Tuesday, March 24, 2009

WFMW - Coffee Caddi

It's another Works For Me Wednesday. This is a blog carnival where hundreds of folks gather to share their tips for better living.

It can be tips about kids, meals, laundry, or the best place to stay when you go to Memphis. You just never know what fantastic tips you will find. So when you finish reading my fabulous tip, please go visit all the other folks at the new host for WFMW -We Are THAT Family.

I used to manage a coffee house called The Dancing Goat Coffeehouse. (The Goat for short) We purchased a lot of coffee sleeves to put around those ToGo coffee cups. I was always happy when people would return with their used coffee sleeve because that saved us a little money and because the sleeves were rarely ruined after just one use.

So when my sister emailed me the other day and said that one of her Lansing "Old Town" friends, Barbara Hranilovich, invented something for coffee cups I was intrigued. She also told me that this product was featured on the Rachael Ray show! The RR show aired in January and featured cool gifts that people received for Christmas and my sister was so excited she had to tell me about it.

I'm always thrilled to hear about a small town entrepreneur but when it combines my family, coffee and something cute - I'm in!

Check it out! It's called the Beverage Caddi and you can read more about it here - Beverage Caddi - These little babies cost under $5 a piece.

You can choose from these fun styles of carriers or with the white one, you can stamp on it! (a craft project! -- can you see Mother's Day gifts from your kids? Father's Day gifts? Yep, it's crafty, too)

Here is an 8 second video - no sound needed for this one - it demonstrates how the Beverage Caddi and be used when you need to carry more than one drink.

and this is from the website - a testimonial.

Type A Mom Review:

Type-A Mom Gift Guide - Gifts for Moms
Written by Shannan Powell
Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Picture it: You’re getting out of the car with eight bags of groceries, a couple of whiny kids and trying to find the right car key to unlock the door. Add into this scenario the cup of coffee that you treated yourself to in an attempt to keep your sanity and you have a recipe for disaster. The odds are good that you’ll end up wearing the coffee, or at the very least, pouring it into one of the bags as you stumble through the front door.

The Beverage CADDi is a cool little gadget that will allow you to hold beverage cups with one finger, freeing up your hands and arms.

I was given the opportunity to try out the Beverage CADDi and was really surprised at the results. My first thought when opening the package was that it looked too simple to actually work. Rather than to try it in a precarious situation initially, I tested it out in the house, just to get a feel for it. It is almost impossible to spill anything when a cup is in the CADDi. I used an unlidded cup, ¾ full of water and swung it around, unlocked the door, picked up the kids and all kinds of things. It never spilled a drop! I had the same results when I tried it out, coming in from a big grocery shopping trip.

The Beverage CADDi will be a permanent fixture in my purse, from now on. These are a must have for everyone, from busy moms to college students. I will definitely be purchasing several to give as gifts this Christmas!

Having my hands free works for me! If you purchase a Beverage Caddi (or several!) please spread the word to others. I love to help out entrepreneurs.

Have a fabulous day and be sure to head on over to We are THAT Family and more WFMW tips!



Holly said...

Ingenious! Love it when somebody has a great idea and makes it happen.

Keetha said...

I don't even get those kinds of coffees very often and I STILL THINK that caddy is pretty cool!

AmyK said...

Now THAT is a brilliant idea! Now if only I ever went anywhere; kind of defeats the purpose to carry it around the house...lol.

Leigh of said...

ingenius idea!

Suz said...

Neat idea! One of those, "Why didn't I think of that?" ideas.

I would still find a way to spill it, but that's just me :)

Jendeis said...

What a great idea!!

mub said...

I'm not a coffee drinker, but these are really fabulous! What a great idea.

Ruth Saves $ said...

I'm not a coffee drinker, but I could definitely use this for my hot chocolate! Thank you fr sharing.

Louise said...

Looks like it would be really easy to make one yourself, too. A hole punch and some string. Add glitter, stickers, etc. and it would be a really fun craft!

Raising Olives said...

Amazing idea!

Thanks for the chalk tip also.


selina said...

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Condo Blues said...

Thay's a great idea! I wonder if it will work on a reuseable coffee tumbler/cup? We have a couple that don't have handles and the sides get a little warm to the touch.

But I think a more through test is in order - say in Arbua? You know, just to see if the video is telling the truth. :)

steadymom.com said...

Love this gadget.

Thanks for visiting my blog, too!


barb said...

What a DEAR post - thanks SO VERY MUCH!
I tweeted it.