Monday, November 21, 2011

Dolce Gusto Giveaway

Happy Monday! Even with the knowledge of a short work week for most of us, Monday mornings are still tough to swallow. If a cup of coffee is needed most, it's usually Monday morning. So let's talk coffee...

Remember a couple of months ago when Nescafe Dolce Gusto held the small private event for a few local bloggers and rewarded us with a complimentary Piccolo machine? Well, now they are generously offering one Bite Buff reader the titanium Piccolo.This compact machine fits into any kitchen, even our tiny 1940's kitchen with no counter or storage space. It's relatively easy to use once you try it out a couple of times. You can read about my initial thoughts in my original blog post (linked above). Since then, I've noticed that it stays very clean and we've had fun trying out a few different flavors of coffee. Finding them locally still proves to be difficult, and I curse the K-cups every time I'm shopping, but just plan on using their online ordering.

Interested in winning the machine? Just leave a comment below telling me what your favorite local coffee shop is, or your favorite coffee drink. You can also get a second entry into the giveaway by tweeting: "I want to win a machine from @DolceGustoUS from @BiteBuff at http://tinyurl.com/7mqluca". Make sure that you leave a second comment to be entered twice. I will select a winner on Friday using random.org.

Happy Sipping!

82 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't drink much coffee out but I love trying all the different beans offered at City Roast Coffee at the Westside Market and brewing it at home. I'd love to try a Dolce Gusto. Thanks!

Beth

whittaker.elizabeth At gmail

liketheflowerliketheheater said...

I love Boulder Coffee Co. in Rochester!

mark johnston said...

i normally just grab something at the local dunkin donuts

CLEgal @ Why CLE? said...

I am a fan of Phoenix Coffee and I love chai tea lattes.

CLEgal @ Why CLE? said...

Tweet tweet.

mark johnston said...

i also tweeted

Maureen said...

I'm fond of Phoenix as well, mainly the west 9th street location. And, I can't leave their shop without getting a blondie speedball shake :D

Mel said...

Come to Pittsburgh, go to my local neighborhood shop: Buena Vista Coffee Shop! :)

Mel said...

I TWEETED THE CONTEST!!! (because I want to WIN).

Cindy M. said...

My favorite coffee shop is LOOP in Tremont!

Brad said...
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Brad said...

I also tweeted for my 2nd entry.

Brad said...

I would love to win. Fresh Espresso is hard to beat!

All Lacquered Up said...

I don't drink coffee often but when I do indulge I order a mocha. I know the boyfriend would love one of these so I'm entering for him. :)

All Lacquered Up said...

I also tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/AllLacqueredUp/status/138736479580065792

MartaArtaTa said...

The best coffee i have ever had was in an old Algerian Coffee Shop in Old Compton Street in Soho, London. The shop is 123 years old and friendly with old-fashioned wooden shelves to the ceiling. And the staff are knowledgeable offering a choice of over 80 coffees and 120 teas from around the world. Just smelling their coffee direct from a jar and picking your own aroma is priceless. Must go if ever in London.

MartaArtaTa said...

I also tweeted for my 2nd entry :)))

John said...

I tweeted for my first entry!

John said...

I love getting my morning coffee at Cork & Bean in the Huntington Building!

lavieboheme73 said...

I would love to win! I need a small coffee maker for my office and this would be perfect. Thank you for the opportunity to enter!

AD said...

tweeted!

AD said...

My favorite coffee is anything I make at home! I used to obsess over Starbucks Soy Chai Lattes, however, I moved to a new office and there is no Starbucks nearby or even near home. My homemade cup has grown on me and saves me oodles of money. I threw the coffee maker out at my office because it gets water all over. I could really use this Piccolo at work!

Eyreka said...

Solar Roast Coffee in Pueblo Colorado, strong, black and extra large!

Matty D said...

Erie Island coffee is the best in the city.

Lgallo said...

My favorite coffee drink is coffee with Torani caramel syrup. I'm the only one in my house that religiously drinks coffee so this machine would be great in my kitchen!

Carla said...

I'm a big fan of a nice chocochino (1/2 hot chocolate 1.2 coffee)mmmmm...

Carla said...

I also tweeted.. and I could REALLY use this in my lil office.

Thanks

Phoenixx said...

My favorite is the Latte Machiato! It's simply delicious! Tweeted @Phoenixx138.

Jeannine said...

my favorite coofee drink is peppermint mocha..yum

mellanhead74 at hotmail.com

Jeannine said...

https://twitter.com/#!/mellanhead/status/138980348393562112
tweeted

JimDog said...

I grind my own and use an Aeropress. But I'm seriously thinking of getting a Dolce Gusto for mornings when I'm in a hurry. Winning one would be even better!! :-)

JimDog said...

I also Tweeted about the contest (@JimDog)

Janice said...

vanilla latte

m8usi@yahoo.com

Janice said...

tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/cappytweet/status/138990703022845953

m8usi@yahoo.com

Nikki said...

I am a plan flavored coffee, especially anything that has to do with coconut or vanilla.

Baka Kata said...

my favourite caffe is Gio´s in Chicago! Best coffee, and when you sit in it and drink best italian coffee you feel just like you are sitting in your living room love the staff, coffee from finest coffee beans and love coming in my Gio´s

Baka Kata said...

also tweeted:)

julie anne noddin said...

I always go back to starbucks and get a carmel frapaccino just a force of habit but ow so good!

Karen Summers said...

Yes I agree with the curse of the cup , and yes online is worth it in savings! I will be thrilled if I am lucky enough to win, I currently have old pot that leaks!

msdrcrrn said...

Starbucks and my fav is Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha - yummo !!

Blaire said...

Blaire Henry commenting here. My favourite coffee drink is anything vanilla or caramel flavoured. I am a fan of starbucks though and have been known to try any of there holiday drinks for something different.

Angela said...

Brew Ha Ha in Niles, MI has some of the best seasonal coffees ever. Cinnamon Spice Latte was the fav last month.

Adrian said...

I love Starbucks, but I also visit a artsy coffee shop here called Java Jolt. It doesn't matter which shop I'm in, I always order a marble mocha macchiato.

Alicia at Poise in Parma said...

My favorite local coffee shop is Brielle's Coffee & Tea Room in Independence. Tucked in a shopping plaza, it's a nice alternative in my neighborhood.

Alicia at Poise in Parma said...

just tweeted!

IDigSmartLadies said...

Favorite coffee shop: Arabica on University Circle

Favorite coffee drink: Espresso, and lots of it. If my hands aren't shaking badly enough to spill it, I haven't had enough! :)

IDigSmartLadies said...

tweeted!

https://twitter.com/#!/thesweepswinner/status/139045785231831040

Tina said...

I enjoy making coffee at home! This machine would make my mornings so much nicer!

Crafter said...

I love Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha - the salt and chocolate is great.

Alice said...

We brew coffee every morning at home, and occasionally, we'd treat ourselves at our local starbucks. Ice-coffee and vanilla latte have been our favorites. We'd love to have a piccolo at home! It would make our morning coffee so much better!

StacyinKs said...

Right now, my Favorite is a Peppermint Mocha Latte at Hastings. :) I would LOVE to win this machine!! :)

luisruvi said...

I like starbucks but my favorite local place is Cartel Coffee Lab in Tucson Az. Pretty neat place.

Randomluck said...

I'm another one that's not all that into coffee. That being said I've been to a couple of tastings now and I'm hooked in the Cafe Dulce coffees and hot chocolates. All I need is a machine.

Anonymous said...

Seriously into coffee, and when I buy a cup out it's usually at element coffee in Camarillo, CA. Love my dolce gusto, and would love to have a piccolo for work, where the coffee is awful.:(

sandyinscpa said...

I haunt Starbucks for their Frappuccino in the summer, and Sheetz (a local convenience store that sells coffee to-die-for) for their cupo'ccino in the winter. I'd be hard pressed to say which was best.

mlh533 said...

I work at 6AM & there are no local coffee shops open yet & I don't enjoy convenient store coffee so I make mine at home. Would love this machine to make yummy coffee much easier! Thanks

I want Piccolo! :D said...

I like the Mocha! :)
And Chochocino too!

Also tried Caffe Lungo! Absolutly love it! ;)

Aldin Karahasanović said...

My siste have a birthday in a few weeks!
She wants to buy one, and she is saving money since Dolce Gusto came into our country, so I would love to surprise her with one of these coffe machines!

Tweeted, "I want to win a machine from @DolceGustoUS from @BiteBuff at http://tinyurl.com/7mqluca" !

I really hope that I will get a prize, to make my sis' happy! :D

gingerm said...

i love vanilla latte and would love to win

gingerm said...

would love winning a dolce gusto

Lexiquin said...

I drink coffee every morning at home and my favorite is just plain, black, STRONG & HOT, coffee. On Tuesdays, Dutch Bros (an Oregon company) has $2 Tuesday, so sometimes I'll splurge on a drink (I especially like White Chocolate Mocha--hot or blended) and I also like to go to the Beanery up in Corvallis because it has a nice, cozy, coffeeshop feel.
Thanks for the giveaway.
aleq13@gmail.com

Lexiquin said...

Tweet! https://twitter.com/#!/lexiquin/status/139108667281776640

s.sipra said...

I love cafe mocha at starbucks but lately I have been going to the nearest mcdonalds for coffee, there coffee has improved tremendously :)

fifi said...

Love my Starbucks double shot in the summer. Winter is usually lattes. Would love to be able to make drinks at home. Would save money which would make my hubby happy!

wildnkrazie said...

Currently my favorite drink is a Chia Eggnog Latte from Starbucks, but at home it the Latte Macchiato with a couple shots of vanilla!

Anonymous said...

I love coffee, anytime !

Meg H. said...

Swing's coffee - one of the oldest roasters in DC. And a straight dark roast - delicious!

Anonymous said...

my favorite coffee beans are a special mix a friend supplies us with ... he does have the best taste in mixing it. hope to win and invite him to use this awesome prize! crossing fingers for luck!!

Anonymous said...

Susan S.

I love the Iced coffees at most of the Ohio gass stations. They are under $2 and good.

Knitting in the Rocky's said...

My favorite coffee shop is the Blue Mug in Greeley, Co.

While I adore iced coffee (with a hint of Vanilla), my all time favorite is a Raspberry, White Chocolate Latte!

Mindy Childress said...

Hands down Gypsy Bean and Baking Company is the best coffee shop. Their regular coffee is the best around, but if I am feeling particularly feisty, I always go for the Skinny Londoner! Can't be beat!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy Tim Horton's coffee whenever I'm in Toronto.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy my coffee @ home while relaxing and waking up,with my wonderful husband.

C Crowe said...

CC's Coffee in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Jaemi said...

I love Lasater's Coffee in Clarksville, Tennessee. The coffee always tastes fresh, service is impeccable, the food choices are nice, and prices aren't too bad either. My husband and I like coffee, and we both like trying new flavors and varieties. A Piccolo would be great to help with our explorations!

Diana said...

Living in rural Maine, I have to travel to get my coffee fix. The place is named dastardly Dick's :) love their latte.

Anonymous said...

My favorite coffee is on Co. Rte. 125 with the lake view!

Phoexx said...

Tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/Phoenixx138/status/139693741270253569

jstrom said...

I used to live in Euclid and loved Lakeshore Coffee House mochas...not sure if they are still there but the memories live on!

Jess said...

I love a carmel turtle latte at Brewed Awakenings. Mmmmm..!

Bite Buff said...

Congratulations to Jeannine- you have won the Piccolo from Nescafe! Email me to claim your prize.

VHS said...

I love coffee anytime...