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How I like my coffee (chit chat)

Oct
18

I appreciate good coffee.

Good coffee in the morning makes me feel like I can rule the world.

I try not to drink coffee every day (because it's acidic).  I try to drink tea instead.  But, none the less, I drink coffee 2-4 times a week.

I like my coffee hot and black.  To me, coffee should taste like coffee.  I don't put sugar, milk, cinnamon powder, etc... coffee should taste like coffee.  I don't understand people who put a lot of sugar in coffee.  When I taste their coffee, I don't even taste coffee... all I taste is sugar.  So, why don't they just drink sugar water?

I think people put sugar in coffee because they grew up drinking instant coffee (AKA crap).  I believe, in the future, as more people get exposed to good coffee, more people will drink coffee black. 

I don't care too much for flavored coffee in general.  When I drink flavored coffee, I drink for novelty of it.  For example, I drink a lot of flavored coffee during Christmas season. 

Flavored coffee beans are always dry and they lack freshness.  I bet they make flavored coffee from expired coffee beans (just my guess).

I avoid coffee shop as much as possible.  $2.00 for a cup of coffee is too expensive.  25 Cents a cup sounds just about right. 

I can't stand those phony people at coffee shops also. I can go on forever about phony people.  I used to work in Hollywood for five years, you see.

Anyway, I like good coffee. - Cheers -  Cool

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Coffees I drink frequently at home & work.

  • Peet's
  • Starbucks
  • Krispi Kreme's

Flavored coffees I have

  • Pumpkin Spice (Newhall)
  • Butterscotch Toffee (Jose's)

Coffee syrups I have

  • Caramel (Jose's)
  • French Vanilla (Jose's)
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October 13 shopping

Oct
14

I made a quick stop at Costco to pick up some coupon items.

I bought M&M and Pumpkin Spice Coffee.  There is no way I can finish that coffee.  I'm going to have to vacuum half a bag and freeze it for next holiday season.  I may have to trash it or give it away.

I'm having Costco salad for lunch tomorrow. Tongue out
I spent less than $50.00 - Coupon saved me $6.50

* I've been going to supermarkets for fruits and vegetables lately.
** You know what they didn't have at Costco today? - Beef Jerky.  I looked everywhere for Beef Jerky or Turkey Jerky.... I couldn't find them.

pumpkin spice coffee

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Costco Addict's Closet

Oct
12

Oh boy.. I just finished ironing... Took me over an hour.

Take a look at my closet.. this is how Costco addict's closet should look like.  Everything you see is from Costco (shirts, pants, even hangers). 

Photographed is my "work clothes" section.  I have a section of casual & lounge-wears from Costco as well.

AS you can see, I have multiple number of identical shirts and pants. 

How do I rotate my work clothes? - Recently ironed shirts and pants are placed on each outer side.  I wear whatever that's in the center of the rack.  So I get to match shirt and pants by random chance. 

Yeah, it's crazy good time.. ZZzz....

Costco shopper's closet

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Day Old Coffee

Oct
12

Sometimes I don't get to finish all the coffee I brew.

When I have left-over coffee, I don't trash it.  I keep it for the next day.

I keep my old coffee in the refrigerator.  Next day, I put some syrup (either French Vanilla or Caramel, depends on the mood) and drink it cold.

I buy coffee syrups from Costco, but it gets a little tricky.

You can purchase coffee syrups ONLY from Jose's booth events.   Jose's sales team will visit your local Costco a few times a year.  We don't shop at Costco everday, so you may not get to see Jose's Booth for years.  You may have to call your local Costco for Jose's schedule.

Costco Iced Coffee

Butterscotch Toffee Coffee from Costco
My recent purchase from Jose's booth event

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2 Coffee Stories

Oct
11

Coffee Story #1 - Starbucks Gift-cards now at Costco

I saw this sign at the checkout line at Costco (Oxnard, Ca).

"Starbucks Gift Card, Five $20.00 cards for $79.00"

I love good coffees (reference my blog entry).  I always keep Starbucks coffee at home & at work.  Along with Starbucks coffee, I have a few more different brands of coffee for different mood of the day (FYI, I'm not gay Smile).  I am also a tea drinker.

Anyway, I think $2.00 for a cup of coffee is too expensive. The only time I go to Starbucks (or Coffee Beans) is when I meet customers.  The location provides me a good meeting place worth of paying a couple of bucks.  Other than that, I will never pay $2.00 for a coffee that I can brew at home.  Not to mention dealing with some phony people there.


Coffee Story #2 - Pumpkin Spice Coffee

I saw holiday flavored coffee at Costco the other day.  It's "Pumpkin Spice Coffee" by Newhall Coffee Roasting Company.  It smelled like Christmas.  I thought this coffee could help me through the season.  I was tempted to buy one of these at $7.99.  But I already have about 4-6 large bags of coffee filling up my freezer space. 

I should keep coffee beans in a cool room temperature.  But, I don't drink coffee too much.  A bag of coffee lasts long time - So, I vacuum and freeze them.

Honestly, my freezer is maxed out.  I don't have a space to squeeze in an ice cube.  You don't believe me?  Look... 

Let's see... If I finish that ice cream, I may have a space for that pumpkin Spice coffee.

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Tea time

Oct
11

This story is related to Linens'n Things closing story

So, my boss' wife went to the same Linens'n Things that I went 2 months ago.  I guess they now have better sales going on.

I better check them out before they close the store.  But I doubt I will find any useful items now.

Anyway, she went and bought a box of Bentley's Exotic Teas for us.

This is sweat, because I'm the only tea drinker at work.  Ha ha ha...

It's all mine.  I am enjoying them.

exotic teas
Bentley's Exotic Teas

Bentley's Tea

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Forgot to bring my coupon~!!

Oct
10

I went Costco today and I completely forgot to bring my Costco coupon book. I didn't have much to buy.. but one of the items (I wanted to buy with coupon) was a 56Oz bag of M&M (peanuts).

I am scheduled to go to Costco pretty soon. So... things can wait.

I'm having chicken for dinner tonight.
Jumbo shrimps are my special treat.  This bag will last 4-6 months.

Reed (Fragrance) Diffuser is something I need.  After a long day, when I walk into my apartment, my place doesn't smell quite the best.  I need to have some fancy scent that will motivate me to work on my personal projects such as ilovecostco.com.

Gas was $3.359 a Gallon

* I was looking for Guinness (beer), but they didn't have it. Frown.  I cannot drink cheap beer anymore.  This is a typical side-effect from shopping at Costco for too long.  You learn to appreciate good stuff.

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Haggar's Luxe Khaki pants are back

Sep
24

I went to Costco for passport pictures.

Then I hit the jackpot.

They finally brought back "Luxe Khaki" pants by Haggar. These are my favorite pants of all time. 

They are wrinkle free, they stretch a little, and they look professional.

These pants are a lot more comfortable than blue jeans.

I only had three pairs of these pants.  And I wanted to buy some more.  Today I bought 5 pairs ($19.99 each)

I tell ya.  Wrinkle free is way to go.  It's not totally wrinkle free.  I iron them every time.  But, It takes very short time to iron them.  I hope they carry more colors.

luxe Khaki pants

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Shopping at Costco - September 12, 2008

Sep
13

Oh boy, I am so busy...  
Quick picture upload..

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