Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Coffeehouse Hillbilly Beans in Olympia Washington Wins Coffee Fest Blender Prize Package from Big Train

In September Big Train attended Coffee Fest Seattle, where we held a contest to give  away a blender prize package. Anyone who signed up for our OnTrack™ Rewards program during the show had a chance to win a Vitamix Drink Machine Advanced blender, two pitchers and 3 free cases of product mixes. When the dust settled, the winner was a coffee shop called Hillbilly Beans, located near Olympia, WA. The owners were kind of enough to contribute to a little FAQ, so without further ado we present to you…

Hillbilly Beans In Olympia, Washington

Coffeehouse Hillbilly Beans Olympia Washington

Where are you located?

We are located in Littlerock, Washington which is between Olympia and Grand-mound at the foothills of Capitol Forest.

What types of drinks do you offer?

We offer iced, blended, and hot coffee drinks, teas, smoothies and protein shakes.

Are you known for any type of particular drink?

All of our drinks have funny “hillbilly” names. A white chocolate mocha is called a Ma’s Favorite, a mocha is called a Moonshine, Blended coffees are called Mashed, whipped cream is considered opossum pie topping and so on. Skunks seem to be one of our most popular drink; it is white chocolate and chocolate combined. Some customers enjoy a little raspberry flavor with the chocolate and white chocolate, which is called Road Kill.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Easy Horchata Recipe: Ready in 89 Seconds

So, You Want An Easy Horchata Recipe?

Easy Horchata RecipeTraditionally, homemade horchata recipes have required many ingredients and multiple steps, including the use of your hot stove (which defeats the purpose if you’re craving a refreshing horchata drink). Sure, you could break out all those items and spend an hour preparing it all. Or, you could use a horchata recipe that has the drink in your hand, in about 89 seconds. And the best part is you won’t be sacrificing taste, even though your horchata drink is painfully easy to make!

How To Make Horchata, The Easy Way

16 fl oz Blended Horchata Drink

1st Step of Horchata Recipe
Get Big Train’s VIVAZ Horchata Mexican Inspired Drink Mix

At this time, Big Train’s VIVAZ Horchata Mexican Inspired Drink Mix is only available for business customers. If you’re a business, please keep reading. If you’re a consumer, please check out the Big Train Store Locator, to find a location near you that serves our products. Or, you can request that your favorite drink shop carry Big Train products.

2nd Step of Horchata Recipe
Add 1 Scoop of Horchata Mix to 5 oz of Milk or Water

Note: 1 scoop is about 3 oz. Your horchata recipe can go one of two ways here. Both will be delicious, but using milk will produce a richer, creamier drink. The choice is yours. Feel free to experiment with each option, and take note of the differences.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

4 Ways to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

About 1 in 8 U.S. women (just under 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. (

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Take care of yourself every year and get a mammogram!

4 Things you can do to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

1-Think Pink – Wear pink all month long!

2- Get a mammogram – Now is the perfect time to get a mammogram. That way you can’t forget to get one every year. You’ll be reminded every October that it’s time to take care of yourself.

3- Donate – There are several organizations out there that raise funds for breast cancer research. HerHighway proudly supports 10 groups, including Susan G. Komen, American Cancer Society and Avon. Click here and pick your favorite charity! Your donation is greatly appreciated.

4- Spread the word! Share as much information as you can with your family and friends. Make sure every woman you know is taking care of herself, too.