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Coffee Break Time

Hey everyone! So, I’ve been taking a bit of a break from daily blogging, as some may have noticed. Don’t worry, I’ll be back in full swing soon!

In other news, I’ve FINALLY signed up for SnapChat! I know, I know it’s a surprise it took me so long. For someone who takes so many selfies and photos you’d think I’d have gotten on board sooner. Well, I’m giving it a try, as so many friends use it. Look for me at MacInBlonde, and add me if you’d like. But, for the record, I’m not sure I know what I’m doing yet!

Finally, I am looking for some topic ideas for my blog. Leave me a comment if you have one to share.

Keep the coffee hot and ready, I’ll be back soon! Love, Mac

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Perks A Lot

The topic of coffee of course comes to mind when using the word percolate. And, being my favorite “thing” I couldn’t let the opportunity go by without a bit about the subject.

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“A coffee percolator is a type of pot used for complex brewing of coffee by continually cycling the boiling or nearly boiling brew through the grounds using gravity until the required strength is reached.

The percolating coffee pot was invented by the American-born British physicist and soldier Count Rumford, otherwise known as Sir Benjamin Thompson (1753–1814). He invented a percolating coffee pot between 1810 and 1814 following his pioneering work with the Bavarian Army, where he improved the soldiers’ diet as well as their clothing. It was his abhorrence of alcohol and his dislike for tea that led him to promote the use of coffee for its stimulating benefits. For his efforts, in 1791, he was named a Count of the Holy Roman Empire, and granted the formal title of Reichsgraf von Rumford.” Source

Wow! First, I guess we know he’s “American-born” because he disliked tea! But most importantly, can I just say, I find this quite amazing. For inventing this ingenious way of brewing coffee a man was given a title! I wonder if there are any titles lying around for someone who loves coffee as much as I do? Perhaps there is a formal knighting, of sorts, for coffee connoisseurs? My name would be “Dame Brews’olot” Oh man, I doubt it, but one can dream. I suppose I could always settle with a “Coffee Connoisseurs Club.”

**P.S. I did see that he was not given the title for his invention, I took some creative liberties.**

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Me and Monday~Share Your World

Cee’s Share Your World

Are you a traveler or a homebody? 

I love traveling, however these days I am more of a homebody (hey, I live at the beach). In my 20’s I had the opportunity to go to The Grande Cayman’s. It was my first time flying and it was a great adventure. Horseback riding on the beach, amazing gardens, the bluest waters and whitest sand. Here’s a few pictures from our visit.

What kind of TV commercial would you like to make? Describe it.

Haha, this is a great question. I would love to do a coffee commercial, of course! Just a laid back scene, in a coffee shop, working on a laptop. Pretty much my idea of a perfect day indoors.

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Describe yourself in a word that starts with the first letter of your name.

Michelle, definitely Mischievous! I mean look at that face…

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Yep, this is me!

List some fun things for a rainy day.

Hot cup of coffee, snuggled up in a blanket with a good book. Popcorn and a movie. Dancing with your headphones and your favorite playlist on. Take a nap with sounds of the beach on. And, of course, blogging!

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Feel free to get in on the fun, answer one or all of the questions in the comments or use the link to create your own post. Cee’s Share Your World

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‘Brew’ding

I will always be there for you

Forever yours

Signed,

Dark, steamy and ‘brew’ding

Brewding by SBDMB (MM)

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Coffee Break Monday

“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” ~Maya Angelou

Honestly I have to say that life for me is really good. I cannot complain that I have many “problems to confront” right now. But, I was reminded today, there are times I just need to take a break. Sometimes I just need to grab my laptop and go sit, have a cup o’joy at my fave joint and withdraw from life at home.

It might seem like a little “thing” but, to me it was a breakthrough in giving myself permission . I try to remember that there are times we need to just put self first. It isn’t being selfish, it is good for mind, body and soul. So, here’s to the coffee breaks (or perhaps it’s tea or wine for you)- may they be a quiet pause in this fast paced thing called life.

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“Coffee Break”©SBDMB

 

Mundane Monday: Challenge 79

Daily Prompt: Breakthrough

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National Coffee Day

“Ah, the perfect cup of java.  According to an expert cupper (a professional coffee taster), there are four components of a perfect cup: aroma, body, acidity, and flavor. From the moment the average coffee lover opens a fresh bag of coffee beans, the aroma beckons, percolating the senses. Even those who don’t drink coffee tend to enjoy the fragrance a roasted bean casts.” Source

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If you are residing in The States then let me wish you Happy National Coffee Day! Although the origin is unknown, September 29th has become the day to recognize this beautiful nectar of the gods, coffee. It is officially my favorite drink, as I have mentioned before. This day was made for me and I’m sure to be hyped up on caffeine by day’s end!

If you are looking to celebrate, there are multiple places that are getting in on this day of honoring “the java” with giveaways or other offerings. Here is a link to a list of spots you can check out that are participating in one way or another. National Coffee Day 2016 Freebies and More

And for those of you interested in a little info on the honored guest, here are a few tidbits on coffee. Enjoy and happy sipping!

“When determining the body of a coffee, the bean, the roast, and the brew are all factors. The bean affects the texture of the coffee, whether its silky, creamy, thick or thin on the tongue and throat. However, the darker the roast and how it is brewed will alter the feel of a coffee’s body, too. Grandpa’s motor oil blend versus the coffee shop around the corner’s silky smooth, well-practiced grind have entirely different bodies.

The region a coffee is grown determines its acidity. The higher the elevation the coffee grows, the higher the quality and the acidity. These coffees are considered brighter, dryer, even sparkling by cuppers.

There are many legendary accounts of how coffee first came to be, but the earliest credible evidence of either coffee drinking or the knowledge of the coffee tree appears in the middle of the 15th century in the Sufi monasteries around Mokha in Yemen.  It was here coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed, much like they are prepared today. Yemeni traders brought coffee back to their homeland from Ethiopia and began to cultivate the seed.

In 1670, coffee seeds were smuggled out of the Middle East by Baba Budan, as he strapped seven coffee seeds onto his chest.  The first plants grown from these smuggled seeds were planted in Mysore.  It was then that coffee spread to Italy, to the rest of Europe, to Indonesia and the Americas.

Brazil produces more coffee in the world than any other country followed by Colombia.  More than 50 countries around the world grow coffee, providing a delicious variety for the indulgence of steamy cups of the black drink for connoisseurs to consume.” Source

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Designer Mom~Shop Online

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Hey, so this is a complete ploy to get you to check out my online store. I get to use a touch of my creativity to design tops, bags, hats, cup’ware’ and more. For women, men and kids. Come check it!

Find your Halloween, humorous political tees & more! Gift ideas gallor…
(I carry tons of beach, coffee and wine themes too.)
SALE on basic tees for $12 going on NOW! Any design can be added to your tee of choice.
Just some of the designs you’ll find!

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