Thursday, May 12, 2005

My new love, Fabio, I mean Flavia

I never thought I'd be a coffee drinker. With the early hours at work (note: I got up at 4:00 this morning) I've even been burning up my little 4 cup coffee maker! Me, a juice drinker!! Yeah, I've been known to enjoy the occassional trip to Starbucks where I always get some syrupy, sweet mocha. Speaking of Starbucks, and being the obsessive person I am, I checked out the calories for my one of my favorite drinks. You wouldn't believe the caloric difference between a regular and light frappuchino!!

Grande Caramel Mocha Frap with whipped cream: 460
Grande Caramel Mocha Frap w/out whipped cream: 330

Grande Caramel Mocha Frap Light with whipped cream: 360
Grande Caramel Mocha Frap Light w/out whipped cream: 230

And yes, the Light drinks taste good! But, I digress. Here at work, we have this:

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I know, you can't really see EVERYTHING! But see those little spools over on the right? There's four of them that hold many different coffee's and tea's to choose from. And that's Mr. Flavia over there on the left. He makes all the drinks. Between the coffe and tea packets is a variety of creams, some real and fake sweeteners and several tea bag options.

Apparently I've been living under a rock somewhere because even though I've been here for a couple months, this lovely invention continues to excite and thrill me day after day. I mean, who wouldn't? Check out his handsome face!!

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Yeah, Cappuccino!! And with all the lovely choices available on the spools, I've been experimenting. My current favorite is to use the cappuccino option and combine the whipped topping package with Chai tea and about four vanilla cream mini-creamers or the Italian Expresso with four chocolate mini-creamers. :)

This is what happens when you get up early. Exciteability over a coffee machine.


Faythe said...

I love that Flavia considers itself the all important "Coffee Ambassador". It's taking its job VERY seriously.

laurie said...

That's enough to make me swoon. Seriously. I AM SO JEALOUS!!!!