Friday, October 03, 2008

My Favorite . . . Coffee

I've decided to start posting some of my favorite things. I am not one of those people who rationally researches and reads reviews about things. Instead, I tend to pick up favorites from random places . . . trying things at someone's house, hearing about something online somewhere, picking something up in a drug store and loving it, or just walking in to a new store and trying something on. If I'm going to make a huge purchase, I do research, but for little things I tend to randomly accumulate favorites. So if you are the same sort of person, I thought I would help you, too, find some new favorites.

This is Kicking Horse Coffee. Roasted in Alberta, fair trade, shade grown organic coffee. Its great stuff. You can get it for 14.99 a pound, which is not cheap, but its good and ethical, so I think its worth it. My favorite roast is the Hoodoo Jo. I must admit that its mostly because I love the name. Its a dark roast that is not too bitter. If you like a medium roast the Kootney Crossing is good, too.

I will make this in the coffee maker, but my favorite way to make it is in my 2 cup bodum, where it comes out hot and frothy. Yum.


Kristin said...

I especially love thier "Kick Ass" blend.

Keep your eyes peeled for when it goes on sale for $11.99 or $12.99 at the co-op. They tend to have a good coffee on sale every second week or so ;)

Anna Michelle Irish said...

I like shopping at Ten Thousand Villages. I don't drink Coffee, but I do like their loose teas, sugar, and chocolate, all of which is fair trade. We have a few of their decorative items too (like napkin holders—mine's an elephant, Charles has a Cheetah) but there's only so much of that you can buy, even though I always like to browse. We even found nice little christmas ornaments to hand out at Kids' club in Spiritwood and Leoville once. There's a Ten Thousand Villages in Toronto, too, of course, but the experience isn't quite the same as on our day-trips to Saskatoon, when I was always so excited to be in the city...