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June Brewed – Coffees Consumed, Games Played

July 3, 2011

Coffee Beans:
     June is over?  Really?  E3 has come and gone, and now we know a little bit about Nintendo’s next console, the Wii U, though I really haven’t expressed my thoughts about the system in a written piece here on the site…perhaps this month?

     July is here, and it’s going to be crazy busy(more on that later), so let’s take a quick look at the games I played in June, and the coffees I consumed.

Coffees Consumed in June:
     Maxwell House Breakfast Blend (Mild) – This big container lasted until about mid-June and it has been one of the more regular Maxwell House coffee blends Mrs. Coffee has bought us in recent months.  We enjoy it, as I enjoy most of the coffee blends she purchases us.
     New England Coffee Colombian Supremo Blend – This “surprise” coffee purchase has survived a few months, and I have a little left as of the beginning of July.
     Two Cups of Chick-Fil-A coffee – Some of you may be thinking, “Coffee, if you work where you can get coffee daily, why didn’t you consume more of it?”  Well, the main reason I didn’t drink more coffee at work is because it’s been HOT outside!  While I enjoy drinking coffee, I enjoy drinking coffee while it’s hot.  So, while at work, I stick more with the Chick-Fil-A lemonade, and when I get home in the evening, I brew up a pot of my own coffee.
     Folgers House Blend (Medium Roast) – Folgers?!  Yea, that’s right, Mrs. Coffee actually bought another big container of Folgers coffee in June.  We still have about half the container left, and I have been enjoying it.  I can’t remember the last time Mrs. Coffee purchased us a container of Folgers coffee, but I guess she decided it was time to give them another go…and perhaps the price was also a factor.
     Seattle’s Best Coffee Organic House Blend – This was another “surprise” coffee purchase for me.  I’ve been enjoying it, and though it’s a smaller bag, it did last through June.

Games Played in June:
     Monster Hunter Tri – I made good progress in Monster Hunter Tri in May, and I thought that June was starting off with only one quest left in the game until I “completed” the single-player campaign.  Well, I was wrong.  I still have about three more quests, and a big thanks to my friends from no I didn’t burn it!) for informing me of what quests to finish.  Here’s hoping I’ll finish Monster Hunter Tri in July…but July is going to be a crazy month(I think this is twice I’ve said it now)!
    Greg Hastings Paintball 2 (PS3) –  Majesco had been kind enough to send me a “review” copy of Greg Hastings Paintball 2 on the Wii last September, and when the game just released on the PlayStation Network, Majesco’s PR firm was able to provide me with a “review” code for the game, and I already provided some coverage of the game HERE.  The PS3 version plays basically the exact same as the Wii version, though the graphics are definitely crisper overall, and there is at least one graphical effect the PS3 game has that I’ve noticed, that the Wii version didn’t(more on this later).
     GoldenEye 007 (Wii) – If you missed my GoldenEye 007 controls post/video, it’s the post directly underneath this one…or right HERE.  While I recorded some footage of the single-player campaign for the video, I did play several matches in online multi-player, and even played some matches this afternoon(first game for July).

     While I drank more coffees in June, than I played video games, I’m hoping to start playing games more often; starting this month!
     I failed to finish any game from my backlog list, though I made some progress in Monster Hunter Tri.  It really is a beast of a game, and well worth the $30 asking price if you’re interested in it.

     Anyway, what games did you play in June, and coffees(or other beverages) did you find yourself drinking?

Drink of Choice when Gaming: 400+ Cups

March 22, 2010

You may have wondered why my blog is named, “CoffeewithGames”.

(one of my first banners I made for the blog)

A Brief History:
I can remember starting to drink coffee in the sixth grade.  My coffee would be fixed up with cream/sweetener.
In high school, some friends and I would go to IHOP late at night, and we would almost always get the “Never Empty Coffee Pot”, sometimes I would use cream/sugar, sometimes I would drink it regular.

In 2003 when I was still living in Louisiana, I started going to a local coffee shop almost on a daily basis.
I would get a cup of coffee and while I was drinking the coffee, I would usually play a game(or two) of chess at the coffee shop.

Many years later, in 2010, I’m still drinking coffee daily!
I ended up making an email address, followed by an account on a few years back, and my email/username was/is, CoffeewithChess.
I haven’t played a game of chess in a while, but I do play video games on a regular basis.
When I’m on the computer chatting/commenting on video game stories, I usually have a cup of coffee sitting on the computer desk(as I do now @ 12:58AM on 3-22-10).

When I was setting up this blog last year, I was trying to decide on a name, and ended up replacing “chess” with “games”, from my normal username on different sites.
I created a few banners(one seen in this post) for my blog, using a cup with coffee in it as the center logo.  Then a reader known as, ArakniD, from visited my blog one day, and created the current banner used on the site, without me even asking him to do it!  It was/is greatly appreciated!

My Coffee/Game Addiction:
Coffee is my drink of choice most days.
If I don’t have at least one cup of coffee in a 12-24 hour period, I usually end up with a migraine.
I enjoy playing videos games, and reading news about the video game industry.
I remember first getting into gaming, when my dad bought my brother and me the NES system, with the Mario/Duck Hunt bundle.  My “addiction” to the video game world has continued ever since.
Luckily, I don’t get a migraine if I don’t play a game within a 12-24 hour period!

When I’m playing a video game I usually have a pot of coffee on, so if I pause the game or come to the end of a level, I can easily get up and go get another cup.
In my first video I created for the blog using my capture device, my wife and I were playing New Super Mario Bros. Wii, I actually say near the very end of the video, “…I’m gonna go get some coffee.
The line wasn’t planned,  and there really was coffee in the pot.
I didn’t even realize I had said it, until I was putting the video and audio together.

A few weeks ago, my wife decided she was going to start tracking how much coffee we(I) drink.
She had purchased us a container of Folgers “French Roast” coffee(pictured below), that’s a medium-dark roast.

Folgers French Roast Ground Coffee, 27.8-Ounce Units (Pack of 3)

She wrote, “op: 2-14-10“, on the coffee container the day I opened it, but she didn’t tell me she had written anything on it.
A few days later, I noticed it written on the coffee container, and realized what she was doing.
The meaning of it was simple, “Opened on February 14, 2010”.

On Friday, February 26, 2010, the coffee container was empty!
How much coffee was in the container originally?  Well, the coffee case reads, “MAKES UP TO 240 6 FL OZ CUPS” or “1 LB 11.8 OZ” of coffee.
So, in a matter of 12 days, we had gone through 240 cups of coffee!

Now, my wife usually drinks just one cup of coffee per day when she’s leaving for work.
Sometimes, rarely, she’ll have a cup of coffee when she gets home from work.
So, if she had 2 cups of coffee per day, over the 12 day period, that would be 24 cups of coffee.

Also, I know one night I brought some to a friend’s house(Cansecoholic), and he and I drank about 8 cups between the two of us.

What about the other 208 cups of coffee?

Well, our ten month old son doesn’t drink coffee(yet), so I know he didn’t drink any of those cups.

When the first container was emptied on February 26, 2010, I opened the next container of Folgers coffee.  My wife had bought us the “Brazillian Blend“, a medium roast(pictured below).

Again, the container was the same as the first in amount of coffee it made, “…UP TO 240 6 FL OZ CUPS“, containing “1 LB 11.8 OZ” of coffee.
I thought to myself after realizing how much I drank from the first container, “I’m going to slow down with this one.”
Well, on March 11, 2010, the second container was empty.
Just 13 days after I had opened it!  So, 240 cups of coffee in 13 days!  At least it lasted one more day, right?
Again, my wife averaged the same one cup per day, and she even skipped a few days during this time.
So, let’s say she had 26 cups of coffee during the 13 days, that would leave 214 cups of coffee for somebody else to have finished off.
What About Games:
During the 25 day period, I completed Mirror’s Edge on my PS3, and I played a few hours of Rabbids Go Home on the Wii, before I had to return it.
My wife played some Animal Crossing: City Folk, and she also played Rabbids Go Home as well.
In the period of 25 days, I drank about 422 cups of coffee(give or take a few).
Averaging about 16 cups per day.
You may be thinking, “Is that a normal amount to drink?”  I don’t know, but I think it’s on the high side from what I’ve heard from friends and family.
Also, I should probably note that I now drink about 99% of my coffee just freshly brewed, no sugar or cream added in it.
Coffee is my drink of choice when gaming, and just during my normal daily routine.
What is your drink of choice when gaming?
If you like coffee, do you drink it regular?  Or do you add cream/sugar to it?
Do you have a favorite brand of coffee(as I know some of you prefer Dunkin’ Donuts)?

As always, I’m posting the links for the games and some of the coffee mentioned in this post:

Picture of the Folgers Brazillian Blend captured from  The IHOP “Never Empty Coffee Pot” picture captured from