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Fire Your Barista – Make the Best Coffee in Your PJs

Coffee is delicious, fact.

We’ve all bought in, on some level to the feeling of routine, community, and indulgence when going to our favourite coffee shop and requesting our own specially made, ever-so-specific type of refreshment.

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The truth is, wouldn’t you rather have all the convinence of a to-go coffee, combined with the flavours and real coffee taste that you’re craving? Not sure where to start with the home kits?

Here’s a quick video to show you how. It’s quick, because it’s easy. Plus there’s some royalty-free jazz to occupy your ears while you watch.

Didn’t catch that? Here are the steps:

  1. Discover your favourite Ethical Bean coffee type
  2. Grind up enough to losely fill the coffee grounds filter in the Milano Stovetop Espresso Brewer
  3. Add one or two cups of water, depending on how much coffee you’re making, and how strong you like it. Don’t fill above the valve at the side
  4. Put the coffee filter on the water section and screw on the lid
  5. Place on the burner and wait for the water to boil. Leave the lid shut and check periodically to see if it’s done
  6. Pour into your favourite cat mug (other mugs are available)

For Earth Day (Saturday 22nd April) my lovely friends at Ethical Bean and I are giving away a year’s supply of organic, fair trade, super tasty coffee.

The prize can be delivered to you as bags of whole bean, ground, or compostable pods, and store vouchers to keep you stocked up until Christmas.

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SocialDad Ethical Bean Coffee Giveaway


Disclaimer: The lovely people at Ethical Bean are sponsoring me to talk about their coffee, which is fine by me as I love their products and what the company stands for. All opinions are my own, as is the cat mug.


  1. Treen Goodwin

    April 19, 2017 at 2:08 am

    I will be turning the lights out hanging my clothes on the line weather permitting of course 🙂

  2. Amy Heffernan

    April 19, 2017 at 2:31 am

    We will be out with 3 other families. Cleaning up our community! Thanks!

  3. Sarah De Diego

    April 19, 2017 at 6:22 am

    We are volunteering at our local Sustainability Fair. Every day is Earth Day around here. Both of my 7-year-olds talk about the Earth It’s a family thing.

    Besos Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  4. Gord

    April 19, 2017 at 7:01 am

    We won’t be doing anything for Earth Day this year. This household is always cutting back on hydro use and pick up trash when we see it.


    April 19, 2017 at 7:53 am

    We have already changed all our light bulbs to low energy and on earth day we will be mindful of not wasting power.

  6. Bailey Dexter

    April 19, 2017 at 8:02 am

    On Earth Day on Saturday 22nd April will be at the Farmer Market setting up activities for everyone to participate in!

    1. jamesrcsmith

      April 19, 2017 at 8:20 am

      That’s amazing. What activities will you host?

  7. Madison

    April 19, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Woohoo! Yes, please! Love Ethical Bean 🙂

  8. Kim

    April 19, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Thank you for that! Awesome contest in honor of Earth Day. I have never heard of Ethical Bean. I will have to check them out.

  9. Marlene

    April 19, 2017 at 9:23 am

    A year of coffee? Bam! You’re talking to my inner caffeine addict! thanks for sharing this!

  10. Sincerely Ophelia

    April 19, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I’ve actually never heard of the brand of beans you mentioned. Will def be checking it out. I love making coffee as a hobby was this was right up my alley. Thanks for the share 😀


    Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    10:31 PM

    XOXO // Check out my latest post if you like 😉
    SINCERELY OPHELIA | HOW TO | Small Bag in a Big City

  11. Rosie

    April 19, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    We are going to a local event to be part of!

  12. Debbie S.

    April 19, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    We will clean up the yard and take a walk and clean up garbage on our way. We will use less power and make more plans of reducing, re-using (we already recycle all we can). We may also plant a few lettuce seeds.

  13. Jason E Woods

    April 19, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    I am going to sleep in!

  14. Rhonda W G.

    April 22, 2017 at 4:50 am

    Awesome giveaway! I do love my coffee. I plan on taking the dogs to the park for a good run and play.

  15. Darrell Mitlon

    April 23, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    I recently switched to making my coffee in a French press and I enjoy it black now. So much better.

  16. Christy E

    April 25, 2017 at 6:01 am

    I went to a meditation workshop and then a local cleanup party

  17. Suzie B

    April 25, 2017 at 6:23 am

    I started my garden/compost planning on the 22nd

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