Tuesday, July 09, 2013
"In Blu" is what the can says. It's a fine coffee, but we don't like it as well as Peet's. I've had Lavazza ground espresso and liked it better than this, so I'm not sure how it differs. I'm getting tired of fine coffees we don't like as well as Peet's. It's one of those first world problems I'm grateful I have.
We bought the coffee at our local bookseller (The Booksellers at Laurelwood, formerly known as Davis-Kidd), although it was an odd purchase.
The coffee display is at the back of the store close to the "bistro" area. There are non-book items scattered throughout the store, including both food and non-food wares. I've bought this kind of thing before and never had any difficulty. Sometimes an employee will ask if they can hold something for me at the register until I'm ready to check out, and that's handy. This trip was more awkward.
I was at the book store with The Husband, and I picked up the can right quick with the intent of re-joining him for some leisurely book shopping. As I headed back to join him (coffee in hand) I heard people yelling at me. It seems you have to buy the coffee in the section of the store where the coffee is displayed. Yikes! How embarrassing! After I had paid for the coffee, I had to specifically request a bag to carry it in. But if they think I'm going to carry a paid-for but un-bagged can of coffee around with me and try to keep up with a receipt while I shop for books for who-knows-how-long, they are nuts. I can picture myself leaving the store, searching through my mess of a purse for the receipt to prove I paid for the damn thing.
They sell this same coffee at a local grocer where they've never had to yell at me to tell me where to check out. Guess where I'll buy Lavazza coffee from now on?
The cup is Fiestaware, and I think this is a vintage item. The shape isn't quite like what's currently available. I don't know anything about Fiesta dinnerware, but I love this yellow color. I picked it up at a local antique mall but don't remember which one.