Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Holiday Coffee Blend Parade Starts Now - First up, Fonté Holiday Blend benefitting the Pike Market School

"Good things come in small packages."  Such is the motto of Fonté Coffee when referring to its Annual Holiday Blend which benefits the Pike Market Childcare and Pre-School in Seattle.  

Brasilian, Aged Sumatra and Tanzania comprise this delicious blend of peaberry beans.

Fonté is proud to present its 24th year of giving back.  Because isn't that what the season is all about?

$20 for a 12 ounce bag of beans in a "designer" label.  

They don't just make great coffee, they're really great people.

Serving the community since 1982, Pike Market Child Care & Preschool extends high quality services for over 100 families annually, providing financial assistance for over 70 percent of enrolled families, of which half earn incomes at or below the poverty level. The school raises over $250,000 in support of these programs each year. It’s now our pleasure to offer our 24th version of Holiday Blend, donating all proceeds from its sale to support the Pike Market Child Care & Preschool’s nutrition program.  (From Fonté Coffee's website)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy National Espresso Day! Where's the rest of my coffee?!!

I don't normally drink espresso.  Only when I want to feel "fancy" or impress guests after dinner.

But today is "National Espresso Day" so I figured instead of ordering my usual "tall drip," I should have an Espresso with foam.

Well, imagine my surprise when the barista handed me this tiny little cup with barely enough "juice" to see underneath the white top.  "Three bucks for this?  Where's the rest of my cup of coffee??!"

Twenty minutes later, heart pumping madly and eyes wide open - I think I get the point of espresso.

It's not for wimps.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Post Election Gratitude - Thankful for Starbucks' Thanksgiving Blend

Honestly, you have to find the bright side to everything.  

And with that said, I'm grateful for Starbucks and their seasonal Thanksgiving Blend coffee which has helped me get through the past couple of days after sleepless nights.

There's tension in the air, unrest in the streets and a general sense of uneasiness about what lies ahead.

It's the little things that sometimes make the difference.  And you have to take your happiness wherever you can - even in a cup of coffee.

I don't know what lies ahead, but if we're lucky, 'this too shall pass.'

Mugs up!!

Starbucks Thanksgiving Blend

Dark-roast, full bodied, spicy and delicious.