Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Eight O'Clock Coffee
We're still looking for a coffee we like as well as Peet's, and we're having limited success. This time we are half-way through a bag of Eight O'Clock Dark Italian Roast. Consumer Reports likes it in their taste test, but we aren't feelin' the love. It's an OK coffee, but it isn't something we would ever choose over Peet's. What we want is just a bit of variety -a choice among equals. This isn't it. That's a shame, because it's right there on the shelf at the grocery store. Don't get me wrong; there's absolutely nothing wrong with this coffee. It's just that we don't like it nearly as much as we like Peet's, and at this point in our coffee-drinking lives, that just won't do. Gettin' picky in our old age? Maybe.
The cup has been around so long I've forgotten where I got it. It has Hartstone USA on the bottom. It seems the pattern has been discontinued, and a quick search doesn't get me anywhere towards finding the pattern name. I wish I could remember where I got it -I do remember I bought it new- because that might help narrow the search results. I use this mug in the Summertime. It's a nice weight, it's thick enough to keep coffee warm while I drink a cup, it has a comfortable handle, I like the decoration on it, it's a good size... Perfect!