Monday, October 31, 2016

No, Tricks - Only Treats with Weaver's Peaberry Reserve Coffee

I love surprises.  Like when I walk into Weaver's Coffee in San Rafael expecting to pick up a pound of one of John Weaver's incomparable blends and discover something especially rare, like the White Label Peaberry Reserve.

From the shape of the bean to the roast to the grinder to the brew, it doesn't get any better than this.

As with all things rare, this won't last long.  I'd encourage you to stop by Weaver's in San Rafael and treat yourself before it's too late.

And if you're not in Northern California, no worries, you can order online at

"Peaberry is a rare form of coffee where the fruit yields only a single, oval-shaped seed. Because of their unique shape, these beans require both special handling and roasting.
Made using 100% Peaberry from Tanzania blended with a rare, aged Sumatra Peaberry.
This exotic reserve coffee has flavors of dark liquor, spice and syrup with a complex finish."

Sunday, October 16, 2016

A Simple Sunday Morning at the "Keurig Donut Shop" - "K-Cup of the Day!"

When you purchase a new Keurig brewer, it usually includes an assortment of K-Cups.

And normally, one of the original Donut Shop K-Cups  comes with the new machine.

There was a sale on K-Cups at my local Safeway a couple of weeks ago and I picked up a box of the "Original Donut Shop."  I hadn't had this blend in a very long time.

I've been meaning to tell you how much I like them, but I've been so busy that I almost forgot.

That is, until this quiet Sunday morning when I was lucky enough to nab one of the last two remaining K-Cups in the box.

I think it's safe to say I'm not the only one in my house who thinks "Donut Shop" is pretty darn good.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Stainless versus Glass Carafe and why I'm loving my new Capresso MG900 Automatic Coffee Maker

It's taken me a while to write this review because I wanted to be absolutely certain I was comparing the glass carafe with the stainless carafe with an open mind, or in this case an open cup.

The verdict is in.  

I have used a Capresso machine for close to a decade now, and,  I can without hesitation say that the glass carafe provides a better tasting cup of coffee than the stainless carafe.

I brew a lot of coffee.  I drink a lot of coffee.  I serve a lot of coffee. And for those reasons, I thought that the stainless carafe was better suited for my needs.

I was wrong.

In an independent study conducted by my family and I, we conclude that the glass carafe delivers the purest taste.  Now, there is one drawback for people like myself who often prepare coffee when not fully awake - you must be careful not to break the glass pot.

This new Capresso MG900 is not only beautiful on the counter, it's quick like a bunny and has all the bells and whistles I need.

And at an average suggested retail price of $99.00, it offers a lot of coffee bang for the buck.

Holidays are almost here.  If you're thinking of buying a new automatic drip maker for yourself or a friend, I suggest you seriously consider the Capresso MG900.

Learn more at Capresso.

*FULL DISCLOSURE:  Jura Capresso provided me with a free Capresso MG900 for the purposes of preparing this review.

Fully featured and visually stunning the MG900 10-Cup Rapid Brew Coffee Maker features a stainless steel heating system, ensuring coffee brews at the perfect temperature and water never comes in contact with aluminum.  (From