Wake up and Smell the Coffee

At 7:00 a.m. this morning there was a worldwide sharing of prayer for the end of the Corona Virus. Rather than being a sign of panic, this uniting in prayer is one more – and probably the best – weapon in our arsenal to defeat this sickness. If you missed this event, rest assured that millions upon millions of people are praying all the time for this scourge to end and we can join them at any time.

But, in addition to prayer, we can do something else with this quiet time we have been forced into.

How are we spending this time? For me, I have, for now, just about reached my limit with both Netflix and Amazon. The other day I attempted to find movies dealing with how people endured times of war. Not much luck – at least with finding decent movies that did not require additional fees. So much for watching the classic, Mrs. Miniver. Reading has always been a passion for me, but nearly all of our books have been packed in anticipation of our move. Thanks to our friend, MaryEllen, I do have a few that are still unread and were tucked under my nightstand. Whew!

Social distancing has certainly kept our personal contacts at a minimum.

Are Ya’ Home?

But, many folks continue to check on family and neighbors however possible, even if it’s a text or phone call just to say, Hello, how are you, can I do anything for ya’? Small things go a long way.

Speaking of small things, one small but significant highlight for us is our cup of coffee. Usually, we’ll have one (maybe two) in the morning and later in the afternoon. We enjoy it and recently my doctor told me that coffee, in moderation, can be beneficial. Since Costco is off limits for us now, we no longer have access to their store brand of “100% Colombian” coffee. For what is termed, commodity coffee (basic), it’s pretty darn good and cheap. With all this new found time and the need to seek other sources, I’ve “discovered” two new favorites.

First, is a whole bean, Mocha Java coffee from Mayorga Roasters. It’s smooth and flavorful. It’s available in 2 pound bags from Amazon or directly from Mayorga. Our Second new favorite is an organic whole bean Honduran coffee available from Aldi. Pretty good and we’re glad we found it.

Two of my favorite coffees

So, what’s your favorite coffee that you make at home? Let me know!

Pray, stay healthy, keep in touch and… Wake up and Smell the Coffee!


6 thoughts on “Wake up and Smell the Coffee

  1. kristianw84 April 9, 2020 / 6:05 pm

    I like Mayorga too. Also Seattle’s Best, Tim Horton’s, and Death Wish.

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  2. Ron Aylor March 26, 2020 / 6:07 am

    Interestingly I am not a coffee drinker. I do enjoy a cuppa in the morning, usually an English Breakfast blend. Then in the last afternoon, I’ll enjoy some Lapsang souchong.


    • BGCT2VA March 26, 2020 / 9:04 am

      Hi Ron,
      Well, I’m a tea drinker, too, but mostly in the evening. If you ever get the chance to try Thompson Family Irish tea do so. It’s from Northern Ireland and their fermenting process is a little different, giving the tea a slight malty flavor. Believe it or not, I found it in an Ocean State Job Lot store which is kind of like a Dollar General. Much less expensive than its Irish cousins! I think Ocean State sends by mail, too. Thanks for reading. I wish I had a smidgen of your talent…and patience! lol

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      • Ron Aylor March 26, 2020 / 10:18 am

        Thanks for the kind words, Bill. I’ll definitely give Thompson Family Irish tea a try!


  3. Brian Bruce March 25, 2020 / 11:32 am

    Here’s Johnny ! We like Pikes Place Roast.


    • BGCT2VA March 25, 2020 / 11:59 am

      Well, that’ll wake you up!


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