Make An Entrance-KEMOSABE Flavored Gourmet Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 8/5/2016

Today I am so excited because I start my first teaching job at the Sandra Day-O’Conner Middle School in Glendale, Arizona this after graduating from the University of Arizona three months earlier with a BS in American history. I was told report at 7:15 AM for about a one-hour orientation from the principal before the day was to begin. I decided to surprise my co-workers by bringing them two boxes of my favorite coffee, Kemosabe flavored gourmet coffee.

I arrived at the orientation room about a half hour early so that the extra time would permit me to properly set-up the assortment of pastries I bought a half hour earlier from Cindy’s Bakery and display the five flavors that came in each of the Kemosabe gourmet coffee flavored collection boxes-mocha, chocolate cinnamon, chocolate hazelnut, chocolate Irish cream and French vanilla.

“Wow! That’s some set-up,” I heard from a man who just entered the room from behind me. “I’m Jack Liebermann,” he said as he approached with his hand extended towards mine. “I teach seventh grade pre-algebra.”

“Nice to make your acquaintance,” I stated as I shook his hand. “I’m Doug Sweeney. I’ll be teaching eighth grade American history,” I added with excitement in my voice.

“Well, Doug, you certainly know how to make an entrance,” Jack stated as he reviewed the display of pastry and Kemosabe gourmet coffee envelopes. “Kemosabe gourmet coffee,” he curiously stated as he picked up an envelope of chocolate hazelnut gourmet coffee. “Boy, does this smell delicious,” he added after he had smelled the envelope. “Is it instant?”

“Yes,” I replied. “Here, Jack, let me make a cup for you,” I stated as I removed the top cup from the stack of styroform cups on the table. “You just add 8 ounces of water, then microwave for 90 seconds.”

Ninety-seconds later I removed the cup from the microwave, placed in on the table with the display of pastries and coffee and said, “Now you simply rip open the gourmet coffee envelope, add its content to the container, stir and Walla, you have the most delicious cup of chocolate hazelnut gourmet coffee you probability ever had. Enjoy, I stated as I handled the styroform cup to Jack.

“Wow! This is delicious, Doug,” Jack stated after he had taken the first sip of his chocolate hazelnut gourmet coffee. “Something tells me that we are going to become good friends this year,” Jack added as he slapped his hand on my back. “Good luck this year,” he added, as I turned to greet another one of my new colleagues.

dry mix beveragesWritten by Bob Jenkins, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Beverages

Bob has had the privilege of working for some of America's largest and well run public and private companies, including Philip Morris, Canada Dry, Dr Pepper, Cadbury Schweppes, Snapple Beverage Corporation, Tasker Capital Corp. and The Water Club and River Cafe - two of New York's finest fine dining restaurants. He has worked in various capacities as Finance Manager, Controller, Director of Finance, Vice President Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Bob holds a Masters of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Arizona.

Southwest Beverages is a manufacturer and marketer of two brands of premium quality dry mix beverages: Sippity hot-cocoa mix and Kemosabe gourmet flavored coffee. All Southwest Beverages products are uniquely blended flavors that contain all the ingredients necessary for you to enjoy the ultimate hot beverage experience. Simply add water and stir-then sip, savor and enjoy.

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