A Coffee Love Story (PLUS GIVEAWAY x 2!)

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PLEASE NOTE THIS PROMOTION HAS NOW CLOSED.

I first got hooked on coffee as a wee wide-eyed lass backpacking around Europe. Up until that point, I was an avid tea drinker. But the smell of coffee, serious coffee, was too much to resist and I began my love affair with caffeine with gusto. In the Netherlands, to be exact. Like you do!

Over the years, my coffee drinking has become more discerning. No longer will I tolerate inferior liquids. I like mine strong. A skinny cap is my drop of choice. Mr. Woog is the same. Sometimes he will order a macchiato, just to look tough.

Mr. Woog is very aware of my need to start the day with a cup of coffee. Because I had it written into our wedding vows.

“THOU SHALT BRING THINE WIFE THY COFFEE IN BED AT DAWN’S BREAK WITH A CHIPPER WARM GREETING.”

Did I mention that it had to be a café coffee?

Well it did. We have a coffee machine somewhere in a cupboard. It is massive and takes up a lot of bench space. Sure, she LOOKS fancy, but she is a bugger to clean and a drama to use, so she has been retired, looking for someone that might appreciate her.

When Woolworths asked me to share with you the launch of their brand spanking new coffee machine called Caffitaly, I accepted with glee! Why? Because it is one of dem high-feluting capsule ones that any idiot can use.

Also, I must say, that the service around here of late has become a little patchy, what with an early morning surf taking priority over honoring his wedding vows.



Pretty sexy hey! The thing I like about it was that I didn’t need to read any instructions. It was very, very simple to use. Turn it on, water in the back, capsule in the top AND DISCO!

Of course I vlogged about it! Here, pull up a pew. One lump or two?




It came as no surprise to me to learn that Australians have become very picky when it comes to their coffee. Coffee, after all, is the third most popular drink after water and booze. For me, I like to bookend my day with a little coffee in the morning and a little vino at night.
I swear I should be Italian.

Another reason to consider owning a coffee machine, apart from the convenience, is the price. Let me break it down for you.

Cost per cup?



·      Woolworths Caffitaly               0.41c

·      Nespresso                                0.78c

·      Café                                        $3.50

·      Café near Jabba the Hut         $5.00

Yes. $5 for a coffee. PLUS A LONG WAIT TIME!

So Jabba the Hut will be getting one of these for Christmas this year. Which will probably disappoint her, as she was desperate for a new hot water system. Or a lick of paint at the very least.


PLEASE NOTE THIS PROMOTION HAS NOW CLOSED.
I am giving away 2 prizes of a Caffitaly Machine and Milk Frother Thingies  plus a truckload of capsules to get you started. 

To win, just leave a comment, 
telling me about your coffee habit, 
and how you think this prize will enhance it!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS
SIMON AND MICHELLE KNOWLES

I WILL PERSONALLY BE DONATING A CAFFITALY MACHINE TO THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL ON BEHALF OF TRACI.

THANKS EVERYONE FOR ENTERING!

Am what?
Wearing my Dad’s old pink jumper and a pair of reggies.
That’s what. xx

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02512695703223497990 Bree

    I love a good skinny cap but my husband is a total espresso snob. Id love to get one of these and rub his nose in it ;)

  • jill
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18433840251993248004 Lizknits99

    I have to start my day with an instant coffee and it just doesn’t do the trick. We got a coffee machine for our wedding ( 20 years ago ) but I could never get it to work. Now my step daughter is getting married and it will take years to pay off the wedding so I’ll never be able to afford cafe coffee again.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17662759876415487815

    A Woogsy coffee haiku:

    Husband, long coffee run
    Me, trapped with kids for an hour
    Hell no. Fuck that shit.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13140206914677449432 Noo

    This machine will save me so much!phone pre order coffee,leave kids screaming in car outside cafe run in grab coffee (have a tab for payment)run back to screaming kids home kick them outside to play while drinking in peace!skinny latte here :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01940384278955133479 Emily Psaila

    Hmmmm coffee, mother of twin baby girls, intravenous coffee please?! Lol and im a wog so been drinking coffee since I was sipping it out of my Nana’s saucer at 12mths old… Good strong coffee made in an old pot on the gas stove… Coffee = good happy memories!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01940384278955133479 Emily Psaila

    Hmmmm coffee, mother of twin baby girls, intravenous coffee please?! Lol and im a wog so been drinking coffee since I was sipping it out of my Nana’s saucer at 12mths old… Good strong coffee made in an old pot on the gas stove… Coffee = good happy memories!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14023164112183053060 Karen

    I think it’s a sign because I’ve had 4hrs sleep and need coffee NOW, but hubs is in bed which makes it very hard for him to make me a coffee. I could grind the coffee, warm the machine, put the metal thingy in……etc. Oh and I’m a snob who no matter how tired and coffee deprived I am, will sit here and whinge about sleeping husband than drink instant. So I guess you could save my husband from danger!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14180196744573231412 me

    Coffee is the life force of the adults in my house
    This machine will save Sunday morning kicking match in bed Over who is walking to the coffee shop
    And I nearly broke my toe this week getting the winning kick in
    So it will also stop my big toe looking fat purple and spoldgy winner all round
    [email protected]

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11987857449775789585 Fiona Walmsley

    Hubby not a coffee drinker so, despite his best efforts, just does not understand that instant coffee will not do and that when he brings me a cafe coffee home from the shops 15 minutes away it is cold! Heading back to work in the new year after bub # 2 and I am dreading getting back to my commute with insufficient caffeine! Help save my fellow commuters from my wrath!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06312880651037732313 FNA

    Getting my coffee right at the coffee shop
    Is quite a ride for me. I’m originally from southamerica, and like a long black coffee … Just that plain, no sugar, no milk no nothing, after they got that part right, I please ask cold water on top ( as they make long blacks freaking hot ) and then I spend another 10 minutes spelling my name ( Fiorella) :) [email protected]

  • Julia C

    Like you Mrs W, I also got hooked on coffee on my wide-eyed European jaunt back in the day… while I was working in a hostel in Rome and dating the darkly handsome Mario. Now, somehow I’ve ended up being the one who gets up and makes the coffee!! I do not understand how this happened, it was never part of my plan. We have an aging very basic machine the does require some skill to produce a decent coffee and the time I tried to go on strike, my partner managed to produce something that tasted like mud, and now conveniently claims that he CAN’T make the coffee ergo I must continue to. BUT imagine the scenario if we got a dinky little pod machine like Caffitaly. He would no longer have an excuse!! And I could lie in bed on alternate days and receive my coffee with immense satisfaction. Ah! I can just imagine it now….

    ( juliachalmers at hotmail dot com)

  • Anonymous

    Coffee gets me through the day after my gorgeous children wake me at 5.30…

  • Inara

    My coffee drinking is strongly influenced by my children as they all connect coffee, especially the 3 year old, with babycinos. With a recent move from a rural home to the heart of the city, we now have cafes in abundance within walking distance. My children regularly encourage me to get out of the house for a walk which inevitably means passing by said coffee shops and purchasing coffee and multiple babycinos… It is costing me a fortune but hard to argue with children who say ‘ at least you are getting more exercise Mummy!’

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08527040109994849082 Clarinda

    I like to inhale a coffee first thing in the morning before the boys whinge for breakfast and while I catch up on Suris Burn Book (seriously check it out if you haven’t already) and lol snaps on fb. I usually have an instant, but on the mornings the husband is keen for an afternoon delight, he”ll pick one up on his way home from nightshift.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08527040109994849082 Clarinda

    I like to inhale a coffee first thing in the morning before the boys whinge for breakfast and while I catch up on Suris Burn Book (seriously check it out if you haven’t already) and lol snaps on fb. I usually have an instant, but on the mornings the husband is keen for an afternoon delight, he”ll pick one up on his way home from nightshift.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11974260014903785487 Cate

    My babysitter from when I was very young is blamed for my coffee obsession from a young age (She’s also blamed for my non stop chatter too!). Oh, but how my coffee obsession has changed from drinking from the miniature coffee cup. Now I have a large, hot coffee many times a day. My first coffee each morning is enjoyed the most- when I sneak out and make the coffee and quietly drink it as not to wake the baby. Such peace!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15128706568848285409 Tara @ Our Whirlwind Adventures

    I can’t answer this question.
    I have no brain working ability.
    Haven’t had coffee yet.
    Need an IV of Coffee… STAT!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04881087275041075357 Mephiston

    I must have coffee. Coffee is the mind-waker. Coffee is the little-life that brings total concentration. I will face my coffee. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when my coffee is gone I will turn and face coffee’s path, and only I will remain.

    (Apologies to Frank Herbert and Paul Atredies)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03514413877339600642 TaraMacca

    I just finished a psych degree- my favourite subject was ‘The Psychology of Eating & Drinking’…cos I’m pretty good at both of those!!
    Anyway, the scientists have been arguing for years over whether caffeine is addictive. Seems its not & here why; There once was an island in the middle of the pacific & all they did on this island was grow & drink bucketloads (& I’m not even exaggerating), of coffee. One day a cyclone wiped out the island’s coffee plantation & all of the scientists from around the world got terribly excited, & applied for grants from their governments to go & study the effects of caffeine withdrawal of these poor island people. They went expecting sleepless nights, gnashing of teeth, writhing in pain- type withdrawals, but much to their government-grant departments’ horror…..there was nothing. Not one complaint.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03514413877339600642 TaraMacca

    Sorry, had to split my story in 2. So….maybe these island people had a secret supply of coffee? The scientists were confused. But they all came home & wrote fantastic articles that got published in journals (& cited many times- this is a scientists’ wet dream apparently), & finally a mature-age student sitting in a lecture theatre learns sonething interesting & loses her guilt over drinking 5 coffees a day. Sometimes more!
    Mrs Woog, I don’t need a coffee machine, I just thought your readers wouldn’t mind some scientific trivia!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17117597052289647895 MichVee

    Well my coffe habit is a little bit left of centre.
    I don’t actually drink coffee.
    BUT I do love baking with it!
    Almost every week, I whip up a sweet of some sort using coffee as an ingredient.
    To give you an example, I’ve made coffee mousse, tirimisu (of course), latte biscotti, cheesecake, and ice-cream.
    If I won this, I would attempt to make some macarons! (And I’m sure hubby would appreciate it for his daily coffee too!)
    Thankyou for the opportunity.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17117597052289647895 MichVee
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06806888271166215148 noahsmum

    Coffee is my heroin, have been cold turkey once for a weekend and husband and child decided to spend a lot if time bonding! We say a saying in our house happy wife happy life and that includes a latte in hand at all times!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12575027474756049761 J

    I was a tea drinker for a years, but then one day, after a looooooong, tiresome, grueling day, I was at a friends house and she made me a coffee by mistake. It was like drinking tiny bits of heaven and my eyes were opened, and i’ve never turned back.