It is no secret that I love(d) my Caribou coffee, however, since moving to Texas they don’t have them down here so I’ve had to settle for Starbucks. I say settle, but I’ve come to love their coffee too, and they can literally make the same coffee’s that Caribou can make…! They are NOT better than Caribou, but they are still really good.
I use the K cups for my Keurig coffee pot and noticed yesterday that I was out of coffee….OH NO!!! My local grocery store carries the Starbucks K cups which makes it easy for me. So I stopped by the grocers to pick some up and…..OH NO!! again, they were out of my decaf! I didn’t start to panic because there were a couple other options…GO TO STARBUCKS! So I get the my favorite Starbucks and….OH NO!! not again…they were out of decaf. Ok, now I just might be panicking a little bit…but there were still options. I went to my second favorite Starbucks….Yayyy!!! they had my decaf…BUT….because it was Mother’s Day and they had a BOGO for Oprah’s Chai tea..(yuk) there was literally 25 people waiting in line for coffee, not to mention the drive thru was backed up for a block and a half…you guessed it, I left without my coffee :-( and NOW I’m in a panic. “on a side note” when you have a stent in, standing for long periods of time is not an option! I get into the car and explain to my husband what had just happened again and he said…”What about Target”….YES!!! they have Starbucks and it was in the same parking lot…..
Now, Here’s the REST of the story and you aren’t even going to believe it….
I get into Target to the Starbucks and there is NO line at all, I walk up to the counter and ask for my favorite decaf K cups…WHAT? You don’t carry them? NOOOOOOOO!!! I couldn’t say anything, I just walked away. I decided that coffee of any kind was better than NO coffee at all, so I headed towards the grocery section of Target. On the way I spotted the Keurig coffee pots, they always have the K cups there. Yup, you’re right, NO decaf….no biggie, I was on my way to the grocery section anyway. I get to the coffee isle and you won’t even believe what I saw….boxes upon boxes of DECAF Starbucks coffee….WHAT? AND it was on sale. I was so excited I almost cried, I bought TWO boxes! I am good to go for a while :-) Oh and yes, I got my Iced Caramel Macchiato DECAF while I was there :-)
I guess there is a moral to this story as well….NEVER give up!!
Have a blessed day everyone and enjoy your coffee
JT “Portable Quarry”