Fatherly Stuff: Strong Morning Coffee = Strong Marriage

Apr 25, 2014

Strong Morning Coffee = Strong Marriage


I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias, Millstone® coffee, and Mr. Coffee®.  #CoffeeJourneys #CollectiveBias

 
Every couple with children knows that one of the keys to maintaining a strong relationship is taking time out of your hectic schedule to spend some quality time with one another. It’s not only great for you as partners, but it decreases stress and increases communication, which improves your overall parenting skills. While the idea of “alone time” is all well in good, actually finding a way to make it happen with two wild animals rambunctious children and a tight budget is certainly easier said than done in my household.

 One day, my wife proposed an amazing idea. Who says that quality time always has to mean an expensive night on the town? At least once a week we spend 15-30 minutes at the dining room table for a coffee date. While our 9 month old goes down for his morning nap, we let our 4 year old cash in some of his limited screen time and we sit down and enjoy each other’s company over a great cup of morning coffee.  During that time, we talk about everything from our budget, to future plans and even things that we’ve been meaning to get off of our chest. It’s not much, but it’s ours and it’s time that we treasure.  Because of that, the quality of coffee we are drinking during our dates is very important to us.

So, when my wife and I were given the opportunity to pair Millstone® coffee with a Mr. Coffee® 10 Cup Optimal Brew™ Thermal coffee maker (thanks, #CollectiveBias!), we were a bit skeptical. After all, our time during our coffee dates was scarce, so the last thing we wanted to do was waste even one minute with something in our cups that was bitter.

 




















However, it was hard not to be impressed with the sleek design of the  Optimal Brew™ and it’s wide range of features:



 · Brews 10 cups in less than 7 minutes to ensure thorough extraction and full bodies flavor, which is considered by coffee experts to be the optimal time for extraction
 
·    Water Filtration System reduces chlorine by 97%

      ·         Brewing Pause ‘n Serve (No waiting for the whole pot to brew!)

      ·         Auto Shut-Off

      ·         Removable Filter Basket

  The coffee also tasted great. It was our first time trying Millstone® but it was so good, it certainly won't be our last. One of my favorite things about the coffee maker is its ability to maintain a hot temperature for up to two hours. This is optimal for our coffee dates if the baby wakes up early from his nap or our 4 year old needs something. We can take care of business, get back to our date and the coffee in the pot will be just as hot.

 


 At Walmart: Millstone® in the coffee/tea aisle and Mr. Coffee® coffee in Kitchen/Dining!


You can find both Millstone coffee and the Mr. Coffee brewer at your local Walmart. But to save you some time, we’re giving one coffee maker and bag of coffee to one lucky winner via our giveaway!






 
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