Day 15: The first thing you see
News flash: I’m a coffee snob. But not in the conventional way. I detest Starbucks. I won’t drink coffee at restaurants. And that stuff they brew at the office? Fuggehdaboutit.
I only like coffee I make at home. Specifically, hazelnut coffee. To be precise: whole bean hazelnut creme coffee by Distant Lands Coffee in Tyler, Texas.
See? Totally snobby.
I have tried every other hazelnut coffee available in the greater Des Moines area. I’ve ordered online, I’ve gone organic, I’ve even tried seasonal flavors. FYI, Dunkin’ Donuts makes a very respectable Mocha Mint for winter.
But nothing compares to my beloved hazelnut creme. I used to be able to buy it locally. At this point, I’m forced to order it directly from the folks in Texas. There’s just one little hitch: shipping.
Shipping is expensive. And it’s a small company, so they never have coupons or free shipping. So then I up my quantity, trying to convince myself that if I order more, the shipping hit hurts less.
Except it doesn’t.
Ah, the things we do for love.