Pilot Episode

oatmeal and coffee at Pilot A desire for free coffee and a Facebook coupon for free oatmeal was the motivation for my idea to combine the two. Customers at Pilot Travel Centers use the same Styrofoam cups to serve themselves both items. The idea was already in my head when a Twitter post from Pilot prompted me to respond. One thing led to another and before long I had offered to host a “Coffee/Oatmeal TweetUp” at a Pilot on Lovell Road.

#coffeeoatmeal tweetup attendees: Nicole Van Scoten, Brenna DeLeo, Josh Phillips, Lynsay Caylor, Jeremy Floyd, Gavin Baker, Keith Ely, Chad Parizman, Frank Murphy, Michael Holtz In my discussion with Pilot’s Lynsay Caylor, we thought about waiting a week or two to hold the event, which would realistically draw about 20 people. Instead, we chose to strike while the iron was warm and have the TweetUp a mere 72 hours later, knowing that only about 10 would show up on short notice. Besides, this was all for fun. Pilot provided the coffee and oatmeal for free.

adding dark roast coffee to my oatmeal stirring coffee/oatmeal Some of the people at the gathering put too much coffee in their oatmeal. One woman used flavored cappuccino and liked it. The key to success was adding the coffee slowly, stirring until it reached the desired consistency. I mixed dark roast coffee into maple & brown sugar oatmeal and was delighted with the results. I don’t have oatmeal that often but I will probably never make it with plain hot water again.

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6 Responses to Pilot Episode

  1. Amelia says:

    Great event Frank!!!

    I could use a cup of Pilot coffee right about now!

  2. Hey Frank –

    Love your post! The #coffeeoatmeal fest was so much fun. Great idea on putting the two together! I think I may be making some more #coffeeoatmeal creations in the future as well.

  3. Tracy says:

    Looked like a lot of fun!

    I especially love the look on both faces in the last picture, it doesn’t quite make me want to try it too soon though. LOL!

  4. Been a while since I’ve been here, but this prompted a response. I am a big fan of Pilot coffee. As a matter of fact you might find me at any location within the Knoxville metro several times in a week. While I like your idea, I have to admit had I stumbled into a Pilot with 20 people congregated around my coffee shrine I might have put me in a bit of a foul mood. Especially in the A.M.

  5. Karen says:

    Pilot coffee is the ONLY coffee I will drink..I wont even drink coffee from home…and when Im on a road trip if I cant find a Pilot somewhere I refuse to stop and get coffee….

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