Thank you to 7-Eleven for sponsoring my morning of peace by the lake with a cup of sustainable coffee. All opinions are my own.
Most mornings, I make my cup of coffee at home and enjoy it while I read emails. November is always the busiest month of the year for me, and I rarely take time off, but last week I needed to recharge.
So I left my house, knowing that I would go sit by the lake – my place of peace – and just be. I remembered I didn't have my coffee that morning, so I stopped by our local 7-Eleven to try their new Nicaragua Matagalpa Single-Origin Coffee.
I wanted an affordable cup of coffee and I love that 7-Eleven has gotten on board with offering sustainable, ethically produced coffee. I love to support positive progress and business that take steps to care for our environment, so I popped in on my way to the lake to give it a try.
The beans from the Nicaragua Matagalpa Single-Origin coffee are sourced from coffee-growers who are Rainforest Alliance Certified. If you aren't familiar with that certification, it's a guarantee that the coffee comes from farms that meet strict standards that are designed to protect the environment.
The sustainable coffee beans are harvested from Nicaragua’s Matagalpa region. The special blend lends to a full-bodied medium-dark roast with a delicious dark chocolate aroma and rich, sweet notes of cocoa. It's smooth too!
After I got my warm cup of sustainable coffee, I drove over to the lake and sat by the water on a bench to take in the beauty.
The lake is so low right now (I pray for a good winter), but it's still one of the most peaceful places around to recharge my batteries.
It was a chilly morning, so I was glad I had my cup of Nicaragua Matagalpa Single-Origin coffee from 7-Eleven. It was the perfect compliment to the short amount of time I had to recharge so I could get back to work.
The birds were out and the wind was rustling. It was super peaceful.
Since I've had my walking boot on, I haven't been able to go to “my spot” by the lake. Since I should be getting it off in a week and I'm feeling much better, I decided to head out to my spot.
I've been sitting in the sand under this tree regularly for the last year. Watching it change with the seasons is a great reminder to let life ebb and flow, and feel gratitude for the beauty around me.
After I finished up my cup of coffee, I sat under the tree for a little while longer. Then it was back to real life. Lots of writing and photographing to be done this month, which I'm very grateful for.
If you're on the go and want an affordable cup of sustainable coffee, pop into your local 7-Eleven and pick up a cup of Nicaragua Matagalpa Single-Origin coffee. I'd love to hear what you think!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 7-Eleven.