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Growing up, whenever I heard the familiar quick double ring of the doorbell, I knew without a doubt, behind that door stood my favorite uncle. The sound of the doorbell had me acting like Pavlov’s dog because after letting him in, I started a fresh pot of coffee.
There was no question if he would like some or not, it was a given. Coffee was a catalyst for bringing us all together. When the coffee was ready we would all gather round the table or sit on the deck with my parents and whatever siblings were home and talk, laugh and share memories.
Coffee is the way I start my morning, it’s something I share with friends, it’s comfort, it means talking with family, sharing time alone or sitting back and watching my kids play. Coffee is weaved throughout my life and it’s more than a drink, it’s a link that joins people together, it’s my #coffeejourney.
Some of my greatest memories of my parents, who are no longer with me, are the talks we had over coffee. Even as a child, before I drank coffee, the familiar smell was comforting and it meant that I could dip a shortbread cookie in my dad’s cup and savor a bit of the grown up drink that always drew people together.
As a mom of five, I understand that interruptions are a part of life but cold coffee shouldn’t have to be. The Mr Coffee® 10 Cup Optimal Brew™ Thermal Coffee Maker has moms covered and I can always come back to find fresh hot coffee in the sleek, stainless steel carafe.
Simple pleasures are some of the best and for me, wrapping my hands around a hot mug of rich, flavorful Millstone® coffee is the ultimate. Millstone® has a great selection of coffee that works so well in the Mr. Coffee® drip coffee maker.
My favorites are the flavored coffee, the smell of French Vanilla wafting through the house gets everyone’s attention. To learn about the Journey of the Bean and get some great insight into Millstone® coffee just click HERE!
Mr. Coffee® 10-Cup Optimal Brew™ Thermal Coffee Maker and Millstone® coffees are available at Walmart. I went to Walmart to purchase the Mr. Coffee® 10-Cup Optimal Brew™ Thermal Coffee Maker and Millstone® coffees.
The coffee maker is easy to start using right out of the box. Just a quick rinse and wash of the water reservoir, filter basket and carafe and you are ready to brew. I purchased a reuseable Mr Coffee basket filter because I find it more eco-friendly and cost-effective than using disposable paper filters.
The side mounted, filter basket is removable and makes filling a breeze. The removable water reservoir allows for easy filling at the sink. The water filter that’s included fits in the top of the filter basket and will remove up to 97% of chlorine from the water. There is a handy red, sliding clip on the top that lets you select the month you put the filter in so that you know when it is time to change it.
The clock is easy to operate and you can set it for delayed brewing. The Fresh Brew Timer ensures your coffee is hot and fresh. You can brew 10 cups of coffee in less than 7 minutes, and if you just can’t wait, there’s a pause and serve feature.
The clean cycle helps eliminate any calcium build up. The stylish, vacuum-insulated stainless steel carafe keep your first cup as hot and fresh as your last.
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While you are entering, I need to go because it won’t be long until I am interrupted by that familiar door bell ring. These days taking time for conversation and coffee with my 89-year-old uncle are more precious than ever!