Wednesday, March 17, 2010
There's something sort of decadent about sitting by yourself, with a hot drink and some reading material, for some uninterrupted “mom time.” I guess that's because it's so rare, especially when there are 2 little people around, and lots of jobs to get done. The only time that Mom gets quiet time in this house is when the youngest is napping and the oldest one is at nursery school, or after they've both gone to bed at night, and then there's always the temptation (or desperate need) to get other stuff done. I'm sure you Moms out there can relate! :) I do know I feel more “recharged” if I have a bit of rest time, so I've been trying to sit down, even for a little while.
Kicking Horse Coffee has 21 different kinds of coffee in their product line, so there's got to be one for every taste! We were sent 3 sample bags to try: Kick Ass (dark roast), Three Sisters (medium roast) and decaf (dark roast). Wow! Richard was thrilled when the package arrived, and I must say I was very tantalized by the smell as well! Before we get on to how the coffee tastes though, I must say I was very impressed by Kicking Horse's philosophy.
Kicking Horse coffee is certified organic and certified fair-trade and it's roasted in Invermere, BC. The company uses sustainable business practices such as recyclable packaging, recycling and energy efficiency in their factory. Kicking Horse supports local community initiatives such as the Invermere Anti-Idling campaign, local food banks, the Nature Conservancy of Canada as well as projects farther afield, such as the Coffee Kids program, which aims to help coffee-farming families improve their quality of life.
I preferred the medium roast coffee – it's a great flavour without too strong. Richard, on the other hand, really enjoyed the dark roast, because that's more his flavour preference. And, for the first time, we've found a decaf coffee that doesn't taste like decaf! I'm used to decaf drinks, but Richard is certain he can always tell the difference. Well, I made decaf coffee a couple of times and he didn't know! :) I'm sure its partly the fact that we had beans instead of ground coffee, which really makes a difference to the taste. But we've tried other coffee beans before Kicking Horse, and this is our favourite. Knowing that we were drinking great tasting which was also organic and fair trade coffee made for a happy coffee “break” all around!
Kicking Horse Coffee is giving all Glimpse readers 10% off any coffee purchases. In order to receive your discount, use the coupon code: glimpse. (Enter it in the coupon box during checkout). Expires March 31st, 2010.