Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/5/2016
Today is my first day of living in the Kappa Kappa Gamma
sorority house on the University of Iowa campus and I must admit I did not know
what to expect. Based on what everyone has told me in high school and the image
Hollywood creates of sorority houses I have a perception that only rich girls
live in the sorority houses, which could be a problem for me coming from a
middle income family in Mt. Kisco, New York.
“What kind of coffee is this?” my junior roommate Janice
asked after she had taken a sip from the cup of diet coffee I had just
microwaved in our room. “You’ve got to be kidding me, Claudia,” she added with disgust
in her voice. “This is perhaps the worst coffee I ever had!”
“I’m sorry if you don’t like it. I’ve been making this diet
coffee for the past year while I was a senior in high school and I enjoy it.”
“Well, Claudia, you’re not in Kansas anymore,” she sarcastically
replied referring to the fact that I was now in college and a Kappa Kappa Gamma
member. “It’s time you took your coffee up a notch,” she added.
Surprised by Janice’s reaction, I watched as she turned and
walked towards a cabinet at the far end of the room. There she took out a box
of Kemosabe Lite chocolate hazelnut diet coffee. “Here, make a cup of this,”
she suggested as she handed me one of the single serve envelopes form the box.
“Wow! Janice, this coffee smells delicious,” I stated as I
stirred the contents of the chocolate hazelnut diet coffee envelope into the
mug of hot water I had just removed from the microwave and the chocolate hazelnut
aroma began to fill the air.
“Wait until you taste it, Claudia. It’s absolutely delicious.”
“OMG!” I stated with enthusiasm when I looked Janice in the
eye after I had taken my first sip. “This is the best diet coffee I ever had!”
“And you know what, Claudia?”
“Kemosabe diet coffee comes in six delicious flavors-mocha,
chocolate cinnamon, crème butterscotch, chocolate irish cream, french vanilla
and of course, chocolate hazelnut.”
“Goodbye, Kansas. Hello Kappa Kappa Gamma,” I jokingly
replied as I took another sip from the cup of chocolate hazelnut diet coffee.
Written by Bob Jenkins, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of
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
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.
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ultimate hot beverage experience. Simply add water and stir-then sip, savor and
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