The Price of Coffee

This weekend both my wife and I experienced the same strange feelings of vertigo. Mine was more on Saturday and then she was afflicted with it on Sunday. After trying to figure out what the hell was going on the only item we both shared was coffee. And for both of us the feeling started after morning coffee. As I though about this even deeper I realized that it was a fresh bag of coffee that I opened on Saturday morning.

The Coffee was an off brand at Safeway called “Safeway Select Kona Blend”. I remember purchasing it because it was a dollar less than the brand we usually purchase. I threw out the coffee that I dumped into the coffee container then threw out the container and washed the coffee pot through and through. All I can think is that the plants that produced these coffee beans were sprayed with some type of chemical to prevent an insect invasion.

I cannot prove that it was the coffee that effected us this way so I don’t want to get crazy over attacking Safeway, but I have learned a vital lesson here. When it comes to the things that I put in my body, quality counts. Sometimes saving a few dollars doesn’t always mean big savings. The cost of losing this weekend was far greater of value along with our own health than a dollar.

This morning I am drinking a fine cup of Seattle’s Best and I can walk without feeling like I am falling over.
Blood Sugar- 104, Weight- 190.4

Distance- 2 miles
Time- 31:46
Calories- 223.7

Today I really kicked the treadmill into motion by walking my first two mile stretch of the season.

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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26 Responses to The Price of Coffee

  1. Carla says:

    The same thing happens to us! You try the “cheaper” brand. Sometimes it is great but other times it just doesn’t make the grade!

  2. Mommytimesthree says:

    Great walking time. Good going. Luckily you weren’t dizzy. 🙂

  3. Jo says:

    Happy Birthday. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

  4. I’m sorry to hear that the coffee is giving you ill side effects, but I’m glad you decided to not drink it anymore!

    I noticed that you liked one of my blog posts—thank you! ^_^ I wish you much luck on your continuing journey to good health and wellness. Simple, small changes can definitely lead to positive results! Cheers!

  5. MrFireStation says:

    Pretty quick walking pace!

  6. I eat only organic and then very careful I buy it from honest companies, not the big corporations who cut corners. It’s sad that we have whole warehouse stores, full to the ceiling of items that look like food that are not fit to consume. So many people believe the stuff is. At times I have gone w/ Lavazza espresso, but probably will find a good organic fair trad counterpart next time.

  7. Sharron says:

    The same thing happens all the time if my husband drinks Starbucks.

  8. geekkat says:

    It could have been anything from pesticides to preservatives…you definitely did the right thing!! Nothing is worth your health!!

  9. geekkat says:

    Btw…happy birthday!!! Hope you had great one!!

  10. New Journey says:

    Wow Billy, so glad that’s all it did to you both…could of been a lot worse…I love my morning coffee, I have drank Yuban Columbian for years…however I do like Seattle’s best…glad your both feeling better and was able to pin point the issue….xxxkat

  11. Junk Yard says:

    I’d notify the store, maybe others got sick also. I have 2 relatives who buy lots of food from a store (It starts with “A” and has 4 letters.) it is a worldwide chain Enuff said. When I eat at their house they have salad dressings that ruin the taste of the salad. They buy hot pepper sauce from this “A” store and it ruins the taste of the dish I sprinkle on. I know they are retired & try to save $$ but this stuff is awful.

  12. camcoogan says:

    Excellent example of what food can do to us. We try to save a few bucks in the grocery store but end up spending thousands of dollars at the doctor’s clinic.

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