New Coffee & The Weekend

I hope you had a nice weekend.

I did.

It involved sampling some of the new-to-me coffee I picked up from TJ’s

I am normally partial to Dark Sumatra for my everyday coffee but the Joe’s Dark is a nice change.

I love coffee so much.

Maybe I should get this

Except the nicotine part is not applicable and lately I consume very little alcohol.  But I make up for it with caffeine consumption.

The Joe’s is bold and a nice dark roast (not a fan of  medium or lighter roasts), but also sweeter than the Dark Sumatra.

Maybe some people would call this “less acidic”.

I call it needing less of this or this

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I go through lots of stevia and I’d be in the poorhouse if it wasn’t for iHerb

After savoring a half pot of coffee one cup of coffee on Sunday I did other fun things like:

Spent time with my family

Walked around the Farmer’s Market

Enjoyed the fresh air, 72F temps, and sunny, clear skies

I had to work but that didn’t stop me from enjoying the weather as much as possible and getting in some nice runs and yoga at home.

I also enjoyed some No Bake Peanut Butter Biscoff Cookie Dough Bites

Washed down with some coffee, they were mmmm, good.  They hit the spot for me.  And they hit this spot too.

The winner of the Healthy Snacks Giveaway is:

Ali @ Urbanfruitbat September 9, 2011

“Oranges and green juice! Always makes me and my tummy happy.”

Congrats, Ali!


1. What’s your favorite coffee (or tea)?

See my Coffee Reviews Post for my thoughts on many different types and brands of coffee but for the price, quality, and availability (for me because I have a TJ’s around the corner), I think TJ’s has awesome coffee.

My faves of theirs are Dark Sumatra and if I stray from that the Organic/Fair Trade French Roast in a can (not the regular French Roast)

Or the gray plastic wrapper/in a bag French Roast (pre-ground) is pretty decent for the money.

Cafe Pajaro I’ve tried.  So-so.

Bolivian (Katie tells me I should try it)

2. Are you a fan of Pumpkin-flavored coffee?

I am not a pumpkin girl overall, but I have to say, all the talk of Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes in the sphere makes me want one.


For the price of one, singular, latte I could buy almost a whole can of coffee and drink about 200 cups of coffee at home!

i.e. One latte = $4 (approximately) and a One Can of coffee = $4.99

So I’m holding out.  For now.

3. What did you do this weekend?

If you’re just catching up on posts from the weekend, here are mine since Friday:

P.S. Thanks for the entries on the $50 Whole Foods Gift Card GiveawayWow, you guys really want that!

52 comments on “New Coffee & The Weekend”

  1. Fun! I’ve never been into coffee. There was a phase when I first entered the “office” world. My favorite was Irish cream, I think that’s what it was called… This weekend: Kevin came home from London and we pigged out on cookies and watched movies. It was fantastic!

  2. I love Starbucks. Specifically, Starbucks VIA, instant coffee. I drink a cup a day, sometimes two – could not live without it!

  3. Haha, I am so excited for my snacks! My fav tea is for sure Chai, it is so so lovely. I did yoga therapy training all weekend, and it was AMAZING!

  4. I love my coffee! I usually prefer iced cofee or a hot latte (made at home with my Nespresso). Lately, I’ve been reaching for Costa Rican or Colombian coffee (Pete’s Colombian is great). I tried the TJ’s Dark Sumatra for the first time this morning, and it’s great too!

    Teavana has some great (but pricey) loose leaf teas. Lately I’ve been enjoying the Azteca Fire (no caffeine, chocolatey flavor) and the Gyokuro imperial green.

    I’ll have to try the new TJs Dark Roast! Thanks for the tip.

  5. For the past few months I’ve been trying a new coffee every time I go to Trader Joe’s. The cans are all so cool looking: Sailing ships, llamas, toucans, a starry sky, etc. I’ve been using them to put stuff in: Chopsticks, stevia packets, pens.
    But my favorite coffee is still their plain old Cup o’Joe

    • my favorite coffee is still their plain old Cup o’Joe <-- that's good to know, I know you've tried tons. Me too! But always nice to hear feedback. I love your idea of reusing their cans. At one point, I had about 10+ diff cans all were so cool and different and due to moving/space considerations, I threw them out. Bummed I did that now! Between the cans and my leftover glass jars from their ginger mango chutney and my glass Vegenaise jars I am running out of cupboard space. I just can't toss glass. What do you do with it all??

  6. Ugh, I can’t stand coffee or tea! Coffee just tastes awful to me. My best friend has “tricked” me many a times with her flavored coffees “Try it, you can’t even taste the coffee all it tastes like is ” Nope, all I can taste is the coffee, I have never once drank a highly sweetened flavored coffee and tasted what the flavor was supposed to be. Blech!

    Tea, I don’t know, I just can’t stand it. It just has a very off flavor to me. The only “tea” I have been able to stand is Sugar-Free Oregon Chai, which I think is mostly chemicals…. ;)

  7. Never did develop the taste for coffee – more for you :)
    My favourite teas are: Green, White, and Mint.

    Stash has a Pumpkin falvoured decaf tea that we buy around Thanksgiving & Christmas time for my husband. I’m not a fan myself. I’ll stick the the real pumpkin :)


    i wish you were my mother because i am way too lazy to do the amount of cooking/baking that you do. you are FAB-U-LOUS!

    eh, my dad usually adds pumpkin into his beans recipes, so, i guess i am a fan? i wouldn’t try the pumpking latte, though. i’m too much of a “food purist/snob” but in a nice way.

  9. Yeah, it wasn’t such a nice weekend worrying about my grandma. Looks like a great weekend, I like trying all of TJ’s new coffee flavors and/or what ever is on sale at Costco.

    1. Depends, usually a dark roast with fresh hemp milk and a little stevia.
    2. Sure and since I have a garden exploding with little, sweet pie pumpkins – I need to experiment with making fresh pumpkin treats.
    3. Spent a lot of time in the hospital with family with my grandma.

  10. I love trying new coffees!

    My favorites actually come from a grocery store bulk bin (but you can’t open the bins – don’t worry, I know how disgusted you are by bulk bins). They have a button you press and the coffee beans pour out into a bag. I like flavoured coffees (usually toffee, butter pecan, etc), but haven’t tried pumpkin flavoured coffee before.

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