A while back I told y’all about a coffee samplin’ I was asked to take part in. The fine folks at Folgers sent us out three pounds of their new gourmet blends, and the first one I reviewed was Morning Café (two thumbs up).

Last month we hosted a meeting in our home, and I thought, “Ah, ha! A captive audience for a coffee tasting…” so I made a pound cake and brewed a pot of Vanilla Biscotti. Well, it would’ve been a GREAT idea, except the meeting was for our kids’ school, and one of the items on the agenda was a new “fundraiser”, which was…you guessed it…selling coffee. That translates into me NOT being the only one present brewing on a mission. “They” brought about FOUR flavors for us to try. I had NO idea this “meeting” was little more than a ruse for pimpin’ selling coffee in some way, shape or form, but what can you do?

So, out of common courtesy, I tasted their stash. It was okay, but remember, I’m Dunkin Donuts loyal no matter what, so it’s hard to impress me. PLUS, because this is a school fundraiser, I think the cost was $12/pound? Maybe ten? Eight?? I don’t remember now, but it was more than Folgers gourmet, AND more than our shop-by-mail Dunkin Donuts AND I’d much rather give a donation where the school would receive the entire gift, not $2-4 per pound.

Anyway, the GREAT part, seeing how I was “selling” coffee, too, or at the minimum soliciting opinion for blog fodder, is even the coffee neophytes (there are actually non coffee drinkers??) preferred the Folger’s Vanilla Biscotti! Cool, huh? Personally, I don’t prefer flavored coffees (ahem, unless you consider Splenda, sugar AND half & half “flavoring”), but this was GOOD! You should try it!

And the best part, ladies and gentlemen: You can try it for FREE! The down side is the freebie isn’t three pounds’ worth, but the upside is you don’t need to worry about writing a review. Go ahead, click the link! Let me know what you think when you receive and try yours.

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