CULINARY THRILL SEEKING: Coffee Time… or, NOT coffee

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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I recently counted my coffee mugs and think I could nearly use one a day and not repeat.

Some had to go, even though I had some serious sentimental value attached to a couple. May they serve others just as well. Now, here’s some things to put in your abundance of mugs.

Words that don’t go with coffee?

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Salted… cold… skinny… Would these words fly with your grandma’s morning coffee?

Would she have stood in line for an expensive blend?

Now grandma and her younger generation can chill, literally, with a box of sweet lovin’ that dispenses from your fridge.

Jordan’s Skinny Brew sugar-free Salted Caramel Cold Brew is on tap and ready to drink from a box with a spigot.

Black and chilled is 10 calories a pop and my top pick. Add the milk of your choice for a treat even grandma would call “extra.”

I could go on, but I’m ready for another glass of this good stuff. Bottoms Up at


When I dream of a cold, sweet, creamy coffee brew, I’m imagining what I get with Pursue Happiness Cowffee. Bonus: They’re working toward the highest nutrition with the lowest environmental footprint.

Human health, nutrition and disease prevention go into this CLA whole milk, beverage with cane sugar, monk fruit and cold-brewed coffee from upstate New York.

Spruce Haven Farm, Cayuga Milkkk Ingredients, Beak & Skiff and Paul De Lima Coffee have worked together to sweeten your day.

An 11-ounce box was so rich I divided it into two delicious servings.

Read up on Conjugated Linoleic Acid and health benefits and visit PursueHappiness.Farm.

Or NOT coffee:

NuJo is billed as something like coffee but without the buzz, crash or upset stomach.

Drink this roasted root brew hot or cold. It’s dark and goes in a mug, but the gluten- and caffeine-free classic grounds are this, as proclaimed by makers: “100% organic roasted chicory, quinoa, orange peel, allspice, and cloves, along with MCT coconut oil providing the perfect finish for a soothing full-mouth feel and mellow flavor.”

Is that what you were expecting?

Roasted quinoa, huh?

My husband caught me with a sample bag, and I brewed him a hot cup, which he deemed “pretty good.”

That’s high praise from him, I’d tell Carmen Wagner, the Tennessee mom entrepreneur who set out to brew a better cup of Joe.

If you miss coffee because of health issues, try out her “joe” at

Darragh Doiron is a Port Arthur area foodie ready for a 10 a.m. coffee or anything break. Reach her at