Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Grabbing the "long end" of the Straw - Frappuccino Straws from Starbucks

I don't drink frappuccinos very often.  They're nice and refreshing but I like calories I can crunch.

So, I opted for a can of "Frappuccino Straws" from Starbucks.  Light and crunchy a delicious "chocolatey-swirly-swirl" in the middle.  They're like the fancy pirouette cookies - except they're longer so you really could use them for a straw for your frappuccino.  Or you could just eat them straight from the tin like me.

A can of 25 straws is only 9.95 and that's plenty to enjoy and share.

Starbucks.  They think of everything.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

Starting the week on the "Good Foot" with Weaver'sFair Trade Certified ® Peru Organic

Peru Organic
I don't know if there's any truth to the notion that organic coffees are less acidic but the more coffee I drink, the more conscious I become of such things.

This past weekend, I was looking for a really good Peruvian coffee and I thought, "You can't go wrong with Weaver's and Wild Card Roasters' coffees."

So, I took the 30 minute trip on a beautiful Saturday to pick up a bag of micro-roasted, hand crafted Fair Trade and Certified Organic Peru.  My coffee-scursion certainly paid off.

This medium-body, smooth and fruity coffee is just the incentive I need to set the week in motion.  As James Brown would say, "Get on the Good Foot!"

Happy Monday!

"Get on the Good Foot" is a funk song performed by James Brown. It was released in 1972 as a two-part single that charted #1 R&B and #18 Pop.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I Don't See Nothing Wrong With A Little Coffee-Mate(R) (Italian Sweet Creme, That Is)

A couple weeks ago when I was visiting my daughter, I asked if she had any milk for my coffee.  She replied, "I've got that good stuff."  And then she handed me a bottle of Coffee-Mate(R) Italian Sweet Creme.

At first I scoffed and thought, "I'll just drink it with sugar."  But another voice said, "Why not skip the sugar and use just a tiny bit of the Italian Sweet Creme?"  So, I did.  And to my surprise, it's really good.   I'm still thinking, "I made it through this morning but you won't catch me buying that stuff."

The next week, I'm walking down the street one morning in the FiDi and a businessman rounds the corner with a bottle of - you guessed it - Coffee-Mate(R) Italian Sweet Creme.  

That settled it.  I went out two days later and got my own bottle.  And while I don't use it every day, I'm not ashamed to say that I may or may not have had a few cups with "that good stuff."

Monday, August 3, 2015

Good Morning, Vietnam! Starbucks Da Lot Reserve (TM) Coffee

Starbucks Reserve "Vietnam De Lat' has become one of my new favorites, but you'll want to experience it for yourself.

However, what I tasted as "smoky and sultry" others in my house found to be "too much."  Only one way to know - stop into your local Starbucks Clover (R) store and order a "pour-over" cup before you buy the bag. 

I think you'll enjoy it.  But, like I said, my mind is already made up.

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.