September 02, 2008

Ordinary Coffee for My Closest Friends: review: Mr. Coffee Smooth Awakening, Whole Bean Coffee, 12-Ounce Bags (Pack of 6)

Ordinary Coffee for My Closest Friends
Mr. Coffee Smooth Awakening, Whole Bean Coffee, 12-Ounce Bags (Pack of 6)

Friends are the ones with whom I share my most ordinary coffee. When a guest in my home, if you drink coffee, I will serve you the best I have, with the finest cream. But I will soon also serve you the most ordinary of coffees, Mr. Coffee Smooth Awakening. This is a sign of respect and trust, knowing you are with me through every cup.

You might taste Kona or Jamaican Blue Mountain your first visit, finely and newly ground to draw out the nuances of mild nut and chocolate. The tenth time, enjoy this much more average blend, as freshly ground, but more domestic. That is, as domestic as coffee might get in America.

When you leave my home, I want the scent lingering in your shirt reminding you of a conversation shared brother to brother. I want you to remember sitting on my porch at my breakfast table watching the neighbor walk her dog, and the elderly woman walking carefully to take in the morning paper. I want you to want to come back again next week for another visit when you can finish your story about how reading "Bartleby the Scrivener" by Herman Melville did not deter you from becoming an accountant.

This is not as rich as espresso, not as nuanced as Kona, and has no layers of flavors like the Torani sauce delivers at the local coffeeshop. This is better than regular joe, but just as common. I have plenty to pour, and will pour often. Buy the Mr. Coffee Smooth Awakening, and may you too have a canister always full of beans ready to grind and friendship ready to share.

--Brockeim