giveaway! win a starbucks via gift bag


This is not your grandma’s instant coffee! I got a sneak preview of Starbucks’ newest product, VIA — instant coffee that is nothing like any you’ve ever had. Meaning, it tastes like actual, high quality coffee. (I liked it so much, I had three cups in one sitting.) You won’t be able to buy it online until March 3, and when it first reaches stores, it will only be in Seattle, Chicago and the UK. So here’s your chance to try it now, plus get a few other fabulous prizes.

Leave a comment on this post telling us about your favorite recipe that uses coffee (whether instant, brewed, or coffee liqueur) for your chance to win this Starbucks VIA swag bag:

– A lunch-sized, 100% cotton tote bag from Fairwinds Trading, Inc., handcrafted in Rwanda
– Eight samples of Starbucks VIA Ready Brew coffee — four Italian Roast and four Columbia
– And a special VIA ceramic I Am Not a Paper Cup from MoMA!

Leave your comment by Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 5 p.m. EST. Be sure to use your real email address (we’re the only ones who will see it). One entry per person. Once entries are closed, we’ll select one winner using a random number generator. And read more about my VIA experience after the jump! –Mary T. (more…)

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a mug made for tea

It seems I’ve caught my first cold of the season. I’ve been drinking tea with honey around the clock to soothe my scratchy throat. I wish I was drinking out of this Tea Mug from the new South Korea collection at the MoMA Store. The ceramic mug has an indentation at one point along the rim to catch the string of your tea bag. I don’t know about you, but I’m always loosing mine into the cup. Seeing this simple solution makes me wonder why someone didn’t think of this sooner. It’s genius! Check out the rest of the new products in MoMA’s Destination: Seoul line right here. — Erica P.

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