Infusion PItcher Since not everyone drinks tea, this is my latest addition to my brunch. It's like being at a spa, you know, where you get that delicious cucumber water. Here you can make it at home: lemon, orange, cucumber, mint (so easy to grow on your patio garden). Just add the fruits, water and enjoy!
Zabar's NY Original Toasting Asiago Cheese Bagels Made with Malt Barley Flour and a special recipe formulated for toasting, there is nothing like Zabar's original toasted New York bagel. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside - just like most New Yorkers.
Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Coffee Although it's a light roast, it's lively and full-bodied, with delicious "winey" notes. Discover why Zabar's loves African coffee, without ever having to leave your kitchen.
50% off savings on a different Zabar’s product each and every week!
This Week's Deal Zabar's Loose Tea Collection - Special Blend NOW JUST $3.75 - Regularly $7.49 Through Sunday 10/2, 11:59 PM at www.Zabars.com Loose tea is available for close scrutiny - it isn't hiding in a little teabag. Loose tea is economical - you can reuse the leaves twice, sometimes three times. Thus, it better be good: a clean product, fresh leaves, and a robust aroma are required. You already know how picky we are at Zabar's, and our dedication to sourcing the best products includes our search for fine tea. This is why New Yorkers line up every day at Zabar's Coffee and Tea counter to get their favorite loose teas bagged to order. All that volume means no tea sits in our store for long. It's fresh!
And don't forget - if you live within Zabar's Home Zone and order $49 or more your shipping is FREE! Find out if your shipping address is within Zabar's Home Zone on our home page.
“But why”, I can hear you say, “do I need a burr grinder?” If you love coffee, or know a Dad who does, you (and he) will be amazed at the difference a nice grinder like this will make to the deliciousness of your coffee.
The Capresso Infinity Grinder in Stainless Steel is a beautiful, sleek machine that is one of our best values for home conical burr grinders. The interior burrs are top-notch quality in solid steel and it is quieter than most. 16 grind settings from coarse to Turkish make it versatile, it is easy to clean, and comes with a cleaning brush and measuring scoop.
When coffee lovers first decide to take things into their own hands and begin to improve the coffee they brew at home, one of the first pieces of equipment they buy is a coffee grinder, because coffee made from beans that are ground just before brewing has significantly more aroma and depth of flavor than most pre-ground product. Now, many coffee experts say that the quality of the grind is way up there in importance with the quality of the beans when it comes to the effect, for good or ill, on the end product.
Certainly, great quality coffee, roasted carefully and bought fresh, is the bedrock of any outstanding cup of coffee. There is no way to make delicious coffee from bad beans. It is possible, however, to take good beans and not do them justice, and this can happen for many reasons, and often it’s because the grind isn’t quite right.
Conical burr grinders are a big step up from other home grinders for two important reasons. It grinds at a cooler temperature than many other home machines, which preserves aroma and flavor for your cup, where it belongs. It also grinds much more consistently, meaning most of the particles are of similar size. Consistent grind is important because of extraction time; all of your coffee grounds will be exposed to the water for the same amount of time, so pieces of bean that are too large will not fully extract, while too-small pieces and dust will over-extract (which means bitterness).
So, treat your coffee-loving Dad (or yourself!) to the Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder this Father’s Day! It is a solid performer and is built to last. Your coffee will have lots of aroma and will be smooth and sweet; just like Dad. :)
Nope, we didn’t shrink a lb of Zabar’s coffee, nor is that a child’s size mug – it’s a French press to fuel quite a group of coffee lovers!
Join our contest on Facebook to win a free lb of Zabar’s Coffee, a Zabar's Mug and a coffee scoop. Just guess how many beans are in this French press and we’ll choose the nearest answer. (In the case of a tie we’ll select a random winner.)
HINTS: the French press’ height is 17.3 inches and the circumference is 29.9 inches.
The contest runs today and tomorrow; just comment on our Facebook Wall and we’ll select a winner on Wednesday, May 18th.
I promised all of you a bit more technical information about this ENA-4 Jura-Capresso Automatic Coffee Station that we are featuring right now, and I'm going to be as concise as I can since this is a blog post. However, if you have more questions about it please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com, or call the store at 212-787-2000. You can, of course, always stop in to speak to us in the store; we've helped many, many people with coffee makers over the years, and we'd love to help you, too!
OK! So I was thinking about what kind of information is important for people to know about this machine before welcoming it into their kitchens, so I did a lot of research, and came up with the following:
How do I use the machine? It really is easy; if you've already loaded it with water and beans, you just push the button on the top of the machine, and out comes fantastic coffee. It grinds, tamps, and brews coffee into the cup you set under the adjustable-height spout. Then you turn that same button to tell the machine how much coffee to make for you, and how strong you want it. There is also a place for adding preground coffee, which is great for when you want the occasional cup of decaf (or vice versa!).
It's (almost) all about the grinder. If you talk to enough baristas and coffee experts, you will learn that your grinder is a really, really important factor that can make or break your ability to make great coffee. Or even good coffee. The fineness of the grind and how consistent the particle size is have a significant impact on the flavor, texture, and aroma of the finished product. Happily, Jura-Capresso understands this and has equipped their ENA-4 with a commercial grade, solid steel conical burr grinder. It is capable of producing that fine, even grind that is critical to a great espresso. You can easily spend hundreds (and hundreds) on just a grinder of this quality, so it's a sweet deal to get it for this price in a machine that also makes your espresso for you with the touch of a button! You should also know that the grinder is calibrated by hand during assembly in Switzerland.
This machine is like a refrigerator. By that I mean that it is a kitchen appliance that you should expect to use and enjoy for years and years rather than something disposable. Jura-Capresso makes top-of-the-line automatic coffee centers and their customer service is excellent, and anybody who loves great coffee, or, believe it or not, would like to economize if they frequently buy coffee out. OK, so that wasn't technical information but it's a really important thing to realize.The size is also great; it packs all this excellent technology into a slender, beautiful 14"h x 9"w x 17"l.
It can save you money. Yes, really! Here's how:The average American spends about $30 per month on retail brewed coffee. If you invest in an automatic coffee station like the ENA-4 is, it will pay for itself in only 6-7 months. Plus, the coffee will almost certainly taste much better and there's no standing on line every. single. morning. Just the time savings alone should bump up the timeline, right?
I hope I've given you useful information, and remember, you only have until April 25th to also get all of your free gifts with purchase(use coupon code JURA4U), and it qualifies for free ground shipping in Zabar's Home Zone. Wouldn't your office staff/friends getting married/spouse love one of these?
Check out this video where David Lopez gives us the rundown on why this machine is so great:
Hey everybody, some of you may have seen my hinting about this upcoming promotion on Twitter (follow me @ZabarsHouseware) and now I am absolutely thrilled to finally share this sweet deal the Housewares Department here at Zabar's has put together for you.
The ENA-4 Jura-Capresso's ENA-4 Automatic Coffee Station is the perfect solution for anyone who wants to make excellent espresso at home with just a touch of a button. Grinding, tamping, and brewing is all automatic, and you can tell the machine how much coffee to make and how strong you want it, all with the turn of a dial. It even has a highly effective water filtration system for great taste, and will let you know when it needs more water, beans, or to be put through a cleaning cycle. Of particular note is the quality of the grinder, which is one of the most important parts of any automatic coffee maker (more on that in my next post).
Now for the math; if you buy 5 premium coffee drinks during the work week and switch to making them at home, this machine will pay for itself in about 7 months; even faster if you include the weekends. Consider this as a great gift for any coffee-loving person (Mother's Day and Father's Day are both on the way). Employers, consider that by setting one of these up in your office, you can both show your employees how much you appreciate them and keep them alert!
We are offering Jura-Capresso's ENA-4 Automatic Coffee Station at an incredible 40% discount. This machine usually sells for $1,350 but you can get it from us for $799.98. We are ALSO offering, forone week only, a collection of excellent free gifts (total value over $150!) with the purchase of this ENA-4 Automatic Coffee Station, only from www.zabars.com:
3 Clearyl Water Filter Cartridges
1 6-pack Cleaning Tablets
1000 ml Steam Wand Cleaner Liquid
1 Cleaning Container
Set of 2 porcelain cups with saucers
One pound of freshly-roasted Zabar’s Special Blend coffee
It's everything you need to keep your machine in great working order. Just enter coupon code JURA4U at checkout. And remember, with the purchase of this item you get FREE GROUND SHIPPING within Zabar's Home Zone. Click here to find out if you qualify.
Coming on Thursday: We get technical about this Automatic Coffee Station, and we'll hear what David L., Zabar's Housewares Dude Extraordinaire, thinks about it.