Swap’s Stocking Stuffers | December 22nd 2016
The Mainline Coffee Co.
Price: Starting at $12.95 for a 12 oz. package of coffee beans
What It Is: I think it’s safe to say that 90% of us drink coffee. Whether it’s for a pick-me-up in the morning, a productivity aid during the day, or just because you love the flavor…I’m betting that you drink one or more cups per day. The Mainline Coffee Co. is owned and operated by one of the TransWorld Motocross family members; former test rider Mike Sleeter. Though Sleetdawg has gone on to bigger and better things (lead United States R&D rider for KTM!), he’s still in our inner circle and I support him 100%. The Mainline Coffee Co. has a wide range of coffee products and accessories; and having tried every single blend, I can report that they are all amazing.
Why It Is Cool: I’ve never been a coffee snob and I will never pretend to be, but believe me when I say that The Mainline Coffee Co. broke me of my foo-foo coffee habit. I used to spend $7 a day on a Grande Latte at Starbucks that would bloat my stomach like a Rose Parade float because of all the milk. My daughter Samantha is a typical college kid who drinks her coffee black because it’s the cool thing to do, and she would always make fun of my fancy, foamy drinks. “You can’t even taste the coffee,” she’d say…
When Sleeter sent me my first package of Ace of Spades beans, Samy ground them up for me and brewed up a couple cups for us to try. Granted, I loaded it up with cream and sugar, but it was really, really good! And hey! It cost a lot less than that pinkies-out drink at Starbucks, too! Since then, I’ve been addicted to my morning routine of grinding some beans and brewing my own Joe at home. Sure, it’s a little more labor intensive, but you don’t have to wait in any lines or break the bank with a daily $7 drink.
These days, I’ve been known to enjoy a cup of The Mainline Coffee Co. without any cream or sugar, and it makes my Samantha proud. I told her, though, that no matter how cool it is to drink my coffee black; she should never expect me to grow a beard or get one of those hipster undercuts…
(Oh yeah…and the Cold Brew is amazing. Just don’t consume too much when you’re at a soccer game wearing board shorts. Long story…just trust me.)
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