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Thursday, November 17 2016 23:35

Coffee & Rock: The Perfect Measures for Holiday Gatherings...

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THE ROCK FATHER is a Folgers Preferred Partner...

It's beginning to look a lot like... well, not quite either, but sort of an odd mix between Christmas and Thanksgiving around these parts. Let's be honest here, for me, Thanksgiving is more of a speed bump between the two main events of the year - Halloween and Christmas. It's a weird space since it's technically still fall/harvest, but here we are in mid-November and I've already packed-away the scarecrow for the season, composted the pumpkins and cornstalks, and have been taking advantage of the "unseasonably warm" temperatures by doing a little early-season "Griswolding" at Rock Father HQ.  Indeed, while they're not on yet, some festive lights have been installed on the grounds - my coffee-fueled antics amusing the children as I try do do as much as I can within limited daylight hours. It was dark by 4:50pm today, and by then, I'd already consumed nearly a full pot of Folgers.

Folgers Perfect Measures

I usually tend to be a single-cup kind of guy these days, especially with how much I've been digging the new Folgers Coffeehouse Blend, but I recently did something that I never expected I'd do again - I bought a straight-up coffee maker. Now, that's partially because I tend to drink more when the daylight hours are shorter, but really, I bought the coffee pot because I had family and friends in mind. With the holidays coming and some gatherings set to take place here for a change, sometimes it's just nice to make "a pot of coffee" - to fill the house with that awesome aroma and to have it ready when your loved ones want a cup. Making it easy is the new Folgers Perfect Measures - "the perfect scoop without the scoop." They're these little tabs that are pre-measured for the perfect pot every time. One tab equals one tablespoon (one 6oz cup of coffee). If I want to brew 8 cups, that's 8 tabs. If I want it stronger, throw in a little extra. You get the idea.

They're 100% coffee with no additives, simply compressed with extreme force. Designed only for automatic drip coffeemakers, you put in a fresh filter, drop the tabs, and you're ready to go. It's a very simple way to make a great-tasting pot of coffee every single time (4 tabs minimum per pot).

Folgers Perfect Measures

Now, I've still got the Coffee Bar at Rock Father HQ™ in full-effect, so if myself or my guests decide they want another option, it's available - my offerings have just been expanded. Naughty or nice, it just seems like there's a turkey and a reindeer battling for holiday supremacy right now. Luckily, making a decision on coffee is a much easier task.

Folgers Perfect Measures are available in the coffee aisle of your favorite grocery retailer. Choose from Classic Roast, Decaf, 100% Columbian, Black Silk or Breakfast Blend. Learn more at Folgers.com

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade as Publisher of The Rock Father Magazine, he joined Adventure Publishing Group as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider—a destination for all things pop culture. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 25 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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