Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Giveaway, Stovetop Espresso Maker & Cuban Coffee

***This giveaway is now closed. updated 10/27 at 11 PM EST***


These items are near and dear to my heart. I use them daily to make Cuban Coffee.

One of my lucky readers will receive a three cup (serving size) stove top espresso maker, Pilon Cuban Coffee (espresso), and an eight ounce metal pitcher (for making espumita).

If you do not drink Cuban Coffee, think of all the other drinks and desserts you can make with the espresso maker. Can't think of any? Just ask in a comment or send me an email. I love to hear from my readers.

I recently used espresso to make Tiramisu Ice Cream and Tiramisu Cake. I have even replaced the water with espresso in my chocolate cake to make me extra happy.

If you comment on this post, I would love to know what you would use the espresso for. Are you a coffee drinker? If so, how often do you indulge? Have you ever had Cuban Coffee?

Giveaway Rules

After much thought, Betty Crapper has decided not to force her anonymous followers to reveal themselves. Therefore, following publicly is not required to enter; however, following publicly will give you an extra opportunity to win.

You have up to two entries. If you desire two entries, you must leave a separate comment for each entry. 

To enter you MUST:

1. Leave a comment on this post.

If you want a second optional entry you MUST:

2. Follow me publicly via Google Friend Connect and leave a separate comment indicating you are a new follower. Current public followers are also eligible for the second entry, simply leave another comment stating you are a current follower.

You have until 11 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 to enter. 

This giveaway is only open to US readers. International shipping charges scare Betty Crapper.

The giveaway items are new and were purchased by me at my local supermarket. They are the same products I use daily. I am in no way affiliated with the makers of these products. I just want to share something I love. Truly.

The winner will be selected by comment post number via www.random.org and will be announced in a post dated Friday, October 29, 2010. Once the winner is announced, they will have 48 hours to contact me or another winner will be randomly selected.

Betty Crapper loves her morning cafe and this she will gladly share. 


She does have two stovetop espresso makers after all!

(they darken with age and use)

Thank you so much for stopping by these last few months. If you are new to Betty Crapper, welcome! I look forward to getting to know you too.

144 comments:

  1. What a great giveaway! I drink coffe everyday, twice a day. Espresso...I'd add it to brownies. Love coffee flavored brownies.

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  2. I already follow! Have never had Cuban coffee.
    (this is my second entry)

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  3. Most awesome giveaway ever! I love coffee and drink several cups daily. I've never had cuban coffee though and I'm intrigued! What would I do with it? First I'd make a big cup and drink it, not sure I would "waste" something so special on a dessert ;o)

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  4. I have been following you with Google Reader but I just clicked the Friend connect button, so now I'm doing that too!

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  5. Also, for my second entry, I do not drink just plain coffee but I enjoy some here and there in the form of a latte or macchiato-type drink. I would love to be able to make my own, so the stovetop maker would sure come in handy. But I would probably use it more to make espresso to be used in desserts.

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  6. I've always loved expresso,but I don't know how to make it.

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  7. I adore a great expresso. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

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  8. I've always wanted an espresso pot on my stove. I love espresso and it looks so cosmopolitan.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  9. This would be a swell set for Georgie!

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  10. Oh I am so super excited, After wine & cheese comes cofee in my book!....then chocolate

    Entry 1

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  11. Entry 2

    Vibes for the espresso maker!

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  12. Awesome giveaway! I am a daily coffee drinker, drip brewed (pathetic I know). Never tried cuban coffee. I'd make some rocking brownies with the espresso!! YUM!

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  13. Hi Betty, here's my entry for your giveaway... I laugh at the darken pot, my colleague coffee mug darken as it aged too...LOL

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  14. I'm a follower, for a while now :) Mmmm coffee!

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  15. Would love to win this!!! Love coffee!!! grammypenny@frontier.com

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  16. Loves me coffee with hemp milk...tasty and cruelty free

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  17. I LOVE THIS KIND OF COFFEE AND HOW MY PARENTS WOULD MAKE IT
    BY THE WAY PILON COFFEE IS PUERTO RICAN COFFEE AND THAT COFFEE MAKE IS USED IN PUERTO RICO AND ALL OVER SOUTH AMERICA NOT ONLY CUBA

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  18. I make a really good espresso glaze for a rum cake.
    lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I've never had Cuban coffee. Your Tiramisu Cake sounds incredible. I've been bookmarking many of your recipes, but want to start with that!
    cee
    ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

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  20. Ok, I have no idea how to enter...I don't have any of the profiles listed...but just had to stop by to say I did a double take when I read your blog name....too funny! :-)

    I am sottovoce and laughing hysterically!

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  21. I would make a macchiato with this.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  22. Saw you on SITS this morning. Every time I see "Betty Crapper," it makes me smile!

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  23. Love the idea of using this for Tiramisu! This would be a fun win.

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  24. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I WOULD LIKE TO TRY...ILOVE COFFEE...TO BE HONEST I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF CUBAN COFFEE...BUT SOUNDS GOOD TO ME

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  25. Coffee is sacred. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. At 36 I have just started drinking coffee. Know every time I make a pot my teenage son is right there for a cup.

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  27. When I moved here from another country and went to starbucks for the first time, espresso was the cheapest on the menu so I ordered that. Ever since I just love that taste..

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  28. following you publically:hetal

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  29. Great giveaway. I love expresso but have never made it at home.

    hebert024 at aol dot com

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  30. Great giveaway! I'm a coffee addict and would love this.

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  31. I'm proud to say I've been a follower of yours for quite a while!

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  32. I drink coffee several times a day. It's a necessity of life to me! I have never tried Cuban Coffee, but I aim to look for it!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  33. I'm a new follower on GFC.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  34. Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Nice to meet another blogger from Miami. To think I have made so many friends blogging and only 2 from the 305.

    Look forward to following you here. Best of luck with your giveaway.

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  35. My dad swears by his stove top coffee maker and now the hubbs wants one too
    joni dot taylor3710 at gmail dot com

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  36. I am a gfc follower
    joni dot taylor3710 at gmail dot com

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  37. Coffee! Love this giveaway and totally need this. :)

    davisbride09 at gmail dot com

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  38. Thank you! This will get a workout in my house!

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  39. I am a new follower via GFc as dwellenstein.

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  40. I don't drink a lot of coffee these days, but I do love the occasional cup of espresso and I like to use coffee and espresso in cooking (did you notice that one of the latest rages is to use ground coffee and cinnamon as a rub when roasting pork?). I've never tried Cuban coffee but I bet it's wonderful.

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  41. Congratulations, Linda Lansford
    You are now following Betty Crapper

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  42. I'm new at this but boy could I use help with my coffee. Not my greatest skill and I end up at the coffee shop. Great blog and super pictures.

    Plan B

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  43. Espresso is AMAZING in chocolate cakes and brownies. Adds a perfect touch of coffee and depth. What a great giveaway!

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  44. I've always wanted an espresso pot on my stove

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  45. Thanx for not REQUIRING following.

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  46. I love coffee in all shapes and forms. Bring it on!

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  47. I put Kahlua in my Tiramisu - it's my "secret" ingredient, shhhhh!

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  48. I'd use it to make espresso, of course.

    pbabcock2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. Thank you so much for this giveaway and what a wonderful prize!

    abstractrose(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. That's awesome! Ever since we lived in Peru and our local friends made coffee with that, I've been very interested in having one. Not to mention, I love coffee! Thanks for a fun giveaway opportunity. :)

    drinkwaterkitchen@gmail.com

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  51. What a great giveaway! I've been looking to get one of these for my boyfriend.

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  52. I didn't start drinking coffee until I was 40! And I haven't tried stovetop coffee yet--looks interesting.

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  53. Betty Crapper. Really? I love it, you made my day, Betty Crapper! I gave up daily coffee a few months ago. Awesome decision. I've found peace. I now drink coffee about once a week, and when I do, it's a blast. Coffee now feels like a meth hit, or a toke on the crack pipe. I haven't yet done those things, but with my new method of consuming coffee, I no longer feel the urge to.

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  54. Sweet blog and thanks for the giveaway!
    Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
    =]

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  55. i've never seen one of these, i'd love to try it!

    autumn398 @yahoo.com

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  56. I love espresso. I wore out one of these stove top coffee makers - it made many cups! wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  57. I am a new follower on GFC. wgbc1446@yahoo.com

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  58. I don't drink coffee, but my hubby is a coffee addict, LOL. I use it in my baking and have a killer chocolate bundt cake, that has coffee in it. Would love to try it with espresso!!

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  59. I love coffee! Especially dark yummy espresso and I just broke my coffee pot. Love your blog. Good luck everybody!

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  60. Mmm! Would love this to make cafe con leche!

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  61. I don't drink a lot of coffee but I love adding it to desserts. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  62. We are big coffee drinkers. So I would definitely use the espresso for drinking.
    We have never tried Cuban Cofffee but I am always looking for new things to try.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  63. I am a new follower via Google Friends Connect as Jill Myrick.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  64. That chrome espresso machine is so beautiful...would love to give it a try, yum!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    --Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  65. I love Espresso

    marloweopat at gmail dot com

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  66. Im a follower via GFC

    marloweopat at gmail dot com

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  67. Have never tried Cuban coffee, but I would love to!

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  68. Ok Current / old follower and official entry =)

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  69. i have never made espresso but would like to try

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  70. I love coffee, drink it every day for hours upon end!! This little gadget could be my new best friend.

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  71. Lately I've started adding some espresso to cinnamon rolls, delicious!
    gsyed1120 at gmail dot com

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  72. I love espresso and would love to learn how to make it at home.

    chipper101[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  73. I think I would use the espresso for fancy coffee drinks, like made at home lattes. My husband would be ridiculously excited about the opportunity to drink the espresso black. It'd be an adventure for both of us! Cool giveaway :)

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  74. I'm a coffee addict, but just make regular drip at home. I'd love to try making my own espresso! I don't believe I've tried Cuban coffee before either. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  75. This would be wonderful for cold, winter mornings.

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  76. I would use this daily! I drink coffee all day long. I also add it to recipes, it's great!

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  77. I would love to make expresso! I drink coffee everyday! lilsis_75@hotmail.com

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  78. My boyfriend is tired of my pitiful coffee maker, but doesn't want to trust his good one to baggage handlers when he visits. I think this one would cut down on the mess he makes in my kitchen.

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  79. My husband is an Expresso freak!!! This would be great! ksbald2@yahoo.com

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  80. What a great giveaway! I love coffee and would like to try cuban coffee
    galyettina(at)yahoo(dot)net

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  81. Oh my! Cuban coffee? Yum!
    amsmmiii(at)gmail(dot)com

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  82. This Betty loves her morning coffee too! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  83. Oh my goodness I am in love with everything coffee! The smell, the taste, in baking, in ice cream :)

    This is something I would use daily, but I just never seem to get around buying for myself!

    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

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  84. I am a new follower

    Rich and Mallory

    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

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  85. I would love to try making the Tiramisu Ice Cream, it sounds delicious.

    Dancehottie1621@aol.com

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  86. I follow you with GFC

    Dancehottie1621@aol.com

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  87. For my Brother, a coffee drinker!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  88. I have never had Cuban Coffee, but do enjoy a full bodied coffee so of course I would love to give it a try.

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  89. Oh this would be fabulous. I'm a coffee junkie, but espresso machines are soo expensive. And I never tried Cuban Coffee but think I'd really like it.
    beckytag618 at gmail dot com

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  90. I am a total coffeeaholic and a coffe snob, and the name of your blog cracks me up every time I see it. Love it! Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

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  91. I follow you via Google Friend Connect (Sewmuchstuff).

    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

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  92. Cuban coffee always reminds me if you and the one yet fun semester weived together! 11years and 2 kids later, I'm wishing I'd tried it back then!

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  93. Yes please--I love espresso!
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

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  94. following on gfc
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

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  95. Ok, I really REALLY want to win this. I would love an espresso pot! I'm a follower already.

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  96. And I would use it to make fabulous starbucks knock off drinks while eating espresso chocolate cake and gobbling down large quantities of tiramisu.

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  97. i would love to make espresso
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  98. i am a new follower
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  99. I love coffee, I would love this~ suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  100. I follow your blog via gfc suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  101. my wife can't live without coffee, i'd like to win it for her
    devotus(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  102. My husband is an avid coffee drinker. He'd most likely be using this. However, I found a pork recipe that uses coffee that was absolutely amazing. I'm thinking it'd be amazing with espresso too. Gotta give it a try. It coulda used a bit of an extra "kick".
    michelle (at) harrisbb (dotcom)

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  103. Follow publicly via GFC
    michelle (at) harrisbb (dotcom)

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  104. would like to try this,love me some hot drinks throughout the day!
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  105. follow by gfc
    amydelong
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  106. I've never had Cuban coffee, but I love expresso!

    amycastellano74(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  107. I'm a huge coffee drinker so I would probably use it to make Espresso to drink and also to flavor desserts.
    ziggyga athotmaildot com

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  108. I follow you with google friend connect.
    ziggyga athotmaildot com

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  109. This would be great for our coffee-drinking household!

    trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

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  110. I love coffee and to try all different flavors-your site is informative
    diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  111. Yum! Off to make a pot of coffee.

    jas8929 at gmail dot com

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  112. dreamcleavers@yahoo.com
    would love to be a winner

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  113. dreamcleavers@yahoo.com
    new follower on gfc
    dreamcleavers

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  114. The idea of espresso in chocolate cake would make my husband so happy. He loves both espresso and chocolate. He would be in heaven.
    janny516(at)gmail(dot)com

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  115. I would give this to my son he is a huge coffee drinker I have never drank cuban coffee

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  116. I love espresso.

    chrystaljns (at) gmail (dotcom)

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  117. Follow publicly via Google Friend Connect (Chrystal)

    chrystaljns (at) gmail (dotcom)

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  118. Thank you for the awesome giveaway please count me in :)
    kathypease(at)gmail(dot)com

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  119. new google friend klp1965
    kathypease(at)gmail(dot)com

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  120. Thanks for the giveaway...haven't had cuban coffee in several years, since I lived in NYC.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  121. GFC Follower: Brian E.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  122. I would love to win this for my espresso fiend husband whose eyes don't even start to focus until he has had some caffeine.
    Thanks for the great giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  123. New follower with GFC (oona)
    Thanks for the great giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  124. I love this giveaway. The espresso and Cuban coffee sound great. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  125. That looks fantastic--i would love to win and share this with my hubby :)

    marci
    tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

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  126. follow via GFC :)

    marci
    tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

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  127. I am a huge coffee drinker and also make gourmet coffee drinks at home. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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