Monday, February 20, 2017

Coffee is my love language - Currently speaking "Fonté Amore


Is it fair for me to tell you about an amazing blend of coffee if it's no longer available?

I was so busy basking in the glory of my Valentine's Day gift to myself, that I forgot to share it with you, my closest friends.

It's Fonté Amore Blend.  Specially roasted for St. Valentine's Day by Seattle's Fonté Coffee.

Dark, delicious, smooth, rich - just the way I like it.

My bag is now empty but Fonté is full of other great blends of coffee.  You're sure to find one that suits you perfectly.

If you're not near their café in Seattle, don't worry, you can order online at Fonte.com.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Peet's Coffee Power Couple for a Rainy Day - Oatmeal and an Americano



It's raining today and I wanted to do something different for breakfast.

So, instead of going downstairs to the other major coffee chain, which would have been the easiest, I decided to walk a little further and venture out into the elements for something that would make my trip worthwhile.

A creamy cup of Peet's Simply Oatmeal (with the dried blueberries that I love so much) and instead of opting for my normal "tall drip," I made it an Americano.

On days like today, you have to force yourself to smile.  And what puts a smile on your face faster than hot oatmeal on a cold day and a steaming cup of strong (but not too strong) coffee?

Rainy days don't have to get you down.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Another Favorite Time of the Year that comes After the Most Favorite Time of Year - Starbucks Guatemala Casi Cielo


I can't lie.  I have many favorite coffees.

But one of the my very favorites that I wait for in anticipation is the Starbucks Guatemala Casa Cielo* which arrives between Christmas and Valentine's Day.

I wanted to "stage" the bag and show you how I'm brewing it these days (K-Cups, French Press, Chemex and Automatic Drip), but I figure that you already know how to do all those things.

And if a picture is worth a thousand words, Casi Cielo is worth a thousand sips.

So, here's to a Starbucks Original - and "Tasty Tuesday."

*Limited Offering 


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sunday Coffee Vibes with Four Barrel - Say Hello to my Little "Friendo Blendo" Espresso


It's been a long time since I've blogged about Four Barrel Coffee.

Not because it's not amazing coffee.  It just hasn't come across my mug.  Shame on me.

Thank God for good friends who know what you like and give you great coffee presents.  

Friendo Blendo is composed of Ethiopa Hunda Oli, Guatemala La Colina and Rwanda Muhororo.

Sort of sweet, a little fragrant.  All-around delightful.

Make new friends, but keep the old.  Four Barrel.  It's been a long time.

So happy to reconnect.

Friendo Blendo.  $17.50 for a 12 ounce bag.

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.