Coffee, Anyone?

It’s everywhere and it’s one HOT topic. Of course, I’m referring to coffee. You’ve no doubt noticed all the coffee memes and jokes and greetings on social media featuring java.

A cup o’ Joe, brew, rocket fuel, dirt (hadn’t heard that one), cuppa, bean juice, brain juice…the list goes on.

And the memes are varied too, humorous or downright serious. Anyone taking a gander at our Facebook and Twitter pages will be convinced of our addiction to the stuff. For some of us, they wouldn’t be far off the mark.

I love my morning coffee! Honestly, though, after that first wonderful sip—well—it kind of goes downhill. Still enjoyable, though. You have to drink it fast before it gets cold. I am not a fan of cold coffee—and microwaved coffee—no, thank you.

Research! I took a short jaunt around the internet and pulled out a few lists of favorite coffee brands. Interesting, especially when I noticed one brand that kept bubbling to the top (like in the old-fashioned percolator). It’s actually one I’ve never tried. I’m being brutally honest here: I have never been to Dunkin’ Donuts. (I heard that gasp! You can’t believe it, can you?) I’ve never had the coffee, unless it was served to me and not identified.

Here’s a “favorite brands” list from 2014:

  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Folgers
  • Seattle’s Best
  • Maxwell House
  • Caribou
  • McCafe

And then one more recent (2017):

  • Lav Azza
  • Nescafe (really?)
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Seattle’s Best
  • Peet’s
  • Keurig Green Mountain
  • Tim Horton’s
  • Folger
  • Maxwell House
  • Caribou

I’m not really sure who they’re asking. Both said “consumers.” Could be anybody. So here’s one that came directly from top sales of inexpensive coffees in southern supermarkets. That’s really narrowing it down.

  • Eight o’clock
  • Chock Full o’ Nuts
  • Folgers
  • Maxwell House
  • Dunkin Donuts

What’s my favorite coffee? We’re coffee snobs at our house. Right now, we’re drinking organic coffee from Paraquay, freshly ground, of course. The aroma is amazing!

Coffee aisles at the neighborhood supermarket have expanded! You can barely see from one end to the other. I think I saw Juan Valdez and his donkey the other day. Or maybe it was just someone pushing a cart. The distance was too great to tell.

I can often be found there, in one of those aisles, sniffing coffee packages. Don’t worry, I don’t touch it to my nose. There’s a trick to it. You lightly squeeze the package and the aroma is released. I’m not really a fan of what men like to call, “cookie coffee, and I don’t like burnt coffee beans. Only the wonderfully aromatic ones that make me say, “Ah, perfection!”

To brew or not to brew? In the past, we’ve used a French press, a pour-through, and single-serving pods. But lately, I just use a regular old coffeemaker.

One of my favorite things: I love to walk into a chic little coffee roaster and inhale. Oh, and then, I really want a caffe latte. Lots of cream, no sugar, please. We have a couple of coffee shops in the Louisville area that I love.  Sunergos, and Heine Brothers. I know, I need to get out more. Coffee shop research is HIGH on my to-do-list this fall.

Now, it’s your turn:

What’s your favorite coffee shop and/or store brand coffee?

What’s the most unique shop you’ve visited? (Mine is pictured below)


CLICK TO TWEET: I love my morning #coffee. Hello! #ThursdayMornings What’s your favorite?

Next week – I will be reviewing The Revisionary, by Kristen Hogrefe, and there will be a giveaway! So stop back by and join the conversation.





8 thoughts on “Coffee, Anyone?

  1. Tracy

    At the risk of having tomatoes thrown at me – I like Folgers Instant coffee best. With instant, I can make it stronger or lighter with each cup, depending on the time of day and my taste preference at that moment. And I keep a jar of decaf around when I find myself getting too wired (not often). I’d always put cream and sugar/sweetener in my coffee, until about 6 months ago, and now I just use half & half.

    When I finally decided I’d give in and just admit Folgers was my favorite and quit trying to please everyone else with different kinds, I did some research to hopefully explain WHY I liked that one over the others. I learned that Folgers uses two kinds of beans: Arabica and Robusta beans. Most standard coffees just use the Arabica.

    Fun post.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Betty Owens

      Thanks for joining the conversation, Tracy. I’m not prejudiced, it’s quite all right for you to prefer instant. Lol! My grandma only used instant. I added enough cream and sugar to make it a lovely drink for a kid.


  2. lynnmosher

    Ooo…I loooove the smell of coffee. I remember going to the A & P with my mom when I was little. The smell of coffee being ground was wonderful! I love hazelnut. Panera is my favorite. From the store, we were getting Eight O’clock hazelnut but now we get Walmart’s hazelnut. It’s better! I didn’t know about Sunergos cafe. I love the name. Did you know it’s Greek and means fellow laborer, worker together? Cool! 😀


    1. Betty Owens

      Hi, Lynn! Thanks for joining in. Yes, I knew that was Greek. I looked it up the first time I went. 🙂 I’m a hazelnut fan, too.


      1. lynnmosher

        LOL I figured you knew. 😉 I kneeeew I liked you…you like hazelnut, too! 😀 I forgot to mention. If you do want to heat your cooling cuppa in the microwave, add a little bit of water first. Tastes much better. Be sure you were your glasses Wednesday! Have a great weekend! 😀


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