I savor the smell of chocolate that is rising form my mug. It is a multi-layered smell that is both sweet and bitter. The flavour itself is reminiscent of dark chocolate and ground coffee beans after being doused in hot water. The temperature of this cup of coffee is perfect. It is not so hot that it burns but it is warm enough that each sip provides a trail of warmth all the way to my tummy. This warm cup of mocha chocolate chip flavoured coffee induces a loud relaxing sigh and a movement that finds my feet resting comfortably on the coffee table.
If we were having coffee I would start by sharing a few coffee flavours that I have tested out: Friendly’s Butter Crunch flavoured coffee, Sundae Coffee Dulce de Leche flavoured coffee, Brookly Bean Roastery Black & White Cookie chocolate vanilla flavoured coffee and JAVA Factory Roasters’ Vanilla Dream vanilla + butter toffee flavoured coffee. Such fun sounding flavours. Some were tasty and some smelled great but really just tasted like regular coffee. To be fair though I drink my coffee black. I imagine if I was to add creams and sugars and fancy things to it that it might enhance the flavours in the title.
If we were having coffee we were having coffee I would share a couple pictures of the face mask bag I made for the washing machine. We stuff our used masks in the mask bag at the end of the day so we can toss them in the laundry on Friday night. This way the wash machine can’t eat them like socks.
If we were having coffee I would share that my youngest son and I are sick. We did COVID testing at a drive through site on Wednesday and are waiting for or results. Sadly, my older son started showing symptoms on Wednesday. So, all of us have been doing a lot of relaxing activities. I finished both of these puzzles:
If we were having coffee I would share with you a sad puzzle experience. I ordered a puzzle that looked kind of like a candy land and I tried to put it together. The quality was so bad that I actually couldn’t complete the puzzle. The material of the puzzle was almost paper and wouldn’t click and hold together. In addition there was no variance in the pieces, so every piece fit together. So after a period of frustration I packed it up and I am now planning to use the pieces for crafts like making Christmas cards.
Before we got sick we tried a new recipe. We made banana toffee chip muffins. They were delicious!
If we were having coffee I would share the images of this hot air balloon. It went through our neighbourhood early in the week. It was so low at one point we thought it might be having trouble. The kids were pretty excited to see it. A hot air balloon ride is not something I have tried before but it is on my 50 before 50 bucket list.
If we were having coffee I would mention that the bee prompt I spoke about a few coffees ago went up on Wednesday this week. If you are curious you can check it out: here.
If we were having coffee I would ask you with a smile, “What’s new?”
By Shari Marshall – 2020
Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Eclectic Alli. I hope you have a chance to join us for a virtual cup: here.