4.30.2012

Coffee Comfort

I love coffee.  Have I told you?  I'm a relatively new to the coffee routine.  I've only been doing just over two years.  I decided with the birth of my son I was going to need some help waking up and getting to work on time.  So I made a commitment and purchased a coffee maker.

Its a Cuisinart BrewCentral and I chose it because of my friend, Carly.  Its all her fault.  I mean, she made wonderful coffee with it, and she said it was because of the coffee maker (plus whole, dairy farm fresh milk doesn't hurt, either).  So I had to have one.  And I love it.

Now, its a part of my daily routine.  Especially on lazy mornings when I don't have to rush off to work.  Coffee is really a comfort for me,  I find drinking a cup of warm goodness relaxes my soul.  Its a treat I can partake in every day.   I like it strong, but with a good dose of creamer added.

Its so important to me, I have its own station in my kitchen.



I got the tray from Target a year or two ago.  I can't remember.  The mugs are a collection from Target, Starbucks, and West Elm.  I really like Starbucks coffee, and I am currently enjoying their blonde roasts.  My collection of syrups/filters/beans are stored in the cabinet above, along with hot chocolate mixes for my hubby.  He's not a coffee drinker, but loves his hot chocolate on cold nights.


Drinking a cup of coffee is stabilizing, despite my hectic life.  Everyday, I have to have a cup.  Some days, its a leisurely activity done lounging about, or relaxing on the back porch listening to birds.  Other days, its a quick Doubleshot downed in the car speeding to work.  Either way, its my pick-me-up and instant mood lifter.  Its the little things in life that I find joy in.

What motivates you in the morning?  Is coffee your alarm clock?  What's your favorite "little thing"?


3 comments:

A.D. McGregor said...

reading this and realizing the sleep deprivation ahead of me this makes me kind of want to try coffee, just to see if I like it now or if it will help me focus. At the same time, I like saying I'm not a coffee drinker.

Carly said...

Thanks for the shout out. We have that exact same model...we bought a new one when we moved, and Cam uses it every day. I mostly use the french press now, though. I like your coffee station, I need to make one.

mme said...

Drew--I know what you mean, I've always leaned to coffee more than you, but it only became a habit because I NEEDED the caffine. Don't get me wrong, I doctor it up with plenty of creamer and sometimes flavored syrup. I'm not the drink it black kind of person, yet.

Carly-- Are you turning into a fancy coffee drinker? You can't be the snobby type.