mr coffee comes of age and is lookin’ good

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Everyone owns a Mr. Coffee coffeemaker at some point in their life. They’re small, compact and get the job done without busting the bank. But this new edition, released in honor of the well-named machine’s 35th Anniversary, may appeal to not just the practical, but design nuts too. It’s create by the design company, Altitude , and has a subtle 1970’s vibe. We also like that it’s brown, as opposed to black or white, the standard kitchen appliance colors. If you’re in the market for a new coffeemaker this year, Mr. Coffee may just be your man. Click here to see at amazon.com, $75.

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mr coffee comes of age and is lookin' good

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Everyone owns a Mr. Coffee coffeemaker at some point in their life. They’re small, compact and get the job done without busting the bank. But this new edition, released in honor of the well-named machine’s 35th Anniversary, may appeal to not just the practical, but design nuts too. It’s create by the design company, Altitude , and has a subtle 1970’s vibe. We also like that it’s brown, as opposed to black or white, the standard kitchen appliance colors. If you’re in the market for a new coffeemaker this year, Mr. Coffee may just be your man. Click here to see at amazon.com, $75.

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post off: what kind of water do you drink?

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There’s been a lot of talk this week about how all the bottled water we’ve been drinking is really horrific for the environment. The New York Times reports it takes 1.5 billion gallons of oil to make all the plastic water bottles American use. So while drinking bottle water is considered both chic and good for you, eco-savvy consumers are starting to look for another option. We love these Insanely Pretty Reusable Water Botttles by Sigg, and with an in-house filter (Angela uses an under-the-counter PUR filter in her kitchen) attached to the sink, it’s be easy enough to fill up and bring your own. We are going to try to remember to do this, especially when we go to the movies or on long drives (when we often make bit stops for a bottle of Fiji). Another option is to get a crock and set up your own cooler at home. (See Allison’s example here). What about you? What kind of water do you drink? Straight from the tap or you an Evian-devotee? Fess up!

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help the monkeys with jane goodall’s coffee

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When I was a little girl, I wanted to grow up and be like Jane Goodall. I’d set up my own private jungle with stuffed animals in my bedroom and try to communicate with them. Needless to say, I still have a soft spot for Grand Dame of environmentalists, and was thrilled to discover Green Mountain’s Gombe Reserve coffee, grown by local farmers near the boarder of Gombe National Park where the Dr. does her reseplace. The coffee provides farmers with an incentive to protect the preserve, and economic stability. $17 for a 12 oz bag. Click here to see more info. — Angela M.

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help the monkeys with jane goodall's coffee

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When I was a little girl, I wanted to grow up and be like Jane Goodall. I’d set up my own private jungle with stuffed animals in my bedroom and try to communicate with them. Needless to say, I still have a soft spot for Grand Dame of environmentalists, and was thrilled to discover Green Mountain’s Gombe Reserve coffee, grown by local farmers near the boarder of Gombe National Park where the Dr. does her reseplace. The coffee provides farmers with an incentive to protect the preserve, and economic stability. $17 for a 12 oz bag. Click here to see more info. — Angela M.

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