San Francisco Bay Coffee Pods

Now, hear me out! I’m a fan of french press coffee, drip coffee, cold press coffee, Lattes and Americanos and Cortados. That being said, I’m reviewing a coffee pod that you would use in a Keurig coffee machine. I’m not pro-Keurig by any means. However, I worked in an office where this was a very fast and easy way to get a cup of joe before heading out in the field. So after trying about a million different brands and flavors and not liking ANY of them I ran across these little cuties on Amazon. These are different. They don’t taste like plastic, they taste like actual coffee!

coffeeThe pods are encased in a mesh filter instead of a plastic shell and this seems to make a difference. I was so excited to find these because they actually do taste WAY better than anything I had found for the Keurig and all my co-workers agreed. We tried the variety pack and ended up really liking the Fog Chaser and French Roasts the best. (Just be sure to read the labels as these do not fit in every style of Keurig.) So if you are sick of the grossness which is a k-pod, try these out, they are better. Granted, it’s not a french press but you get the idea.

Check them out here where they are rated #1 in coffee beverages!

Dark Side of the Brew Coffee Shop Extraordinaire

What brings you to Hebron, North Dakota? What else! The good coffee and fine arts! Oh wait…maybe that’s not what originally brought you to the small brick town but when you find it there you will be delightfully surprised. You won’t expect it, which makes it all the better. But swing into Dark Side of the Brew, right on the main street downtown. There’s only one so you can’t miss it! This Pink Floyd based coffee joint is the place to be. It’s a creation of creative and artistic masterminds, Aaron and Miranda Anderson, Hebron locals. There’s music, award winning art, jewelry, local creations, and right…right…there’s coffee! Not just any coffee, it’s Dakota’s Best Gourmet Coffees that is brewed up here. And when they say Dakota’s Best, what they really mean is THE best.

You can get any coffee creation you could dream of and to go along with it, one of their amazing baked goods. And do you know what else you get? Small town charm, baby. You get to meet and hang out with the fabulous locals and take it all in while not having to worry about life, because after all, you are on vacation in Hebron. Or maybe you are visiting your granny or your favorite aunt and uncle who you will BEG to take you to the Dark Side. It’s funny, right?? Either way, it’s a must stop shop. So have fun and think to yourself…”I wish you were here.”

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Dakota’s Best Gourmet Coffees – the Best Cup of Joe EVER

I cannot believe this is my first coffee review being that I LOVE coffee and am constantly looking for the best beans and brews. So with that being said, I am very happy this IS my first review of coffee because you might as well review the best first! And this coffee is the best, at least that I have ever tried. (And I’ve tried many)

My two favorite beans I get from Dakota’s Best Gourmet Coffees are the Black Velvet Espresso and the Highlander Grogg. I always get the whole beans and grind them fresh before each brew. The beans look and smell amazing! They have the nice oily sheen and the aroma is pure delight. The BVE beans taste much like the name describes them. Smooth and rich and dark with a hint of chocolate and smoke. The HG beans are their own unique blend of butterscotch creme and hazelnuts which results in a fantastic cup of joe. Whenever I brew this up for guests, they RAVE about it! And I do, too. Seriously good coffee.

You can also order decaf beans, biscotti and flavored syrups on their website. There are many other beans to try on there as well, and my next pick will be the Jamaican Me Crazy! I can’t wait! And if you are in Hebron, North Dakota stop in at Dark Side of the Brew cafe to grab a bag of Dakota’s Best coffee or stay for a latte and a yummy baked treat. Keep watch for my review of Dark Side of the Brew coffee shop.

Here’s a link to their site, check them out!