Friday, December 10, 2010 Posted by One 2 Try
Rita Monti brings her Italian Way of Life to us in her coffees and hand painted dinnerware. Rita was born in a small town in Italy and wishes to share her heritage with us in Italian taste and decor. Her coffees and exquisite hand painted dinnerware will transport you to a time of sharing coffee at a small Italian villa sidewalk cafe.
Rita Monti offers ground coffees and coffee pods. The ground coffees come in three Italian Roast flavors. Classic, Gourmet and Decaf. The coffee pods are available in the same great Italian Roasts with the addition of Classic Espresso and Decaf Espresso pods. Rita Monti Espresso Pods are compatible with most Espresso Machines.
Rita Monti Hand Painted Dinnerware. The dinnerware styles are true tributes to the Italian areas they are named for. Four beautiful styles in exquisite colors make up the selection of dinnerware. The dinnerware colors range from lovely reds and yellows to serene yellow with blue accents and dark rich blues with bright yellow flourishes, while another pattern bring the shapes of Italian fruits in vivid classic colors. Each dinnerware pattern is available in table settings, bowls, plates, salad plates and mugs. A bit of Italy on dinner table.
I recently had the joy of tasting the Italian coffees from Rita Monti. The aroma of the coffee as you open the bag wakes up the senses. You can smell the richness and the earthiness of the Italian coffees. My first impression is the very fine grind of the coffee. It is almost a soft powder, and appears very delicate. The Classic Italian Roast tantalizes with its powerful fragrance. The color brews to a deep dark brown, a hint to its rich taste. One sip of the Classic Italian roast provides a wonderful bold coffee taste. This is a coffee perfect for the mornings or anytime during the day. The Gourmet Italian Roast is everything I want coffee to be. The coloring is deep almost caramel in color. The aroma is very inviting. The flavor draws you in from the very first sip. The richness stays on your taste buds, allowing for slow savoring of your cup. Drinking the Gourmet Italian Roast made for a moment of coffee bliss. I stopped what I was doing to enjoy the entire cup. I sat at my kitchen table looking outside and imagined I was in an Italian cafe, with a cannoli or pastry, watching the world hurry past me. Nothing was going to disturb my Rita Monti Gourmet Italian Roast coffee moment. Then the phone rang...drats! Good thing I made a full pot. Ahhh back to Italy in my own backyard.
I do drink decaf quite frequently because I am such a multiple cup of coffee daily drinker. The Rita Monti Decaf Italian Roast does not disappoint. It has the same exquisite bold flavor I have come to love in these wonderful coffees.
To enhance my Rita Monti coffee experience, I was treated to a gorgeous set of Toscana hand painted mugs from the dinnerware line. These Italian inspired designs are beautifully hand painted in vivid colors of reds, yellows and a splash of Mediterranean blue. The mug is the perfect size. Drinking from such a lovely mug made it easy for me to imagine my Italian cafe moment.
Rita Monti is running a special on the fabulous dinnerware collection. You get FREE SHIPPING to US customers only, on all dinnerware PLUS a FREE GIFT with purchase of 2 bags of Rita Monti Classic Italian Roast (8.8oz). It is a limited time offer and you must use the code - dinnerware. Take advantage of this special to experience Italy in your home! The dinnerware is exceptionally priced to be affordable for all.
You can order all the ground coffees by bag or can. The coffee pods are available in 12 packs or 100 packs. For even more savings you can order the Rita Monti Annual Supply of coffee bags or espresso pods at an amazing price! The exquisite dinnerware is available in various size sets. Place your orders directly online from Rita Monti.
Connect with Rita Monti
Italian Way of Life Blog - She features delicious recipes too!
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Giveaway ends on December 26th, 2010 at 11:59 PM Pacific time. Open to Continental US addresses only. No PO Boxes. Must be 18 years of age and over. Winner will be chosen by random.org and contacted by email. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. To be fair to everyone, comments not meeting requirements will be deleted. Rules.
Many thanks to Rita Monti for providing the review sample and giveaway product.
Disclosure: I received gratis sample(s) for this review. No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.