New Mini Kettle & Back-To-School Giveaway

Mini but mighty – we’re giving away four of our new mini kettles! Perfect for dorms, small kitchens, travel and more.

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Advantages are:

  • 16-oz capacity is perfect for small kitchens, offices, and travel
  • Eliminates water waste by boiling only what you need
  • Micro filter spout traps any particles before they reach the cup ensuring the purest serving
  • Illuminated indicator light shows when kettle is heating
  • Water level window with ounce markings for easy filling
  • Cool-touch handle and drip free pouring design
  • Heat-resistant base sits safely on any surface
  • Concealed low-noise heating element
  • Dry boil protection
  • Safety auto shut-off and thermal cut-off
  • Cord clip makes it easy to wrap and store the cord when not in use or traveling

Giveaway Details:

The Capresso Mini Kettle has an actual retail price of $39.99 and is now at www.capresso.com.

Rosemary-Ginger Iced Green Tea

Iced green tea infused with ginger and rosemary is crisp, refreshing and perfect for any time of the year. When you drink this soothing, healthful beverage, your body (and taste buds) will thank you! What are your go-to flavor combinations for iced tea?

 

Rosemary-Ginger Iced Green Tea

  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
  • 1⁄4 cup honey or sweetener, if desired
  • 8 green tea bags

Add rosemary and ginger to your Iced Tea Maker pitcher, plus sweetener if desired. Fill pitcher with ice to the ice level marking and place pitcher with lid onto the machine. Place tea bags into the brew basket and close lid. Turn on machine and let brew. After brewing, pour tea into ice-filled glasses and garnish with extra rosemary, and enjoy!

To find out more about Capresso products, visit www.Capresso.com.

Warm Winter Tea

If cold season has you feeling down, try some tea. Ward off winter chills with jasmine infused green tea, citrus and honey – to keep you healthy or help soothe a sore throat and build your immune system. Cozy up this weekend with a cup of Warm Winter Tea:

 

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Warm Winter Tea

1 serving

  • 1 Tbsp loose-leaf jasmine green tea
  • 1 Tsp honey, or to taste
  • 2 (thin) lemon slices
  • Water (5-8 ounces)

Using your H2O Steel PLUS, press the 160°F (Green Tea temperature setting) to heat water to near boiling. Pour the heated water into a mug, and steep the tea for about 3 to 5 minutes. Add in the lemon slices and honey, and enjoy!

To find out more about Capresso products, visit www.Capresso.com.

Fun Facts About Coffee & Tea

Find out more about what you’re brewing in your Capresso machines every morning with these fun facts about coffee and tea!

 

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1) A coffee plant can live up to 200 years. When sprouting, the top of the plant looks like a little seed, which grows into a bushy plant that can live for two centuries. – Via Huffington Post

2) Approximately 85% of tea consumed in America is iced. – Via TeaUsa.com

3) Any type of coffee roast can be used to make an espresso; the grind size and preparation are what makes it an espresso. – Capresso Espresso Facts

4) Espresso has 1/3 less caffeine than drip coffee. – Capresso Espresso Facts

5) There are two primary types of coffee cultivated for drinking: Arabica and Robusta. – Via Good Housekeeping

6) To extract the best taste from your tea start every time with fresh, cold filtered water. Never re-boil water that has been left in the kettle as the taste could be stale or flat. – Capresso Guide to Steeping Tea

7) In 2014, Americans consumed over 80 billion servings of tea, or more than 3.60 billion gallons. – Via TeaUsa.com

8) Used tealeaves are good for growing roses and ferns, and can be used to help lower the soil’s pH. For more on Tea in the Garden, view our blog post here.

 

To find out more about Capresso, visit www.Capresso.com.

Boston Iced Tea

Even in the fall, we love to enjoy a glass of iced tea. Make your iced tea festive with the addition of cranberry juice. This subtly sweet drink features the tart zing of cranberries, and is perfect for a crisp autumn day.

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Boston Iced Tea

– 1 cup cranberry juice

– 6 black tea bags

Using your Capresso Iced Tea Maker, add cranberry juice to the pitcher. Fill pitcher with ice to the ice level marking and place pitcher with lid onto the machine. Place tea bags into the brew basket and close lid. Turn on machine and let brew. After brewing, pour tea into ice-filled glasses and enjoy!

For more recipes, visit www.Capresso.com.

Green Tea and Champagne Cocktail

Celebrate Mother’s Day by serving a unique drink: Green Tea & Champagne Cocktail. Perfect for brunch, this drink combines two of our favorite flavors.

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Green Tea and Champagne Cocktail

Serves 4

–       24 oz water

–       2 Green tea bags

–       1 bottle of brut Champagne

–       Sugar to taste

–       twist of lemon

In your Capresso H20 Steel, bring water to a boil. Pour water into a teapot, add tea bags, and steep for 3-5 minutes. Let tea cool for about 2 hours. When ready to serve, fill each champagne flute with equal parts green tea and Champagne. Add sugar and a twist of lemon to taste. Enjoy!

Mother’s Day Gifts from Capresso

Whether your mom loves coffee, tea or espresso, Capresso offers the best in Mother’s Day gifts with high-quality espresso machines, efficient electric water kettles and stylish coffee makers.

For the Coffee-Loving Mom:

The new Mini Drip 5-Cup is a compact programmable coffee maker that quickly brews 25 ounces of Mom’s favorite coffee into a glass carafe with an ergonomic handle, brew-through lid and drip-free pouring spout. It features digital controls with an easy-to-read LCD display and 24-hour clock/timer, for programming brewing at Mom’s desired time.

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For the Tea-Loving Mom:

The stylish new H2O Steel PLUS lets Mom heat water for her favorite blend of tea with ease. The stainless steel kettle boils water faster and more efficiently than stovetop kettles, giving Mom more time to enjoy teatime. This premium electric water kettle enhances the tea experience with variable temperature control. It features four temperature settings to accurately brew any type of tea, plus an innovative automatic warming function.

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For the Espresso-Loving Mom:

Mom can create barista-quality espresso drinks in the kitchen with the new Capresso EC PRO Professional Espresso & Cappuccino Machine. This sophisticated machine is easy to use and allows Mom to experience the rich taste of espresso, cappuccino or latte without visiting the local coffeehouse.

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For more Mother’s Day gift ideas, visit Capresso.com.

Black Tea Cocktail

Get ready for the weekend with our Black Tea Cocktail. Don’t be fooled by its sophisticated flavor; this cocktail has a small list of ingredients and is easy to prepare!

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Black Tea Cocktail

1 serving

–       2 ounces brewed black tea

–       2 ounces gin

–       2 ounces club soda

–       ice

–       lemon and lime wedges, for garnish

Use your Capresso Electric Water Kettle to heat water for brewing the Black Tea. Add black tea, gin and club soda to a glass with ice. Stir well and garnish with wedges of lemon and lime. Enjoy!

To find out more about Capresso products, visit Capresso.com.

Capresso H2O Steel Electric Water Kettle

Style meets speed in the new Capresso H2O Steel Electric Water Kettle. Faster, safer and more energy efficient than any stovetop kettle, this contemporary 57-ounce capacity cordless water kettle is the first model in the Capresso line to combine beautiful stainless steel housing with streamlined, one-switch operation.

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The Capresso H2O Steel offers an easy way to boil water for tea, hot chocolate, French press coffee and more. With a simple push of a button, the power switch is illuminated and the unit begins to heat the water. Upon reaching a boil, it automatically shuts off. A Micro Filter spout traps particles so they do not disrupt the purity of the beverage.

This kettle is designed for a fast, yet quiet boil. The low-noise, stainless steel-heating element is concealed in the base of the kettle. Water gently comes to a boil setting the stage for the serene act of preparing a hot beverage.

The Capresso H2O Steel has a suggested retail price of $49.99 at http://www.capresso.com.

Capresso offers a growing selection of electric water kettles ranging from $49.99 to $99.99. For more information, visit http://www.capresso.com.

Red Tea Latte

Start the New Year with a Red Tea Latte. This caffeine-free drink is full of antioxidants, plus it has a sweet spice flavor that you’re sure to enjoy.

Red Tea Latte

Red Tea Latte

2 servings

–       8 ounces non-fat milk

–       ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

–       8 ounces of Rooibos tea

 

Place frothing disk into the froth enhancer of your Capresso froth TEC and ensure it is securely snapped inside the bottom of the pitcher. Add milk to frothing pitcher. Place lid and press the Warm button. After about 2 minutes, slowly add the vanilla extract. Wait for frother to automatically shut off.  Pour 4 ounces of tea into glasses, and then fill glasses with steamed milk. Top with frothed milk and enjoy!

To find out more about Capresso products, visit Capresso.com.