Good morning, Sharon: Your article and my second cup of coffee were made for each other. Our coffee addiction is something else we share. I can do without breakfast of any kind as long as I have my coffee! Started drinking it as a kid (mostly milk) but love, love, love it, unflavored and strong. I don't do Starbucks. It's my opinion that the lattes and flavored coffees and such are for people who don't really like coffee.
Maybe your friend sent you some Kona coffee? Supposed to be the best, although I've never had it, as it is also the most expensive coffee in the world.
Whatever it was, I'm happy for you to have this treat from a good friend, which also makes it that much more special.
Most mornings I turn the music on when I pour my coffee, and sit here and just enjoy the moment. Of course in summer, I take the coffee outside with me and the birds are my music, but always with coffee! I could not start my day otherwise.
I ventured into the slightest flavors with these packages from Jamie, one was faintly fruity, and the other had a definite chocolate scent if not flavor...they were simply lovely. And very very special, as is my friend...
And special is a good word for most of my friends, including you, Angie.
Thanks for writing, I hope your day is great!
Ah but Sharon, those coffees are not flavored artificially, only by the conditions of their growth and roast. The company website will show for instance, whether the coffee has high notes that are fruity or chocolatey to whatever. I LOVE www.groundsforchange.com not only because behind every coffee origin there is a story, but while they roast in the NW US, they buy fair trade, shade grown beans from all over the world and give back to green efforts. Well, I suppose this borders on advertising and so I am likely breaking some rule (again), but the least I can do is to offer companies that preserve nature's environment my patronage. And when I see a couple of Monarchs hover in my garden I shut my eyes tightly and hope that they will find their gestation home in tact rather than ripped to shreads by a big coffee grower who finds shade and rocks an inconvience to their profits. Whew!!!...I think I needed that soapbox to carry some soil...now I just about crushed it...sorry folks! ;=) Jamie
Sorry about my poor wording of the flavoring. Sure did get your response though, and that is what I was looking for!!! It's about time you came out of hiding.
Angie, you shoulda been here to taste that coffee. I think I have 6 beans left now...I sniff them every day just for the aroma. Not sure how I missed them in the package. You do not know how fortunate I am to have Jamie for a friend...
Now Jamie, when I come up there, if I can ever dig myself outta here, you know what I will be expecting every morning.
Angie...I'll share if you'll drive north a little ways.
Ahhhhhhh, life without friends would be void of flavor, now wouldn't it?
Jamie will be here soon...well, she'd better be here soon, as soon as my daylilies start blooming and that will be maybe in about 8 weeks...according to my 07 calendar. Whoohoooooo. You might start planning now.
Thank you, Sweet Angie...and back to you with the same.
Yep!...Sharon's in the middle Angie. I just hate that drive through Chicago though! Maybe in leu of danish, some of that fine Kentucky bourbon would quell the white knuckle toll booth jitters I will surely carry the rest of the way down. Jest a tad goes very nicely in late afternoon dark roast...Tee! I'll bring you my favorite Sumatra Telong beans then Sharon.
I am so happy medical science finally figured out that coffee is good for you -- with antioxidents that prevent liver cancer. I drank it guiltily for years. Hope you are all taking at least a dose or three per day. I certainly am. Got to keep ourselves healthy, you know!