serves up tasteful holiday gift ideas

Rare coffees specially selected and packaged with fine art for java fans

TORONTO, Nov. 5 /CNW/ -, the new online rare coffee store, has brewed up some artistic gift ideas for the 2009 holiday season at seasonal prices.

Coffee lovers are already voting a success on the key criteria of excellent selection, careful roasting, and quick packaging and shipping to ensure the freshest restaurant-grade product. The gorgeous packaging is a bonus.

Owner Lisa Rotenberg searches the world for the best available beans and varieties at any given time, so her featured coffees change frequently and followers check the site often for new pleasures.

Lisa is also a successful graphic and fine artist. Her designs grace her regular packaging, and Lisa's new holiday labels in her trademark whimsical style provide the finishing touch for unique seasonal gifts.

Holiday blast - Gift givers can send their favourite coffee lovers over the moon for the holidays with Hawaiian Kona and Jamaican Blue Mountain varieties.'s popular signature blend, Rocketfuel XXX, is a masterful combination of Hawaiian Kona, Jamaican Blue Mountain and Sumatra Bird Friendly that's sure to fuel the holiday spirit. Have your gift shipped in a designer bag or bright red box at no additional charge (see

Rarest of the rare -'s Black Label Coffees take enthusiasts to yet another level. To coffee aficionados, these varieties are the equivalent of a long-aged single malt to Scotch lovers.'s Black Label selections for the holidays include Panamanian Esmeralda Special, Panama Carmen Estate and Indonesian Kopi Luwak.

As if the best coffees weren't enough - Lisa's choice of holiday gift items to accompany her coffees includes the hip "I am not a paper cup" environmentally friendly porcelain cup with rubber lid, and a travel mug. Orders per pound will also receive six free postcards featuring the beautiful, original artwork used for one of the holiday labels.

Wide price range - Rocketfuel XXX gives coffee lovers the opportunity to experience some of the world's finest coffees in a well-praised blend at a more affordable price point of $12.00 per half pound (two packages for $20.00). The Kona, Jamaican Blue Mountain and Black Label varieties are market priced at $20.00 per half pound to $55.00 per quarter pound. Orders of 100 units or more receive a discount of 20%. Corporate volume discounts are available on 200 units or more.

Online ordering = ease and speed for all needs - Individuals and corporations alike can take advantage of's fast and effective order process.

Corporate branding available - From breakfast coffee treats for hotel guests to a special additional buy or gift-with-purchase from patisseries and chocolatiers, your rare coffee selection can be specially branded with your corporate logo and colours via Lisa's design expertise.

Coffee lovers say - selections are a hit with coffee lovers online and off. Check out for reviews.

Lisa says - "We should look at incredible coffee not only as a personal joy, but one to be shared, like a bottle of fine wine, cheese or fabulous dessert. Bringing coffee to dinner is an amazing idea!"

    Watch for -
    -   Gourmet Food & Wine Expo, November 19-22, Metro Toronto Convention
    -   Flavourfest Toronto 2009, December 12 & 13, Metro Toronto Convention


For further information: For further information: and interviews: Contact: Lisa Rotenberg, owner/designer,, Email:, Telephone: (416) 427-6674, Website:

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