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Saturday, October 31, 2015
Favorite coffee or tea for fall
Today as I write my final post with a fall/October theme (for 2015, anyway) I am using a prompt from Whitney at Come Home for Comfort. Whitney did a series of vlogs for Vlogtober and she offered a list of prompts for others who wanted to join her in vlogging. That would not be me. I am highly cameraphobic. But her prompts were interesting and I decided that if I needed some ideas through my month of daily blogging, I would use some of them.
One of the prompts concerned favorite fall coffee or tea. My friend Arlene at Nanaland is using some prompts in her October blogging and chose this one to write a post called Coffee, Anyone?, which I found so interesting, I decided to use that prompt myself. And here we are!
We just got back from The Wilds of New England and a couples' retreat
there -- and it's pretty hard to beat the
good coffee served in their coffee shop, Cool Beans. I had tried a maple coffee there back
in September at the ladies' retreat, and just had to introduce my hubby to
it. He loved it and we had maple coffees twice over the weekend, as well as one regular coffee.
general, for out and about, we like coffee from Cracker Barrel,
McDonalds and Dunkin' Donuts -- pretty much in that order --but we seldom get to Cracker
Barrel. Sometimes we have bought their packaged coffee to bring home. Dunkin' Donuts has become a favorite accompaniment to an overnight getaway:
daily basis we drink whichever coffee we've found good deals on --
Folger's, Maxwell House, New England Coffee. Sometimes our local
supermarkets will have deals on Green Mountain Coffee or Dunkin Donuts
packaged coffee. We don't own a Keurig but may eventually get one.
As for flavors, hazelnut is probably our favorite, but we also enjoy pumpkin spice, blueberry cobbler and all sorts of seasonal flavors.
We used to buy the delicious flavored creamers that are available, but decided to stop using them as we are trying to eat more healthfully. We now tend to buy more flavored coffees and just add a healthier creamer to them. Mr. T usually puts vanilla almond milk in his coffee, and I usually use fat-free half and half.
For tea, I have found that my favorite fall tea is the Pumpkin Spice black tea from Bigelow.
And there you have it! What is your favorite coffee or tea for fall -- or anytime?
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.