Friday, November 22, 2013

House Party sampling event: Gevalia Foam - new latte, cappuccino and macchiato beverages for Keurig!

Thanks to House Party we were able to sample new Gevalia beverages specifically for the Keurig brewer at work. I got three different flavors, the Mocha Latte, the Cappuccino and a Caramel Macchiato. The early favorite was definite the Caramel Macchiato; everyone wanted to sample and taste this one.
copyright Durhamonthecheap - three different samples of Gevalia foamy goodness to go with magazines and donuts!
I also raffled off some of the design stencils because the smiley face was so popular. So it and the heart stencil were raffled off and we will see if we can post pictures later on about the use of the stencils on some of the foamy goodness. To go with the coffee, I had bought some donut holes because what goes better with coffee than some nice sugary donuts?

copyright Durhamonthecheap - the spread for the Gevalia House Party
I also handed out the coupons to everyone and several members in the party already stated that they sometimes buy the regular Gevalia coffee in the store, but now will keep an eye out for the K-cup varieties available in local stores. A couple of people stated that they will just order the K-cup varieties online and the Mocha Latte was in the meantime getting high marks as well for his nice balance of chocolate and coffee flavor!
copyright Durhamonthecheap - enjoying some Gevalia coffee, the caramel macchiato was an early favorite!
We were impressed with the fact that Keurig now can be used to create coffeehouse creations in the regular Keurig thanks to the extra froth package available with the Gevalia packaging. It is such an ingenious solution to the problem of how to create coffeehouse drinks at home or, as in a our case, the office.
copyright Durhamonthecheap - having a good time with coffee and dessert!
 Overall, everyone was impressed with the coffee samples included, although several people indicated that they value the quality of Gevalia coffee and did not expect anything else from the makers of Gevalia in their attempt to come of up coffeehouse drinks. Several guests grabbed different samples and are now looking forward to trying additional flavors next week.We have a Keurig at work that allows to adjust the amount of water used in brewing, so several people started off with the least amount of water required (6oz) and then added hot water as needed to get to their individual desired strength. We love that Gevalia has now come out with these coffeehouse drinks, so we can enjoy a latte at work or at home without having to spend a fortune or even leave the home or office because all we need now is access to a Keurig. Thanks Gevalia and House Party for providing us with the opportunity to sample the Gevalia coffeehouse drinks!


Disclaimer: I received free samples from House Party in exchange for hosting a sampler party and providing feedback about the products. The opinions expressed in this blogpost are solely my own and have not been influenced by any third party.

30 comments:

QueenB said...

um, hello! your coworkers look fabulously fun- i'd love to work there!! and coffee. yum.

Mommy 2 J.A.M. said...

I can't wait to try the new beverages for the Keurig. I am also going to tell my mother about this so she can buy for her law firm

debdenny said...

I love House Party and Gevalia! Awesome!

Pam said...

What a fun party! I love getting together with friends and having dessert and coffee.

Deborah Anderson said...

What a creative idea for a house party. Great pics, too!

Shanna said...

I'll have to try these! They sounds good!

Angela said...

That is some office party! I bet your co-workers were very appreciative.

Carmen Uballe said...

it looks like you had a lot of fun sharing with your co-workers.. I am not a coffee drinker but I can drink hot chocolate while everyone drinks coffee lol

Robyn Good said...

What a great little party. I love lattes!

Cynthia Landrie said...

Looks like all of you had a great time and really enjoyed the new products! I bet your friends felt special!

DomesticSuperhero.com said...

I am intrigued by Keurig but I often feel bad about all the waste they produce. I wish they all came with a reusable K-cup so that it would reduce waste, instead of promote it. These flavors look delicious though.

Hugh Ebner said...

Gevalia is one of my favorite coffees. I will have to give their coffee house creations a try. Cool office party.

Kathy Balman said...

wow this is awesome I love keurig beverages!

Jaredamy said...

I loved these flavors myself! Looks like you had a nice at work sampling!

Wendy said...

These K-cups ARE fabulous, and your post makes me miss my old coworkers! My team now consists of a 4yo and a 10mo! lol

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

What a fun idea! My co workers would love it if I did something like this.

Laurie said...

I will have to remember to look for these. Looks like a fun time was had by all that attended!!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'm not sure I've had the chance to try the Gevalia k-cups yet, but I'll certainly look for them on my next restocking trip!

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

I haven't tried Gevalia k-cups yet, but I switch it up every time I order, so I am bound to get to them soon. :)

Dawn Lopez said...

Yum, I really need to try these. The flavors sound incredible! Looks like you had a great time ;)

Lisa said...

I havent tried these yet but I'll have to now!

Jen B said...

Mmm Gevalia! This sounds so good and I can't wait to try it out.

Janeane Davis said...

I have used Gevalia coffee for many years. I have never used the K-cups from them before. It looks like you had a fun time sharing your treat.

Mama to 5 said...

I have never had this brand coffee before, I will have to try it as iced coffee, that is my favorite!

Vonnie Bailey said...

My favorite coffee drink is the Caramel Macchiato as well. Love to have a cup right now!

Jordyn C said...

Gevalia anything is heaven, I have no doubt their coffee would be amazing :)

LaTrice R. said...

Oh so jealous I love this brand....I bet everything was good.

Katherine Bartlett said...

Oh what a lucky duck! I would love a house party like this!

Danielle @ We Have It All said...

Looks like a great time. I LOVE Gevalia!

Elizabeth Sanders Towns said...

What a brilliant idea for a way to host your house party sampling event. Your co-workers get to do the sampling and they are probably some of the people who you spend the most time with. I love that! I would love to have a caramel macchiato at home!