Sunday, November 1, 2009

In praise of coffee

Let's talk about coffee and how I am in love with it.

I have not always been a java fan, though. I am, and always will be, a tea person first and foremost. I love tea. So much so that, one Christmas, between my family and friends, I received eleven boxes of tea as gifts. There is nothing more relaxing to me than heating up my kettle, listening for the whistle, and pouring myself a cup of bliss. I sit at my chair, hands curled around the mug of happiness, inhaling the vapor of my Celestial Seasonings and just feeling content--and that's all before the first sip.

I used to drink tea first thing in the morning before I went to work, and would have a mug full of it to drink during my commute. However, as the years have gone by, I have found that this just doesn't cut it for me any more. I needed something stronger. That's when I started buying coffee, and drinking it on a regular basis.

For many years I used Old Bessie, the coffee maker that I had since college. However, Old Bessie wore out, and I had to replace her. That's when Keurig entered my life. For those of you who are fans of the machine (I'm talking to you, Jodi and Missy!), Keurig = LOVE. Now that I've joined Green Mountain Coffee's Cafe Express Program, which automatically ships K-Cups to my door on a monthly basis, I've been able to sample many varieties of java. Here are my favorites:

(First, though, I must say that I'm not being paid to talk about these flavors or Green Mountain Coffee in general.)

Heifer Hope Blend: This is a medium roast coffee. It claims to have a bit of chocolate in it, but I have been unable to taste it. I find it somewhat mild, but it is rawther tasty. As you will soon learn, I really like STRONG coffee. The coffee I like is so strong, I think it's what keeps my hair dark brown.

PBS Blend: This is another good coffee. It's a little stronger than the Heifer Hope Blend. Proceeds from the sale of this coffee support PBS, which is one of the reasons why I purchase it. PBS is one of my favorite channels. Yes, I know by saying that I've aged myself about 20 years, but I don't care.

10% Kona Blend: Full-strength Kona coffee is rawther expensive, so I get this stuff. This is probably my favorite coffee ever. It is soooooo smoooooooth going down. And tasty. This is what I mean when I say that coffee helps maintain my hair color.

So right now I'm savoring my Kona coffee and contemplating my next move for the day. I've already used the hour I gained for sleeping purposes, so maybe I'll contemplate my dinner options.

Or maybe I'll make another cup of coffee.

PBS Blend, anyone?


Makita Jazzqueen said...

I loved your description of drinking tea! You made it sound so sweet and relaxing!
The bad thing is that I can't stand tea or the smell of it, and it makes me so sad, because people around me enjoy their mugs and I would like to, but I can't even be in the same room as them... It's so sad!
But I have other things I like which make me feel the way you described, like a cup of hot chocolate, for instance.
Nice post! =)

Marie said...

Nice :)
I have a cup of black tea every morning first thing, and then sometimes in the afternoon I have a cup of coffee. Actually, these days, it's more like everyday! Starbucks' new instant Via is amazing and my new favorite at home. Love it! :-)

Anonymous said...

I love both tea and coffee! I don't discriminate!

Book Bird Dog said...

I love coffee though I have to go decaf on occasion. Here's what I've been eating and drinking and reading this past week: Sunday Salon

RayeLee ❤ said...

MMM, coffee! My stronges weakness. I'll have to try some that you mentioned...

Momma Hunt said...

Oh I love my k-cups. I am just bummed that now I am expecting baby number two I am only allowed one cup of regular a day (I am more of a three cup girl on the weekends two cup on the weekdays). I swera you haven't lived until you have owned a Keurig!