Tuesday, December 30, 2014

White Chocolate Latte Recipe for New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is a great night for getting together with friends, family, and even strangers to watch the clock tick and strike midnight, welcoming the new year. Of course, the energy it takes to be energetic and awake all the way until midnight tends to wane as we get older.

So what is the solution? Coffee. A cup of coffee. Now, I find that taking the time to make an ordinary cup of coffee something special does not have to be a huge ordeal. This K-Cup coffee  recipe is easy to make and will wow your tastebuds and your party guests. 

What you will need:
  • 1 extra bold coffee K-Cup -- this can be whatever brand of coffee that you like, just make sure it is indeed extra bold. 
  • 4 ounces of skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons of white chocolate chips
  • whipped cream
  • A milk frother-- If you do not have this, then get heavy whipping cream and use a whisk on it for a while until it gets nice and airy. 
  • Mug
Now what? Now, we get to make the coffee. It is easy, trust me. 
  1. Put 2 tablespoons of white chocolate chips into a 14 ounce mug
  2. Brew the single cup coffee into that same mug
  3. Froth the milk
  4. Stir the coffee until the chocolate chips are melted
  5. Mix in the frothed milk (if you use a frother, be careful because it will be hot)
  6. Top that loveliness off with whipped cream
This coffee drink will both delight you and make the night even more exciting. It'll make the night go from, "Wow, it's almost midnight…" to "Wow! It's almost midnight!" 

Short on K-Cups in your home or office? Buy coffee from Coffeevines and get your coffee delivered to you ASAP with fast & easy shipping. 

Not a fan of K-Cups? Consider someone you know who might be. 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Holidays from Coffeevines

It is that time of year when we are to gather with friends and family and celebrate what matters most, being with those we love.

Take time this holiday season to spend some time with those that make your life better and return the favor. Whether you enjoy your time together over some aromatic K-Cup coffee, therapeutic K-Cup tea, or luxurious hot cocoa, make sure sure you make some good memories.  

Enjoy the season, my friends!

Coffeevines is a retailer for K-Cup coffee in Chicago.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Advantages of Drinking Green Tea When You're Sick

Trying to keep your body healthy is incredibly important. This importance takes a few ticks up when you are sick; doing whatever you can to ease the situation becomes a priority. Depending on the type of illness that you have, there are different things to do to help the situation and get you feeling better sooner.

Green tea has been considered a great natural remedy for many centuries. Even research from today confirms that there are many healthy qualities of green tea; anti-inflammatory qualities, anti-infective compounds.

Anti-inflammatory qualities-- There are many illnesses that have inflammation as a side-effect. Things like fever, swelling, pain, etc are all connected to inflammation. Green tea is loaded with great polyphenols, compounds that help suppress inflammation. It doesn't allow the immune cells, neutrophils, do their thing (which cause inflammation). Green tea also has catechins, which suppress inflammatory compounds called interleukins. You can indeed get these awesome qualities with green tea K-Cups.

Anti-infective qualities-- If you are sick with some sort of pathogen, then consuming green tea can help with hastening your recovery. A medical study from 2011 found that green tea can help prevent the admittance of Hep C virus. Another study from 2013 said that it also prevents the buildup of cells from various bacteria and fungi.

Looking for healthy, delicious way to help your body feel better and get over sickness? Consider having some K-Cup green tea.

Don't have any in your home? Then purchase tea from Coffeevines and get it at your home or office in only a day or two! We have many tea options available.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

7 Delicious Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is very delicious. Hot chocolate is very delicious. Dark chocolate hot chocolate is double delicious. Now, with the fact that it is so good, we might think it is either not healthy for us or just not that healthy.

Here are 7 health benefits of consuming dark chocolate. 

  1. It is nutritious. If you purchase dark chocolate hot cocoa that has a higher cocoa content, then you get a good amount of soluble fiber and minerals such as:
    1. 11 grams of fiber
    2. 67 percent of the recommended daily amount of Iron
    3. 58 percent of the recommended daily amount of Magnesium
    4. 89 percent of the recommended daily amount of Copper
    5. 98 percent of the recommended daily amount of Manganese
    6. You also get a good amount of potassium, phosphorus, zinc, selenium. 
    7. It has a great fatty acid profile, which the fats are both saturated and non saturated, and a very small amount of polyunsaturates. 
  2. A great source for some good ol' antioxidants. Dark chocolate has a great ORAC, or "Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity". This is the scale for the antioxidant activity in various foods. What happened here is that scientists will put free radicals in some food and then see how fast and efficiently the antioxidants eliminate the free radicals. Dark chocolate has a lot of organic compounds, which allows for a great function of antioxidants. 
  3. Dark chocolate can help with your blood flow and blood pressure. There are things in dark chocolate called flavanols, these little guys stimulate the lining of the arteries (endothelium) to help produce a Nitric Oxide (NO). When there is the NO in the system, it helps send signals to the arteries to "take a deep breath and relax". This reduces the resistance to blood flow and in turn, reduces your blood pressure. So when someone says, "Have a cup of dark chocolate hot cocoa K-cups and relax." You really can relax and so will your artery linings. Winner winner. 
  4. Dark chocolate helps increase HDL and protects the LDL from oxidation. Cocoa powder has been found to help reduce the amount of oxidized LDL cholesterol in men; it has also been found to increase the HDL cholesterol (LDL is bad, HDL is good). It is the antioxidants in the cocoa that reacts with the LDL and helps you out. Dark chocolate helps reduce resistance to insulin. 
  5. Dark chocolate helps with reducing your risk for heart disease. There are compounds in the dark chocolate that help with protecting your heart from the harm of the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. Dark chocolate has been found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death by over 50 percent in a 15 year period. 
  6. Dark chocolate can help protect your skin against the sun and its damaging UV rays. The flavanols in the chocolate can improve blood flow to the skin and improve your skin's density and its hydration levels. The cocoa in the chocolate helps protect against UVB rays. So load up on dark chocolate hot chocolate K-Cups before a beach day. 
  7. Dark chocolate can help with brain function. Some studies have shown that the flavanols in the chocolate have the ability to improve the blood flow to the brain. It also helps with verbal fluency and protecting against risk factors for disease. There is a bit of caffeine in it too. 
So now you can enjoy the dark chocolate hot cocoa K-Cups guilt-free. The idea that something can be so good for our taste buds and our bodies in general can be a little crazy. So next time you want to do your body some good, sip a cup of hot cocoa

Do you want hot cocoa shipped directly to your house? Maybe you live too far from a store or do not have time to shop for it, then buy hot cocoa from Coffeevines

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

7 Wonderful Health Benefits of Coffee

is not only a good thing to drink because it changes us from zombies to functioning, pleasant human beings, it also has some really nice health benefits.

Coffee helps with our reproductive systems. Hey fellas, if you are looking for something to help with warding off that prostate cancer, then consider coffee. Ladies, if you are looking for something to help with warding off endometrial cancer, then consider coffee. A study from 2011 discovered that men who drink about six cups of java a day are less likely to have prostate cancer by 20 percent! Wonderful. Another recent medical study from the Journal of Epidemiology, Biomakers, and Prevention discovered that women who consumed four cups of java a day reduced their risk of endometrial cancer by 25 percent.

Coffee can reduce risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Coffee has been discovered to have the ability to block a substance in our bodies that is called the human islet amyloid polypeptide, which is believed to be a role player in the development of Type 2 Diabetes. This is a reason for having another coffee K-Cup.

Coffee helps your brain. The coffee of the world can rejoice at the thought of their habit being helpful in warding off the development of dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. Coffee also helps our brains feel happier, even just the smell of it; this is often why we wake up with a smile when we smell coffee brewing as we get out of bed.

Coffee can help with bowel issues and your colon. If you have ever had a bowel function issue, such as being constipated, then you know it can be frustrating and even dangerous. Coffee can get things moving down there and have a helping hand in relieving that situation.

Coffee is good for your skin. Coffee has been found to be a helper in defending against the most common form of skin cancer. Medical research studies found coffee to be a helper in defending against basal cell carcinoma.

Coffee helps against oral cancer. Recent medical studies found that coffee has a great way of helping people have a 50 percent lower risk of developing oral cancer. Those who consume more than four cups a day get this benefit.

Coffee helps with muscles. It is not a substitute to that odd tasting protein shake but it can help with muscle function and health. Coffee can have similar positive effects on muscles exercising does, some medical studies found. It can also be a great thing to have before a workout since it wakes you up and helps with muscle memory.

Looking for another reason to have another cup of coffee? As if we need more reasons for consuming single cup coffee besides the ease and tastiness. Shop from Coffeevines and get coffee delivered to your door quickly; remove the stress of stopping at the store for coffee and let us help you!

Now, some of these are more valid than others, due to more testing. Do your research and find facts before accepting these as true, 100% verified facts. Coffeevines does not guarantee that these health benefits are 100% verified and should not be accepted as such.