Jack and Linda Kirshner believe coffee is an integral part of life—it's there when you wake up in the morning, at the end of a romantic dinner, or when you just need to destroy a possessed snowman. Though this vision has led the couple to found Coffee for Less, their journey began well before that. More than two decades ago, the Kirshners started their first company within their apartment's mocha-scented confines. The venture, named Coffee Serv, would eventually become one of the largest office coffee-service providers in Philadelphia.
Today, Coffee For Less serves as the online face for the Kirshners' company and fills kitchens across America with the aromas of fresh-brewed joe. A Starbucks-preferred office coffee provider, the online store also ships hand-ground Aloha Island coffee beans and coffee pods to homes and well-decorated caves. These items can brew within Coffee For Less's selection of appliances, which include Cuisinart coffeemakers.
Coffee For Less isn't content to just sell hot beverages, though. They also want to educate their patrons, and do so through articles about products and coffee-themed infographics. This effort to reach out echoes the company's charitable work, which includes a partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the company's own Hit The Books scholarship, which they award to college students within the United States.
Descended from one of the first cheese-importing companies in the United States, igourmet.com has been assembling and delivering baskets stuffed with rare and gourmet culinary treasures for more than 10 years. Hand-packed gift baskets and boxes burst with delectable delights such as fruits and vegetables, coffees, and meats. The Four Continents of Cheese gift box ($29.99) provides a whirlwind cheese tour of Europe, Australia, North America, and South America. Choose a sweet selection, such as the Ballotin box of chocolates by Michel Cluizel ($35.99), from the array of chocolates and desserts, and it will be melting in the mouths of loved ones in a manner of days. To give a gift that keeps on cooking, order a pantry item, such as the Vermont maple syrup and pancake mix gift box ($19.99).
With scrumptious baked goods and a tempting lineup of chilled beverages, Cinnabon provides a hearty snack after a long day of shopping, working, or workshopping. Munch on variety of cinnamon-infused treats, from the Cinnabon classic roll, temptingly filled with Cinnabon’s famous Makara cinnamon ($3.69), to the Caramel Pecanbon, topped with a indulgent potpourri of luscious caramel and tasty pecans ($3.99). Take home an assortment of goodies with one of the stores’ Cinnapacks, good for at least four rolls or nine minibons ($11.99–$12.99, combo packs add $1, Pecanbons add $2). If your parched lips yearn for a cool beverage, revitalize the taste buds with a Chillatta, a frozen drink available in chocolate mocha, strawberry, strawberry banana, and Tropical Blast ($3.69–$4.39). Caffeine connoisseurs can sip on a cup of Cinnabon’s rich coffee for a satisfying pick-me-up ($1.69–$1.99). Grab a sweet-tasting cinnamon snack to cap off a day of shopping for luxury handbags or nuclear-powered Russian submarines with today’s Groupon to Cinnabon.
Gourmet Again emphasizes fresh groceries and homemade goods in its myriad marketplace departments. In addition to fresh meat, seafood, and produce options, guests can spring for picnic fare or fall into a summer lunch with Gourmet Again's extensive deli menu. Here, shoppers can top their choice of bread—options include rye, pita, Kaiser roll, multi grain, whole wheat, and French roll—with meats, condiments, and extras such as bacon, cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes. Indulge in egg salad ($4.95), dominate the Old Dominion flavor of Virginia baked ham ($7.50), or sink mouth hooks into jumbo shrimp salad ($9.50). Baked goods are also plentiful, with a wide assortment of daily-changing oven offerings such as pastries, fresh fruit pies, and homemade cookies.