I’m normally a brew at home kind of girl. Of course, I like to go to coffee shops… but with little kids, that’s almost impossible to do alone, and honestly it’s just not as much fun with the kids! So, it’s brew at home for me. I like a more mellow brew, anyway. Some coffee shops have a really dark, bitter or burnt tasting coffee. My parents LOVE that kind. (Coffee snobs – I can call them that here because I don’t think that they don’t read my blog! haha…this is a test.)
You can actually have a coffee shop experience at home just as easily anyway. If you find yourself in a Walmart, like I recently did, keep an eye out for a Delicious Pairings display. It describes what bakery item will compliment which Starbucks coffee you like best. How smart is that?! I chose Verdana Blonde Roast since I like a mellow and smooth coffee and And as a treat…I picked up some Banana Nut Muffins since the complimentary notes for Blonde are milk chocolate and nuts!
I was skeptical that I would enjoy them more together, since I love coffee so much anyway. I got home and brewed it up. I love coffee and it didn’t disappoint Then I took a bite of the muffin, which was tasty! The flavors were so great together. They really do pair perfectly. Even I could pick up the chocolate and nutty notes in the coffee after tasting the muffin. And I didn’t think I could love coffee more than I did already. What a treat. Plus now that I am honing my tasting skills, I should really move onto wine. 🙂
April has a lot going on. It’s Starbucks “month of service”, where they encourage all Starbucks partners to volunteer. I just love that! I love getting involved and ‘giving back’ and think it’s just so important. It makes my heart happy when big companies get in on the act. You can check out the community service efforts of Starbucks here. Plus this week is National Administrative Assistants Week, too! I have an assistant at work and I just love her! She makes my life so much easier and I appreciate everything she does! I know she would enjoy a little “break” at work this week. I’m going treat her to some coffee and muffins this week. I want to set up a little coffee shop right in our classroom. She’ll love that! A nice quiet retreat in the middle of the day.
Who would you like to reward this week?
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