You know what is better than a cup of fresh ground Ethiopian coffee?………..……….
That's right. Absolutely nothing — ok, except maybe Blue Mountain coffee...and then only if you're drinking it in on a beach in Jamaica.
Coffee gets me through parenthood with my precious diva child. It's getting me through this dark, cold, lethargic winter. It got me through my previous, 6-year career as a crime reporter (although I must admit, I came to coffee as therapy late in my career at the newspaper).
If my house were on fire, I would probably run out with my coffee bean grinder (after all, the next few days would be extra challenging without my beloved coffee!). Full disclaimer, though, we got a Keurig for Christmas. We wanted the convenience. But, you do sadly sacrifice superior tasting coffee. Every once in a while we plug in Old Faithful (our Cuisinart coffee maker) and brew a real pot of coffee. It's always worth the effort.
Jonathan and I love my brother and sister-in-law. Thomas & Felicia really get us. That's why EVERY special occasion that calls for gifts, we get Dean's Beans from them. We didn't even know about this product until them — and for that we owe them a huge debt of gratitude. They're 100% organic and fair trade. You can order a variety of roasts, blends and flavors. You can even design your own custom blend!!!! You can order coffee from around the world. Dean's Beans only purchases beans from small farmers and cooperatives, largely made up of indigenous peoples working hard to maintain their culture and lifestyles in a hostile world.
There ya go: Caffeine + a hefty dose of goodwill = extra wonderful coffee experience
Treat yourself to a big, warm cup of Dean's Beans coffee, then be sure to write me a thank you note :-)