Saturday, June 30, 2012

Green Mountain Breakfast Blend K-Cup(R)

I'm really enjoying K-cups a lot more than I did before. I've always thought they were a novel idea, convenient, and no mess.

But, there are SO many varieties now that there's something for everyone's taste.

This morning, I'm drinking Green Mountain Breakfast Blend. Now, I prefer something a little darker (that's just my preference), but I must admit, that this is a good first cup.

I mean, after all, it's Saturday and my battery only needs a little charging to feel my way to the laundry room, right?

There's more to choose from at Cross Country Cafe (A select distributor of K-cups(R) and Keurig(R) brewers).

Sunday, June 24, 2012

A Review for K-Cup (R) Lovers

There are so many different "pockets" of the coffee community.

Who knew there was an "e-cafe" that specialized in providing K-Cups(R) to Keurig lovers.

Cross Country Cafe offers a variety of different K-Cups to fit your Keurig Brewer.

I'm delighted to present to you "Newman's Special Blend" (EXTRA BOLD/TRES INTENSE).

One of the few drawbacks for me of the Keurig is that sometimes the coffee just isn't strong enough.

Not the case with this blend. I also love the convenience on mornings like these when I'm the first one up and I'm not ready for a full pot or I don't have time to drink more than one cup.

Although, I have to admit, this one is so good, I might go back for seconds.

("An ecafe for coffee enthusiasts featuring Keurig Kcups


Monday, June 18, 2012

Weaver's Legacy Blend - Limited Offering

So, it's the day after and you're looking at all of the adorable gifts you'll cherish forever.

But, for some reason, you just don't think that Mickey Mouse tie goes too well with your work-week suit.

And the trinkets for your desk, well they're precious. Isn't it great being a Dad?

So, while you're sitting there thinking about how great your day was yesterday, go check out Weaver's Coffee online.

I think you'll find that "Legacy Blend" is just the right shade, texture and flavor to get your morning off to a great start.

I'm betting Mom will thank you too.

Weaver's Coffee

(And if Legacy isn't your "bag," there are plenty of other varieties to fit your own personal taste.)

On June 1, 1980 - A young apprentice chose a path that would lead him to discover his life’s work. John Weaver has since dedicated the last three decades to refining his artisan skills. Combining the wealth of knowledge entrusted to him by his legendary mentors, and his own unique style, John hand-crafts a rich, full-bodied blend on his vintage coffee roasters. Legacy Blend is juicy, yet velvet-smooth, with hints of berry and a sweet pipe tobacco finish
“Years ago I purchased Mr. Peet’s original Royal No.5 coffee roaster”, says John. “He was one of my mentors, and I’ve gained a unique insight as to how he roasted coffee when he first moved to America. The drum of the Royal No.5 roaster is small and perforated, limiting capacity and allowing the flames to directly touch the beans. By roasting fifteen pounds at a time, and using a combination of the Royal and my vintage Probat roaster, I am able to marry the best of both worlds to hand-craft something most coffee drinkers have never experienced”.

Legacy Blend is the glimpse into John’s amazing thirty-year journey. Appropriately named, it stands as a proud tribute to his teachers, Alfred Peet and Sal Bonavita, as well as John’s own continued, artisan legacy.

(Weaver's provided me with a free sample bag of Legacy beans for the purposes of preparing this review. That said, it's amazing coffee.)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

If You Thought Weaver's Made Great Coffee - Just Wait Until You Taste their Tea!

I'll tell you all about it very soon. But, you don't have to wait for me. Check out their selection online.

Perfect hot or iced.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Happy National Iced Tea Day!

It was a scorcher here. Perfect weather for a refreshing iced tea.

(Starbucks Passion Tea Pictured)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be Alright!* 100% Ethiopia Yirgacheffe from Marley Coffee

I've been drinking this 100% Ethiopia Yirgacheffe all week. And thanks to Marley Coffee, Friday is so close I can almost touch it!

I swear this is good stuff. No lie. Marley coffee describes it as "exotic floral and berry notes that tantalize your palate."

To me, it's the perfect roast - not too dark - but dark enough - smooth - I could swear I taste some chocolate in here, and it's so good that not only do I drink a cup in the morning, I bring a thermos of this stuff to work and I'm going to get an early start on my weekend chores with a cup tonight.

Marley and Me. It's all good.

8.99 for an eight ounce bag. Small price to pay for a half-pound of pleasure.

(*From Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds")

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Marley & Me

Marley Coffee Company

*Reviews Coming Soon*

Saturday, June 2, 2012

It Was Friday Night And I Was Hanging Out, Looking for A Place to Party

What's better than Friday at 6 p.m.? Well, Saturday morning is pretty cool.

But, there's such a feeling of freedom when you're facing two whole days away from the grind (get, it "grind?").

Anyway, my sister and I decided to hit the City. Cruising down Valencia Street and what do we see? A Ritual Roasters sign big as can be!

We make the block three or four times. And find a perfect spot and it's free to park. Not even a dime.

The barista was great, but I didn't get her name.

She poured us two cups of Monte Rey Carrizal Costa Rica.

Friday nights will never be the same (well, I had to rhyme, didn't I?)

It's on!

Enjoy your Saturday.