This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Seattle’s Best.
You are looking at the final frontier. You see, Bossy and her Unhusband get along swimmingly, as Undivorced couples go, where swimmingly equals occasionally drowning. But typically, they co-parent with ease, divide household chores within Camp Bossy, and even enjoy spending time together.
But then there’s the final frontier. Let’s move in for a closer look:
You see, this coffeemaker represents the crux of disagreements between Bossy and her Unhusband these days. The two of them have always had differing coffee habits, which are made worse now that the Uncouple don’t live under the same roof — although they do still share the kitchen and cooking duties under that very roof, and who’s confused? Bossy’s grocery store, put your hand down.
For starters, Bossy’s Unhusband‘s weekday schedule is dictated by an extremely early start, while Bossy enjoys sleeping until the midday sun has crept along the south side of Bossy’s house, at which point Bossy sleeps an hour more.
In addition, Bossy has favored decaffeinated coffee for the bulk of her married life, while her Unhusband enjoys actually drinking coffee for a purpose.
Caffeine not withstanding, Bossy enjoys a very strong cup of coffee –- the kind of strong that tastes as though you are not only drinking coffee, but drinking coffee and smoking a filter-less cigarette at the same time. On the other hand, Bossy’s Unhusband enjoys, well, a cup of coffee so strong he can watch his chest hair emerge through his shirt buttons.
And then there’s the whole hot thing. Bossy’s coffee has to be served piping hot, even though Bossy doesn’t exactly know what piping is. Bossy heats up the coffee pot before placing it in the coffeemaker’s carriage –- just like Bossy heats up her mug before filling it with coffee. When it comes to the hot thing, Bossy prefers to drink her coffee as close to the brew time as possible.
Diametrically opposed to the hot thing, Bossy’s Unhusband celebrates a cold thing. He prefers his coffee to sit for a small time before drinking, where small time equals hours later when Bossy dumps the neglected cup down the drain and Bossy’s Unhusband is all, “Did you just toss my coffee? I’ve been looking forward to that all month!”
But where was Bossy before she was so rudely interrupted by the Undivorce proceedings? Ah, yes. Coffee. These differences in coffee patterns around Bossy’s household, plus a few more, result in a coffee pot that is rinsed out and reactivated several times in one day simply to service two people.
When Seattle’s Best approached Bossy to try out their new Level System of coffee, Bossy was all in –- if for no other reason than Seattle’s Best recognizes that each person has their own very specific needs when it comes to cohabitation. Er, Bossy meant coffee – very specific needs when it comes to coffee.
The first thing Bossy did was to visit the Levels website to learn more.
The basic deal is that Seattle’s Best is looking to take the confusion out of purchasing coffee by offering five levels of coffee, from mild to robust. And Bossy appreciates anything that takes the confusing away from anything.
Looking over the descriptions, Bossy sees the probability she will enjoy several of these levels depending on the drinking circumstance and time of day — but generally speaking, Bossy thinks she’ll probably favor the stronger coffees found in Seattle’s Best Levels Four and Five.
Bossy will have the chance to taste test all five levels of coffee soon and will report her findings back here. In the meantime, Bossy’s friends at her advertising network, BlogHer, would love to offer one of Bossy’s readers a $100 Amazon gift card! This offering runs through April 17th.
Simply leave a comment below telling Bossy how you take your coffee, and Bossy will employ her friend the Random Number Generator to select a winner!
It’s one comment per person, please, although there are sneaky ways to enter more than once as follows:
a) Leave a comment on this post
b) Tweet about Seattle’s Best Level system and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Blog about Seattle’s Best Level system and leave the URL to that post in a comment below
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry
Speaking of the official entry rules which of course everyone should read, here’s a starter set of entry rules:
• This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older
• Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
• You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
And then go to this round-up page for a list of other participating blogs which means? Anyone? More chances to win!
Thanks for participating, and good luck. Go get ‘em, Bossy’s council!