Playtime Is Where Quality Time Begins-KEMOSABE Instant Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 7/15/2016

As the Vice President of marketing for Gramm Publications, I have an extremely busy life. Between having the responsibility for the monthly publication of six national magazines and managing a family, which consists of my husband, Dan, and two wonderful Children-Jason, 9 and Sydney, 7 quality time with my children is precious time. Dan and I try our best to balance our family lives with our professional lives, but it is hard especially since Dan’s job requires him to travel out of the country weeks at a time. Thank goodness for our live in au pair, Nancy, who has been with our family now for the past four years.  

“Nancy, are the kids dressed and ready to go?” I asked on my cell phone as I hailed a taxi on 42nd Street and Madison Avenue just outside my office building. “I should be home in about twenty minutes, that is if the rush hour traffic lets me.”

What You Have Been Thirsting For-Iced KEMOSABE Mocha Flavored Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 7/14/2016

“Be careful out there,” my supervisor, Freddy, told us before we departed from our service truck to dig a trench the length of 44th Street between Lexington and Second Avenue in Manhattan. “Not only do you have to deal with the traffic, but the forecast for today is a high of 94 degrees with 90 percent humidity,” he added. “Drink plenty of fluids. Stay hydrated.”

“If I wanted to hit you I would have hit you,” the taxi driver called back to me after I yelled out at him for coming to close to me with his taxi while I was jack-hammering my way down 44th Street. By 11 AM I had had it with the day. Between having to watch out for the traffic, dipping up the street for the past three hours and putting up with the heat of the day had taken its toll on me. Suddenly, without notice, our office administrator, Maxine, came walking towards the crew holding what appeared to be a tray of containers. 

It’s Time To Rethink Your Morning Coffee Ritual-KEMOSABE Coffee Packets

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 7/13/2016

Many people the world over awake to a committed, consistent coffee ritual. But what happens to your acquired coffee taste when you leave the confines of your home? Inconsistency prevails. Such is the case with almost all of us. On your drive to work you stop at your local coffee house to pick up a container of coffee, which is consistent with what you have ordered day in and day out for years, yet it is different from the coffee you prepared when you first awoke. It’s now mid to late morning and you go to your office kitchen where you prepare yet again another cup of coffee which is now different from the coffee you had when you awoke and the coffee you paid $4.75 for at the coffee house. Life does not have to be this way. It’s time for you to rethink your morning coffee ritual to inject consistency. 

Created For Every Age-SIPPITY Gourmet Hot Chocolate Mix

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 7/12/2016

When I created Sippity gourmet hot chocolate mix I created it out of passion, passion for the joy I received while I watched my children enjoy a nice, warm mug of hot chocolate after they had come in from playing in the snow on a cold winters day. That was how it started, with one flavor-chocolate. Since then I added Sippity chocolate marshmallow gourmet hot chocolate mix to the Sippity product range because as my children began to grow from 5-8 year olds to 9-12 year olds they wanted something different while still retaining the chocolate flavor they came to enjoy.

As my children, and now their friends, grew in age to become young teenagers they wanted a “more sophisticated” flavor of hot chocolate. To satisfy their demand I created two seasonal Sippity gourmet hot chocolate mix flavors-pumpkin spice for the fall and chocolate peppermint for the winter. Needless to say, my children and their friends enjoyed each of the two new seasonal flavors so much that it seemed every day when my kids got off the school bus more and more of their friends got off with them. 

Summer Essentials-SIPPITY Hot Cocoa Mix

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 7/11/2016

"So what do you guys what to do tomorrow?” I asked a group of my 17-year-old girl friends as we were sitting around my bedroom talking about guys and drinking iced hot chocolate from the Sippity hot cocoa mix my Mom had bought yesterday at the supermarket.

“We could go to Balboa,” Cindy suggested referring to Balboa Park in San Diego. “I heard they are having an exhibit on native American pottery.”

“No, that’s too boring,” Aimee replied after she had taken a sip from the container of iced hot chocolate she was holding. “Why don’t we go to Pacific Beach. There’s always hot guys there.”

“Yeah, that could work,” Jessie injected, “but there’s never anywhere decent to eat at PB,” referring to Pacific Beach.

“I know,” I added with enthusiasm. “Why don’t we go to lunch at the Del and then the Beach after lunch,” I suggested.

“That sounds like a plan,” Jessie stated. “We can pretend we are rich kids from Del Mar. We can all dress up in sun dresses and sandals, wear floppy hats and sun glasses and have lunch at the 1500 Ocean Restaurant,” she suggested referring to 1500 Ocean Restaurant in the hotel Del Coronado. 

Game Changer-Iced KEMOSABE Flavored Gourmet Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 7/10/2016

For the past three summers I have played second base on our company’s softball team, Young’s Electrical. As a result of finishing first last year in the silver league our team has been moved up to the gold league, which is the most competitive league in the Cleveland City softball program. To date our record is 9-2 and we are two games out of first place. Tonight we are playing the first place team, TCR Bookkeeping. If we can win we will be only 1 game out of first place at the halfway mark of the season.

“Are you almost ready,” I stated to Wayne,” my co-worker and first basemen on our softball team referring to the fact that I was anxious to leave work and head on over to the softball field. “This is our biggest game of the season so far and I don’t want to be late,” I added.

“I just have to call Park Place Café and order fifteen containers of iced Kemosabe flavored gourmet coffee.”

“What’s that for?”

“The team. I thought I would treat them to some delicious cold iced flavored gourmet coffee before the game starts.

“That’s really nice of you, Wayne.”

Home On the Range with SIPPITY Iced Chocolate Raspberry Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 7/9/2016

What says summer more than a tall glass of Sippity iced chocolate raspberry hot chocolate with a few fresh cut pieces of raspberry resting atop whipped cream sprinkled with cinnamon and accompanied with two cinnamon sticks? Nothing, particularly if you’re a cowboy and this is what is waiting for you after you just completed washing the horses on a hazy, hot summers day. Such was the case today when my wife, Amber, left this frosty glass of iced raspberry hot chocolate for me on the porch table outside our kitchen before she left to go to the feed supply store in McAlester a small town located ten minutes west of from our farm in Wilburton, which is about ninety miles south of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Honey, Go Fly A Kite-SIPPITY Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 7/8/2016

Last week my wife of 52 years was extremely angry at me for not taking my work boots off after I had been in the garage working on my car and tracked in “some” dirt and oil. She was so angry that at the end of her yelling at me she told me to “Go fly a kite”. Well this got me to thinking that I have never flown a kite with my nine-year-old grandson, Bart. Later that day I called my son and asked him if I could take Bart kite flying one-day next week. He agreed.

One week later at breakfast my wife asked me what my plans were for the day. I told her I was going kite flying with our grandson, Brad. “That’s a rather unusual thing to do,” she stated as she picked up her cup of Sippity hot chocolate.

“Well, you told me last week to ‘Go fly a kite’ so that’s what I’m doing today,” I stated.

“Jack, you didn’t have to take me so literally.”

Jump Start Your Day-KEMOSABE French Vanilla Gourmet Flavored Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 7/7/2016

If you are like most people, today, two days after the end of the 4th of July weekend, you are feeling sluggish. The last thing you want to do today is go to work. Unfortunately, unless you won the lottery, we all must work. On days like this I make myself a cup of Kemosabe french vanilla gourmet flavored coffee, sit quietly and “talk to myself”. Having the proper state of mind when you go to work is extremely important as it motivates you. Once I have motivated myself, I shower, shave, get dressed and am on my way to work.

“Boy, Bob, your certainly have a lot of energy this morning,” my co-worker, Larry, started to me when I met him in the conference room to go over our fall marketing campaign. “I wish I had your energy,” he added.

“Actually, Larry, I’m probably more tired than you realize. Last weekend I took my son out on a three day four-wheeling adventure. While we had a great time we didn’t get home until 2 AM on Tuesday morning. Compound that with the pressure to finalize the story boards for the fall campaign and it has been a challenging week so far.”

“So where is your energy coming from?”

Slip, Sliding Away With SIPPITY LITE Sugar Free Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 7/6/2016

Being the mother of two boys, Jason-11 and Tyler-9, summer time is always a challenge to find activities to keep the boys occupied. Now halfway thought their summer vacation I was fresh out of ideas. Shortly after 8 AM I decided to make myself a mug of Sippity Lite chocolate marshmallow sugar free hot chocolate and think quietly, before the boys woke up, of additional summer activities. I found that a mug of Sippity Lite sugar free hot chocolate in the morning is quite enjoyable and a great way to start the day.

During the next half-hour I had come up with a list of fun things to do while I enjoyed my sugar free hot chocolate. In reviewing the list, the realization that each cost money severally curtailed the possibilities. Somewhat dejected, and not knowing what I was going to do with the boys today, I finished my sugar free hot chocolate and began my day’s activities, which always starts with doing the wash. 

Frame of Mind-KEMOSABE Caffeine Free Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 7/5/2016


People often ask me why am I successful. Why there are a number of factors, two of which are hard work and being consistently organized, perhaps the one factor above all is getting yourself in the proper frame of mind on Sunday night. Usually sometime around 8 PM every Sunday night I make myself a cup of Kemosabe gourmet flavored caffeine free coffee and go into my home office and prioritize my work load for the coming week. I found that the two hours it takes to review the various projects and meetings that the week ahead will bring enables me to be in the proper state of mind when I walk into the office on Monday morning.

Family Life. Simplified-SIPPITY Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 7/4/2016

Today, like any other day started off with my wife making herself coffee and Sippity chocolate flavored hot chocolate for me. However today wasn’t like all the other days. Today was the Fourth of July. Our family was coming over for our traditional July 4th barbeque.

“I’ll meet you on the patio,” I stated to my wife as I brought two bowls of fruit out to the patio.

“I’ll be there in a minute,” she replied. “Your hot chocolate isn’t ready yet.

“A few minutes late Jill emerge on the patio holding her cup of coffee in her right hand and my cup of hot chocolate in her left hand.

After she had taken her seat and we exchanged small talk for a few minutes we turned our attention to planning the day’s events.

“What time is everyone coming?” I asked, after I had taken a sip of hot chocolate from my cup referring to our two sons and our daughter and their families.

“I told everyone to come around 11 AM, this way they could all enjoy the pool for an hour or so before we had lunch.”

Flying High With KEMOBASE Gluten Free Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 7/2/2016

All of us have had dreams, which when we awake we dwell about. Last night I had such a dream. I dreamt that I was on a business trip in London with about seven of my business colleagues and staying at the Mayfair Hotel. On the day of our traveling back to the United States we all agreed to meet at the Sky High pub in terminal four at London’s Heathrow’s airport. I was third to arrive around 8 AM for our 11:10 AM flight. After I exchanged small talk with my two colleagues I took a single serve packet of Kemosabe gluten free coffee from my jacket pocket and made myself a cup of coffee from the pitcher of hot water the waitress had left on the table for my colleagues to prepare their tea. “Do you always travel with your own coffee?” Bill asked.

“Yes,” I replied. “I’m on a strict gluten intolerant diet and since I can’t trust restaurants to have gluten free coffee I bring my own.”

“Very well, then,” Bill replied, as he watched me empty the packet of gluten free coffee into the coffee cup. “That makes sense.”

Enjoy The Moment-SIPPITY Iced Flavored Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 7/1/2016

Today our nine-year-old son, Carson, is competing in his first fourth of July box car derby contest. For the past month I helped Carson build his car, which he painted his favorite colors green with yellow trim. He put the number 22 on the car after the date in the month he was born. When I say I helped Carson build his car, I didn’t actually assemble the car for him I instructed him on how to use my tools and measure and cut various pieces of wood.

“I’ll back the truck up into the driveway,” I called out to Carson as I placed the container of iced chocolate cinnamon flavored hot chocolate I was drinking into the cup holder in the trucks console, referring to my Ford F-150 truck which I wanted to position at such an angle that we could roll Carson’s box car into the bay of the truck. “Easy does it,” I stated to Carson as we began to push his box car up the two ramps, which I had suspended from the tail gate of the truck so we could push his car into the bay of my truck. 



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