Enter To Win a Philips Saeco Syntia Focus Automatic Espresso Machine!


I start every day here in Umbria with a great cup of cappuccino that I make with my Saeco Espresso machine so I was thrilled when Philips Saeco US contacted me about doing a partnership together. After some discussion since I am presently in Italy and they are in the US, we’ve decided to offer a contest giveaway for this amazing Philips Saeco Syntia Focus Automatic Espresso Machine with a suggested retail price of $999. Thank you Philips/Saeco US! Not only does this machine make one of the best cups of espresso you’ll ever taste, it is absolutely gorgeous to look at too! (see photos below) The Syntia Focus is made with metal that is then finished in glossy black and chrome that is not only robust, but it also has a modern and stylish look which perfectly adapts to every kitchen decor. One touch top quality functionality paired with a sleek design……what more could could you want in an espresso machine?

There are so many espresso machines on the market today, but Saeco machines are top of the line and I would honestly recommend one to anybody. I’ve had my Saeco machine here in Italy for over four years and apart from completing an easy cleaning/descaling every so often, it is easy to take care of, extremely easy to use, and always produces a truly great cup of espresso or frothy cappuccino with the touch of a button. I love my coffee, and I usually start my day with a light frothy cappuccino, then enjoy a short shot of espresso after lunch. If I feel like I’m lagging later in the afternoon, I often make an iced coffee or shakerado which is refreshing as well as being a great pick-me-up and my Saeco espresso machine is perfect for all my coffee craving needs. In fact, after reading all the information about this gorgeous Syntia machine and after enjoying my Saeco machine here in Italy so much, I am hoping to replace my coffee machine back in Florida when I return back in November with my own Syntia Focus machine as well. This machine is really the Ferrari of automatic coffee machines!

Anyone who knows a great espresso knows it is all about the flavor and crema (creamy layer on top of the coffee). Flavor comes from the type of beans you choose and water temperature, but it takes a good espresso machine to create the perfect crema. Philips Saeco states that the espresso’s crema tells a lot about its quality. It should be 3-4 mm thick with a smooth texture, sometimes streaked. The coloring should also be hazel brown with occasional darker shades.

Important Features About the Syntia Focus Automatic Espresso Machine

  • Top-notch technology features such as one-touch, fully automated operation means coffee is always a breeze to prepare. Presto!
  • Very easy to use with a compact bean-to-cup system and color-coded user interface guide that guides you through each step.as an automatic cleaning and de-scaling which is extremely important asset for me!
  • Front access to all features allows you to add beans and water and clean the machine without ever having to pull it out from under your cabinets.
  • Make short or long coffee with one touch, your favorite drink preferences are easily stored with the memo option.
  • Nine different icons are used on the led display help to easily identify the functions of the machine.
  • Adjustable built-in ceramic disc grinder is quiet and features automatic shut off.
  • Features water filtration, and air-tight and uv protected coffee bean hopper as well as sound insulating technology.
  • Tucked inside the stylish design with clean lines, the Saeco Focus has innovative technology that guarantees pure espresso enjoyment.
  • To help conserve energy this machine has an Energy Safe Mode so if your machine sits idle for an hour, Energy Safe mode is automatically activated.
  • The Syntia machine can also be programmed to enter stand-by mode and keep energy consumption at less than 1 Watt per hour.

 

Contest Rules: This contest is now over! The winner of the Saeco Syntia Espresso Machine is comment #69 Holly S. chosen by Random.org. Holly you have 72 hours to contact me. If I haven’y heard from you in over 72 hours a new winner will be chosen.

Good luck or buona fortuna!
Deborah Mele
July 2012

Disclosure: I was not paid for my review of Saeco Espresso machines apart from being given one Syntia Focus machine to offer as a contest giveaway. All comments by me are given honestly and are my own opinion after my experience the past four years with this brand.

 

372 Responses to “Enter To Win a Philips Saeco Syntia Focus Automatic Espresso Machine!”

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    Grace Dooley — July 31, 2012 @ 4:55 am

    Good coffee has been part of my day since I was little. I would wake up to coffee brewing on the stove. My parents were Italian and the aroma of espresso wafted through the house every morning. I have continued this tradition on and grind the coffee each morning and brew the coffee on the stove still, so at 55 years old, it is time to come up with the times and hopefully win one of these beautiful coffee machines.

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    Katie S — July 31, 2012 @ 5:29 am

    Coffee is a little treat in the morning to start my day!

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    Adrenna D'Orlando — July 31, 2012 @ 5:37 am

    Making coffee is the first thing I do when I wake up. It puts a smile on my face just thinking about the smell wafting through our home. When we went to Italy we hopped from one Cafe to the next to get our espresso fix. We would live to have this machine in our house to bring back the smells of those cafe’s.

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    Adrenna D'Orlando Reply:

    See below where I added how I posted pic and pinned it. Thanks. I posted twice because it didn’t show up earlier. Thanks :)

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    Fran — July 31, 2012 @ 5:37 am

    My Aunt Ann used to say “Muffet (me!), the older you get the earlier you get up in the morning”…at 58 I hear her voice every morning when I’m up before the 1st chirp in the Rhododendrons! My Goldendoodle Jack & I get after it with gusto after my first cup of strong coffee (yesterday it was bread & butter pickles by 6 am)..I can only imagine the old lady gusto x 2 if I had this beautiful gleaming Philips Saeco Syntia Focus Automatic Espresso Machine awaiting our 6 feet padding into my kitchen!

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    margo — July 31, 2012 @ 5:57 am

    How does coffee fit into my life?…..without coffee I would not have a life!

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    Adrenna D'Orlando — July 31, 2012 @ 5:58 am

    My mornings begin with grinding my coffee beans for my coffee press. It it the closest thing I have found to the espresso I remember from my trip to Italy. It instantly puts a smile on my face to smell the coffee aromas fill our home. I posted a picture on Saeco’s wall of my morning coffee and posted this sweepstakes to Pintrest. Keeping my fingers crossed to win this amazing machine.

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    Michael — July 31, 2012 @ 6:00 am

    No better way to start one’s day than with a fresh, hot cup of cafe. Delicioso!

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    Dyana — July 31, 2012 @ 6:02 am

    I’m a lion before my coffee, but a kitten afterwards.

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    Michael — July 31, 2012 @ 6:08 am

    A fresh, hot cup of java to start one’s day. Ahhhh. . .

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    Laura — July 31, 2012 @ 6:08 am

    The first thing I do when I wake up is put my little Moka pot on the stovetop. Since I don’t own a great quality cappuccino machine, I drink espresso at home and dream of my mornings in Italy where I start my day with a delicious cappuccino! It would be a dream to own this fabulous Saeco Espresso machine and bring a taste of Italia right into my own kitchen! Mille grazie to Deb for hosting this giveaway and to Saeco for offering this fabulous espresso machine to a lucky winner!

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    Joyce McCormack — July 31, 2012 @ 6:20 am

    “How does coffee fit into my day?”
    Well that is an easy question; my day doesn’t start, or go anywhere without a cup (or three )of coffee. We even get up early to fit in our early morning coffees in.
    On getting up the first thing we do is grind some Lavazza beans and put the kettle on. For ease and speed our first coffee is normally made in a caffetiere. In the mean time we switch on the ‘Gaggia’ it takes a few minutes to get up to speed. Like me it is not in ‘the first flush of youth’, so while we wait we have our first coffee of the day and it is sipped and savoured. With the first coffee of the day enjoyed I now feel able to think about the day ahead.
    Our next coffee, is usually a cappacino which my husband has to lovingly coax, using all his barista skills to produce, a coffee that is hot and frothy from our ageing coffeemaker.This,if it is a Sunday, will be accompanied by fresh homemade bread and jam.
    While Stephen tidies up the kitchen, I’m the cook and he is the bottle washer, I will browse through a few recipes and will make up the meal plans for the day. I have diabetes, so have to keep an eye on what I eat. Coffee is the only treat that I can enjoy without having to worry about.
    Once he is through he will then make ,what for both of us is the treat of the day, a macchiato. How can so much pleasure be contained in such a small cup?
    Now the business part of the day can begin and there is the chore of work to be faced. I am now at the stage where I cannot face instant coffe. So during the day it tends to be tea or water I drink. As soon as we get home the kettle goes on and the beans are ground. We both need that mug of coffee so that we can unwind after a hectic day. Meals are usually rounded off with an espresso, a meal just doesn’t feel complete without a good coffee.
    Coffee is what punctuates and defines my day. Good coffee is not a luxury; it is a necessity. I am sure that it isn’t blood running through my veins: it’s coffee!

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    Judith — July 31, 2012 @ 6:27 am

    Coffee is my best friend! I start the day with very strong coffee made in an electric perculator, and sometimes I’ll cut it with milk, and drink it from a bowl, the way my Italian grandparents drank their bitter chicory blend. At work, coffee is my afternoon pick-up. And having coffee with my sisters and my mothers while we sit at the table to talk is a family ritual.

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    Terry Covington — July 31, 2012 @ 6:31 am

    I work at home and my morning cup of coffee at my desk is something that I really look forward to. When I lived in Germany, on weekends my husband and I would walk downtown and have pastry or cake and coffee at a little sidewalk cafe. I would love to revisit this tradition by being able to make my own espresso at home. Thanks for the chance.

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    Phyllis DiPlacido — July 31, 2012 @ 6:47 am

    I cannot start my day without my coffee!!

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    Michael Brown — July 31, 2012 @ 6:59 am

    The cobwebs don’t clear in the morning until the smell of ground coffee beans hits my nose. The smells and sounds associated with making coffee are almost as comforting as the final result!

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    BJ Smith — July 31, 2012 @ 7:00 am

    Coffee is a necessity in the morning. Nothing better than that first sip!

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    Ashley — July 31, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    Coffee is the first thing I think about when I wake up:) Absoluetly could not live without it. I love to mix in a few cappuccinos or latte’s whenever I can to spice it up. This espresso machine would be a great way to do that without breaking the bank…thanks for the chance to win. A cappuccino would be a great compliment to the amazing desserts from your blog

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    cynthia rich — July 31, 2012 @ 7:18 am

    Coffee begins my day. One of my earliest memories was of my dad letting us kids have a bowl of sweet coffee milk with crumbled up Nabisco Milk Crackers. What a treat that was!

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    Wanda Dawson — July 31, 2012 @ 7:30 am

    I’ve just started drinking coffee for the past year,I love iced coffee. I start every morning now with it, just the smell of coffee is so good, espresso sounds really good to.Coffee is the first thing I do now,love ,love, love to smell it brewing.

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    Melanie Schano — July 31, 2012 @ 7:32 am

    The better question is how does coffee NOT fit into my day? As a ER nurse I can’t make it through my 12hr shift without it!

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    Denise Streit — July 31, 2012 @ 7:36 am

    Who needs an alarm clock. I am awakened to the sound of the coffee grinding, and then the aroma wafts into the bedroom. After 2 to 3 cups of hot black coffee, I will drink the remaining over ice, with milk and slightly sweetened.

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    Angelina — July 31, 2012 @ 7:42 am

    The day does not begin- without espresso!!

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    Alexis — July 31, 2012 @ 7:44 am

    First thing, every morning!

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    Roy DePizzol — July 31, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    Rising, and getting my day underway is the dance of life. Coffee is my partner. Salute.

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    Brian Nonno — July 31, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    Coffee brings back wonderful memories. My grandmother would drink it as I was growing up. As we sat down for breakfast I would get to a few sips of coffee. It began my love of coffee. It is the first thing that I grab in the morning. I have travel mugs to take with me. I stop at the local shop for a cup. I will finish my day with a cup. Coffee brings back the wonderful memories of my grandmother and best friend who left us way too early in life. She would have loved to attend the first annual coffee tasting in Columbus. I toast a cup to her and to you for letting me go down memory lane.

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    TraciB — July 31, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    My day just isn’t good if I don’t start it off with a few cups o’ coffee..!!!

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    Isabelle — July 31, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    A great cup of coffee in the morning to start the day is part of my everyday life and it is truly a treat.

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    nina francis — July 31, 2012 @ 8:00 am

    Coffee starts my day, so I set my maker up the night before, so it’s ready when I wake up(very early. Usually have some left, so I make my own frappacino(sheaper than boing out for one. If I should win this coffee maker, I know my family will enjoy their visits even more
    Growing up in a very Sicilian family, coffee and italian bread was usually breakfast for us, you know it still is a good way to start the day!!
    Thanks, and wish me luck!!

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    TraciB — July 31, 2012 @ 8:04 am

    I tweeted the required comment!!!!

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    TraciB — July 31, 2012 @ 8:04 am

    I posted on the Saeco Facebook page and “liked” them…

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    TraciB — July 31, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    I pinned this contest onto one of my boards on Pinterest!!!

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    Mary Donnelly — July 31, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    The smell of cafe brewing in the morning is better than any alarm clock. Morning is my peaceful time, which I now share with my recently graduated daughter before she heads out to her internship. Not much talking going on, just a comfortable quiet as we get ourselves ready for the day.

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    melanie — July 31, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    Always begin the day with coffee. Nice, Italian style espresso. Perfetto! A little cinnamon on top (I know, not very traditional, but really tasty and good for leveling blood sugar). Then, every once in a while, have a “hit” of espresso in the late afternoon as a pick up. Espresso has less caffeine than coffee, so it won’t keep you awake all night, just long enough to go out disco dancing.

    Love coffee!

    Thank you and thank you for the great website.

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    Aarti Modi — July 31, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    A friend gave me a coffee mug for my birthday that says – “Life is good as long as I have my coffee!!” Yes – she knows me well. My day cannot start without a cup of coffee I would love love love to win this!!!

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    TMJ — July 31, 2012 @ 8:10 am

    Coffee in the morning is the best start to the day! And I love an iced coffee on a hot summer day :)

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    TraciB — July 31, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    I tweeted a link to a great Espresso Rubbed New York Strip Steak on Twitter, tagging you and Saeco – @DebIFF and #SaecoEspresso – http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/2238/Espresso-Rubbed-New-York-Steak125147.shtml

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    TraciB — July 31, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    I posted a link to a great Espresso Rubbed New York Strip recipe on Saeco’s Facebook page…

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    Judy Charbonneau — July 31, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    Wish I could be part of the contest but I live in the wrong country!!

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    Sue — July 31, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    I’m drinking my coffee now, while I wake up, read my favorite cooking blogs and get ready to start my day. It’s the only way to start a day!

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    Michael Benedik — July 31, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    Fine coffee brings me such joy that it will bring tears to my eyes! A real vacation is being in Italy with an expresso glass in hand. AHHHHHHHHhhhh!

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    Be a coffee-drinking individual – espresso yourself! ~Author Unknown ~ This simple quote expresses my love of coffee in all it’s delicious forms.

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    Annette — July 31, 2012 @ 8:30 am

    Last summer my husband and I visited Italy. We stayed in an apartment in Siena. Every morning we got up, walked down the street to the local bar and had a cup of cappuccino. One morning, we went to the market to get some food for a picnic on our way to Gubbio and ran into the chef whose restaurant we went to a few nights before. It was one where you pay one price and eat what the chef prepares for you. It was the most amazing meal we had ever had. We started a conversation with Paolo and he invited us for a cup of coffee. We ended up talking for an hour drinking the best cappuccino (for me) and espresso for the men. I would love to relive that taste and feeling again! We never did make it to Gubbio because of the late start but discovered a lake instead. It was one of the most memorable days of the trip!

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    Diane Altomari — July 31, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    I enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning. I really love iced coffee, so with all the hot and humid weather we’ve been experiencing, I’m drinking quite a bit of it!

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    Rosetta — July 31, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    Wow Deborah I must give you kudos to take on a contest in which a fabulous espresso machine is the prize! The comments will be unending to say the least especially for all of us espresso/coffee lovers out there. Where do I begin in how I feel about coffee and how it fits into my day…the aroma, how to describe it but to say it is wonderful, comforting and satisfying especially in the early morning. That wonderful aroma get the juices flowing and it’s scent lingers throughout the day, makes you feel like you live in Italia! I remember as a child looking at my Nonno enjoying a cup that my Nonna had hand ground and prepared for him. She would let us grind some of those espresso beans at times an I would think how can he drink that stuff…eeeoooh…yuck! Wow if he could only see me now!! I can easily say that I can and have finished off an entire pot of espresso (8 cups) with no problem, well besides the bouncing off the walls part…no worries! I love it! Not only do I enjoy espresso/coffee but I truly feel that it is a foundation of who we are and of where our roots came from. I can’t wait to read about everyone’s feelings about this wonderful brew…oh, and I almost forgot this, but just a little hint to take the edge off your espresso and give it a wonderful freshness..twist a small piece of fresh lemon peel over your next cup and toss it in..I don’t do it all the time but I am sure you’ll enjoy it!

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    Paola Fabiano — July 31, 2012 @ 8:48 am

    Hi Deborah, thank you for this amazing opportunity.
    My husband and I are both originally from Italy and so it’s easy to understand that coffee, especially a good espresso, is part of our culture, it is part of who we are. We enjoy an espresso after every meal, at least twice a day, and really savor every sip.

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    christine esposito — July 31, 2012 @ 8:48 am

    Coffee is the only support in the early morning of preperation for the day ahead. The aroma allows our senses to awaken to the quietness of a home or a business before the hussle/bussle of the day comes upon us. Coffe is great as a relaxer in the evening when all is said and done.

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    Judith Plante — July 31, 2012 @ 9:03 am

    A good cup of coffee in the morning is the best way to start my day – the day can’t do anything but improve after that!

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    I also pinned it to my Pinterest “Some Favourite Things”

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    Steven Murphy — July 31, 2012 @ 9:05 am

    Coffee is like a defibrillator to my soul. I drink a pot every morning before going to work. I actually get up an hour earlier than I need to just to enjoy my morning coffee.

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    Jenn Wilmer — July 31, 2012 @ 9:10 am

    Coffee is the first thing I reach for when I get up. I could not start my day without it!!! I typically have an ice coffee mid- day for a pick me up! Coffee is a big part of my day!

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    Mary Anne Harper — July 31, 2012 @ 9:10 am

    With the wonderful aroma of fresh ground beans brings the most difficult question…a regular cup of coffee, espresso or a cup of cappuccino…:-)…because my guests and I so deserve the best…using the Philiips Saeco Syntia Focus Automatic Espresso Machine would be the “icing on the cake”.

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    Jenn Wilmer — July 31, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    I pinned this giveaway on Pinterest!

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    Sam Pzzi — July 31, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    Allora! After experimenting with no fewer than four espresso machines I chose a Saeco. I have an older version of a Saeco espresso machine that has worked splendidly. I have tried a variety of beans but settled years ago on Lavazza Bar. No other machine has matched the flavor that the Saeco has done for me and my wife and of course company that comes to drool and beg for an espresso.
    To have a more up to date model would be an amazing surprise as we are committed to the Saeco machines.

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    Maureen — July 31, 2012 @ 9:17 am

    It is a treat. It is for when I have a migraine or a very bad headache. The caffeine will help. But the coffee will be a treat for a pick me up and just enough to get me through the day.

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    Jan — July 31, 2012 @ 9:17 am

    Coffee begins my morning every day and continues through my work day. I really couldn’t imagine my life with out coffee.

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    David Polk — July 31, 2012 @ 9:20 am

    Coffee is the alpha and the omega of my day
    Strong and robust in the morning
    Soothing and mellow in the evening
    Be it espresso,latte, or North American
    A day without coffee is like a dog without a tail

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    Crystal Flowers — July 31, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    My coffee cup stays with me throughout the day…. like my mother, I enjoy a good cup of coffee, and yes, even expresso right before bed. (and NO, I never drink decaf…. afer all, what’s the point). I guess I’m fortunate that it doens’t keep me awake, although it does help me wake up in the morning.

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    Crystal Flowers — July 31, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    My coffee cup stays with me throughout the day…. like my mother, I enjoy a good cup of coffee, and yes, even espresso right before bed. (and NO, I never drink decaf…. after all, what’s the point). I guess I’m fortunate that it doesn’t keep me awake, although it does help me wake up in the morning.

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    Kim W. — July 31, 2012 @ 9:27 am

    I love a good cup of coffee in the morning, lightly sweetened with cream. In hot weather, it’s iced coffee all the way – all through the day even!

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    Kim W. — July 31, 2012 @ 9:28 am

    I pinned this!

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    Roseann Pummill — July 31, 2012 @ 9:33 am

    Oh, how I would love an espresso machine like the Philip’s Saeco Syntia. Everytime I’m in a home shopping store I oogle the espresso makers, first thing? My eyes savour the sleek designs of stainless and black, all the settings, and even the power of the pump!! Need to know it will add a wonderful soft cloud of white fluffy milk over my first cup of coffee of the day. The aroma and sense of comfort in a warm cup of perfectly brewed cappuccino as you slink down, pillows propped and find the most comfortable spot on the bed for those few moments …………Ahhhhh, nothing better………. who needs exercise!

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    Caio — July 31, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    An espresso is the perfect start for my day!

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    Liz Cassella — July 31, 2012 @ 9:35 am

    I have a 30 minute drive to work and I take that time to savor my beautiful cup of coffee Monday through Friday. On the weekends I sit on my back porch and enjoy my coffee before my day starts.

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    SKM — July 31, 2012 @ 9:35 am

    As the daughter of a farmer and a granddaughter of an auctioneer that could not fathom a morning without that first pot of coffee – I am a rabid coffee drinker. :) In fact, I need to go pour myself some now. :) Black. In my favorite mug.

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    cindy — July 31, 2012 @ 9:39 am

    I learned to appreciate drinking coffee on a trip to Italy.
    I french press at home because I don’t have an espresso machine.

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    Gene frassetto — July 31, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    Cafe Americano in the morning, esspresso in the afternoon, red wine at dinner is what keeps me alive and functioning. Ciao!

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    Mary Carol flynn — July 31, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    Coffee makes my day – afternoon and evening – can’t get enough!

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    Kristine Notarangelo — July 31, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    HOw can anyone start their day without a beautiful cup of coffee.

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    Babs George — July 31, 2012 @ 9:49 am

    Coffee pretty much starts my day. There is nothing that makes me feel better in the morning that a fragrant cup of fresh brewed coffee.

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    CHEF,FRANCO,NAPOLI — July 31, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    HOW DOES COFFEE FIT MY DAY?

    ANSWER! WITH OUT IT, THERE IS NO DAY!

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    Marlynn La Sala — July 31, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    My day doesn’t start until I have had my coffee!

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    Joanne — July 31, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    A part of my everyday life is a wonderful cup of coffee first thing in the morning. I take it outside with me early morning and listen to the songs of the birds. AHHH….now that’s the way to start your day!

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    Kathy Hughes — July 31, 2012 @ 9:58 am

    Coffee is a must with at least one cup per day, and lately I’ve been doing one mid-afternoon. I love the aroma and the taste with 1/2 & 1/2 and a little sugar. MMMMMM!

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    Angie — July 31, 2012 @ 10:03 am

    On the mornings when DH wakes up before me and says “I made coffee”, it is SO much easier to get out of bed.

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    michael christian — July 31, 2012 @ 10:06 am

    I have been a heavy coffee drinker all my life. About 10 yrs ago my children gave me an espresso machine for Christmas. I began making a latte each morning and discovered, one good latte is better than 12-15 cups of bad coffee. I have become a devoted espresso junkie and use it frequently in desert recipes.

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    Debbie Hilliard — July 31, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    Espresso in the morning and cappuccino in the evening are my delights!

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    anne — July 31, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    the aroma, the taste and the sip of my morning coffee brightens my day and improves the days.

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    joe — July 31, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    Coffee to start the day, “Simply the Best”

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    Aimee — July 31, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    Since I don’t drink anything other than coffee or water, coffee plays a big part in my day. I try to stay away from beverages that are concidered unhealthy so soda is out & juice has to much sugar. Coffee, on the other hand, is thought to have some health benefits.

    I drink coffee thoughout the day. I start first thing in the morning up until after dinner.

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    aldo tripaldi — July 31, 2012 @ 10:21 am

    i miss having a great cup coffee in the morning of cappachino or esspresso since i left italy
    they have coffee here but just not the same, i would love to win this machine

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    Elisa Whittington — July 31, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    Each morning I enjoy my favorite Italian roasted coffee. During the summer months, I make myself an iced triple latte in the morning to enjoy and during the winter months I use a coffee press to make a nice, hot cup (or three!). Everyone who knows me knows that I’m a coffee *snob* and that I mail order my roasted coffee beans from a different state than where I currently reside. It’s funny that you would offer this wonderful contest today because just this morning, as I was preparing my iced latte, I was wondering how much longer my current espresso machine would last. I’ve used it every day for over 15 years! I bought my first espresso machine back in 1984 and have had only one other since then. I could sure use a new one today. The Philip’s Saeco Syntia is a beautiful machine, and I know my Friends would be oh so eager for espresso at my home if I had that machine sitting on the counter! My current machine is an eye sore, so it goes into the pantry when I’m not using it. I’d be proud to have the Philip’s Saeco Syntia displayed on the counter for all to see!

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    Marlena Zsoldos — July 31, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    After good morning to my husband and greeting my dogs, I have my first cup of freshly made coffee. A must every day!

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    Danielle Mateo — July 31, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    I always start my day with a good cup of coffee or two! My earliest memory of coffee is my Mom putting a drop of coffee in my milk when I was little so I could dunk my cookies…I called it “coffee milk”. Most days we still share coffee together (only with less milk now)! My Mom is is retired and watches my 10 month old daughter so that my husband and I can go to work with no worries…I would LOVE to win this awesome Saeco machine for her so that she can start sharing “coffee milk” with my daughter soon enough and teach her all the same things she taught me, starting with a good cup of coffee!

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    Joan McLoughlin — July 31, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    Coffee is my go to ‘comfort food’ or I guess I should say beverage. Whether it be my morning cup of joe or an afternoon latte or iced coffee, I can feel the stress just melt away. The aroma alone awakens the senses and my coffee or espresso, well, is heaven in a cup. To say the Saeco Espresso machine in my home would be Perfetto, would be the absolute truth!

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    Hugh Morton — July 31, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    I grin my beans the night before. The first thing I do is hit the start button. I will drink two cups, take it off the heat to a pitcher. Later in the day the chilled pitcher will be iced coffee.

    I would look so good with this maching on my counter.

    Hugh in Dallas

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    Joan Schmelzle — July 31, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    Coffee begins my day. I have three mugs every morning. I have no idea how many cups that comes out to. Any time later in the day I switcfh to an iced latte summer and winter. I do this when I have once a month coffee with the church bulletin stuffing ladies and usual twice weekly trips to Barnes and Noble to work on plans for my next trip to Italy coming up in November now that I don’t have to travel in the summer. And now and then I make a cappucino or another iced latte with my present espresso machine.

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    Rachel Lacow — July 31, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    “How does coffee fit into my day?”

    Let’s put it this way … there would be no “day” if it didn’t start with my coffee. It is true that for many people they need the jolt that coffee delivers to “jump start” their day. Let’s be honest though. Is coffee really necessary for this? No. Studies show that eating an apple is even better at waking you up in the morning than drinking a cup of coffee ! So why then are so many people infatuated (even obsessed) with their coffee. It is the aroma, the taste, the warmth … Oh coffee how I love you! I’ve loved you ever since college when I got that job as a barista. My life was never the same.

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    Naomi — July 31, 2012 @ 10:33 am

    After early morning exercise I drink it black or with milk and watch the day begin. Midday I love it iced, with almond milk and biscotti.

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    Lynn Byczynski — July 31, 2012 @ 10:35 am

    Coffee on the screened porch, watching the sun come up, planning the day ahead. Such a pleasure!

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    Connie — July 31, 2012 @ 10:39 am

    I start my day with one cup at home and one cup at work. Delicious.

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    Christine — July 31, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    Coffee is a wonderful part of my day! I just got into work and I made sure to stop and get a nice hot cup of coffee to hold me over till lunch, caffeine and a metabolism boost!

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    Shelly — July 31, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    Coffee is a quiet way to start my day in a warm, comforting cup!

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    Julie Rice — July 31, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    Coffee is the start of my busy day as a wife, mother, private investigator, attorney, soccer manager, care giver for Mom, chief cook and bottle washer! With all those hats, I must have something special to rev up my engine for the day’s tasks, and coffee is the means by which I start. I like a nice dark roast, and depending on my mood, I may or may not sweeten it up a bit with a flavored creamer. I love the taste and I love the smell as it brews. I was a late bloomer to the coffee world, and my entrance was in Jamaica with the ever-delightful blue mountain beans. I was hooked and I still bring back beans from around the world as I travel. That’s how coffee fits into my life.

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    Vicki B — July 31, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    Latte! A great latte with a cookie always makes my day better.

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    Dana in St. Louis — July 31, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    I posted up my more coffee habits on Twitter as “DanaKnits”. Not enough space on Twitter! :) I usually have one about 8:30, another about 9:30, and (if needed) another at 2pm or so. I only use heavy cream in my coffee (yes, even in the afternoon, since I’m stuck with Americano at work), so the extra fat holds me over.

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    Dan Higgins — July 31, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    Coffee. The way to start the day and end it with a great tiramisu.

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    Dana in St. Louis — July 31, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    On twitter (DanaKnits) I posted a picture of my Moka Pot bubbling away. Yum!

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    Julie Rice — July 31, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    Posted on Saeco Facebook too

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    I posted the answer to the question, of course.

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    Bill Sansone — July 31, 2012 @ 10:54 am

    Espresso fames my life and keeps me connected to my Italian heritage. Before sunrise the aroma and sounds of my little espresso machine kindle my senses and remind me of mornings in Italy at the piazza cafe with the chatter of people at the bar, the clatter of cups and spoons and the hissing of the macchina. In the evening, it brings comfort after a a wonderful meal and treasured memories of caffe correcto at my grandparents’ table. Life is very good…grazie, caffe.

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    Joanna Capobianco — July 31, 2012 @ 10:56 am

    My day cannot start without my coffee. Some of the best coffee that I have ever had was made by a cousin of mine in Bari, Italy using a Philips espresso machine. I would love to return the favor when he comes to visit this fall!

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    Dana in St. Louis — July 31, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    On Twitter (DanaKnits) I shared a recipe I’ve used in the past, especially during the holidays. They are wonderful dipped in coffee (or wine):
    http://t.co/o0rH16j

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    Dana in St. Louis — July 31, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    I Pinned the contest on my “For the Home” board, my Pinterest username is “DanaSTL”.

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    Julie Rice — July 31, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    I’ve tweeted my very girly morning cup!

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    Julie Rice — July 31, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    SaecoEspresso’s FB page also has a photo of my cup. :)

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    Monica — July 31, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    How does coffee fit into my day? The question is, how does it not?!

    Espresso, espresso, espresso. Having a husband from Perugia, Italy, I’ve learned to appreciate a good tazza di caffe’! Every morning and every afternoon you can smell the aroma of espresso brewing from my stovetop moka. It brings me back to the days of living in Italy where I made some of the most memorable experiences of my life.

    Not only does it give me that physical lift that I need to go on with my day, but it also brings me great pleasure. Whether it’s over light conversation with family, or at a local street cafe here in Boston with some friends, or if it’s just me, myself and I sipping a great tazza di caffe in la mia cucina, I will always find time in my day for my espresso.

    and that’s how coffee fits into my DAY. : )

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    Dawn Riley — July 31, 2012 @ 11:01 am

    Coffee is my luxury every morning while I read the paper.
    I could give up chocolate……..but I would never give up my coffee.
    I would certainly use this lovely machine on a daily basis and share with all my friends and neighbors.
    Thank you for sharing your recipes and thoughts on Italy…..I truly enjoy your blog!
    Ciao! Dawn Riley…..Canada

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    Julie Rice — July 31, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    I tweeted my answer to how coffee fits my life.

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    Patty Rademacher — July 31, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    I grew up in an Italian household (1st generation American) and along with wonderful Opera music playing, espresso was made a number of times a day by my Dad. Learning to make a “proper” cup of espresso was part of growing up in our family. One of my all time favorite desserts is Tiramisu, but only if you make it with “real” espresso. I have a wonderful light version of this dessert which I will post. I would love it if I actually won one of these fabulous machines, Thank you D. for making this possible.

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    Teri Mascotti — July 31, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    While undergoing my first three months of chemotherapy (for recently diagnosed breast cancer), I was unable to drink coffee. It would react to the drugs in such a way that produced a metal taste, dehydrated me and would induce nausea. I had no problem avoiding that but reflected on how much I had taken the morning ritual for granted. In our family coffee was not consumed by the carafe, but by one or two small cups of the best grind and taste. Something to be savored.

    I am now in my second phase of chemo and have been able to reintroduce coffee to my day. I truly savor the process in my morning as it represents getting back to normalcy and the promise of what the day might hold.

    Meravigliosa!
    Teri

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    Julie Rice — July 31, 2012 @ 11:13 am

    I posted a great recipe for chocolate espresso cookies on Seaco’s FB page

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    Julie Rice — July 31, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    I tweeted the link to the chocolate espresso cookies too

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    Dan Goodrich — July 31, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    Coffee has to be one of the greates gifts we have ever received. A hot day? Serve over ice. A cold day? Just makes you feel better. Couldn’t ask for anything more…

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    Phil Carroll — July 31, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    Having a freshly brewed Espresso before heading out the door to work is like a “Good Morning” kiss from my honey; better still when I have both……

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    Julie Rice — July 31, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    Hello! Pinned to Pinterest. :)

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    Hayley Hansen — July 31, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    As an athlete, coffee is not only essential to wake me up for those early morning workouts, but it is also a great and healthy way to slightly boost your metabolism! I love adding in homemade simple syrups or a little milk to create a frothy cup of heaven…perfect for any morning.

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    Sam — July 31, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    Espresso is the best!

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    Goat Girl — July 31, 2012 @ 11:38 am

    I drink a good yummy cup of coffee every weekday while I read me email and twitter timeline…kind of like the old days when I’d read the newspaper! Weekends we go get some coffee while running errands or going to the Saturday Farmer’s Market in our town square.

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    April Franklin — July 31, 2012 @ 11:46 am

    I posted on Saeco Facebook page, *How Coffee fits into my day**!!!

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    Seth Bishop — July 31, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    Espresso is my morning comfort and my afternoon pick-me-up. A warm shot of espresso or a mixed espresso drink give me a feeling of sophistication and little guilt (when using skim milk of course!). Coffee would certainly fit into my day perfectly with a Philips Saeco Syntia Focus Automatic Espresso Machine!

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    Michael Altieri — July 31, 2012 @ 11:50 am

    I have been drinking coffee since I was 6 years old. It is a very important part of my day

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    Liza — July 31, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    Answer the question, “How does coffee fit into my day?”
    i drink coffee from sun up to sun down love coffee

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    Audrey Cox — July 31, 2012 @ 11:59 am

    A good cup of coffee in the morning makes a wonderful day! A glass of cold coffee on a hot afternoon is oh so lovely!

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    April Blankenship — July 31, 2012 @ 11:59 am

    I Pinned this to Pinterest! I LOVE my Morning Espresso!

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    Angela Napolitano — July 31, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    I have either an espresso or a cappuccino every morning. I love the morning ritual of it. We have a set of cappuccino cups we received as a gift from a family member in Italy, and they are always a treat to set out as I make our morning cappuccino. I couldn’t do without it.

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    Dolly C — July 31, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    Coffee is a big part of each day here especially when my children are home. One by one they wake up, come downstairs put on the individual one cup coffee maker. I get to smell fresh coffee at least three to four times each morning ……. it’s one of those aromas you can’t get tired of. Then the afternoon comes and it starts all over again…….

    I’m going over to the other sites to also enter there.

    Thank you Deborah Mele.

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    John L. Martina — July 31, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

    I couldn’t function without my morning coffee. As my doctor says,”Your morning coffee kickstarts your heart”.

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    Michael Crowley — July 31, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

    Coffee is a very important part of my day. Without it I don’t know what I would do. It gets me out of bed and is an end to my day. My friends call me a coffeeholic. I perfectly pulled espresso of brewed cup of coffee is better than most things.

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    Michael Crowley — July 31, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    Posted “How does coffee fit into my day?” on FB.

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    Michael Crowley — July 31, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    Tweeted “How does coffee fit into my day?” on Twitter.
    @thelimowreck

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    Cindy K, Texas — July 31, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    I HAVE to have at least one cup of coffee in the morning when I get up and read my emails and blogs. Then if I go out, I usually will get an iced coffee if it’s summer, or hot coffee for all the other times!

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    Cindy K, Texas — July 31, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

    I posted on Pinterest!

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    Cindy K, Texas — July 31, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    I posted on the Saeco USA.

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    Karen — July 31, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    Coffee has always been part of my heritage as an Italian-Dane. As a child I remember having “coffee” at home & with my relatives. Of course, as kids, ours was mainly milk or cream. Personally, I start my day with green tea, and after that, move on to my freshly ground espresso. This machine is the tops and would be a great addition to our kitchen to share with friends and family.

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    Julie Roossien — July 31, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

    Coffee is my comfort food. Everything about it just makes me feel good…the aroma, the taste, the smoothness. Both hot and cold coffee just makes my day!

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    Michael Crowley — July 31, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    Here is a recipe for tiramisu from food.com

    http://www.food.com/recipe/chocolate-espresso-tiramisu-465059

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    Cindy K, Texas — July 31, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    I posted on Twitter

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    Michael Crowley — July 31, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    shared a recipe on FB

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    Michael Crowley — July 31, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

    shared a recipe on Twitter.
    @thelimowreck

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    Michael Crowley — July 31, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    Pinned to Pinterest.

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    Michael Crowley Reply:

    Pinterest: thelimowreck

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    Cindy K, Texas — July 31, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    Posted a recipe on Saeco USA FB page

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    Nancy — July 31, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

    My day doesn’t start until the coffee starts brewing!

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    Cindy K, Texas — July 31, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

    Tweeted Recipe on Twitter

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    Anita — July 31, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

    Midafternoon is when I like to sit down with my coffee, because it gives me a little pickup to t
    carry on the rest of the day.

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    Karen — July 31, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    I just love the taste of a good cup of dark coffee. In the morning, the first thing I do is grind the beans and wait for my Bunn coffee maker to brew the coffee. I am always trying new kinds of coffee and looking for coffee coupons to help my cravings in the morning. Thanks.

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    Alicia — July 31, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    I love coffee any time of the day. I do not drink it for the caffeine, I drink it because I love the taste of coffee. I normally have a cup in the morning when I get to work and another at night after dinner. The warmth is soothing to me.

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    Amy Robeck — July 31, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

    I set my coffeemaker to coincide with my internal alarm so that when I wake up in the morning the smell of freshly ground and brewed coffee is wafting around the house. Now who wouldn’t want to smell a good cup of coffee first thing in the morning! The only thing better would be if I could have an amazing cappuccino to take with me to work ~ to remind me of the weeks I spent in Italy a few years back, MMMMMMMM!

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    Carolyn Mandia — July 31, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    Being from an Italian family my coffee addiction started as a young girl. First drinking it sugary sweet with lots of milk and as I acquired my adult patent like it very strong with a touch of cream. I recently just moved from Philadelphia to California and could not bring my coffee machine. This gift would make my relocation feel more like home. Grazie tanti for the opportunity to enter….

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    Sharon Riley — July 31, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    Coffee is literally the first thing I think about when I wake up. It’s a daily routine that I enjoy equally by myself and over conversation with friends. (*fingers crossed for this amazing espresso machine!*)

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    Cindy K, Texas — July 31, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

    Tweeted pic of morning coffee.

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    Cindy K, Texas — July 31, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    Added picture of morning coffee on Saeco USA FB. Thanks for all the entry opportunities!

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    Deirdra — July 31, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

    My morning coffee is comforting. It makes me feel at home no matter if I’m at the office, in a lousy hotel room, waiting at the airport for an early flight.

    I really wish I was back in Italy to taste those beans. I have never enjoyed expresso so much until I went to a little hole in the wall tuck stop cafe. I wish I new where to buy those beans. I’m not even sure Portland, OR can beat those beans.

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    patty reed — July 31, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    Hot or cold coffee is the best , can’t start my day without it !

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    Emily Vincent — July 31, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    I get up earlier than normal so i can have the time to pick up my usual two espresso shots from the local coffee house. Ever since my espresso machine broke I’ve missed the smell of fresh brewed espresso in my home. its the best way to wake up and start your day.

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    Emily Vincent — July 31, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

    (error when i tried to put up my url)

    will definitely pin this to pintrest
    have also done so on my facebook and twitter
    http://www.facebook.com/emily.p.vincent

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    Dawn Alexander — July 31, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    First thing every morning I make a fresh pot of coffee, and have several cups while I work in my home office.

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    Julie in Redmond — July 31, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

    My favorite thing to do with coffee, actually, is to incorporate it into recipes — banana bread, chocolate muffins, even BBQ sauce. I love the depth it adds to the flavor of things.

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    Juanita — July 31, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    It’s a great way to start the day, then another great pick me up with iced coffee in the afternoon.

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    Rose Sogge — July 31, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    Never drank coffe in my life until capuccino crosssed the pond. Now, I begin each day with a good dose, without which the day just wouldn’t begin. Look forward to having a really good espresso machine.

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    Diane — July 31, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

    I was weaned on coffee ! My mother told me that as a child, I wouldn’t drink milk unless she added a bit of coffee. I remember that she always had a pot of coffee on the stove, and, periodically she would make a fresh pot in case someone should stop in. Now, my day begins with a cup of coffee and the news – followed by breakfast – followed by a second cup of coffee. Later, a “pick-me-upper” and, finally, an after-dinner cup rounds off a good meal.
    During one of our visits in Abruzzo, at a mountain-top trattoria, we were served a complimentary dessert consisting of ricotta, mixed with ground coffee beans (sweetened with sugar) – a revelation ! I served this after dinner for friends to round off my usual Italian meal offering – light, refreshing and tasty. Of course, there is the fail-safe Tiramisu with its coffee-laced Savoiardi lady-fingers (always a hit).
    Having the Saeco Espresso Machine would be such a welcome addition to my “Italian Kitchen” – that, and a good Cappuccino Machine would make it complete.

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    Carol Freeman — July 31, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

    Coffee begins my day.

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    Geri Bocchieri — July 31, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

    Just the aroma of coffee releases glitter from my brain……it is warm, cozy, awakening, delicious and necessary…….

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    April Blankenship — July 31, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

    I’m answering the question to win your wonderful espresso machine on Italian Food Forever:
    Coffee, espresso, latte’s, etc…. they each have a perfect spot in my day based on my mood, time of day and weather. I love all the variations you can make with this simple but complex bean. And the machine makes all the difference.

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    April Blankenship — July 31, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

    I posted on the facebook page of Saeco

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    Billie — July 31, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    I have coffee every morning, no matter where I am. This machine looks and sounds wonderful!

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    Michael S. — July 31, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    Greetings,

    Being alive and happy means my morning starts after a brief whiff of freshly brewed espresso. I anticipate that first sip right after hearing that low rumble from my stove top cafetiere. Buon giorno.

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    Frank Favazza — July 31, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    Coffee is a big part of my day . I have 3 to 4 cups before I take my shower in the morning then I have more all during the day at work.Don’t think I could get through the day without my coffee.

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    Nancy Flint — July 31, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    A delicious cup of Cappucino in the morning is the best way to start my day and remind me of my trip to Italy!

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    Lina S — July 31, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    Nothing perks me up better than my afternoon cafe latte. No matter how busy my morning is or how busy my afternoon is going to be I NEED my cafe latte. Small sips to savor every last drop. What an energizing boost.

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    Mary Humphries — July 31, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

    Coffee is the beginning of making a day wonderful. I start out with a fresh brewed pot and finish the day with a latte in the afternoon.

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    Steven Gomez — July 31, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

    It is how I start my morning each day…ah…my caffinated friend.

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    Nancy Williams — July 31, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

    I have a wonderful husband that arises first… as I bring myself to waken to the day, I smell the aroma of the morning coffee drifting into our bedroom…. Nothing any better to start the day than a fresh cup of coffee in bed! <3

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    Tina — July 31, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

    Coffee makes me happy… I have an espresso every morning and one more after lunch. I love to put my little Moka onto the stove & break out my little cup & my little espresso spoon and take a moment for myself. It’s a little treat that takes me back to Italy & to holidays with my family where we’ve been eating all day and finally have dessert and pastries late at night and our choice of brown (American) or black (Italian) coffee. Either memory makes me smile! That gorgeous machine would let me enjoy beautiful cappuccinos as well! Thanks for a great contest!!

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    Christen — July 31, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

    Living in Seattle, coffee is a huge part of the culture here. One of my favorite things is to walk down to my favorite coffee shop, order an americano or latte, and just sit and people watch. When I’m too busy for that, I make coffee at home, or iced coffee in the summer. Either way, coffee is an essential part of my day!

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    Christen — July 31, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    I pinned this conteset on pinterest!

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    MariaGiovanna — July 31, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

    Morning espresso to get me started, afternoon espresso to keep me going, cappuccino sometime in between!

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    MariaGiovanna — July 31, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

    I left my comment on twitter too!

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    MariaGiovanna — July 31, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

    I have submitted my morning coffee pic on twitter

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    MariaGiovanna — July 31, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

    I have posted my coffee recipe on twitter

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    MariaGiovanna — July 31, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

    I posted your pic on my pinterst board too!

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    Kathie — July 31, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

    Every morning of course – and . . . with a lovely square of crema frita flambe’d in Apricot brandy.
    Beyond delicious.

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    MariaGiovanna — July 31, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

    I shared my coffee recipe on Saeco FB page too

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    MariaGiovanna — July 31, 2012 @ 4:23 pm

    And lastly I shared my comment on Saeco FB page too . . . now I only need to win!

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    frank p — July 31, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

    I start my day with American coffee the way most people do, but the best coffee of the day is the espresso that my wife makes for me in the afternoon. That’s when the two of us just sit together and sip together and enjoy.

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    Jan C. — July 31, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

    GOOD coffee every morning!

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    Jan C. — July 31, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

    Pinned it-hope to win it!!!!!

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    Tom F — July 31, 2012 @ 5:16 pm

    First cup at 5am, a cup on the drive to work, one more a 9am

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    Toni Giarnese — July 31, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

    Pinned on my board of products I love…..wish Nonna could share just one more cup with me

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    Sam Pzzi — July 31, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

    Ahhh espresso! It is the only way to start a day in my house. My wife and I start with an espresso then she graduates to a latte later in the day but after another espresso. I however, am a purist and stick with espresso having at least 3 more cups during the day on my old Saeco machine. Can’t get any better than that to start and finish your day.
    Sam

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    Pam Ohl — July 31, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

    It gets me going and keeps me going. Nothing better. Sure hope I win. Thankyou, Pam

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    Linda B — July 31, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

    Can’t live without my caffeine!!! Thanks

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    Diane James — July 31, 2012 @ 6:34 pm

    Neither my appetite nor my energy gets going without a strong cup
    of coffee every morning!

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    Kristen Connor — July 31, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

    How does coffee fit into my day….my day begins with a strong cup of coffee as I do not currently own an espresso machine…my morning coffee gets me started with my day…I think about what I will do today…I decide which italianfoodforever.com recipe I will try…I think about ingredients I will need…my day then begins…by mid afternoon I’m brewing another cup of coffee…my afternoon coffee is a good way to take a break and sit down in my garden and enjoy the day…I don’t see how my day could be normal without my coffee…

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    Mateo, Sr. — July 31, 2012 @ 6:54 pm

    Coffee in the morning is an essential ritual in my life. Whether it’s an earthy aroma wafting up from my french press filled with a Colombian roast or the sweet, freshly drawn Italian roast espresso topped with thick crema. There’s a time and place for every roast and method in my life. The rich flavors and powerful aromas chase away apathy and dreary grays and infuse hardiness into foods that are incomparable to any other flavors. More than just a morning “pick-me-up”, coffee is more an ambrosia and again… essential in my life.

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    cindy rothacker — July 31, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    There is no better way to start the day then smelling coffee brewing. It is one of my favorite childhoood memories

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    Andre — July 31, 2012 @ 7:42 pm

    Nothing like a good cup of coffee to get the day off right.

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    TOM C — July 31, 2012 @ 7:47 pm

    I know people who have saeco’s and they love them. Would really like to own my own machine as I reall y enjoy a good espresso. It would be a blessing if I could win this wonderful machine for me and my family as my wife enjoys a good espresso also

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    Maria L. — July 31, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

    Can’t function without my morning coffee!!

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    deena vanbergen — July 31, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

    Can’t start the day without it!!!!

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    deena vanbergen — July 31, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    I pinned on Pinterest dkdjeep1

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    Joe Rodriguez — July 31, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

    Coffee is what wakes me up every morning! Gotta have it!

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    JOY MONTALBANO — July 31, 2012 @ 9:31 pm

    My husband and I enjoy coffee together. In the morning it’s a frothy cappuccino topped off with a little ground cinnamon and cocoa powder. We usually have a little treat with the morining cup, a biscotti or a piece of cinnamon toast. We enjoy this cup as we plan our day. After lunch we enjoy an espresso with a piece of seasonal fruit. Lastly, our late cup after dinner of expresso, we enjoy this cup with a date filled with mascarpone cheese and a pecan or a small something sweet. With this last cup we reflect on the day and savor each sip.

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    Ana — July 31, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

    Coffee wakes me up in the morning and lulls me to sleep at night. It is wonderful to be able to drink it all day for every cup is the calm in the storm of my hectic life.

    aaahhh!

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    Kathleen D — July 31, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    Oh my this machine is gorgeous! To think that I could possibly win it leaves me breathless; so it is a good thing that I am writing this.

    We belong to a dinner group, that rotates every month to a different home. When we are the hosts, and even when we are not, each meal ends with my 4 basic stovetop expresso makers on 4 burners trying to keep everyone satisfied.

    I never in the world could afford a magnificent machine like this one, however I suspect that some of the other couples could. IF I am lucky enough to win this dream machine, I just could not wait until we were the hosts again and everyone could oooh & awe over this beauty. I can imagine several ordering discussions taking place as the couples drive home.

    Win or lose, although winning would be better, a girl can still dream.

    PS. You know the saying: la cucina piccola fa la casa grande? Well my cucina is indeed piccola but this grand machine of such a well designed size would make it grande too.

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    Peg D — July 31, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

    The best part of my morning is my latte. It wakes me up, brightens my day and relaxes me. When I am done, I can begin my day with a smile on my face.

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    Roger Metzler — July 31, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

    when I was the manager of our local office, I made sure we had the best coffee we could buy. Now that I’m retired, I haven’t changed my habits. Would love to have an espresso machine to match the coffee I buy to support my daily habit.

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    Renee Richardson — July 31, 2012 @ 10:44 pm

    Coffee fits into my day in the morning to go with breakfast but I often find myself having it as a dessert. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

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    DARLENE EPPS — July 31, 2012 @ 10:52 pm

    A DAY WITHOUT MY COFFEE IS A DAY WITHOUT SUNSHINE. I DRINK MY COFFEE ALL DAY LONG.

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    Carol Lewkowski — August 1, 2012 @ 12:28 am

    When I was little I would spend time with my grandparents and each morning my grandfather would fill the cabin with this wonderful aroma. As I grew I tried to find a coffee that would taste as wonderful as that coffee smelled. I finally did! My family and I were on vacation in Florida to visit my husband’s parents and we went to Epcot Center. In Epcot is the world of Italy and there in the morning I had the perfect cappuccino. All day I returned for another and another and I wished I could bring it home with me but alas I could not. You give me hope to think that I might have the perfect cup of coffee in my own home every day. Love, Carol

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    Michele H aka Goat Girl — August 1, 2012 @ 12:37 am

    I answered the coffee question on Saeco’s facebook page & Liked them!

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    Joan — August 1, 2012 @ 2:24 am

    My day absolutely cannot start without coffee. Have always wanted an espresso machine but didn’t want to bother buying one that I could actually afford – wouldn’t be worth it. But this one – wow!! – it’s something else.

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    amber carroll — August 1, 2012 @ 3:27 am

    no matter what my day always starts off with coffee and even late at night. it keeps me full of energy and it taste soo good to! i really want to win this dont have anything close to this kind of machine!

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    Anna Marie Rizzo Cubage — August 1, 2012 @ 6:27 am

    My eyes do not open until I have my first cup of coffee in the morning. I could not start my day without it.

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    Mrs C. From Illinois — August 1, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    Coffee in the morning is a must have! Thank you for having such a wonderful contest.

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    Denise — August 1, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    I am always looking for the perfect cup of coffee, especially since traveling in Italy.
    I would love to win this coffeemaker.

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    Isabelle Procaccino — August 1, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    Coffee has always fit into my life. As a child I would wake up to the aroma of coffee and it would make me smile. Coffee to me brings family and friends together, whether it’s over dessert or just to have a cup. There is nothing like good coffee and good conversation. To this day, coffee is an everyday staple in my home just like Italian bread-it’s something I have to have every day.

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    Marianne LaValle-Vincent — August 1, 2012 @ 9:20 am

    As the CEO of an Assisted living/Adult home in Auburn, NY, I simply can not function without coffee. The average age of my residents is 80+, so these people go way back with their relationship with coffee. Many of them are up at 6am, and that all important “first sip of the day” had better be hot and ready. I would absolutely love to serve espresso to some of my residents. I love to share my Italian heritage stories with them, and this very special coffee maker would bring some of my stories to life. This is an incredible give-away and one that I would really appreciate!

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    jodi a — August 1, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    My husband is a bear without his coffee, he would LOVE this machine!

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    Julie M — August 1, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    Coffee is the way I start each day and sharing a cup with my son, whose home this summer from college, has made my morning cup even more enjoyable!

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    Sabrina Murdock — August 1, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    My days begin with the enticing smell of coffee brewing. It puts a smile on my face and fills me with anticipation of that first sip. Coffee is one of my simple pleasures in life and I enjoy my quiet time with a steaming cup. I never leave the house without my travel mug filled to keep me going through the day.

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    Bonnie App — August 1, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    “How does coffee fit into my day?” you ask… When I want to pretend I’m sitting by the fountain of the little Italian village where my grandparents came from, I make myself an espresso or two; this is most every day because every day I need a little escape.

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    Paul Campanella — August 1, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    No matter where I am I start each morning with a double cup of freshly ground and brewed coffee. But, the burden of supplementing that auspicious start at mid morning , mid afternoon and post dinner with a properly brewed espress is sometimes overwhelming. With coffee the devil is in the details, as anyone who tries preparing espresso at home knows. This Saeco Syntia Machine could solve my problem,sooth my anxiety and elevate the quality of life to a new level.

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    Milo Maccarone — August 1, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    I wake up in the morning and head right to the coffee maker and get a pot brewing. My first cup is usually at the computer for my daily e-mail check. Then another cup, this time of year out on the patio looking over my frut trees, vegetable and spice gardens. Then a little work in the garden planting, weeding, picking. After lunch another nice cup of coffee. Then off to work with another cup.

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    Dolly C — August 1, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

    I went to facebook to enter from your site Deborah, hope I did it correctly.

    I would love to have this Saeco Espress Machine for when my children come to visit and for entertaining, of course for a quick decaf espresso.

    Thank you Deborah Mele, and love your site and wonderful blogs.

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    Desiree Soliel — August 1, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

    How does coffee fit in to my day? It fits in perfectly! Every morning I rise and shine at the break of dawn. I need my coffee to get me up and get me going! Always, everyday….with out fail. and Espesso is my favorite beyond far. My favorite quost about espresso is from Frances Mayes book Under The Tuscan Sun…”A shot of espresso before bed, gives me the energy to sleep”
    I also have a large coffeeloving family who would appreciate this fine exquisite machine very much so …. :) I hope I win!

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    Terri S — August 1, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

    Coffee is the start of my day, the treat of my afternoon & the nightcap of my evening.

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    Judith Plante — August 1, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

    A HUGE latte and a good book – I’m happy for hours ;-)

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    Ash — August 1, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

    I am only a recent convert to the wonders of coffee. My boss has a Keurig that I am now obsessed with. It’s the first thing I do when I get to work every morning and helps me get through the boring days.

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    Rosetta — August 1, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

    Just made a nice pot this morning to use for a lovely dessert I am making for a lovely dear friend…aaahhh espresso in the morning, nothing better!

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    Laura — August 1, 2012 @ 5:25 pm

    I used to be a diet cola addict and one day switched to coffee and I no longer miss my soda fix. I love coffee in the morning- the aroma and taste make my day start a wee bit brighter!

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    Rhianna T. — August 1, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

    Coffee is a part of my morning in so many ways. At home I love the smell of it when it’s freshly brewed and it the quite morning that goes with it while my kids are still asleep in their beds. I take my morning coffee outside and sit with my dog Daisy or during the colder weather I take it back to my bedroom and enjoy it watching the morning news. At the charter school that my children go to I use an espresso maker to sell latte’s and mocha’s on campus and home games to raise funds for the athletic program here at the school. The machine I have is probably on it’s last leg and was donated last year by one of our school administrators. It is for that fundraiser that I hope that I can win this machine. Thanks, for this opportunity.

    Rhianna

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    Duane Middlebrook — August 1, 2012 @ 6:14 pm

    My day always begins with coffee at breakfast. Cafe presse.

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    David Hodge — August 1, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    Coffee doesn’t fit in my day…my day is because of coffee!

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    Chris S — August 1, 2012 @ 11:38 pm

    Coffee is a family addiction. My father drank coffee all day long & I couldn’t wait for my first grown up cup of my own!

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    Margot C — August 2, 2012 @ 2:56 am

    I make about 2 cups of bold New Orleans style coffee and chicory every morning and drink it ‘au lait’. Later in the afternoon I always want an espresso; how marvelous it would be to be able to make that at home.

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    Danielle F — August 2, 2012 @ 6:14 am

    As a college student, I drink coffee all day long ! So coffee fits into every part of my day, literally. My favorite drinks are espresso drinks (lattes, cappucinos). And sometimes I’ll have an espresso-type cocktail for an after dinner treat.

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    Danielle F — August 2, 2012 @ 6:31 am

    i pinned this contest

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    Danielle F — August 2, 2012 @ 6:33 am

    left a comment on Saeco FB page

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    Rosetta — August 2, 2012 @ 8:24 am

    Buon Giorno! Off to get my morning “pick me up” as I begin my day at work…wish I was enjoying it in Italia on top of a small terrazzo enjoying a quiet view of il mare….

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    Mary Jo Settino — August 2, 2012 @ 9:50 am

    Quality machine + quality beans = excellent coffee!!!

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    Janice English — August 2, 2012 @ 10:03 am

    CIAO!
    The only civilized way to start the day. Love the aroma making its way through the house.

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    Nancy Bell — August 2, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

    Here in Louisiana, coffee is an important tradition. It needs to be steaming hot and strong! It’s not morning unless it starts with coffee!

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    Gretchen — August 2, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

    My early morning coffee is made immediately after feeding the dog and cat. I cannot get through a morning without a cup!

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    Gretchen — August 2, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    I just pinned the contest!

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    Gretchen — August 2, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    I tweeted!

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    Diane — August 2, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    Coffee is an important part of the Puerto Rican culture, of which I am a part. It is a social beverage; you show your hospitality to visitors by serving them a beautiful, aromatic cup of coffee. I start my day with “un café con leche”. Mmmmmm……..

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    Gail — August 2, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

    It’s the best way to start any day!

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    Robin C — August 2, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

    I never drank coffee until I went to Italy 2 years ago. I LOVE IT now!

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    Kim — August 2, 2012 @ 6:59 pm

    It all started with my Nonna making us iced coffee when we were little and I’ve been hooked since. I drink hot coffee for the fall and winter and iced coffee for spring and summer. With french vanilla creamer.

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    Elena V — August 2, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

    Coffee is my comfort drink in the afternoons. I usually make a big cup of decaf arabica, pour some half and half and slice a nice chunk of home-made banana bread and sit down for a few minutes. It helps me to gather my thoughts, relax, and face the rest of my day with my energy renewed. Coffee is a gift from God!

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    Tamra H — August 2, 2012 @ 10:50 pm

    I love a tall glass of iced coffee in the afternoon, to help me get through the day!

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    Carie w-f — August 2, 2012 @ 11:26 pm

    Happy bike rides to school and errands start with a nice big cup of coffee with heavy cream at home. My children know to wait until the coffee is brewing to get out of bed to hug mama good morning!

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    Natalia — August 3, 2012 @ 12:51 am

    I start every morning with a cup of piping hot coffee. I’m definitely not a morning person, but after that first sip of freshly brewed coffee, my day seems infinitely better.

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    Laura Case — August 3, 2012 @ 2:01 am

    Coffee is the zip in my morning! My favorite coffee time though is heading over to my grandparents house on Thursday mornings and having my Grandpa make me expresso with his machine. Not only does it bring him joy to make it, I love drinking it! It would be so great to have my own machine and have him over to my place for a change.

    Thanks for such a great giveaway.

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    Rosetta — August 3, 2012 @ 8:42 am

    Enjoying my morning coffee as I am writing this to you. Definitely one of life’s simple pleasures.

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    Kendra — August 3, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    Coffee is not something we fit into our day…it is a part of the fabric of our lives…the ritual of waking up to the smell of good coffee…sitting on the couch and touching base before we start our day….those are my favorite days….Thank you for the contest and opportunity to win this awesome piece of equipment! :o )

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    Lisa — August 3, 2012 @ 10:35 am

    I can’t begin my morning without coffee!! It feels like I am in some sort of fog until that coffee touches my lips and then instantly everything comes into focus :)

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    Laurie M — August 3, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    Just got back from Italy and now my morning coffee just doesn’t taste the same! We have been looking now for an espresso machine and would love to win one!!

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    Lori H — August 3, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    My day begins with a piping hot cup of coffee, and then another cup. I usually have 1-2 more cups of coffee throughout the day – either iced or hot depending on the season.

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    Seth Bishop — August 3, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

    I tweeted, also! @S33TH

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    Chris — August 3, 2012 @ 3:15 pm

    Even time I wander by a Williams Sonoma, I’m immediately drawn to the espresso machines, dreaming of how nice it would be to make great espresso at home; unfortunately, they’re rather pricey so I’ll continue to stick with my fresh ground drip, drunk black each morning until one arrives on my doorstep. In the meantime, I’ll keep dreaming of recreating the cappuccinos from our trip to Italy and the roasted rocket fuel that is Cuban cafe I used to get in Miami.

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    Kathleen Gobbo-Ballou — August 3, 2012 @ 9:16 pm

    Being Italian you are born to expresso. It is something that you learn to drink, cook with and doctor with. A good cup of coffee with a little wine or other spirit heals any cold.

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    Deborah — August 3, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

    After drinking a good cup of coffee, the world just seems liker a nicer place! I certainly am a nicer person after partaking. One of life’s lovely treats!

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    Jeanie — August 3, 2012 @ 11:19 pm

    How does coffee fit into my day?

    Every morning my sweet husband gets up and grinds the coffee beans. I drag myself out to the kitchen table and he puts a great big cup of steaming coffee in front of me. As soon as I get a whif of that rich aroma and take my first sip, I know it is going to be a wonderful day.

    Thanks for a chance to win this great machine, Don would be so grateful!

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    Patrice McCarron — August 4, 2012 @ 6:28 am

    If you know me…you know coffee should have been my middle name. I don’t go anywhere or do anything without coffee. It has been my lifelong companion as I am never without a nice stonewear mug filled with hot, steamy coffee. I even asked the doctor when I had knee surgery if he could set me up with a caffeine drip once I was wheeled into the recovery room. Such a decadent expresso machine would have a forever home with me. It would be my honor to have such a wonderful coffee machine in my home!!

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    amy marantino — August 4, 2012 @ 9:52 am

    i drink a lot of coffee to stay warm. i am always cold even when the weather is hot.

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    Nenette Seaux — August 4, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    Nothing like waking up and having a nice cup of brew!

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    Tonya Russo Hamilton — August 4, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

    I LOVE coffee….first thing every morning and then again around 2:00pm! My favorite cup is when the local coffee shop makes a design in the foam on top of my espresso….I always take a picture! Thank you for the opportunity! :-)

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    Louise Fadness — August 4, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    My Italian immigrant parents used an old-fashioned Neapolitan pot to brew fresh espresso ever since I can remember. Even as a child I remember the intoxicating aroma filling the kitchen, and I was a pretty fussy eater. But I knew a good smell when I smelled one. The first time I tasted espresso was when I was about four years old and very sick with a fever. My mom beat an egg yolk with sugar in a small mug. She gradually added hot milk and then topped it off with espresso. WOW! That was it – coffee became a part of my life from that moment on. And it made me feel better, too.
    Now, as a senior, I can’t imagine my life without home brewed deliciousness. And the completion of this life cycle would be to own a Philips Saeco Syntia Focus Automatic brewer so that I can make a cup not only for me but also for my parents who are still with me!

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    Rita A — August 4, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    Coffee is the first thing I do in the morning. I also enjoy an after dinner decaf!

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    Rita A — August 4, 2012 @ 1:52 pm
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    Lucille — August 4, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    Coffee fits into my day by starting it with a smile – especially a creamy cappuccino! Mmmm :)

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    Lucille — August 4, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

    I just pinned this contest on Pinterest!

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    Lucille — August 4, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    Just answered the question on the Saeco Facebook page! :)

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    Lucille — August 4, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

    I tweeted how coffee fits into my day :)

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    Lucille — August 4, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    Just posted a recipe to the Saeco Facebook page!

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    Eli — August 4, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    Two cups every morning to write with and one after dinner!

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    Giulia — August 4, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

    My weekday mornings begin with fresh ground coffee to start the day off right. On the weekends I indulge in making percolated coffee on the stove. Either way my mornings cannot begin without a beautiful cup of coffee.

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    Michelle — August 4, 2012 @ 11:34 pm

    Coffee is my pick me up in the morning or my relaxing moment of hapiness amidst a busy afternoon.

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    Arnie Corazzini — August 5, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    EXPRESSO COFFE IS A NATURLALLY EXPRESSIVE WAY TO LIVE EACH DAY

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    Vickie R. — August 5, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    Coffee is my great beginning to each day…one good cup is all I need.

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    PAM BARKSDALE — August 5, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    Living in Italy part time has so spoiled me with respect to coffee. I love my morning cappuccini, and my afternoon macchiati!.

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    Jacqueline Pagano — August 5, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    It’s my way of relaxing and thinking of the things I want to do that day. I find it comforting and friendly.

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    Vicki F — August 5, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

    No day begins properly without an espresso; a lovely way to start the day off!

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    Vicki F — August 5, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

    I pinned this contest on Pinterest.

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    Justin Williams — August 5, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

    How does it NOT fit into my day? Whether home-brewed, instant, Starbucks or local gas station bought, coffee isn’t a luxery, it’s a necessity!!!

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    Deb Day Olivier — August 5, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

    Congenial
    Optimistic
    Friendly
    Flexible
    Enthusiastic
    Eager – me after my morning COFFEE! Would love to win this splendid automatic Saeco machine-my dog CoCo hates the steamer nozzle noise, so I heat my milk in the microwave and foam it with an immersion blender, then add my espresso.

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    Deb Day Olivier — August 5, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    Posted a recipe for Mocha Icing at Saeco today.

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    Susan S. — August 5, 2012 @ 10:26 pm

    I cannot start my day without a coffee or expresso.

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    Jade McLellan — August 6, 2012 @ 12:35 am

    I’m a barista at a small, local cafe. When I make my first cup of coffee, it’s for one of my regulars – knowing that I am a part of their daily routine, that little pick-up in the beginning of my day, is a truly lovely feeling. Knowing I gave someone a warm, delicious start to their day means that I earn MY own latte when things finally slow down.

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    Vincent D'onofrio — August 6, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    A cafe gives provides the quiet time in the morning to plan the day in a relaxed way. And of course, that first shot of caffeine provides the energy to attack those plans!

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    Charlene Fewings — August 6, 2012 @ 2:51 pm

    Before I get up the coffee is perking! Coffee for me is anytime cup to relax, reflect, share and enjoy, it doesn’t matter what the conversation is or where the conversation goes…..Coffee is always great!

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    Holly S. — August 7, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

    I can’t start my day without coffee. That is always my first task of the day! I wake up and head for the kitchen. Sometimes hot, sometimes iced. I don’t have an espresso machine, but love espresso and cappuccinos. Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway!
    hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

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    Holly S. — August 7, 2012 @ 6:27 pm

    I tweeted option one here: https://twitter.com/HollyStormEtsy/status/232965943343591425
    hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

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    Brenda Kieffer — August 7, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

    I start every day with an iced coffee. I often get a second one after lunch.

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    Holly S. — August 7, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

    I posted option one on Saeco’s FB as Holly Storm-Burge here: https://www.facebook.com/SaecoUSA/posts/10151097080684399
    hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

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    Holly S. — August 7, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

    I tweeted option three here: https://twitter.com/HollyStormEtsy/status/232967509756768257
    hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

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    Holly S. — August 7, 2012 @ 6:35 pm

    I posted option three on Saeco’s FB as Holly Storm-Burge here: https://www.facebook.com/SaecoUSA/posts/422892464428521
    hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

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    Holly S. — August 7, 2012 @ 6:52 pm

    I pinned here: http://pinterest.com/pin/275986283385661166/
    hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com
    Thanks!

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    Christine burd — August 7, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

    I have my coffee in the morning while reading the newspaper usually sitting in the gazebo ( if it is nice weather)

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    Nancy — August 8, 2012 @ 6:26 am

    I pinned it!

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    Ashley — August 8, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    I drink coffee first thing in the morning. I actually look forward to it when I go to bed the night before! It’s super dark and rich, a French Roast. Love it!!!

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    Deb — August 8, 2012 @ 7:28 am

    Coffee, one of life’s little pleasures with so many ways to enjoy it. Some of my fondest memories are of going to get an expresso with my cousins when visiting in Pescocostanza! I have a small stove top expresso maker just like my aunts, but mine is never quite the same!! Having this maker would be a sweet treat!

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    gmg — August 8, 2012 @ 7:29 am

    i begin my day every morning with coffee. i can’t imagine life without it. the darker the better. although i do not have an espresso machine, this is something i have wanted for years but they were all too expensive. i would love to win this. good luck to all!!!!

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    Momma Tina — August 8, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    We start our day with an espresso in the morning. Sometimes with a shot of nice Grappa! It is also a favorite after dinner drink with a light desert.

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    Lisa Bevilacqua — August 8, 2012 @ 7:50 am

    Coffee, newspaper, checking my e-mail at 6 am before the rest of the house is up and about. A routine that gets me ready for the rest of the day, without it I feel lost! Trips to Italy would not be complete without the morning cappucino or afternoon espresso-can taste it now.

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    Laura — August 8, 2012 @ 8:00 am

    I can’t start the day without my espresso. Hot in winter and a shot into a tall glass filled with ice and milk–yum–coffee milk–in summer. When a celebration is in order my family has cappuccino with “flavor”–a bit of kalhua and Bailey’s Irish Cream!

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    Katharine — August 8, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    I can’t start my day without coffee. My favorite time of day is drinking my morning coffee with my new husband.

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    Adrienne Tortoriello — August 8, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    Is there any other beverage than coffee?? Just love iced espresso…I guess you would call me a coffee addict…I would just love to win this machine…please pick me….

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    Adrienne — August 8, 2012 @ 8:47 am

    I’m a coffee addict…love iced espresso…anytime, every day…I would love to win this machine I would be in coffee heaven!!

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    Elise in San rancisco — August 8, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    My day wouldn’teven start if I did not have access to a huge cup of coffee!

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    Tom King — August 8, 2012 @ 9:10 am

    Coffee is my drug of choice! Without the sound of my coffee maker in the morning I would never get out of bed.

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    CateS — August 8, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    We’re fortunate to have locally roasted coffee available.. so the start of my day is with freshly ground coffee.. We take this coffee with us as a hostess gift to ensure great morning coffee when visiting!
    It’s ok to call us coffee nuts!

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    margo — August 8, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    Cofffee, Coffee everywhere and not a drop to drink! Oh how I need this prize!!!

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    Russell Ditalia — August 8, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    The color of the beans, the aroma of the brew, the taste of the nectar.

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    Laura — August 8, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    I am simply not awake without coffee in the morning, so my day is started with a cup of coffee that is brought to me in bed by my husband. Every morning for the past 13 years he has done this. Coffee is that important to both of us. He even pinned this contest on his Pinterest board!

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    Shelly — August 8, 2012 @ 11:22 am

    A beautiful iced coffee on a hot summer’s day is a great way to wake up!

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    TanyaJ — August 8, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    Coffee is a wonderful start to most of my days but espresso is a treat!

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    Katy M — August 8, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

    strong shot of espresso every morning = HEAVEN!!!
    only way a single mother can survive :)

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    Rose Sogge — August 8, 2012 @ 1:18 pm

    Have to have my cappucino, no matter what time I wake up (even noon sometimes). If I’m lucky enough to win, perhaps I’ll finally find that perfect cup.

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    Martha B — August 8, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    If I can get it made before my grands arrive, a cup of Kona vanilla macadamia with splenda is a must have.

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    Joanne — August 8, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    I love coffee at any time of the day. Freshly ground French Roast beans from Trader Joe’s is my current morning favorite. I love an iced coffee with a shot of espresso in the afternoon.

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    Jen — August 8, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

    I drink coffee every morning.

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    Jen — August 8, 2012 @ 3:16 pm
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    Sharon Padget — August 8, 2012 @ 3:41 pm

    My day always begins with coffee, I especially like a good Itailian Roast that is strong but not bitter. Thank you for the opportunity.

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    Cindi Marietta — August 8, 2012 @ 3:56 pm

    Coffee starts my day…sometimes I even stumble half-blind to grind the beans and make my first pot….it is my GO TO when I’m feeling blue or low, it’s a true comforter then holding a warm cup in my hands, wrapped in a blanket and reading a good book…it’s my afternoon relaxer iced with light whip and heavy sprinkle of cinnamon on top…and it’s my after dinner mint with a shot of Frangelico, light whip and heavy sprinkle of cinnamon. Coffee helps me travel through my moods and my day. It is true to the sign on my office door: No coffee…No workee!

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    laurel Bergman — August 8, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    Coffee has been a major love in my life since I can remember. As a child I would beg for a sip (No, you should drink milk, coffee is for grownups! Well how much milk do I have to drink to get the coffee? No answer of course!) or even a nibble of the grounds from my grandmother as she made the morning coffee (“how could you eat that?!! what option do I have with such an uncooperative mother?!). I was more successful with grandma.
    But my very best coffee memory is of visiting my great nonna in the Bronx. (She lived downstairs from my grandparents). I would go downstairs to hear her tell stories of her childhood in Italy. I would watch the ritual as she would make stovetop expresso, then serve it in big pink & white china cups shaped like tulips with lots of milk & sugar (we were never allowed sugar at home!). As she sat down with me she wagged her finger, saying ” Don’t tell your mother!!!”. What? And blow this conspiracy? My one source of beloved contraband!

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    Holly S. — August 8, 2012 @ 5:27 pm

    I tweeted option two (photo) here: https://twitter.com/HollyStormEtsy/status/233312999274840064
    hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

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    Holly S. — August 8, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

    I shared my photo (option two) on the Saeco Facebook timeline as Holly Storm-Burge: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=463637746993756&set=o.103416069398&type=1
    hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com
    Thanks!

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    Peter Jacklin — August 8, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

    Coffee is the fuel that starts my engine running every morning.

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    Josephine Cutsinger — August 8, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

    Coffee, especially espresso is the light of the day, one thing is certain that in order to have a good cup of coffee YOU NEED TO HAVE A GOOD ESPRESSO MACHINE!
    I have been drinking coffee since I was a little girl in Italy, and up to now I have not experienced that same good cup of espresso, it is all on the machine that brews it. Breville just does not do it ! Love coffee always!

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    Janice KB — August 8, 2012 @ 8:58 pm

    Visiting my daughter in LA. I thought that I was shaking because I needed my shot of expresso…NO…it was a 4.5 earthquake!!!

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    Crystal Renee — August 8, 2012 @ 10:44 pm

    I always make time to have a few cups in the morning before I start my day. I love to smell it brewing while I’m trying to wake up. I also love to drink my coffee in a teacup with saucer because it reminds me of drinking coffee with my grandmother.
    sellcrystal2 at gmail dot com

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    Marie Knight — August 8, 2012 @ 10:45 pm

    Coffee is my pick me up in the morning and sometimes use it in the afternoon.

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    Laurie Cwerenz — August 8, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

    Coffee is the way I start my day. It tastes especially well when sharing a cup with my children and catching up on the events in their busy lives

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    Rosetta — August 9, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    I am enjoying my first cup at this moment as I am writing this to you! I just wanted to tell you Deborah that I love your new web page on your lovely farmhouse in Umbria, veramente che bellezza! Keep up the great work…love your recipes!

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    Kona Rose — August 9, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    Coffee in the morning is my most relaxing time of day, time for reflection on what is ahead for me and to organize my day and thoughts. Coffee time is my time.

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    Beth — August 9, 2012 @ 12:04 pm

    I drink coffee almost every day. Its role in my life has definitely changed in the past 7 years, though, since I started drinking it every day at age 17 (had to get through those college applications!) I was devoted to drinking 2-3 cups of American coffee hot every day, and usually decaf iced with soy milk over the summer. When I studied abroad in Italy in 2008, I immediately converted to espresso and never came back. The thing about Italy is that you just can’t get the same tastes in America, and so I sadly have not tasted anything here in NYC that can compare to the quality of a cappuccino you could purchase for 1 euro in any Bar in Italy. Nowadays I drink a cappuccino or latte every morning to perk myself up!

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    Alison — August 9, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    Coffee gets EVERYTHING moving for me each morning…..

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    Cathy T — August 9, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

    My sweet husband makes our coffee every morning and brings mine to me where ever I happen to be. Makes that first cup just that much better. I know he would be fine using this new machine!!

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    Gail — August 9, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

    Nothing like a good cup of coffee, anytime of day! This is certainly a dream machine for just that purpose!!

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    Frances — August 9, 2012 @ 11:10 pm

    How does coffee fit into my day? Quite nicely, thank you. Several times a day. Couldn’t live without it! Ah-h-h-h-h, the smell of freshly-ground beans being perked or dripped is certainly the finest thing on the face of this earth. The simplest things in life are truly the best.

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    Rosetta — August 10, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    It is Friday….yeah! Started off my morning with my espresso and now ready to face the day’s activities. Have a wonderful weekend everyone…ciao!

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    Patricia Humphrey — August 10, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    The only better way to start and close the day would be to have a scrumptious freshly made espresso at home! Yeh, coffee. Such a deliciously relaxing treat each day.

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    Dorian Valles — August 10, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

    “Gotta have my “cuppa” first thing in the morning to get me going…would LOVE the Saeco machine..hubby loves his espresso! I “pinned” too!”

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    Gail — August 11, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    A fine cup of espresso in the morning is a great start to the day!

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    Sharon — August 11, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    Coffee is a great pick me up to get my day started. It’s also great in Tiramisu, chocolate icing, truffles, cookies, cakes, and the list goes on.

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    Vicki F — August 11, 2012 @ 7:16 pm

    There is no life without coffee! :-)

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    Oksana — August 11, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    I start my day off with coffee. I make my cup of coffee and head off to work. Then throughout the day i stop by at coffee shops to get my self more coffee. Also i could use coffee to make delicious desserts such as tiramisu.

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    Lisa Marie — August 12, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    Coffee is my warm blanket on a chilly morning, soft slippers on my feet, and sun on my face. It’s as natural as raindrops falling from the sky!

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    Anna M. — August 12, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

    Have you ever left the house without a watch or a belt? Your day seems a little off and you keep feeling “naked” and a little less confident. That is how I feel when I forget to bring my travel mug filled with some milk and a double shot of strong espresso. Without it I feel “naked.”

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    Rosetta — August 13, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    Enjoying a cup right now…the only way to start the work day. Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend…time to get to work!!

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    Sharon Padget — August 13, 2012 @ 9:27 am

    I am somewhat computer challenged when it comes to twitter and facebook, not sure how to do this, but as I said before I love a good cup of coffee, and a good cup of espresso in the afternoon is much much better then any 5 hour energy drink I’ve ever seen.

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    micheal dale grim — August 13, 2012 @ 11:50 am

    coffee is the beginningof my day everyday.coffee is the very first thing i do when i get up in the morning.then i will have an average of 6-7 cups by noon time i will then have 2-3 more through out the afternoon.finally one more cup in the evening to help me relax.god,i just love my coffee!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Dolly C — August 13, 2012 @ 2:41 pm

    I just pinned on to enter on Pinerest……thank you.

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    Bill Milligan — August 13, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

    Coffee has always been part of my morning routine, since early 20′s, in the Navy, college, Medical school in Mexico, training in the U.S. and Canada and in my practice, but with a small change, an added cup in the afternoon with my evening hours.
    While living in the Italian section of Philadelphia, I found my first real espresso machine, a Saeco at Fantes’s on 9th street. That was when I experienced real love with coffee… thick mocha colored crema with pure cane sugar in a beautifully crafted demitasse cup. It was then I began searching for the perfect blend, all over South Jersey and Philadelphia, finally finding La Columbe in an espresso house voted one of the best in the U.S. (Philadelphia). I’ve been using a Saeco machine for the past 30 years and wouldn’t even consider switching.

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    Gail — August 13, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

    Coffee is a daily requirement in our house!

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    April P. — August 13, 2012 @ 10:23 pm

    Coffee fits into my life as my get up & go. I’m proud to say that at 35 I started my life over. I started school to get a career that really is my calling. My school is an hour away & the hours are loooooooong! Need my coffee to keep me focused & on my A game. :-)

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    Danielle — August 14, 2012 @ 12:49 am

    I begin every morning with 2-3 cups of coffee. I drink it for the taste, so I’d rather not have it unless it is good. It’s one of the things I look forward to everyday.

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    Spinner — August 14, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    I ride my bicycle to work. I pour a cup in a spill-proof travel mug and put it in a bottle cage. At the traffic lights, I sneak a sip or two. When I get to work I’m ready to go…

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    Rosetta — August 14, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    I must admit that I would absolutely love to win this fabulous espresso machine…in the meantime though I would really like to commend you Deborah for your wonderful website IFF, it really is my “go to” spot when I am looking for some different ideas to prep in the kitchen. Thank you so much for your enthusiastic and delicious recipes…they have always turned out so wonderfully!

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    Kristina — August 14, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    coffee doesn’t just fit into my day, it is my day! i’m constantly making trips to the cafe for a giant latte, and brewing some strong coffee. Without it, I wouldn’t be able to function! Having this Philips Saeco Syntia Focus Automatic Espresso Machine would be life changing, and just plain awesome.!

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    Dolly C — August 14, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

    I was just on twitter and signed up to your site, would ove to win a espresso machine.

    thank you……

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    Natasha — August 14, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

    Anyone that has lived with me knows not to talk to me in the morning until I’ve had a cup of coffee! And being a graduate student I’ve had many coffee binges while studying for exams and boards! Speaking of coffee, I might just go make a cup right now :)

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    Audra — August 14, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    My day doesn’t start until I have some sort of coffee….I love it all!!!

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    joe — August 15, 2012 @ 12:21 am

    pick me please…i love coffee…i lust espresso

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    Janice KB — August 16, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

    Who won?

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    Deborah Reply:

    The winner is posted under the contest.

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