Smart Coffee App Review

Happy Saturday loves!

I was lucky enough to become selected to try out an app called Smart Coffee. This app is amazing if you’re a person who loves coffee and loves different types of roasts. You basically just have to answer a few questions and it picks out your coffee based on what you answered. It’s a free  There are 5 features on this app!

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There’a a coffee guide written by Paul Katzeff who is the creator of this app. He’s also the co-founder of Thanksgiving Coffee Company and has over 45 years of experience. With every chapter there is a detailed explanation.

 

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Chapter 4: The Nine Basic Principles

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Glossary:

A-Z for coffee phrases and words even coffee aficionados may not know such as Maillard Reaction: at  about 440 degree F the sugars in the roasting coffee bean combine with the remaining fats and proteins in the bean to create exquisite flavors found wherever proteins, fats and sugars combine a high temperatures (BBQ, bacon and Red Ale) Who would have known?!

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The Perfect Cup

Now to the fun stuff! The first question they ask is about the Mouthfeel (the body of the coffee) whether you like the Bright & Lively (edgy) or the Heavy & Mellow (buttery). For this blog post, I’ll show you my custom made coffee according to my questions

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After choosing Bright & Lively, it then asks about the Acidity: is a good coffee quality and comes in different flavors and intensities.

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After choosing the Blueberry/Strawberry (sweet & sour notes), it takes you to the Flavors page. You can choose 3 flavors that fit your tastes.

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After I chose Smokey, Molasses and Honey, it takes me to my blend. I got the blend #37. What I like about this app, is that after choosing your flavors, it shows what I had picked earlier. This is what my blend says:

“You want a sweet coffee with some punch, that tastes like coffee ice cream. Like coffee ice cream with espresso notes and a hint of toasted almonds. Such a coffee exists only in the mind, but we can approach your flavor preferences with a blend of roast colors that will come close.”

According to my results, my coffee is 25% light, 50% medium and 25% vienna.

After getting the name of your coffee blend, it gives you the option of “how to use”, the roast colors or you can buy it now.

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I ended up ordering the Thanksgiving Coffee Co. Gorilla Fund Light Roast Fair Trade.

“A light roast coffee from Rwanda with citrus high notes over deep chocolate and maple undertones. Supports the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund’s work protecting mountain gorillas.”

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As for the other 2 app features, there is the picture gallery and then the blend archive. The Blend Archive is basically a list of all the different types of blends that you created.

Rate: 5 out of 5

http://www.thanksgivingcoffee.com/smart-coffee-app/

** This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. End of post:  I received compensation in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.**

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Receipt Hog App Review

Hi loves. I hope you all are having a fabulous week!

I’m so sorry I’ve been so behind on my posts!

I wanted to change things up by posting a few ways to get a bit more supplemental income, even if its a few bucks. Its better than nothing!

One of the apps I do use on my iPhone is Receipt Hog. You basically upload your receipts for coins which you can redeem for PayPal or Amazon.

My link to sign up:  http://app.receipthog.com/share/lunyicdd

Receipts Accepted:

*Grocery store                                                                         *Dollar Store

*supercenter                                                                            *Drugstore

*Club Store                                                                               *Convenience Store

*Beauty Supply                                                                        *Pet Supply

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Coin Value for Receipts:

*less than $10=5 coins

*$10-$50= 10 coins

*$50-$100=15 coins

*$100+ = 20 coins

Bonus:

*Sometimes for every receipt you upload, you get a Spin the Hog Slots. Sometimes you can win a 5 coins up to a $100 or even sometimes you win your last trip.

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*Every once in awhile you do get a chance to scan the products you bought and you get 2 coins,

*You could also get a survey on a specific product or store and you get 10 points,

*For every time week you upload a receipt for 5 weeks, you do get 2 or 3 extra spins

*When you invite friends, you earn + 10 spins for you and +5 spins for every friend that joins and uploads a receipt.

*If you invite your contacts share on Facebook or Share with Email, you receive 10 spins each.

Restrictions:

*You can not submit more than 20 receipts within a 7-day period,

*You can not submit more than 3 receipts from the same store with the same transaction date.

Redeem Prizes: (Amazon or Paypal)

*1000 coins= $5

*1800 coins= $10

*3200 coins= $20

*4500 coins= $30

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The home page shows your coins, your hog spins, your Go Hog Wild checklist and your notifications.

P.S. Last holiday season, there were lots of additional ways to earn your coins. For a limited time, Receipt Hog would let you upload your shopping receipts including the department stores!

If you guys like the idea of me posting about way to save money and more money saving apps, leave me a comment!

If any of you would like to sign up for Receipt Hog, just use my link! http://app.receipthog.com/share/lunyicdd

You can also add them on Twitter and on Facebook!