Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Coffee Game Strong with Starbucks Ethiopia Mocca Java

It was pure luck that I would spy a bag of Starbucks Ethiopia Mocca Java  sitting on the counter all by itself last Saturday while making an iced tea run.

I didn't come for coffee, wasn't looking for anything new to try and stumbled upon what has been keeping me moving all week long.

The first thing that caught my eye was the packaging.  I thought, "have I tried this coffee before."  And then I thought, "No, actually I've never had this coffee."

Then I noticed the note that said "limited time only." 

Apparently this blend is only available for a short period of time at select Starbucks stores.

It's smoky and bold and can really stand up to a splash of heavy cream.  For the true coffee lover.

9.99 for an 8.8 ounce bag.

I hope you're lucky too and find this coffee before it's gone.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Here's Your "Friday Follow" - Weaver's Coffee (You're Welcome)

You'll want to bookmark this website.  

Check out Weaver's new and improved website.  Shop for the best organic coffees and teas without leaving your computer.  

Weaver's Coffee has been called "Best Organic Coffee" by the NBC Today Show.

You're welcome :)

Monday, May 2, 2016

Philz Coffee - "One Cup at a Time" (Easy Does It)

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

Marley Coffee's "Lively Up!" Every Little Thing is Gonna Be Alright*

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

Friday, April 15, 2016

Capresso's Infinity Conical Burr Grinder - Loving it, "To Infinity and Beyond!"

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

  • Extremely wide grinding range from ultrafine Turkish to coarse for all kinds of coffee preparation
  • Commercial-grade solid conical steel burrs with advanced cutting design for high precision grinding
  • 16 clearly marked fineness settings with four levels for each: extra fine, fine, regular and coarse
  • Gear reduction motor grinds slow with reduced noise and little static build-up
  • Slowest grinding speed in its class creates less friction and heat buildup preserving maximum aroma and flavor for all grind settings
  • Safety lock system for safe operation during and after use; auto off when upper burr is not locked
  • Upper conical burr removable for easy cleaning
  • Tight-fitting ground coffee container holds up to 4 oz of ground coffee
  • See-through bean container holds up to 8.8 oz of beans
  • Timer can be set to grind from 5 to 60 seconds
  • Pulse grinding
  • Elegant, timeless and user friendly design (From Capresso)

Monday, April 11, 2016

Bulgarian Beauty, Inside and Out from Tivelasi Pottery

"Yin and Yan" Collection Polka Dot Mug in Pink and Grey
This lovely "Dot" mug is handmade from Tivelasi Pottery.  Handmade in Bulgaria.

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

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Aloha! "Hangin' Loose" here Sipping Kona Joe's Trellis Grown Coffee


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. 

Just kidding.  

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

Back to the beach now.