Saturday, July 25, 2015

"Golden Gate" Blend at Coffee Bar San Francisco - Leave Your Heart at the Bottom of the Cup

"Mr. Espresso" Golden Gate Blend from Coffee Bar SF
Don't let the "hipster" vibe discourage you.  Coffee Bar San Francisco has really good coffee.

While the "per cup" price is not good for a budget, the coffee is actually quite superb.

I must confess that I'm a little "intimidated" by the coolness of the customers and baristas.

Which is why I sneaked in the other day, grabbed a bag of "Golden Gate" blend beans, paid at the register and quickly ran out the door.  It was the end of the day and a lot of the hipsters had already headed to their hipster bars for the evening.

Coffee Bar serves "Mr Espresso" which is probably one of the best kept secrets in the coffee world.  I'm not sure how much it's enjoyed outside of the Bay Area but it's selected and oak-wood roasted to perfection.

It's great to be a "hipster" in training in the privacy of my very own home.

Mugs up!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Signed, Sealed, Delivered with Weaver's White Label Kona Reserve Coffee!



I brewed up a pot of Weaver's Kona Reserve this morning, and as I took the very first sips, I thought about what I would tell you.

Well, for one thing, it's absolutely delicious.

However, at 25.95 for a half pound bag some might consider it expensive.

But, it's oh so worth it.  A special way to treat yourself on a Sunny Summer Sunday.  

It's also motivation to get you moving on Monday morning.  You'll be excited to go to work so you can  make money to buy more Weaver's White Label Kona Reserve.

Sometimes a coffee is so good that words escape me.

Would you be terribly upset if I just told you that it's excellent coffee? 

Trust me.  If there's one thing I know, it's good coffee.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015

Monday Morning Grind. Actually, Monday Morning Ground with Starbucks Sumatra



I recently celebrated another birthday and one of the promises I made to myself was do things differently.  Sometimes.  Just change it up and step outside of my comfort zone. 

So, when I caught this Starbucks Sumatra (ground) on sale at Target this past weekend, I decided that I should break from my "self-imposed rule" of only buying coffee in beans.  

It was clear from the shelf that Target sells a lot of this stuff and there was no reason to believe that it wouldn't be fresh.  

Besides, it's one of my favorite roasts and I know it's not going to stick around the pantry for long.  I went for it and I'm glad I did.

This might not seem like such a big deal to you but for somebody like me, who tends to be a bit on the "anal" side, I think it's a step in the right direction. 

An extra "perk," the bag came with a coupon for a Starbucks Reward


Sunday, June 28, 2015

I Can See Clearly Now! Summer Sunrise Blend (™) from Green Mountain Coffee

Summer's here.  And to celebrate Green Mountain is offering its Limited Edited Summer Sunrise coffee.  


This is a medium-roast coffee with a "bright" flavor that gently wakes up your taste buds.  Not overpowering but definitely  not weak.  I'd say it's "just right" for a bright Sunshiny Sunday morning.  

Make it easy on yourself.   Keurig(™) can help.  Available at Cross Country Cafe.  $14.25 for 24 pods.



*"I Can See Clearly Now" - written and performed by Johnny Nash in 1972.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Eight-O-Clock Columbian Peaks K-Cups(™)



The past few nights have been full of evening chores.  Those are the times when you don't want to brew a full pot of coffee.  Just enough for yourself.  That's when the Keurig(™) comes in so handy.

What's even better than having the single-serve brewer on hand when you only want enough coffee for yourself is having a single-serve coffee that really tastes good.

Enter the Eight-O-Clock - you heard right - Eight-O-Clock Columbian Peaks.

This medium roast is so good that I've started popping in a pod in the mornings too.  Just to get me started before I move up to the "big guns."

Get yours without leaving home at Cross Country Cafe.  1-888-774-6939

13.75 for a box of 24 K-Cups®.  A great coffee at a great price.

Wake up and smell the Columbian Peaks.  You can almost smell it here!

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Perkd Up! Coffee Wars Brewing in the San Francisco FIDI

It's on and perking!  

There is a battle brewing in the Financial District in San Francisco and I couldn't be happier.

There are more than enough folks in search of caffeine to fill the cups and line the pockets of all the roasters in town.

As if we weren't lucky enough to have a Philz coffee truck right at the corner of Pine and Sansome, within a two block radius, up pops a brand new beautiful Blue Bottle Coffee store AND a neatly hidden treasure of a "Coffee Cultures."  

Go just a couple blocks over and lining Montgomery Street, you've got Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, The Coffee Bar, Peet's and no less than two Starbucks stores.

Wake up and smell the coffee, San Francisco. Your morning commute just got better!