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Ideas For Using Your Coffee Grounds

August 29, 2014

Next time you enjoy your morning cup (or two) of coffee, save those grounds! Check out these five great ways you can put them to use.


  1. Remove Household Odors

Fill a bowl with coffee grounds and place near pesky odors. The coffee grounds will help absorb smells, leaving a nice coffee aroma.

  1. Exfoliate Hands and Skin

Gently exfoliate and reenergize your skin by applying coffee grounds to wet skin, then rinsing. Or, blend with a natural base oil, such as coconut oil, to leave your hands feeling soft and smelling wonderful.

  1. Clean Hard-to-Clean Dishes

Sprinkle coffee grounds onto hard-to-clean dishes before washing. The absorbent grounds and coarse texture make them ideal for scrubbing away grease and grime.

  1. Nurture Plants

Toss coffee grounds into your garden or potted plants to help your plants grow. The coffee grounds add organic material and microorganisms to the dirt.

  1. Help Compost

Add used coffee grounds to your compost pile for an added source of nitrogen to help soil and compost break down faster.


Frozen Coffee

August 22, 2014

Frozen Coffee


Try something new and cool on a hot summer’s day. This Frozen Coffee recipe is easy and refreshing.

Frozen Coffee

1 serving

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup very strong black coffee
  • 6 – 10 ounces nonfat milk
  • 1 shot coffee liqueur (optional)

In your Coffee à la Carte, brew coffee to taste.

Place frothing disk into the froth enhancer of your Capresso froth TEC and ensure it is securely snapped inside the bottom of the milk pitcher. Add 6-10 ounces of non-fat milk to frothing pitcher. Place lid and press the Cold button.

Add half of the frothed milk, and all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth. Pour into a serving glass, and spoon the remaining cold frothed milk to top. Enjoy!

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Southern Sweet Tea

August 15, 2014

This Southern classic is perfect for summer sippin’ and is sure to keep you cool. Enjoy a glass of our refreshing Southern Sweet Tea this weekend.

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Southern Sweet Tea

- ½ – ¾ cup sugar or simple syrup

- 8 black tea bags

Using your Capresso Iced Tea Maker add sugar or simple syrup directly to the pitcher. Fill pitcher with ice to the ice level marking and place pitcher with lid onto the machine. If using granulated sugar, we suggest adding the ice to the pitcher after brewing so the sugar can dissolve more easily. Place tea bags into the brew basket and close lid. Turn on machine and let brew. After brewing, pour tea into ice- filled glasses. Enjoy! 

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Convenience Breakthrough: The New Capresso Ceramic Burr Grinder

August 8, 2014

For those who crave the rich coffee taste that can only come from brewing with freshly ground beans, Capresso presents its first ceramic coffee grinder.

Ceramic Grinder Lifestyle HR

The Capresso Ceramic Burr Grinder offers precision grinding and added convenience features, such as easy-to-read measurement marks on the bean container that allow you to measure the exact amount of coffee needed. Grinding just what you need, and never too much, ensures fresh coffee taste every time.

Its grind selector offers 17 grind settings, making it ideal for a variety of brewing methods, including espresso machines, drip coffee makers, French press, pour-over methods and more.

The top ceramic burr can be removed, making it east to clean. A cleaning brush is conveniently stored in the back of the unit.

It features auto safety shut-off, which is activated when either the top bean hopper or bottom container is removed.

The Capresso Ceramic Burr Grinder, with an actual retail price of $59.99, is available at specialty and online retailers, including

Iced Tea Lemonade Pops

July 25, 2014

Two refreshing drinks are combined to create a sweet summer treat. Iced tea lemonade pops are easy to make and perfect for a hot summer day.

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Iced Tea Lemonade Pops

Yield: Makes 6 pops

- 6 tea bags

- Sweeten to taste*

- 1½ cups of Simply Lemonade®

Using your Capresso Iced Tea Maker, add the tea bags to the brew basket and close the lid. Turn on the machine and let the tea brew. After the tea is finished brewing, add ice and stir.

Mix lemonade and 1½ cups of iced tea together. Divide the mixture between popsicle molds and freeze until solid. Enjoy!

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*Taste the lemonade-tea mixture and add more sugar as needed. Freezing may dilute sweetness.

Green Tea Sangria

July 18, 2014

This refreshing iced tea cocktail will brighten up any table this weekend. Cool off and refresh with Capresso with a twist on a summer classic, Green Tea Sangria.

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1 serving

-1 ½ cups of chilled white wine (approximately half a bottle)

-6 green tea bags

-1 sliced green apple

-1 sliced orange

-1 sliced lime


Using your Capresso Iced Tea Maker, pour the chilled wine into the pitcher and add sliced fruit.

Next, add the tea bags to the brew basket and close the lid. Turn on the machine and let the tea brew down onto the chilled wine and fruit.

After the tea is finished brewing, add ice and stir. Garnish serving glass with more fruit slices and enjoy!

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Iced Caramel Mocha Latte

July 11, 2014

Cool off and Refresh with Capresso during these warm summer months. This summer we will help you beat the heat with our iced beverages, starting with this Iced Caramel Mocha Latte.

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Iced Caramel Mocha Latte

1 serving

- 6-10 ounces of brewed coffee

- 6-10 ounces non-fat milk

- 2 tbsp. dark chocolate shavings

- Caramel syrup to taste

Place the dark chocolate shavings into your coffee cup and use the Coffee à la Carte to brew 6-10 ounces of hot coffee directly into the cup, using either the small or large button. Once brewed, set aside to allow chocolate to melt into the hot coffee.

Pour 6-10 ounces of non-fat milk in the Capresso froth TEC glass pitcher (be sure the frothing disk is securely in place before pouring in the milk). Place the lid on top and choose the cold-froth button. Wait for frother to automatically shut off.

Fill a tall serving glass with ice cubes, and pour coffee-chocolate mixture to fill 3/4 of the glass. Spoon the cold frothed milk to fill the remaining 1/4 of the serving glass, and drizzle with caramel syrup to taste. Enjoy!

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