Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mom Survival: Fresh Single Serve Coffee is a Must!


As a busy mom I look forward to my cup of coffee in the morning. Of, course I use the term "morning" loosely. By the time the kids are awake, beds are made, everyone is dressed and presentable and the first morning chores are completed my "morning" cup may not make it to my lips till 10 a.m. or later.

My husband, on the other hand, is a farmer. His day begins early and always with a cup of coffee. Back when we used a drip coffee maker this meant I was reheating a rather stale pot of bitter brew. But, something is better than nothing, right?

Here is the thing. I used to be a night person, or a morning person depending upon my schedule and what I was doing. I was pretty flexible as long as I had a regular routine. As a mom that flexibility kinda vanished. Being "on-call" for anytime of day with frequent night interruptions leaves me dragging most of the time. My little bit of happiness comes from a good cup of warm, strong coffee. I don't mind adding in flavor, but a cup of plain old black coffee also suits me just fine.

I had a few favorite brands, including Gevalia Kaffe, before we bought our Keurig® K-Cup Brewer®, but after we made the switch my choices were limited. My local stores may carry a large selection of K-Cup options now, but when we got our machine, over a year ago, the options were much slimmer. Don't even get me started on the fill-your-own cups. I was always having to clean a pile of them left by my husband. Not what you call fast or convenient.

Learning that Walmart was now carrying my #CupOfKaffe for use in the Keurig® K-Cup Brewer®, I decided to celebrate with a little trip to my local store to stock up. I was sure to print off a coupon for my Gevalia purchase. Grab your own $1 off coupon for your next trip.

Gevalia K-Cups

See the box on the top shelf? I almost missed it, but the golden box is pretty distinct. I was also able to find the Signature Blend at another location. Currently you can find Gevalia for Keurig® in 3 different blends: Signature Blend, Colombia and Dark Royal Roast.

Gevalia Colombia

This weekend I tried out the Colombia, a medium roast. These are grown high in the Colombian Andes, and the beans produce a rich, bright and well-bodied Colombian coffee. This brew is big on flavor, but doesn't leave me with a bitter after taste. I can easily enjoy this coffee black or with just a little milk.

For me good coffee doesn't need to be dressed up. I really do enjoy the flavor of well-brewed coffee and Gevalia always exceeds my expectations. It is good quality coffee at a price I appreciate.


Do you want to know why single serve coffee is #1 on my Mom's Survival List? Well, it doesn't matter when I finally get around to having my cup of coffee, it is always warm, fresh and made just as I like it.

What else is on my list?  Here is what I think every mom needs daily to retain her sanity, or at least my goals for each day:

Mom's Survival List

  1. Gevalia single serve coffee
  2. A shower
  3. Hugs, Kisses and 'Thank you'
  4. A sweet treat to savor in silence
  5. Adult conversation at least once a day

Okay, I don't get all those things everyday, but a girl can dream, right? This weekend I had at least got 3 of those things crossed off the list by 10 a.m., that is a great day. I am already feeling just a little more human this weekend.

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Gevalia coffee

*Disclaimer - I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias®  and Kraft Foods #CupOfKaffe #cbias #SocialFabric. All opinions and experiences are my own.
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