There are three things that I could do without, but I’d simply rather not. They are as follows – chocolate, bacon and of course… coffee. I’ve waxed poetic about it before, but my love for that little brown bean has not waned even a bit since then. I’m embarrassed to admit this, but there was a time that I actually tried to give it up. I still don’t know why I attempted such a futile task, but this was years ago, and I was young and foolish. Anyways, after only two days and during a not at all surprisingly groggy morning in the office, my boss turned to me and said, “Chris, I don’t know what you’re up to, but the working world drinks coffee.” Never has a truer statement been said. I promptly got up, grabbed a cup, and have never looked back. Let’s take a 2022 look at four fabulous coffee products that will be sure to brighten up your day.
Best New Item: Dunkin’® Ground Coffee, Pumpkin Spice, 11 oz. Bag
In my neighborhood, you can’t throw a rock without hitting a Dunkin’, so I usually stop and get myself a medium hot coffee with milk and one sugar on the way to the office. Then after lunch, I grab another one in the company break room. Yes, I’m lucky enough that it is always fully stocked with a variety of flavors and add-ins.
Now that the weather is changing, I’m looking for a heartier flavored cup that fits my mood. So, I ask, is there anything more New England than a Pumpkin Spiced Dunkin coffee? With a fall-friendly mix of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg, you’ll want to put on your favorite sweater and go for a drive up to Vermont to see the leaves changing color. Dunkin’s pumpkin spice coffee is pre-ground so it will work with virtually any coffee maker. The only catch is that it is released in limited edition, so order yours for your break room today before supplies run out.
Unsung Hero: New England® Coffee Pre-measured Coffee Packs
This month’s unsung hero certainly brings the value you didn’t know you were looking for. Opening up one of these single-pot packages and popping them right into your machine is a time saver and guarantees that you have just the right amount of coffee for the pot. New England Coffee has been ensuring the freshness of their products for over 90 years, which confirms the quality and tastiness in every sip. This coffee is absolutely perfect for the office or anywhere where you want to prevent a coffee ground spillage.
Product Most Likely to be Found in My Home: Peet’s Coffee & Tea® Bulk Coffee, Major Dickason’s Blend, Whole Bean, 1lb Bag
On the weekends when my coffee intake is more about savoring the taste as opposed to simply waking up, I turn to whole bean. I take out my grinder and unlock the gorgeous scents and tastes of a freshly ground coffee bean. With a little cream and a touch of sugar, I put my feet up and wake up slowly while watching my favorite cooking show. Needless to say, a quality brand is in order for such comfort! Peets is that exact top notch brand. Simple as that. The beans are sourced directly from the farmer that grew them, then hand roasted by a master artisan. I’m not sure who Major Dickason is or was, but it’s a treat I look forward to every week – so kudos to them. Comfortable fluffy socks and subsequent bacon are not necessary, but highly recommended.
MVP: Café Bustelo Espresso Style K-Cup® Pods
We couldn’t have a blog post about coffee and not include a K-Cup, so why not appoint the dark, rich, full-bodied, and unquestionably irresistible Café Butelo, Espresso Style to be this month’s MVP? We all know the convenience of a single serving K-Cup, but when you couple that with the quality and price of this exquisite blend, you simply can’t lose. I think I’ll have two.
That about does it for my favorite category and this month’s Fabulous Four on Coffee! I hope I inspired you to try a few of my suggestions. At the very least, you’ve earned yourself a cup, so go enjoy one. Remember that your sunny disposition today is probably sponsored by coffee!