Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Coffee Is My Comfort Zone



Some people use the cliche, "to know me is to love me."  My motto is "To know that I love coffee is to love me."

Today I received the most exciting holiday gift.  Yes, it's post-holiday, I know.  But that's really not the point.  The point is that not only did someone think enough of me to honor me with a gift.  It was the gift of coffee.

A trio of the most exciting blends I've seen this year.  True statement.  I can't wait to write about them.  Another post for another day.

But today, I was reminded of how many wonderful people I've connected with over coffee, how many bright (and not so bright) ideas I've come up with while drinking coffee and just how much joy coffee brings to my life.

It might sound corny to some.  But if you know me, it's just right.

It's going to be a great coffee year.  I feel it in my mug.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Peet's Coffee and Pastry or Fruit - What Would You Do?



I was faced with a serious choice this morning when I arrived at work.

Choice A - eat the wonderful apple pastry paired with the steaming hot cup of rich Peet's Holiday Blend that I bought on the way to the office, or:

Choice B - partake of the healthy fruit and freshly squeezed juice option that the company provided for holiday cheer.

It's the season to be jolly, right?

You know what to do.

It's almost Christmas!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Dreaming of Hawaii - Weaver's Kona Reserve Coffee - A Winter Delight


It's the most wonderful time of the year.  So, why not treat yourself?  

Weaver's White Label Kona Reserve Coffee is the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter morning.

If you can't get to paradise, why not bring paradise to you?

It's more expensive than your regular joe, but these kinds of coffees don't happen often.  You work hard.  Go for it.  Before it's gone.

25.95 for an eight ounce bag of beans.  100% pure Kona.


Friday, December 9, 2016

Starbucks Christmas Blend 2016 Vintage (featuring Dark, Aged Sumatra)


Starbucks 2016 Christmas Blend is one of my holiday staples.  I look forward to it every year.

I've enjoyed it in the cafes for over a month and decided I shouldn't miss out on enjoying it at home.

Dark roast, spicy, sweet, everything is "Christmas-ey" about this coffee.  It's what keeps the reindeer moving.   And this week there was a special offer of a five dollar Starbucks gift card with every pound of holiday coffee purchased.

It's the most wonderful time of the year.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Holiday Coffee Blend Parade Starts Now - First up, Fonté Holiday Blend benefitting the Pike Market School


"Good things come in small packages."  Such is the motto of Fonté Coffee when referring to its Annual Holiday Blend which benefits the Pike Market Childcare and Pre-School in Seattle.  

Brasilian, Aged Sumatra and Tanzania comprise this delicious blend of peaberry beans.

Fonté is proud to present its 24th year of giving back.  Because isn't that what the season is all about?

$20 for a 12 ounce bag of beans in a "designer" label.  

They don't just make great coffee, they're really great people.

Serving the community since 1982, Pike Market Child Care & Preschool extends high quality services for over 100 families annually, providing financial assistance for over 70 percent of enrolled families, of which half earn incomes at or below the poverty level. The school raises over $250,000 in support of these programs each year. It’s now our pleasure to offer our 24th version of Holiday Blend, donating all proceeds from its sale to support the Pike Market Child Care & Preschool’s nutrition program.  (From Fonté Coffee's website)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy National Espresso Day! Where's the rest of my coffee?!!


I don't normally drink espresso.  Only when I want to feel "fancy" or impress guests after dinner.

But today is "National Espresso Day" so I figured instead of ordering my usual "tall drip," I should have an Espresso with foam.

Well, imagine my surprise when the barista handed me this tiny little cup with barely enough "juice" to see underneath the white top.  "Three bucks for this?  Where's the rest of my cup of coffee??!"

Twenty minutes later, heart pumping madly and eyes wide open - I think I get the point of espresso.

It's not for wimps.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Post Election Gratitude - Thankful for Starbucks' Thanksgiving Blend


Honestly, you have to find the bright side to everything.  

And with that said, I'm grateful for Starbucks and their seasonal Thanksgiving Blend coffee which has helped me get through the past couple of days after sleepless nights.

There's tension in the air, unrest in the streets and a general sense of uneasiness about what lies ahead.

It's the little things that sometimes make the difference.  And you have to take your happiness wherever you can - even in a cup of coffee.

I don't know what lies ahead, but if we're lucky, 'this too shall pass.'

Mugs up!!

Starbucks Thanksgiving Blend

Dark-roast, full bodied, spicy and delicious.