updated 2/9/2011 10:16:37 AM ET 2011-02-09T15:16:37

BOSTON, Feb. 9, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Worried about disappointing your sweetie with the same predictable chocolate and flowers again this year for Valentine's Day? ROASTe.com, the world's largest marketplace for gourmet coffee and everything that goes with it, offers a world of tantalizing gourmet coffee brands from the far corners of the globe and the sexiest coffee equipment to go with it for creative Valentine's Day gift givers who want something that says "adventure and romance."

Founded by coffee lovers who are ever in search of the rarest specialty beans, ROASTe offers more than 1,000 artisanal and hard to find brands, whose beans are grown under the most ideal conditions, for flavor that cannot be found in the ordinary beans typically available in groceries, supermarkets or even many specialty cafes. ROASTe's award-winning beans are roasted on demand in tiny batches by devoted roasters who are passionate about their coffee crops, and are shipped fresh to discriminating coffee lovers who go to sleep at night dreaming of their first cup of full, rich coffee in the morning. One or more of these suggestions is sure to impress your love with how clever and romantic you are in your choice of gifts this year:

She loves to travel, but she's on a budget? Whether it's a trip to Africa, Costa Rica or Latin America, you will spur her wanderlust with a coffee subscription via ROASTe's collections of carefully selected roasts shipped to her home. Each "subscribe and save" selection is designed by coffee experts and centered on a particular region, classification or taste profile.  She can fully customize her subscription by substituting or repeating coffees and also adjust the frequency of delivery, receipt of new coffees added to the tour, the order in which the coffees arrive and the grind type.  http://www.roaste.com/all-coffee-tours

  • Latin American Coffee Subscription – for the connoisseur's ultimate journey of discovery. From volcanic heights to lush forests, her senses will be overcome by the soft cocoa nuances and gentle spices that make for an enticing brew. Choose from Costa Rica La Amistad, El Salvador, and more.
  • World Coffee Subscription - Bring home the exotic corners of the world to her with the taste of the volcanic soils of Indonesia, the sweet earth of the Americas, the revolutionary roasts of Europe or the complex notes of coffee's homeland, Africa. These include: Ethiopian Harrar, Papua New Guinea Fair Trade and Higher Ground's Mexican.

She worries about the trees, the earth, the birds and the well-being and sustainability of our precious planet earth and the people on it.  Select from ROASTe's conscious coffee lover's offerings from growers who strive to ensure the integrity of their natural environments is preserved: http://www.roaste.com/coffee-tour/Organic-Coffee-Tour

  • The Organic Subscription includes Roasters Chazzano, Armeno and True Beans. All are Fair Trade and mouth watering.
  • Tree Frog Organic Galapagos Island Estate and Peru Organic by Caffe Pronto are intoxicating and grown with great care for their exquisite native birds.

He's a definite "Type A" and ordinary coffee leaves him cold. He needs a shot with buzz throughout the day:

  • Espresso Havana from roaster Latitude and Mystere Espresso form roaster Avion will have him dancing on the ceiling while crunching his numbers at his desk.

ROASTe Equipment http://www.roaste.com/store/shop-for-coffee/%2Btype%3Acoffeemaker

From espresso machines and French presses to bean grinders, the budding barista, coffee geek or just plain coffee lover will be dazzled by ROASTe's selection of incomparable coffee gear at every price range:

  • The Ascaso Dream Up Espresso Machine in Love Red is one hot mama of a Valentine's gift that will keep the home fires burning. Well designed externally and packed with features, its electronic thermofuse and dual temperature control system maintain proper brewing and frothing temperatures resulting in the richest tasting espresso or cappuccino in the galaxy. These sexy cherry red units have a 3 way solenoid valve, adjustable overpressure valve, aluminum tamper and dual system temperature.
  • The mypressi TWIST is a stylish, award-winning, hand-held espresso maker that will change how and where you can enjoy delicious coffee and espresso-based beverages while traveling or at home or office. Deliciously convenient and attractively priced, this espresso on-the-go companion includes a milk frother for an enticing array of espresso-based drinks: lattes, cappuccinos, mochas and more.

Not sure what to get your sweetie? Ask her to take the ROASTe coffee "personality test" while doing the crossword puzzle together on Sunday morning. It's fun and she probably won't guess what you have up your sleeve.

Still looking for that special someone to drink coffee with this year?  If it were me, I would give myself an assortment of the richest, chocolatiest espresso beans I could find on the site (ROASTe customer reviews are a great guide) and pair it with a great big box of 70 % cocoa bittersweet dark chocolate -- but that's just me.

For more information on ROASTe and their coffees and equipment, go to www.ROASTe.com . As the world's largest marketplace of gourmet coffee, ROASTe is the one-stop shop for people who want the at-home gourmet coffee experience.  Our mission is to make it easy for coffee-lovers to find and enjoy the perfect cup of coffee.  We use customer reviews and intuitive search and recommendation tools to navigate the largest selection and variety of award-winning, micro-roasted coffee and coffee making equipment, which roasters ship directly to customers' homes.  We also offer a vast array of original coffee content, providing a community for coffee-enthusiasts.

Rachelle Pachtman

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