As I stir under the covers, I mentally calculate how long I’ve likely slept. Four hours? Six hours? I suppose it doesn’t matter; as the fogginess from sleep clears, I know my body is beginning to awaken.
For about ten seconds, I convince myself that it’s the middle of the night; I can turn over and snuggle deep into my warm, comfortable bed. Alas, my eyes betray me as they flit open and glance at the alarm clock, acknowledging with resignation that it is indeed 5:56AM, and I indeed need to rise from slumber.
What happens next is a ritual that has been taking place for as long as I’ve known my husband – almost ten years, to be honest. It is a habit that developed in our early days together, and one that I refuse to break, because frankly, it’s to my advantage.
I’ll tap my husband, and whisper good morning.
He will grunt, and turn his back to me.
I’ll give him a playful shove, which is meant to convey, Come on, soldier! Up and at ‘em! – but which we both know actually means…
And my wonderful, adoring, not-such-a-morning-person husband, will amble out of bed and make his way down to the kitchen, where he will fulfil his marital duties and put on a pot of coffee.
Upstairs, I’ll wait in bed, already propped up by pillows and attacking the keys on my laptop. From time to time, I’ll inhale deeply – attempting to sense the exact stage in brewing so I can anticipate the arrival of a steaming cup of rich, dark roast coffee.
Moments later, my husband will return to the bedroom, handing me a cup as he sits on the edge of the bed with his own. This is our time; we’ll talk about our day ahead, dinner plans, meetings, school drop-offs, conference calls, life.
And at least once a week, I’ll say, I wish this was McCafé coffee. And at least once a week, he’ll drop off the boys at school, and return with two cups of McCafé Premium Roast Coffee for us to enjoy.
Until recently, combining both – our morning ritual and good coffee – was just out of reach. However, I’m so pleased to share that McCafé coffee is now available in grocery stores! It’s true!
McDonald’s Canada is expanding its coffee portfolio with the launch of McCafé Premium Roast ground coffee, as well as on-demand single-serve formats compatible with both the TASSIMO and Keurig brewing systems. Available in major grocery retailers across the country, the consistently rich, smooth and delicious taste of McCafé coffee will be more accessible to diehard fanatics (like me) than ever before.
Translation: McCafé coffee, on your terms.
We’ve already got our hands on a bag of McCafé ground coffee, in addition to a box of single-serve K-Cups. So, I can continue my morning tradition with my husband – now, with much, much better coffee – and pop in a McCafé K-Cup at 3:00PM for my afternoon java fix.
Life is a bowl of cherries! Or a mug of McCafé Premium Roast coffee.
I am writing this post from the afterglow of a morning ritual done right. Look for McCafé Premium Roast ground coffee, T-Discs and K-Cups in your local grocery store now.
I don’t get coffee in bed – jealous! Will have to keep an eye out in the stores for the K-Cups and pick up a box.
Please do Judy! Your mornings will get a lot better, I promise!
Well, someone’s spoiled :) I loved when you referred to it as “will fulfil his marital duties”! That made me laugh. It’s a beautiful routine. We’ll have to keep an eye out for McDonald’s new line! Thanks for the share!
Yes, I am spoiled :) You’re welcome – enjoy!
I really enjoy McDonald’s coffee! Its a great way to start the day!
Yes, it absolutely is!
I’m not much of a coffee drinker but I do enjoy coffee couple of times a week. Will have to try this new McCafe Premium Roast coffee soon.
Please do Marissa – all the deliciousness of McCafe coffee… brewed at home!
This is wonderful news as we love McCafe. Now I don’t have to send my husband out at for a coffee run when he’s in the middle of something important…lol
HA! Indeed, I can totally appreciate that!
Wow, now you don’t even have to drive to McDonalds.
Nope, unless you get a craving for a Big Mac!!
Can’t wait to try these!
You’ll love them Yuen!
This is awesome coffee … i will be looking for it in stores , yummy thanks for sharing , your hubby is so sweet bringing you coffee in bed :)
Yes, he is :) Please do give it a try – you’ll love it!
mmmm coffee! love it.
Awesome! Me too!
I really enjoy McD’s coffee.. It’s a great blend at a great price. Very cool that they are venturing into the K-CUp world now!
I agree, Soozle! I just bought a big tin of McCafe ground coffee at Walmart for a great price!
Their coffee surprised me the first time I tried it :)
A good surprise, I’m sure!
Wow – glad to see so many companies are now providing their coffee for Keurigs ;) I bought the refillable filter cups for mine and I can use my regular ground coffee or treat myself to a bag of Tim’s Dark Roast or McCaffe whenever I want (it is SO much more economical this way) :)
I recommend adding McCafe ground coffee – you’ll love it Flora!
My hubby is a McD’s coffee fan so he will enjoy these at work!
FAB! Yup, a lot of offices have k-cup compatible machines now!
I am a Starbucks coffee drinker but I honestly really like McD’s coffee as well! It’s nice to hear that they’ve come out with those cups for Keurig and whatnot! Really cool – goes to show how serious they are about their coffee :)
Yes, and they are serious about getting it into the homes of their coffee lovers!
Chandra Christine O'Connor
my hubby actually thinks mccafe tastes better then tim hortons. nice to know its sold in stores.
I adore McCafe coffee too!
Wow, I am so jealous now, it must be nice to get coffee in bed, here in my home it’s the other way around, I’m the one who gets up and makes the coffee and hubby is still in bed waiting for his coffee (something’s not right with this picture) lol!!. anyways truthfully I find McCafe tastes a hell lot better than Timmies, don’t get me wrong I still love my Timmies, but I think I love McCafe just a wee bit more!!!
I find a lot of people feel that way Lynda… and by the way, what a great wife you are!
My husband is long gone to work by the time I get up and the bad wifey I am, I sure wouldn’t get up to make him coffee lol! Shirking my wifely duties, I made him use a coffee pot that had a timer.
Now I spoil myself with both Keurig and Tassimo systems so I can enjoy the new McCafe in all formats!
LOL love it! At least he still gets freshly brewed coffee, via the timer :)
Oh wow!!! I love McCafe coffee, whenever we are out and about or travelling, we will take McDonalds coffee over Tim Horton’s *GASP* .. I know, and I claim to be a Canadian lol!
Hahaha it’s okay to be Canadian AND love McCafe!
McDonalds coffee is my FAVOURITE! I was thrilled to see these in store!
So awesome Victoria!
Will have to keep an eye out for these in the stores as I just love McDonalds coffee!
Please do Julie! Enjoy!
Awww that’s so sweet of him. That’s a lovely ritual to have to yourselves.
I was pleasantly surprised by this coffee. I’m not big on McDonald’s but this is absolutely delicious.
Will have to keep an eye out for these in the stores never did see them but i do love McDonalds coffee!
I really enjoy a hot McDonald’s coffee to get me moving in the am,its a great way to start a new day !!
Debbie White Beattie
I like that McDonald’s always has specials on their coffee etc