My love affair with coffee started off as an arranged marriage in my mid-twenties. I wasn’t fond of it at first – in fact, I hated it – but as my workload (and number of children!) increased, the union between coffee and me became quite beneficial. Nowadays, we’re a match made in a mocha-scented heaven and I wouldn’t have it any other way! As such, I’m sharing my four coffee-related favorites which are tried-and-true and used daily in my home. Here they are…
Personalized Fresh Ground Coffee
My dad has now treated my mom and I to our second five-pound bag of Sumatra Black Satin which is an absolutely delicious dark roast. CoffeeAM roasts their beans fresh every day and the bags in which their coffee arrives can be personalized with your name (for free!) as ours is in the photo above. After drinking this for months now, I’ve found it difficult to fully enjoy other coffees as this one has a deep, rich flavor that I just love. We’ll definitely be ordering another bag soon as we’re already three-fourths of the way finished. Side Note: If you’re not into coffee, CoffeeAM has lots of teas to choose from as well!
A Trusty Coffee Maker
I’ve had my Keurig Coffee Maker for FIVE YEARS and it’s still going strong after all this time! While I know it’s not the preferred brewing method of coffee connoisseurs, it’s truly been the best way of getting coffee into my mouth as efficiently as humanly possible. Most of the time, I use a reusable cup rather than a K-Cup as we have the Sumatra Black Satin drip grind. They’re a little less convenient but they’re better for the environment so I suppose it’s a fair trade. Eventually, I’d like to upgrade to a new Keurig (like this one!), but for now the one I’ve got is my go-to means to a caffeinated end!
A Cute Caffeine Holder
In truth, I’d probably drink my coffee out of anything that’ll hold it but this mug from Target is such a charming little vessel for my morning (and afternoon!) cup. I purchased it months – if not a year – ago, so I don’t think this particular style is available anymore but Target has plenty more to choose from including this mug which I absolutely adore. Sipping from a cute, quirky or even inspirational mug really adds to the overall experience of drinking your coffee and, if you’re a blogger, coffee mugs make for perfect photo props!
Delicious + Dairy-Free Creamer
Whether or not you’re following a plant-based diet, this dairy-free creamer from Califia Farms should have a spot on your grocery list. With ingredients like almond milk and coconut cream, it tastes natural (not chemical-y like some other brands), it’s perfectly creamy and its calorie count is just 15 per serving. What’s not to love?! If I had to choose a favorite within this favorite, it would have to be the Pecan Caramel flavor but truly every one I’ve tried has been equally delicious. In addition to creamers, Califia Farms makes almond milk, juices, cold brew coffees (including pumpkin spice!!), a vegan holiday nog and much more. I’m obsessed!!
Those are my four coffee favorites!! Be sure to leave yours below! xx