My First Job-Selling KEMOSABE Single Serve Coffee Packets

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/30/2016

“Dad, do you think you could buy me a new bike?” I asked my Dad who was in the garage sharpening his axe.

“Why do you need a new bike?” He replied without looking up from grinding the axe blade.

“Because I’ve out grown it since I got it for my seventh birthday. I’m almost ten.”

I guess I must have gotten my Dad’s attention because he immediately stopped grinding his axe, looked up at me, took off his safety glasses and said, “You know, Teddy, it’s about time that you got a job to pay for things like a new bike.”

“But Dad what can I do? I’m only ten.”

“I remember when I was your age and had a paperboy job. I remember getting up early every day and delivering newspapers to houses in the neighborhood. I would put the papers in my Mom’s shopping cart and deliver them.”

“But Dad, no one reads the paper anymore.”

“I know, son, that’s one of the problems with people today. They don’t read the paper,” he sarcastically replied.

“Well what can I do to earn money?”

“You’ll think of something.”

Come In Out Of The Draft-KEMOSABE Mocha Flavored Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/29/2016

“With the fourth pick of the 2016 NFL draft the Dallas Cowboys select Exekiel Elliott, running back, Ohio State,” the commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell, stated to the audience assembled at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.

“Boy am I glad this pick is behind us,” I stated to the Vice President of Player Personal of the Cowboys after I had taken a sip of my mocha flavored coffee.

“That’s for sure, Franky. Now we have the best backfield in football,” he stated with joy and excitement. “What’s that coffee your drinking?” he asked.

“It’s Kemosabe mocha flavored coffee.”

“Where can I get some?”

“I have several single serve packets in my briefcase. I’ll get one for you.”

Five minutes later I returned to our “War Room”, a room at Valley Ranch set aside for the Owner, his family, the Coach, the General Manager, the Vice President of Player Personal and the scouts. The air in the room on draft day is so tense you could cut the air with a knife. “Here’s your mocha flavored coffee, Ronnie,” I stated as I handed him the container.

Before he could say thank you, the Coach called out, “I smell some delicious mocha flavored coffee.”

Order In The Court-KEMOSABE Gourmet Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/28/2016

Judge Wilson set 9:30 AM today for a pre-trail hearing in his court room to hear arguments as to whether or not a bloody blouse worn by the deceased should be presented as evidence by the prosecutor.

When the judge entered the court room he immediately smelled the aroma radiating from the prosecutor’s container of coffee. “What kind of coffee is that?” he asked, Miss Jackson, the prosecutor.

“It’s chocolate hazelnut Kemosabe gourmet coffee, sir.”

“And where can we get some of this chocolate hazelnut Kemosabe gourmet coffee,” he curiously replied in a sarcastic tone.

“At the Best Grounds Café across the street,” Miss Jackson nervously answered.

“Well then, Miss Jackson, you know I do not permit coffee in my court room,” he firmly stated in an authoritative tone.

“No, sir, I didn’t realize that.”

Quality Doesn’t Compromise-SIPPITY Hot Cocoa Mix

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/27/2016

Everything we do at Southwest Beverages translates into the consumer’s perception of the quality of products we make, be it our Kemosabe gourmet flavored coffee or Sippity hot cocoa mix brand. We work exceedingly hard to ensure that all of our products are made with the best American ingredients and are packaged passionately by our workers in our Tucson, Arizona manufacturing facility. As such, Sippity Hot Cocoa Mix is looked upon by consumers across America as a premium quality hot chocolate beverage positioned with such well known premium quality hot chocolate brands as Ghirardelli, Godiva, Williams-Sonoma and Starbucks.

There are, however, two basic differences between our Sippity hot cocoa mix and the other leading premium quality hot cocoa mix brands. 

Transform Your Break Time-KEMOSABE Gourmet Flavored Coffee Packets

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/26/2016

“You know, Zoey, our break time has been rather boring lately,” my co-worker said to me when I meet her in the break room at 3 PM. “It seems the only subjects we seem to discuss are work, sex, politics and the NFL,” she added. “Isn’t there any “juicy” gossip in this place anymore?”

“No, Audrey, this place is rather boring. If it weren’t for the fact that I worked for a great guy and get paid well, I’d leave.”

“And the coffee here is terrible!” Audrey proclaimed, dumping the container of coffee she had just made into the sink.

“Look, Audrey, there is no need for you to get hostile,” I firmly stated. “Why don’t you take a seat over there and I’ll make you a container of chocolate cinnamon flavored coffee. Do you like chocolate cinnamon coffee? I asked as I took two chocolate cinnamon coffee packets from my nurse’s jacket.

“I don’t know I never had chocolate cinnamon coffee. Is it good?”

“It’s better than good,” I answered as I poured the contents of each single serve coffee packet into our containers. “It’s excellent.”

“Wow! This coffee is amazing,” Audrey stated with excitement as she returned the container to the table after taking a sip. “Where did you get it?”

The Only Way To Do Spring-KEMOSABE Iced Instant Hazelnut Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/25/2016

All week you have been thinking about planting your garden, after all it has been a long winter and a rather wet spring so far and the forecast for this weekend is for seventy-degree weather, low humidity and clear blue skies. Perfect conditions to go to your local nursery or home improvement center and pick out your annuals for the garden.  

The rays from a warm spring sun greet you as you step out of your house to walk your garden one last time before you go to the nursery and select your annuals. You’re feeling good and excited about the day to come. Before you head to the nursery your wife suggest she make two containers of your favorite Kemosabe iced instant hazelnut coffee. Anxious to get the morning started you complain that the coffee will take too long to make. She then tells you the coffee is instant and it will be ready in less than two-minutes. You accept her time frame because you know how much you enjoy iced instant hazelnut coffee.

Five minutes later you’re in the car any on your way to the nursey, happy you decided to wait while your wife make the two containers of iced instant hazelnut coffee. With spring in the air and the anticipation of planting the garden each sip of the iced coffee tasted heavenly.

Turn It Up. Way Up. SIPPITY Iced Chocolate Raspberry Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/24/2016

“Yo Cyrus, you’re now the big man on campus,” I call out to my best friend Cyrus Almonte when I first saw him the day after he was drafted in the first round of the NFL draft by the New York Giants. Cyrus was a 6’ 5’ 285 lbs. offensive tackle that played for our school, Penn State University. He was All-American this past year and won the Lombardi award as the best lineman in America. “You’re going to the show, Cyrus,” I added, as I approached him to hug him. “You’re going to play for the New York Giants-The New York Giants! It’s time now for you to turn it up. Way up. My man!”

“Let me get this, Jalen,” Cyrus stated as he handed the student union food court cashier a “Tub” for two containers of Sippity iced chocolate raspberry hot chocolate. By “Tub” Cyrus was referring to the slang word now associated with the image of Harriet Tubman who will be appearing on the face of the new twenty-dollar bill. “I don’t ever want our relationship to change, Jalen. You know why I bought these two containers of Iced chocolate raspberry hot chocolate?”

Your Health Is Our Passion-SIPPITY Iced Diet Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/23/2016

“Just once, Cindy, I wish some company would make a diet hot chocolate that is both good tasting and healthy,” my girlfriend stated to me as we were looking over the menu at the Friendly Bean Café.  “it’s been a long day and all that I want is a refreshing container of iced diet hot chocolate,” I added, referring to the fact that Cindy and I were clothes shopping for the past five hours and we both were tired and thirsty.

“Well today must be your lucky day, Karen. Not only did you find that beautiful Michael Kors jacket, but they serve Sippity hot chocolate here.”

“Do you think they have diet hot chocolate?”

“I don’t know but we’ll find out in a minute because that cute waiter is headed towards our table,” Cindy stated in anticipation of meeting the waiter.

“Hi, I’m Jason and I’ll be your server today,” he stated in a friendly tone as he smiled at me.

Now this is guy I wish I could bring home to me my parents I thought to myself as Karen asked, “I see that you sell Sippity hot chocolate, but do you have diet hot chocolate?”

Picasso’s Legacy-KEMOSABE Gourmet Flavored Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/21/2016

“Hey, Picasso, let’s take a coffee break,” I called out to my partner, Vinny Macchiaroli, who was atop a forty-foot ladder painting the second story flear-d-lis trim details of a victorian house we were painting. Years ago, I had given Vinny the nickname “Picasso” when he first started painting the finer details on the interior and exterior of houses.

“I’ll be down in a few minutes. I just need to finish this section,” he mumbled back with one small paint bush between his teeth and an angled brush in his right hand that he had just dipped in the gallon of white paint that was suspended from the ladder.

“You know, Picasso, this is what I will always remember about you. How meticulous you are in your attention to details.”

“I hope you remember me for the thermos of Kemosabe gourmet flavored coffee I brought you every morning for the past twenty-two years,” Picasso called back as he started to paint the last flear-d-lis panel. “You sure drink enough of it,” he added.

“That I do, Picasso. To be honest after all these years I still don’t know which flavored coffee I like best-mocha, chocolate cinnamon, chocolate hazelnut, crème butterscotch, French vanilla or chocolate irish cream.”

Create A Lifestyle-SIPPITY Iced Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/20/2016

For the past two summers millennials have flocked to coffee shops across America to order gourmet flavored iced hot chocolate. While they have come to realize that iced hot chocolate is a very refreshing beverage, more important they wish to distance themselves from their parents Starbuck’s coffee generation and claim iced hot chocolate as the beverage of their generation.

Millennials are drinking on average 2.2 16 ounce containers of iced hot chocolate a day. They usually enjoy one iced hot chocolate container first thing in the morning, be it at work or at home. In mid-afternoon on workdays they enjoy their second container of ice hot chocolate. Millennials are purchasing iced hot chocolate in a variety of gourmet flavors-chocolate raspberry, chocolate cinnamon, chocolate peppermint, chocolate strawberry and yes, pumpkin spice, despite the stigma that most people only drink pumpkin spice hot chocolate in the fall. While millennials grew up drinking chocolate and marshmallow flavored hot chocolate, few now drink marshmallow iced hot chocolate and even less drink plain chocolate iced hot chocolate.

Home Is Where You’ll Find the Best Tasting Instant Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/19/2016

“It’s nice to be home, Mom,” I stated to my mother referring to the fact that I was home from college for a few days to attend my brother’s wedding.

“It’s always nice for you to come home, Teddy. Your Mama misses you.”

“Boy is this the best tasting instant coffee I think I ever had,” I stated to my Mom after I had taken a sip from the mug of coffee she had handed me a moment earlier. “What is it?”

“It’s Kemosabe gourmet flavored chocolate hazelnut coffee and yes, I agree with you it’s perhaps the best tasting instant coffee I think I also have ever had.”

“How did you fine it?” I asked, as I took another sip of coffee and made my way towards the crumb cake box that was sitting next to the toaster.

“One of the doctors in the office discovered it about three weeks ago and decided to put a box in the waiting room for the patients.”

“I bet the patients love it?”

Artfully Simple, Incredibly Delicious-SIPPITY Iced Chocolate Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/17/2016

“Boy, this sure hits the spot, Vicky,” I stated to my wife moments after I completed my yard work for the day and joined her at our patio table to enjoy a cool, refreshing Iced chocolate cinnamon hot chocolate she had prepared.

“I thought you would enjoy it, Roy. It’s your favorite flavor, chocolate cinnamon.”

“Do you believe the weather today?” I asked, referring to the unusually warm mid-April almost eighty-five degree weather we were experiencing at our home in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. “Perfect day to spread out the mulch in the gardens,” I added after I took a sip of my iced cinnamon hot chocolate.

Activate Your Within-KEMOSABE Gourmet Flavored Instant Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/16/2016

Today when I left for school my Mommy was sad. Every morning she starts her day by brewing a pot of coffee and making my lunch. Today her coffee pot broke and I know she does not have money to buy a new one because last week she told me I would “have to wait” to get new sneakers. The whole way on the bus to the Rosewood Elementary School I couldn’t stop thinking about my Mom and how I could help her. Suddenly an idea came to mind.

“Mikey, Joey, Craig I need your help,” I stated as we sat at our assigned seats in the school cafeteria.

“What’s the matter? Joey asked.

After I told them about my Mom's broken coffee pot I asked each of them if they would give me their milk money so I could buy my Mom some coffee. Not only did each of them give me their milk money, but they began to ask our other 4th grade classmates. That day I collected $6.35. While I appreciated their contributions I need at least another $5.00 to get my Mom a box of Kemosabe gourmet flavored instant coffee.

Portable Perfection-KEMOSABE Single Serve Coffee Packets

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/15/2016

As a sales representative for a major medical drug manufacturer I travel a lot for my job and as a result I stay, on average, two to three nights a week in hotels. For the first couple months of my job I found it difficult to get into any kind of routine. I was away from my family, alone, my healthy lifestyle was severally curtailed to bland salads and “junk food” and the hotel offering of in-room coffee was, let’s be kind and just say, “limited”.

While I continued to miss my family and learned how to occupy my idol time on the road, the coffee situation continued to annoy me because it broke my morning routine of enjoying a good cup of coffee while I was getting dressed. That was until I spent two days in Tucson, Arizona and discovered Kemosabe gourmet flavored coffee at a local grocery store. What first attracted me to this coffee was the aroma that radiated from each of the flavored boxes-mocha, chocolate hazelnut, chocolate cinnamon, chocolate irish cream, French vanilla and crème butterscotch. Upon further examination I was pleasantly surprised to learn that each box contained twelve single serve coffee packets. “Perfect,” I thought for travel needs. Before I could flip the box and read the ingredients, a woman, pushing her grocery cart, approached and reached by me for a box of crème butterscotch. 

Operate On Your Time-KEMOSABE Caffeine Free Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/14/2016

“You need to relax, Paul,” my partner of eighteen years told me as we were leaving the board room of Horizon Technology. “Everyone in this company doesn’t have the knowledge nor the drive that you have, Larry.”

“I know, Paul, but the window of opportunity for us to capitalize on our competitive advantage is closing, so if I don’t impress upon the staff a sense of urgency our sales will take a big hit this year.”

“Oh, you've impressed the sense of urgency on them Larry, perhaps too much. You need to learn to relax. Let’s get some coffee.”

Five minutes later Paul handed me a container of coffee. “Boy, Paul, this is delicious coffee.”

“I thought you would like it. It’s Kemosabe chocolate hazelnut caffeine free coffee.”

“Caffeine free?”

“Yeah, I though you could use some calmness in your day after that meeting.”

Everyone Will Notice-KEMOSABE Mocha Flavored Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/13/2016

“I’ll be with you in a minute,” my wife Nora called out from the kitchen where she was just finishing preparing two 20-ounce thermos of Kemosabe mocha flavored coffee.

“Come on,” I called back. “I can’t keep being late for work. Mr. Larson is getting annoyed that we’re all coming in late,” I added, referring to the fact that the owner of HRD Tire Care, Mr. Lawson, told us just yesterday that work starts at 7:00 AM, not 7:10 AM.

“One minute, Dylan!” Nora called back. “Do you want your mocha flavored coffee or not?” she whispered as she was tightening the lids of the thermos.

Five minutes later Nora and I were in our car, enjoying our mocha flavored coffee and on our way to work. Suddenly as we were approaching the intersection of Lakeland and 47th Street, a bird hit our windshield, forcing Nora to have a jerk reaction spilling some of her mocha flavored coffee. “Oh my goodness,” I called out. “That small sparrow that is hobbling across the intersection just hit our car.”

“What are we going to do, honey?”

Straight Talk-KEMOSABE Gourmet Flavored Diet Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/12/2016

“New coffee?” Abigail asked, referring to the Kemosabe diet coffee I brought to our weekly weight watchers meeting. “This chocolate cinnamon coffee is delicious,” she added.

“A friend of mine at work gave me a single serve coffee packet of chocolate hazelnut last week and I instantly fell in love with it,” I replied. “It only has 41 calories, 17 fat calories and contains less than one gram of sugar per serving. In addition, Abigail, it is 100 % gluten free.”

“Wow! For a diet coffee to taste this good and have less than one-gram of sugar is amazing.”

“And you know what is really amazing, Abby, it comes in six delicious flavors-mocha, chocolate hazelnut, chocolate cinnamon, chocolate irish cream, French vanilla and crème butterscotch.”

“Ohm, I bet the crème butterscotch is delicious,” Abby stated with excitement.

“It is.” Reaching into the fifty box of Kemosabe diet coffee I brought to the meeting I pulled out a crème butterscotch packet and extended it to Abigail, “Here, why don’t you take this crème butterscotch diet coffee packet home with you and let me know how you like it.”

“Thanks, Lucy, I’ll let you know.”

An Emotional Investment-KEMOSABE Gluten Free Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/11/2016

“May I help you find something, sir?” the sales representative of Office Depot asked as I was taking a sip from my 16-ounce container of Kemosabe chocolate irish cream gluten free coffee.

“Actually, yes you can. I’m looking to buy a basic printer for my home computer.”

“Well we have a broad selection to choose from,” he replied. “May I ask what’s your budget?”

“The one to two-hundred-dollar range, but more important than price is I want a printer that is not going to require me to buy expensive cartridges every month,” I replied, swiveling the container of irish cream coffee in my hand.

“Boy that coffee sure smells good. May I ask what kind it is?”

“It’s Kemosabe chocolate irish cream.”

“I wish I could enjoy flavored coffee like that,”

“Why can’t you?”

“I have a gluten tolerance condition, which requires me to drink only gluten free coffee and to be honest all the flavored coffees I have tried that are gluten free are terrible.”

Here’s How It Works-KEMOSABE Decaf Flavored Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/10/2016

It was the first day at my new job, executive assistant to Mr. Flowers (Logan), Director of Operations at Pinecrest Plumbing and Supply in Little Rock, Arkansas. After Logan and I had met for twenty minutes reviewing his daily routine, he asked me to get him a container of French vanilla decaf flavored coffee.

“Madison! Logan called out from his office in an authoritative tone. “You’ve got to be kidding me,” he announced. “This is the worst decaf flavored coffee I think I ever had,” he stated as I walked into his office.

“I’m sorry you don’t like it, Login. I got you what you asked for-a French vanilla flavored decaf coffee, so that’s what was available in the breakroom. A K-cup French vanilla,”

Find Yourself-KEMOSABE Chocolate Hazelnut Flavored Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/9/2016

Today I decided to go to the park and relax then go food shopping, after all it was a glorious spring day, and I had worked hard all week. The fact that there wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the forecast was for the temperature to soar to the low seventies made this a rare day living in Idaho Falls. By 9:30 AM I was dressed and ready to go to Central Park on Holmes Street not too far from where I lived on Cleveland Street. My first stop was the Penny Lane Café where I purchased a twenty-ounce container of my favorite flavored coffee, Kemosabe chocolate hazelnut. While I already had a spring “bounce” in my step, the aroma radiating from my container of chocolate hazelnut flavored coffee elevated my ‘bounce”.

Intensity Goes Smooth All Day Long-SIPPITY Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/8/2016

So today started out like any other cold morning in Littleton, Colorado, I made a six-teen ounce thermos of Sippity chocolate marshmallow hot chocolate, grabbed my coat, got in my car and headed for work. Every morning when I’m driving out of my neighborhood I turn left. On this particular morning when I was exiting my neighborhood I stopped at the stop sign, took a sip of my Sippity chocolate marshmallow hot chocolate, looked right, saw no traffic to the point where the road turned, about 200 yards, then made a left turn and proceeded to make my way towards the light at the end of the street.

Suddenly this “lady” in a gray pick-up comes roaring up behind my car to the point where her truck was almost touching my cars bumper. Taking another sip of my marshmallow hot chocolate I then said to my wife, “Why do people insist on driving right on your tail, particularly when they can clearly see that the light ahead is red and they have to slow down.”

Comfort In Every Sip-SIPPITY Gourmet Flavored Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/7/2016

“Play Ball!” the umpire called out signaling the start of the baseball season for the Yankees and Astros on opening day at Yankee Stadium. As soon as the Yankees announced tickets sales for the upcoming season, my brother, Sal, purchased two tickets for opening day. It has been a time honored traditional in the Cambazzi family to attend opening day at Yankee Stadium. Our grandfather started the tradition back in 1937 and our father continued the tradition until he passed in 1993 and now Sal and I are continuing the tradition.

Throughout the cold, dreary New York winter, Sal and I would talk about the upcoming season for the Yankees and how we enjoyed sitting in the sun at Yankee Stadium on opening day. It signaled the arrival of spring. So much for that dream. Today when we woke up it was thirteen degrees with a wind chill of 20 mph. Nevertheless, Sal and I bundled up and headed for the Stadium. The first thirty minutes of being inside the Stadium was exciting-the players were taking batting practice, fielding ground balls, playing catch, the grass was green and excitement was in the air. 

A Light Bulb Moment-Fundraising Ideas For the Graduation Party

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/6/2016

“You know, Michelle, graduation night is a little over eight weeks away and at last count we were about $8,615 short of our budget to fund the entire senior graduation party event,” I stated to my fundraising co-chair.

“Well, Abby, at this point in time we can do one of three things. We can spread the unfunded cost of the event out between the senior attending the event; we can reduce or eliminate some of the events at the party or we can raise the additional money through various fundraising events.”

“I don’t think we can ask the seniors to pay, what, let me quickly do the math, $43.03 each, after all, they already raised through various fundraising events $14,400. So, let’ put our heads together and come up with fundraising ideas that we can quickly assemble so that in four weeks we will know if we can fully fund the graduation party.

Toasty Warmth-SIPPITY Chocolate Marshmallow Hot Cocoa Mix

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/5/2016

“I’ll tell you, Monica, it sure is cold out tonight,” my husband, Kurt, stated after he returned home from a boy scout meeting with our son, Roger on a cold, 13-degree, night in early April. “Roger and I are freezing,” he added. “Do you have any of that Sippity chocolate marshmallow hot cocoa mix left?”

“Actually, I do,” I replied, as I started to walk towards my kitchen pantry. “Here it is,” I stated aloud as I reached in and pulled the box of Sippity chocolate marshmallow mix from the pantry.

“Oh, good, Mom,” Roger stated with enthusiasm. “I’ll be down in five minutes. I’m going to put on my PJ’s.”

“Perfect, Roger. Your chocolate marshmallow hot cocoa should be ready by then.”

For the next five minutes Kurt filled me in on the subjects discussed at the boy scouts meeting, while I prepared the chocolate marshmallow hot cocoa. The big issue was should the troop continue as planned with its overnight camping trip this weekend since the rather unusual cold spell we are currently experiencing is forecasted to continue into early next week. Living in Englewood’s Cliffs, New Jersey it is exceptionally rare that we get a cold spell this late in the early spring, let alone two snow storms in the past week. “So, Kurt, what did the troop decide? Are you going on the overnight this weekend?”

Recipes That Use SIPPITY Hot Cocoa Mix-Chocolate Raspberry Crepes

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/4/2016

“Mom, do you think tomorrow you can make those chocolate raspberry crepes we had at The Bellagio last summer?” my daughter, Jamie asked referring to one of the mornings when we were on vacation in Las Vegas last summer and I took them to the Jean Phillippe Patisserie in the Bellagio Hotel for chocolate raspberry crepes.

“Wow! Now that sounds delicious,” I replied. “Whatever made you think about that?”

“Well, actually, I was going through some pictures on my phone yesterday and one of them was a picture of the crepes.”

“You actually took a picture of the crepes?

“Yeah, Mom. Remember when you went back to get the napkins? Well that’s when Patti and I took a selfie of us behind our two plates of crapes.”

“Let me see the picture?” 

Hairs To A Good Day-KEMOSABE Flavored Gourmet Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/3/2016

“Hi Gloria, nice to see you again,” I said as I approached the reception counter at Fresche’s Hair Salon in Bel Air, California. “I’m here for my 10:00 AM appointment with Dwayne.

“Nice to see you again, Robert,” the receptionist replied. “Dwayne will be with you in a few minutes. He’s running a little late,” she added. “May I get you some coffee?”

Knowing from past experience I knew fair well to ask what kind of coffee since Fresche’s takes great pride in serving its customers only the best of everything, beginning with their coffee. “That would be great” I replied, as I headed towards a seat in the reception area.

“Do you like flavored gourmet coffee?

“Yes, that sounds lovely. What flavors do you have?”

“Well, Robert,” the receptionist began, “We just started serving Kemosabe flavored gourmet coffee to our customers about two weeks ago and everyone is raving about it. We have six flavors-mocha, chocolate cinnamon, chocolate hazelnut, chocolate irish cream, French vanilla and crème butterscotch.”

“They all sound delicious, but I think I’ll try the crème butterscotch, since it’s a flavored gourmet coffee I never had.”

“Excellent choice, Robert. Of the six flavors that my favorite.”

Ignite Your Imagination-SIPPITY Chocolate Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/2/2016

“Hi Amber, just calling to say hello and find out what you’re doing tomorrow,” my boyfriend of the past two years, Ryan, stated when he called me last night.

“Oh hi, Ryan. Actually I’ll be in the library for the day working on an assignment our philosophy teacher gave us this afternoon.”

“What’s the assignment?”

“He wants us to ignite our imaginations by preparing a logo that defines my perception of concept of philosophy.”

“Boy am I glad I graduated last year and don’t have to deal with projects like that anymore,” Ryan replied, referring to the fact that he graduated from San Diego State University last year.

“Do you know how creative I’ll have to get to prepare a logo that defines the concept of philosophy?”

“Pretty creative,” Ryan sarcastically replied. “How can you prepare a logo on a perception?” he asked.

“That’s the whole idea, Ryan, to get you to think.”

Start April Off Right-KEMOSABE LITE Sugar Free Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/1/2016

You wake up and hop on the scale you have in your bathroom before you take your shower. The scale reads, “155” and you look up and into the mirror. “This is no April Fool joke,” your whisper, taking note of your 5 foot 3 inch, 29-year-old, flabby, out-of-shape body. During the course of taking your shower you conclude that you are going to make a conscious effort to eat healthier and work out.

A half hour later you’re in your car and headed to work. Without thinking you signal to turn into the take out lane of Sufficient Grounds Coffee Shop, the place you have been buying a twenty-ounce caramelized honey latte for the past four years. Just before you join the end of the car line, the image of you standing on the scale this morning pops into your head. Immediately, you steer left avoiding the car line and back onto the road. As you drive towards work you make a mental note to stop at the grocery store on the way home tonight to get some coffee and healthy food.

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