Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Coffee and Hookah

So, I am new to the Ithaca region, and discovered Saturday the amazing grocery store: Wegman's. I've been hearing everyone talk about Wegman's for the past few months and I knew it was time to check it out for myself. I was expecting something similar to Whole Foods or Trader Joe's, but Wegman's is the Market Basket of people who care about their health. I was thrilled walking around this store, especially in the coffee section. I bought Chocolate Raspberry coffee, Orange, and some Las Lajas Medium coffee. The amount of coffee I drank prior to Wegman's doesn't compare to the amount I now drank. I also acquired a coffee maker on sale. I don't think it meets the dorm requirements for "safe" coffeemakers, but I don't really care. This leads me to my coffee and hookah post. While in town I also purchased some new Shisha. I hear lots of people talk about Starbuzz and I also know they use it in most Hookah Bars/Lounges, but until Saturday I hadn't tried it.

My friend and I bought some Starbuzz Code 69. I have to say the flavor was delicious. It has a very subtle fruit taste. You get hints of different fruits every time. The flavor also lasted a long time and once it was heated it kept going. I just used quicklights since my package with natural coals hasn't come yet. Overall I would say it was great, the only thing that would turn me away from it was the intense buzz I got. I have to admit I may have smoked a little TOO much in a short period of time, but it has been a long time since I've been that buzzed out. I nearly blacked out after going up a few flights of stairs. I was a little concerned, but it didn't ruin my hookah experience completely. I would just suggest taking it easy with Starbuzz.

So my combination recommendation: Starbuzz Code 69 with a hot cup of Wegman's Chocolate Raspberry coffee (with amaretto creamer) is absolutely delcious.

Something strange I also tried this weekend?
Starbuzz Pink with MILK in the base. I've heard of milk in the base before, but I never thought I'd try it. Certainly not in my hookah because I wouldn't feel like cleaning it up. My friend, however, happened to be smoking it outside his dorm so I tried it. Surprisingly it was pretty nice. Again with the Starbuzz Pink, I got a really strong buzz, but the milk made the smoke very smooth. I liked it, but I wouldn't say it was a huge change over water.

That's all for now. I have some more Hookah recipes I want to share, but maybe I'll add them when my package finally comes.



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Hey! I'm eighteen. I love elephants. My personal movie collection consists of Slumdog Millionaire, Mulan, and the Illusionist. (not saying those are my favorite movies, I just own them) I am a hookah fanatic. I am NOT a socialist, even if my Bio teacher wishes I was. I'm a college kid, a freshman journalism major. Oh I also eat popcorn daily.