Before you render me absolutely crazy, I must say that I gave this a lot of thought before I concluded the sampler box of Gevalia coffee was beyond my most loved Christmas gift of 2008. I know, I know what you’re thinking…boring! But I truly love a great cup of coffee and while there’s a lot of good coffee out there, Gevalia coffee is absolutely best! So, if you know a coffee lover and need Christmas gift ideas for them, Gevalia coffee would be a winner. You could give Gevalia coffee for any occasion; birthday, Valentine’s, ‘just because’, or no reason at all.
Many years ago, I participated in Gevalia’s coffee subscription program, where you preorder and Gevalia sends you the coffee of your choice via postal service, as often as you request it. Now that would be a gift that kept on giving, a coffee subscription for Christmas 2008! Not only did I order for myself, I gave it as Christmas gifts and shared with friends and family. Well, because you get what you pay for this got quite expensive for me, so with deep regret I had to discontinue my Gevalia coffee subscription (excuse me while I wipe my tears). If you’re a coffee connoisseur, Gevalia coffee will turn you into an addict at the speed of crack. (I’ve heard that if you try crack one time, you’re addicted.)
Okay, so I love coffee and someone knew me well enough to give me coffee for Christmas 2008. Is this the only reason why I chose the sampler box of Gevalia coffee as my favorite Christmas gift for 2008? No, and here’s why. This Gevalia coffee sampler pack came with twelve assorted samples of premium Gevalia ground coffee, with two large18 oz. white Gevalia signature cone mugs. Hold on, I’m not finished. Proof that Gevalia knows coffee, the sampler pack also had a package of delicate Italian cookies and a box of assorted milk and dark chocolates. This chocolate instantly turned a wonderful Christmas gift into the awesome Christmas gift of 2008!
Excellent coffee is relaxation therapy for me. It’s warm and soothing, sometimes inspiring although I haven’t figured out how. One of my favorite things is sitting by the fireplace with a cup a joe. Somehow it makes me feel like time is standing still, until I have to get up and get another cup. Seriously, there’s something about a hot cup of coffee that takes me back to many fond memories of the yesterdays and long agos.
As I sit by the fireplace in my mountain home of Virginia, looking out the windows at the snow majestically turning the woods into trees of individuality with wildlife garnished to and fro; I savor a cup of extraordinary Gevalia coffee and wonder if my grandmother would love this place as much as I do. I think she would. My mind also wanders to her love of snow, and birds, and fried apple pies.
Some people love the smell of coffee, but have never acquired a taste for it. My grandmother loved the aroma of a fresh pot of coffee. Her coffee cup was a plain one, the color of bone and stained within to where it had developed its own ‘fill line’. But to me, it was no different than rare, fine porcelain; the same way she felt about the Gevalia coffee that I had given her many years ago.