When one of your friends just happens to be a chef, one thing is for sure: He incontestably knows how to make the most incredible gifts. While my time in America, I met this ‘Hollywood couple’, hotter than the California sun. A tattooed, biker, chef and a creative and expressive makeup artist working for MAC Cosmetics, who are even cooler in reality than they sound in theory.
Lucky me, they seemed to like me, so not only have they taken me to the trendiest restaurants around California, they also spoiled me with awesome gifts.
One of those gifts, was this delicious, bold and smooth coffee. From his ‘secret-coffee-source’, he got a special delivery of the tastiest roasted coffee beans I’ve ever tried.
I was instantly hooked, when the smell hit my nose. I felt like I just died and arrived in ‘coffee heaven’.
‘Café Villarias’, seems to have it all figured out. A small business in Mexico where the employees must really like what they’re doing.
Throughout our life, we'll meet a lot of people. But I think, that there are only a very few, that will make a lasting impression on our hearts, minds and souls.
And speaking of love, when somebody really knows you, they know what you really like. That’s why it wasn’t a surprise, when my mother brought me Tchibo’s rarity ‘Cordillera Andina Coffee’.
I was thrilled. I’ve read about this new rarity coffee from Peru, and of course I was very intrigued. It comes from the province of San Ignacio, near the Ecuadorian border and is called ‘Cordillera Andina’.
My favorite moment, when getting a gift like this, is incomparable, opening the package. The whole house smells intensively like chocolaty, cacao-ish coffee. And this coffee, really tasted like it's smell (which, sadly, isn't always the case).
I never use sugar in my coffee, and I’m drowning it with milk, only if the coffee isn’t that good. But I promise, that this aromatic blend, doesn’t need any milk or sugar. It’s pure pleasure in it’s purest form.
I wonder, if Ella Fitzgerald had this coffee blend, would she have felt just as lonesome, or would she have enjoyed pouring a cup, while waiting for her man? We’ll never know.
One thing is for sure, if you know any coffee lover, and you don’t have a present for the upcoming holydays, a rarity coffee blend, may just be your salvation.
Maybe Cassandra Clare was right when she said: ‘As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?’
Plus: Tchibo has the ‘Rainforest Alliance’ certificate, which is working on solving urgent environmental and social challenges (from deforestation and global warming to drought and extreme poverty).
So, how do you guys like your coffee?