• The Best Coffee

    April 29, 2013

    Good morning, friends! Happy Monday!


    I started my day with two Van waffles with Teddie peanut butter and sliced banana on top. Dee-lish! Peanut butter and banana rocks my world.


    While I ate my breakfast, Murphy watched Mal make his lunch (Mal’s lunch not Murphy’s lunch. Murphy doesn’t go to school. Although, I think he might really like it), which was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Apparently, the thought of peanut butter made Murphy’s mouth water, so when he came over to sit with me once Mal finished, there was a big, long string of drool hanging from his mouth (Murphy’s mouth, not Mal’s). Haha! Poor Murph.


    I guess the pug was really in the mood for peanut butter this morning, so I gave him the leftover jar. (We go through peanut butter like it’s our job in this house.)


    Even as the leader of the P.A.M.C., I hope Murphy was able to enjoy the start of his Monday morning.


    Once I finished eating my breakfast, I poured myself a glass of iced coffee with almond milk. I like drinking water with breakfast to rehydrate myself after sleeping for 8-ish hours, so I often wait until after breakfast to get my iced coffee on.

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    When I took my first sip of iced coffee, I literally said out loud: “Damn, that’s good.” Mal asked me what I was talking about, and I told him my iced coffee was especially tasty this morning. We make two pots of iced coffee—regular and decaf—so he was curious what I had going on in my decaf pot.

    Well, local friends, you might be interested to hear this… the Colombian Supremo decaf coffee from the Simply Enjoy line at Stop & Shop is really delicious—and cheap! The package says it’s a medium body coffee, but I brew it strong for iced coffee, and it’s awesome. It reminds me of “New York City” coffee.

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    The reason I say “New York City” is because some of the best coffee I’ve ever drank was there.

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    I always get a little extra excited when I visit NYC—obviously because I get to see Bailey, but also because I get to have really amazing coffee. I love Ninth Street Espresso and Stumptown.

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    Question of the Day

    Who makes the BEST coffee?

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    Katie @ KatieEnPursuit April 29, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Ok, now I’m going to need some banana with PB & an iced-coffee as an afternoon snack! I love making iced coffee at home with a french press, so darn tasty! Happy Monday :)


    Sabrina Clever April 29, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I am a flavored kind of coffee girl and 8 o’clock hazelnut is still the one to beat. Trader Joe’s has some great coffee too!!


    Annette@FitnessPerks April 29, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Haha-that’s hilarious about Murphy!


    Emily April 29, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    I worked as a barista in high school at Gloria Jeans and I still think they have the best coffee! I love all the flavors :)


    Kelly@BalancedDaily April 29, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I definitely have to say that Dunkin’ Donuts is my favorite. I’m from Canton (that has at least 5 Dunkin’s) but lived in Florida for the past 5 years where the closest one was 10-15 minutes away. Lately I’ve been ordering the new butter pecan flavor with skim milk and its de-li-cious.


    Katie H. April 29, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Mmm, I looked at Van waffles at the grocery store yesterday, and decided not to get them. But your breakfast looks delicious and quick–I may need to pick some up next time!


    Angela@The Chicken Scoop April 29, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    I was just in DC this weekend and was so excited when my sister agree to take a cab ride just to get coffee at Filter. They serve pour over coffee of various types of beans, and it is amazing!


    Meredith April 29, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Aroma Joes in Maine and New Hampshire is my all-time favorite! Great to know about a stop and shop brand, thanks!


    Margaret April 29, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Funny, I am reading this drinking a cup of Stumptown. I am lucky enough to live a couple of blocks from their original Portland location so I always have their beans in my house.


    Tina April 29, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    You are so lucky!!!


    Katie April 29, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Marylou’s and Coffee Break are my favorites. PS Gourmet is up there too! I’m a fan of all the fun flavors:)


    Tina April 29, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    I love PS Gourmet!


    Angie @ Pint of Goals April 29, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I completely agree about Stumptown – I LOVE their coffee! I have a friend who lives in Portland and whenever I see him, he has a bag of beans for me.


    Theodora April 30, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Bailey called. He said he misses you.


    Nicole April 30, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I recently met a WI-based coffee roaster who is just starting to branch into Midwest Whole Foods Markets. I was pleasantly surprised how tasty the coffee is.
    And I rarely buy coffee at Marshall’s/TJ’s, but bought some New York City Mud Truck coffee this weekend and it’s strong and tasty!


    Lisa May 1, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Pushcart Coffee! They have a couple locations in Manhattan and they serve Stumptown coffee as well as some other great coffees from Bowtruss, Madcap, Tandam, L’aveggio and others!


    Jelena@FabLifePhD May 4, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I am also in love with NY, while I lived in Connecticut I would stand 3 hour bus ride to get to New York city, have a coffee, walk around for 3-4 hours sometimes all alone and ride 3 hours to Norwich again. It was really worth of it!


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