Did I tell you about the first day of school this year? It was reason for Eight O Clock Coffee. Here’s how it went down.
We changed clothes about twenty times before settling on “the perfect outfit”.
We ate breakfast, brushed our chompers, organized our backpacks…again…and then we headed out.
The car battery was dead. Needless to say we fly by the seat of our pants and didn’t leave enough time to walk…so we began a mad dash for school—it’s 1.14 miles from our house. As I was trying to keep up with the kiddos, I frantically typed my husband a text:
“Car battery dead. RUNNING to school.”
Thankfully, he was close by and rescued The Divine Miss M, who was screaming at me, “I am going to be late. I’m in second grade and I’ve NEVER been late!”
It was then that I realized I really need coffee. Lots. of. coffee. I also was just the person targeted for “Back to School Survival Tips”.
Survival Tip 1: Become Your Own Brewista – While I’d prefer we made enough money to just hire my own Brewista, this tip saves time, money and gas this back-to-school season by brewing that morning coffee at home. To wake up to the great smell of Eight O’Clock Coffee, you can set your coffee maker’s timer the night before.
Survival Tip 2: Preplan Lunch – Each week, sit down with your kids and create a grocery list of healthy snacks and lunches they would like for school. Rotate each of their selections throughout the week. Make Tuesday “Turkey Tuesday” or Wednesday “Wrap Wednesday” – adding variety to keep lunch exciting. When possible, pack their lunch the night before to reduce stress in the morning.
Survival Tip 3: Assemble Weekly Wardrobes – Every Sunday check the upcoming weekly weather forecast with your kids. Then, have them pick out five outfits for the upcoming school week. Hang them in daily order in their closet to avoid the inevitable, “Mom, I can’t find my favorite blue shirt!”
Survival Tip 4: Be Prepared for School Projects – Avoid late night rushing around to complete school projects by having art supplies on hand. Create an arts and craft bin that includes more than just crayons and colored paper. Collect items like pipe cleaners, stickers, figurines, beads – even coffee beans – and other creative finds, and put the fun back in school projects.
Eight O’Clock Coffee gives me a moment of relaxation. It’s taste is impeccable and smooth. The aroma is delicious.
Here’s a few Coffee Tips for the perfect cup:
Coffee Tip 1: Storage Matters: Don’t listen to the neighbor, coffee should not be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. It absorbs smells from surrounding foods and alters oil properties. I put the entire bag in an air-tight container and store in a cool, dry, dark place.
Coffee Tip 2: One for the Pot. On a typical day I add one level Tablespoon of coffee grounds for every 6 ounces of water, then I add one heaping Tablespoon of coffee grounds for the pot. I’m not going to lie, some days I add a little more just to get me going.
Coffee Tip 3: Immediate Indulgence. The longer coffee sits, the less optimal the taste. After ten minutes on the heating element, I pour the coffee into a pitcher. I drink this through the day with ice. It’s a refreshing change from a hot cup of coffee. It also goes well with flavored creams!
I love coffee and Eight O’Clock Coffee delivers the flavor, texture and blend that I have made part of my daily routine. It’s the cup that gets me going and keeps me coming back for morning.
*I received an 8 O’Clock Coffee prize pack in order to facilitate an honest review. The opinions, where expressed are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Others experiences may vary.