Thursday March 4, 2004

Victorian House Coffee

Speaking of Victorian House Coffee, I've been enjoying this product for a while now. I had tried VH before, but didn't really start drinking it regularly until last fall.

Last fall, I had a programming contract where I was working 9 hour days, 50 miles from home. Many days, around 2 or 3 in the afternoon, I needed a pick-me-up to get me through the next couple of hours. I've never liked hot coffee (I drink tea) but I do like iced coffee, so I made myself a mugfull.

The workplace coffee (supposedly Starbucks, brewed on the premises) was dreadful. Even after adding 2 packs of Sweet-N-Low, 12 oz of water, ice, and 8 (yes I said 8) half&halfs, it was still bitter. Echk!.

The very next day I brought in a bottle of Victorian House concentrated coffee (Ingredients: filtered water, french roast coffee :-). It's good. It's available in regular, decaf, and (urp :) flavors (Vanilla nut and mocha java). The bottle comes with a cute coffee-cup-shaped measuring cap. One serving, to the line in the cap, is 1.5 oz; mix with water to volume desired.

I have found that, for me, one capful, plus one or two "needs-no-refrigeration" half&half containers, plus a packet of SweetNLow, taken up to 16 oz with ice and cold water, makes a nice, tasty, lasting mug of iced coffee. And a 16-oz mug of iced coffee (for me) is a very low-cal snack that keeps me from being hungry for something else!

Victorian House is manufactured by Ryan Coffee Company in San Leandro, CA, and sold through major grocery stores (currently in Illinois and most western states) as well as direct from Ryan Coffee Co.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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