Tampa, FL – We all have that one person on our holiday list that is nearly impossible to buy for. Whether they have everything they need and want or they’re just hard to please, finding just the right gift to elicit a big smile can be tough. Lizette Rivera, founder of Tampa, Florida-based Roasted Whisk, believes she has invented the perfect solution.
Roasted Whisk announced its Holiday Cheer Box this week, which is described as “A playful “Grinch This/Elf That” limited edition mug is perfect for a steamy cup of espresso hot chocolate. The Holiday Cheer Box comes complete with three single-serve espresso hot chocolates, a mini jar of decadent espresso peppermint caramel popcorn, mini jar of holiday snickerdoodles, and a custom coffee coaster.”
The Holiday Cheer Box retails for $48 and is available online at RoastedWhisk.com. According to Rivera, it is designed to put the happy in the holidays.
“We’ve all got someone on our list that is just plain hard to buy for. So, what is something just about everyone can agree on? Really, really good coffee and the perfect home-based treats to enjoy with it!” said Rivera.
Roasted Whisk was born during the early stages of the COVID pandemic when Rivera, her daughter Sami, and her mother Rose found the perfect way to bond and create, by infusing delicious baked goods with espresso and drinking rich, decadent coffee like they had done in Lizette’s childhood home-a Cuban tradition.
Then Rose started asking her daughter for boxes of baked goods that she could share with her friends. These boxes always elicited more smiles and a bright spot in an otherwise dark time for many of Rose’s elderly friends and neighbors. That’s when the light bulb went off, and they realized they were onto something. They blended their passion for coffee, their sinfully good baked goods, and a desire to spread precious moments of bliss into what is now Roasted Whisk.
Even their beloved fur baby Charlie got in on the fun, which is why Roasted Whisk offers a Pup & Pal Box. Charlie is a Maltese/Yorkie mix with some dietary restrictions, so Lizette partnered with another Hispanic business woman to create dog treats exclusive to Roasted Whisk, including Paw-Pachino and PUP-NANAS. These canine cookies are organic and are baked in small batches to preserve freshness.
Other unique holiday gifts offered by Roasted Whisk include the Hug In A Mug Box with Cafe Cubano and espresso snickerdoodles, and the Cup Of Joe Box, which features Midnight Blend coffee and espresso-infused brownies and caramel popcorn to name a few. Coffee varieties are signatures blends, custom roasted for Roasted Whisk. Their baked goods and popcorn blends are proprietary recipes that have been in the Rivera family for generations.
Lizette Rivera grew up watching her Cuban-born Mom, Rose, run two small businesses out of her home. Through her, Lizette learned what a good work ethic was. Rose met and married Lizette’s Puerto Rican father Wilfred Rivera in New Jersey. Together, they made a wonderful life in the land of the free, ultimately settling their family in Tampa, Florida. After college, Lizette worked her way up in the corporate ranks after 20 years in the insurance industry. In 2015, she decided to do a complete 180 and started Chef Inspired Popcorn. With the challenges of COVID also came a great new opportunity and Roasted Whisk was launched in 2020. Currently, it enjoys a rapidly growing, loyal fan base and is studying new product additions such as decaffeinated coffees, select teas, and even soaps and lotions that smell like coffee as she prepares to take Roasted Whisk nationwide.
To learn more, visit RoastedWhisk.com.