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Quick Product Review- Starbucks Verismo

This Christmas I received a Verismo from my brother. It was kind of a guilt present because he didn’t make it to my college graduation, but I¬†appreciate it all the same. My entire family has a coffee addiction and I love anyone that enables me in that addiction. Anyway, I love this thing. It is so awesome when I am in a hurry trying to get out of the house and since I can’t make it a day without a cup of coffee, this has made my life so much easier. A lot of people really like the Keurigs, but I’m a bit of a coffee snob and I like my Starbucks. Plus, I think the Kuerig takes up more room in the kitchen.

My only issue with the Verismo is that there aren’t that many different kinds of pods. If you want to make a mocha or something, you will have to buy a separate syrup and add it yourself. I guess that isn’t really that big of a deal. It does make you feel a little left out though when you go into Bed, Bath and Beyond and Kuerig has an entire corner of the store dedicated to all it’s different kinds of pods and the Verismo just has a shelf. But I guess that is because the Verismo is newer and I need to give them a chance to come up with other pods. Besides, I have tried a lot of the different Keurig pods and honestly, I would rather have a cafe latte from the Verismo than a flavored coffee from the Keurig.

I would also like to say that I am not getting paid to say any of this. I really just love this product.

Side Note- Seems like a lot of your comments have been going into my spam folder. I have no idea why, but I will be sure to check that folder and respond to you!


Not so Simple

Today, as I was drinking coffee in my kitchen, talking to my mom and our friend Yolanda, she said something that really made me think. She said that even if all you are eating is a piece of bread and a coffee, it can be the most delicious thing in the world if you are with the right company.

After thinking about it, I find that I have to agree with her. Food just tastes better when you are with other people who are enjoying it with you. I love to bake and cook, but I often don’t feel like my job is done until I have shared my cooking accomplishment with another person. It’s almost like it didn’t happen if no one else was around to eat it. I get a small thrill when I see a friend bite into a cookie that I spent my time on. I am excited when I see a slow smile spread across their face or hear a delighted, “This is so good.”

Food has a way of connecting people that is like no other. Growing up, the kitchen was the place that we would all gather, each of us doing our part to make a great meal. In a world where work and projects are never ending, a good meal is something you can start and finish all in one day, and receive immediate benefits.

Food should never be used as something to simply fill an empty belly, it should be an experience. Each meal should be enjoyed and talked about. Now I know that we don’t always have time to make an elaborate meal, but even simple foods can complex. Like Yolanda said, even a simple piece of bread has the potential to be the best thing you have ever tasted.