Two months ago I rebelled again. I was tired of paying $80.00 for a shipment of Peet’s decaf coffee k-cups. It was the only decaf coffee I liked. It came out to about $.75 per Keurig k-cup or – as I read somewhere – the equivalent of $20.00 a pound.
So, I started researching decaf coffee beans again. I knew that the Kicking Horse brand of decaf was wonderful, but also mucho expensive. It uses the Swiss water extraction method of removing caffeine which is much better for you than the chemical process most coffee makers use. Kicking Horse has to be the BEST decaf in the entire world. It’s wonderful and it has a kick (pun intended) that most decaf coffees lack.
Along with my search for coffee beans I also started looking for coffee makers. (I had donated all my coffee makers to Salvation Army.) I wanted something inexpensive, easy, fast, and safe that brewed a good cup of coffee.
For the last two months I’ve been in luv. I bought the Bonavita coffee maker.
It is so cool and amazingly fast. Plus, it brews a wonderful cup of coffee. I don’t think I could go back to Keurig now. It only takes minutes more than the Keurig and the coffee is stronger. If I have to drink decaf I want it to taste good.
Oh, and here’s my winner for taste testing – Don Pablo decaf – using the Swiss water extraction method. It’s much less expensive than Kicking Horse, but it’s as good. (I buy it from their website.)
The Keurig is still on my counter. I use it for hot water for tea.
How about you? Do you have to drink decaf like I do? (My blood pressure is affected by caffeine.) Have you ever tried Kicking Horse or Don Pablo coffee?
Peet’s Coffee K-Cups – specifically their House Decaf blend which is so good that it tastes like “regular” coffee but it’s decaffeinated. (I recently discovered that caffeine does a number on my blood pressure and it’s a no go for me for caffeine from now on.)
Flash. After he’s gotten his second bag of kibble he’ll come and stand in front of the chair on which I’m working. I ask, “Is it time for a cuddle?” He doesn’t move, which is my cue. I get into position (and so does he, kind of backing up to me), grab the percussion massager and proceed to give Flash a full body massage. Then the massager gets put up and I have to do the hands on massage and full back scratch (and ear rub, nose rub, and under the chin chuck) followed by the crooning and praising part of our morning ritual (“Aren’t you a good boy? Who’s a good boy?”) When that’s over I kiss him on the forehead and off he goes to sleep by the front door.
Tornado alerts – I have my phone set to buzz me when there are warnings of an emergency nature. In the middle of the night a bloody siren goes off on my phone. I woke up, reached for the phone to read about a tornado warning. (I always get confused on which is more serious. A warning is issued by the National Weather service and is more serious. A watch is issued by NOAA and means something could happen.) Now I wasn’t all that happy to have to turn on the news at that hour of the morning, but what if there had been a tornado near me? I would have been mucho grateful.
I watched the funniest video clip the other day. I didn’t make a note of it or I would feature it here. The guy was saying that they made a point of keeping whole milk in the house for their one year old. He added that he’d already told his wife that she was to consider chips and salsa – for him – to be the equivalent of milk. At no point were they EVER to be out of chips and salsa.
I thought about what would be a necessity for me. The answer was quick and almost automatic: coffee.
Everything else I could buy later, but I absolutely, positively must have coffee.
How about you? What’s your must have food in the house?