A Tea Party With Woman’s Day

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 by

Woman's-DayFor a company that has always grown via word of mouth, we get very excited about media attention. We were especially thrilled when Woman’s Day Magazine reached out to us. They wanted to interview Anthony, our resident tea expert for an article titled “Tea & Company.” The goal of the article was to bring back the lost art of the tea party and they needed Anthony’s help to do it.

You probably haven’t met Anthony, but if you have, you know he can talk about tea for hours. This made him a perfect resource for Woman’s Day Senior Editor Taryn Mohrman. They started with the basics – how to steep the perfect cup of tea. After that was a lesson on how one plant can turn into so many different types of tea. What Woman’s Day was really interested in, however, was how to blend teas. Anthony and Taryn started with more than 10 basic teas and Anthony demonstrated all the many combinations that could be created. Earl Grey with rose petals? How about Dragonwell green tea with lemongrass? The best part is that Woman’s Day is giving away all the teas to five lucky winners!


We’re featured in the May issue of Woman’s Day which is on sale now. Check out the article it’s full of DIY instructions for hosting a perfect tea party as well as tasty sounding recipes for sandwiches, cookies and frozen tea drinks.

Here’s the link to the tea giveaway in case you’re feeling lucky:


Halloween Contest Submissions!

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 by

As you may have heard, Halloween was postponed by Executive Order in New Jersey this year by Governor Chris Christie until Monday, November 5th. Monday was our first day back after the storm however, and we were very busy roasting, shipping, and getting our phone system back in working order. Halloween slipped our minds. Of course, we appreciate all our 5-lb bag contest submissions and will announce a winner tomorrow, when we here at Coffee Bean Direct finally get a chance to celebrate Halloween! Here are a few of our favorite bag costume submissions:

Calling All Creative Types!

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 by

Remember those awesome paper-bag puppets you made in kindergarten, perhaps during a lesson on recycling? That’s what cyclops frankenstein reminds me of. If you’ve been secretly longing for an excuse to spend a peaceful hour with a glue stick and some glitter, here it is: our Halloween bag-decorating contest! Details here.

I should mention that our contest is open to all ages. If you’re drinking coffee by the 5-lb bag, we figure you’re probably an adult. Send us a photo of your finished bag-monster (if you don’t have a 5-lb bag handy at home, you’re welcome to download and decorate our bag photo. See the contest details page). The artist behind our favorite submission will receive a free 1-lb bag of our coffee or tea to fuel their creativity, as well fame and glory.


Photo: Allen County Public Library