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Monday, December 31, 2012

The Nectar of the Gods

Is coffee the nectar of the gods?  I think so.  I checked the Urban Dictionary and found several references to water and Mountain Dew, but quite frankly, that's crap.

Image from Mommy Has a Potty Mouth

I love my morning java.  Up until a few years ago, I could only drink decaffeinated coffee.  For some reason, the kick would send my heart racing, which triggered a little bit of a panic attack. I couldn't even take Excedrin Migraine for fear that I would need a glass of wine to counter the jittery effects.

But then I had kids.  And if you've met my youngest, you would understand that eventually, decaf wasn't going to cut it.  And slowly, but surely, I came to the realization that there is nothing better than a great cup of high test coffee in the morning.

I have taken to waiting until the bus pulls away on school days to savor this moment.  For a while, I was doing it as soon as my eyes opened but found that on weekends, when I could sleep just a little longer, I would wake with a pounding headache because my body was ticked that it was being deprived of the sweet nectar of life.

So, I now drag my sorry ass out of bed and slap together some sandwiches, bribe my children into their clothes and shove them out the door. And then, I turn on my blessed Keurig...

Like windshield wipers on a snowy morning, my coffee swipes away the sleep and the morning drama, revealing a clean, clear picture of the day ahead of me.

Recently, my little one asked, "Why are you so happy when we leave in the morning?"  It's hard to put it into words, really.

Image from Amazing Coffee VidaCup

So now that I am a bit of a junkie, I was thrilled to get the opportunity through some fab blogger friends to test out VidaCup International coffee.  They sent me this little gift pack of samples in three kinds:  Ageless Brew, Mo-Joe, and Xtreme.  The package arrived just as we were packing for a road trip to NYC...a place where you certainly need caffeinated batteries to keep you running.

My favorite is definitely Ageless Brew.  When you get to be my age (I am going to use that phrase for decades to come) you are intrigued by anything that promises hidden goodness.   This one is a slightly sweet latte drink, chock full of things like organic H1X1 Super Concentrate Agaricus Blazei.  What is that, you ask?  Age-defying ingredients.  And I am all about defying age these days.  I won't get into the science, because you can read it all here.

Image courtesy of TQOTE.

Mo-Joe has the deep, dark roast of a coffee with the H1X1 in it.  And it's guaranteed to give you more energy, awareness, focus and mental clarity. This helps when you struggle with finding your keys, matching your socks and remembering where you are going in life. Need I say more?

Xtreme, which is the only one that I have yet to try, boasts healthy energy when you need it.  No crash, no burn...this could be the one that keeps me up to see the ball drop on NYE.

As we shut the door on 2012 (can't wait to see this one go by), think about trying a little VidaCup in 2013.  You'll be glad you did.  I'll happily clink mugs with you, as soon as the bus pulls away.  ;)

I was not compensated for this review.  I did get free samples of the coffee.  
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