So as almost all of you have experienced real life somehow seems to get in the way of having a bit of downtime to appreciate the things you enjoy…such as a good cup of coffee, time to read or just sit and watch the rain. My reality hit at the beginning of the year and it’s been busy since. I can also say that it won’t end until late this year…possibly October or November. I may not be posting much.
Well on to my first subject. Coffee. A while back Starbucks was giving away free samples of their coffee in pod form. I sent away for it and got it the other day. I was so excited when I got my free samples (oh yea by the way I love getting freebies in the mail. Who doesn’t?) So in my pretty little package I received Caffe Verona, French Roast and Sumatra. This morning I tried the Sumatra. Wow does this cup of coffee pack a flavor punch. It is strong yet not bitter. I think strong isn’t the correct word…bold! Bold is the right word. Packs a punch of flavor. Keep in mind that I am a creamer gal. I am using, as usual, Coffee Mate French Vanilla. I’m not shy about how much goes in either and this cup of coffee is still awesome bold! I am seriously thinking about reusing that pod one more time since I think it will give one more cup of coffee. Ok off to try that and I will be back to let you know….and the test results are…a big no, you can not get a second cup out of a Starbucks pod of Sumatra. Worth a try.
So if you enjoy a bold coffee flavor then Starbucks Sumatra blend is totally worth a try.
And now to my second subject for today. I am a total bargain hunter and enjoy going to the local thrift stores. I have wanted to get a pod holder but really haven’t found one I like much. I have been using a pretty wire and wicker basket. A few weeks back I was in our local thrift with three of my boys and I spotted this thing, wasn’t sure what it was but knew it was something I wanted or needed. It just looked familiar but I was having a total mind burp. One of my twins came over and I asked him what he thought it was and he said that it looks like a coffee pod holder. It was chrome and it spun and had these holders in it. By George! He’s right! OMG I totally kept hold of that little find. $5? Umm…ok. It looks brand new and it feels expensive. It had weight to it and was shiny and pretty and it spins! I bring it home, wash it thoroughly and set it up at my coffee bar. Sure enough those little pods fit right in it. I spun it round and smiled at my little find. Then the sleuth in me wanted to know how much of a find I truly had made. Went and did a bit of homework on the net and found out I had saved about $20. SCORE!
Yep you see some decaf in there…lol…I filled this up so I could take a nice pic for you. Those decaf came in a box of pods we bought a while back. They were in the drawer of my coffee bar so I pulled them out to fill this up for the pic. We keep them on hand as a just in case company comes by and they want a decaf or if..gulp..we actually get lazy and don’t run out to buy coffee and use these. Don’t judge…you know you get a little lazy once in a while.
Ok I will review a couple of books later, talk about the heat here and our little trip to Vegas. Off to do some chores, read the news, read my e-mail, put together my menu for the next 2 weeks, get my shopping list done and putter off to do the shopping.
Thanks for taking the time to sit with a cup of coffee and read all this.