Monday, May 2, 2016
The more I "mature," the more I realize that I need to slow down. I've always had a hard time doing things slowly. I have to keep telling myself, "Slow and steady wins the race."
My newest weekly exercise is to go to Philz Coffee at least once a week. There, I have to actually wait in what is usually a long line (it's very popular) for the baristas to make each cup individually. "One cup at a time."
For someone who is constantly "multi-tasking" it can be trying. Old habits die hard.
I've found that it forces me to pay attention to people around me, take a deep breath, admire various tattoos and pay closer attention to the people who take such care to prepare these amazing cups of coffee. "One cup at a time."
I leave with a wonderful cup of custom-brewed coffee and a better appreciation for the coffee craftspeople.
I've got way more time than money.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Amazing what we can learn from Twitter.
Someone tweeted a couple of weeks ago about Marley Coffee's "Lively Up" Blend. Naturally, I had to try it.
Totally loving it. Organic, espresso roast, smooth, no aftertaste and just the right kick.
If there is any "downside," it would be that at 9.99 for an eight ounce bag of beans (plus shipping), it's a little on the "pricey" side. But, hey it's all good.
*"Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be Alright" - "Three Little Birds" from Bob Marley
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Friday, April 15, 2016
Isn't she lovely? Purrs like a kitten. It's not a new car. It's a brand new Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder.
Stainless steel, sleep design. It's not just pretty on the inside. It's a charmer "under the hood."
My old grinder woke up the entire house in the morning. Which can be especially irritating on weekends. This baby's like music to your ears. Retail Price: $149.00
Excellent grinder for the money. Watch for yourself!
Disclosure: Capresso provided me with a free Infinity Grinder for the purposes of preparing this review. Views expressed are my own opinion.
Features and Benefits
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Monday, April 11, 2016
|"Yin and Yan" Collection Polka Dot Mug in Pink and Grey|
When this company contacted me about featuring their products on my blog, I thought it was a joke at first. I was almost afraid to click on the link. I thought, "Surely this can't be real." The products are gorgeous. A designer's delight.
They sent me this mug to review and it's so pretty that I didn't want to use it! But, I did. And it's not only pretty but it's functional, well-made and high quality.
This little beauty retails for 14.00 and is from the Yin and Yang Collection. I love the pink and grey color combination.
There's so much more beauty waiting to come home to you, take a look at the Tivelasi website below
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Sunday, April 10, 2016
What a beautiful morning! Sitting here on the balcony, looking at the blue water and the sandy beach. A steaming hot cup of Kona Joe in my hand. Life is good.
I'm sitting at home and it's raining outside. I'm not in Hawaii. My sister went there for two weeks and she brought me back a bag of the "real deal" Kona. That would be, "Kona Joe's" Trellis Grown Coffee.
To be honest, I've had Kona coffee many times. Sometimes it's good and sometimes I think that somebody got "hoodwinked" when they bought it. Sometimes that person has been me.
But, this is the good stuff! So good that you might think you're in Hawaii. Even when you're not.
If you can't get to Hawaii, no problem. Hang loose. Kona Joe will come to you. Available online at www.konajoe.com
Back to the beach now.
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Sunday, April 3, 2016
Let's Do It Again! WEAVER'S COFFEE GIVEAWAY! Fair Trade Certified Astral Blend (Two FREE Pounds) - April 15 Just Got Better
Mugs UP! Winning with Weaver's Fair Trade Certified Astral Blend Coffee.
It's easy. Simply send me an email, HERE and your name goes in the hat. YOU COULD ENJOY TWO POUNDS OF FREE COFFEE!
Entries must be received no later than midnight PST on
April 15, 2016.
About Astral Blend:
"Featuring 100% Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certifiedª coffee, this full-bodied blend is sweet and smooth with a natural, earthy finish. By purchasing this product, you are supporting breast cancer research, funding for local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education, breast cancer screening and treatment. This special coffee also supports a better life for farming families through fair prices, community development, and environmental stewardship."
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Currently crushing on Starbucks Single Origin Sulawesi. Dark-roasted and spicy, but not too much so - smokey but not too smokey. Almost overbearing - but somehow it manages to creep up to the edge of "this is too strong" and stops abruptly at "just right."
I picked up this bag of beans three days ago and have brewed a pot every morning. And twice on Sunday.
At 14.95 for a one pound bag, it might not be inexpensive, but for the flavor and the fact that it's 100% Ethically Sourced, it's certainly worth it. And you don't feel guilty for indulging.