Happy National Coffee Day. I assure you, I didn’t plan this post for this day. I am just not that clever or organized. And didn’t even know it was National Coffee Day until some people mentioned it in the comments (edited to add this)
A perfect gift in the mail for me. Never met a coffee I didn’t like. Some are better than others, but ya know.
The Cafe Solano and Cafe Domingo are both delicious. Medium bodied, crisp, but full of flavor with hints of sweetness. Perfect everyday coffees.
I have always loved Peet’s. I had never tried Peet’s until about 8 or 9 years ago when I was in San Francisco and stumbled upon a Peet’s coffee shop so I walked in. I didn’t know at the time what a serendipitous happenstance that was.
What I admire and enjoy about Peet’s is that their coffee quality is excellent. They handcraft their coffee in smaller batches with higher quality beans, and I can really taste the difference. Always rich and smooth, just the way I like my coffee.
This quote from their website says it all “His style of coffee was a radical departure from what was then available, emphasizing smaller batches, freshness, superior quality beans, and a darker roasting style that produced coffee with richness and complexity”
Two thumbs up for the coffee they sent me as well as this reusable mug.
If you are ever near a Peet’s coffee shop, go in and try a cup. Not only for the coffee, but because their coffeeshop atmosphere, is fabulous.
Or if you live in San Diego, pull up a chair on the patio.
The vibe is calmer and less rushed compared to other coffee shops. And none of that being so crammed at the cream and sugar station that you want to run for the door as fast as possible.
And as a bonus: The baristas at Peet’s don’t scream out your order or any other patron’s orders at the top of their lungs. Because who really cares that a stranger named Susan ordered a venti sugar free vanilla four pump soy latte with extra foam.
What am I going to use the coffee for?
You guessed it
Or just…drinking as is
Love your coffee as much as I do?
Check out this post for reviews and mentions of dozens of varieties and brands of coffee that I’ve sampled
And what will I pair my coffee with?
Oh that’s easy dessert because cakes, bars, or cookies just go with coffee, right?
1. Have you ever tried Peet’s Coffee? What’s your fave brand of java?
2. If you order coffee from a coffee shop, do you ever drink it there, or do you grab it and go?
What I enjoy about Peet’s is that they take time to give you a great cup of coffee and make the atmosphere as nice as the coffee and for me, that counts for almost as much as the product itself.
I’ve mentioned recently that for me atmosphere matters. It was regarding hair salons. But coffee shops, hair salons, clothes shopping, or really any business, I don’t want to linger if the vibe is not soothing or tranquil or peaceful.
Too much shouting, banging, music blaring, people bumping into me, tons of hustle and bustle, nah, not my something I enjoy anymore so I avoid those types of establishments and businesses.
I wish, however, that I had time to just linger in coffee shops. To just sip my coffee, savor the moment, people watch, and watch the world pass me by. Ahhh, those are fantastic memories of my single life and pre-kiddo days. And with memories, I mean distant memories.
Nowadays, life is too busy and rushed for me to stop and
smell the roses smell the coffee beans and just plop down with my coffee and a book, magazine, or just zone out at a coffee shop. But I want to make time for that again.
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