30 Days of Gratitude…Day 16….

Morning Coffee

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The great equalizer…

Who doesn’t enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning?

It’s the first thing I do in the morning; make that desired cup of Joe!

The Aroma of Coffee

The aroma just smells like home to me.

Just opening a fresh bag or can sends me into euphoria.  The scent of coffee is welcoming, it lifts the spirit, improves respiration, energizes the body by stimulating the bile ducts, and the mind by improving concentration and the ability to focus.

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Coffee makers

How do you get the best cup?

There are so many choices nowadays on how to make the best cup of coffee at home.

Places like Starbucks, Peets, and Dutch Bros. have demystified the making of a good cup, but have brought it to another level by providing so many choices and flavors.  They’ve spoiled us.

I’ve made the choice of making my coffee at home.

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My choice is the automatic drip with a paper filter.  It only makes two cups at a time, so you always get freshly brewed coffee.

A little coconut creamer and organic is a must ( coffee is on of the most heavily pesticided products ).

In a household with other adults who love their coffee, there can be more than one coffee maker on the counter.

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The man of the house likes his Nepresso with steamed milk froth on top.

He orders his coffee online and has African darks to Italian medium roasts.

Very few can figure out how to make the machine work.

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The lady of the house, on the other hand, likes her French press made dark and rich with lots of cream and a little raw sugar, and recently some ghee or clarified butter ( it’s suppose to help with weight loss).

Easy to use, but there’s always a lot of sediment in the bottom of the cup and the coffee cools down in the pot because it’s not heated.

Many people have an entire area dedicated to their coffee, like the liquor bars of old, now we have coffee stations, even coffee garages!

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And don’t forget the favorite cup.  At home I have a simple white ironstone cup with a rounded bottom that fits perfectly in my hand and keeps the brew hot. ( I don’t have a picture of it, but it’s a Pottery Barn cup that I found at a thrift shop for twenty-five cents each, and they had eight of them. Suppertime is the name of them)

Do you have a favorite cup?

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Coffee as Ritual

If you look forward to having your coffee in the morning or afternoon, and it happens on a daily basis, you may be finding sacred space, just you and the coffee, or with a loved one, where you can gather your thoughts, make your plans, or just talk about your day.

Coffee can stimulate conversation.

Most people have a favorite spot to sit while they sip their fresh brewed coffee.

The Power of Place

The power of place where you drink your coffee is of utmost importance.

If you’ve ever wandered into a Starbucks coffee shop, you can see that they “get” this.  They’ve created some very modern, eclectic spaces for people to enjoy their coffee.

 

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French country kitchen by Lorna

 

I once decorated a living room in Long Beach in a hundred year old home with the original adobe walls.

We added silk curtains, beautiful tapestry pillows, crystal sconces, talavera tiles to the fireplace surround and two large comfy chairs with arms made of carved wood.

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Old World Spanish style home by Lorna

 

The couple loved the room so much that they chose to have their morning coffee together in that room.  It brought them closer together.

 

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my coffee chair at home

 

 

Wherever you are, you can put a little table next to your seat to hold your cup, add some soft lighting, and even a cozy throw in cold weather.

It doesn’t have to be fancy, just comfortable.

 

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Al Fresco dining via FB

 

How do you like to enjoy your coffee?

I’m so grateful to have coffee in my life, and to know how it has helped so many, in so many different ways.  It is truly a gift from God.

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About Lornahttps://cottagenecessities.wordpress.comHow many of us long for our own comfy cottage in the woods? I know I do! We can make our own comfy cottage, right here, right now, no matter where we live. I'm a mother of two, grandmother of two boys, interior designer who thinks out-of-the-box, up cycler, and interested in just about anything related to living comfortably and finding contentment, connecting with the Great Spirit in the natural world and respect for all beings who walk the earth.

2 thoughts on “30 Days of Gratitude…Day 16….

  1. I started drinking coffee when I was nineteen. It was an acquired taste. I’ve tried it with cream and/or sugar, but I love it strong and black. My favorite is Trader Joe’s Colombia Supremo, and I grind the beans as I make each pot. Found a good decaf (going half and half for health reasons… hope it’s temporary) at Whole Foods, Allegro Colombian Decaf using the Swiss water process – decaf without the chemical process to decaffeinate. I tend to make only one cup at a time because I don’t like it to burn sitting on the warmer, which is probably why I go through so many coffee makers. Travel with a small maker, my own cup and pre-ground coffee. Most times, I take my own water. Water will make or break a good cup of coffee. Used to collect coffee mugs when traveling, but found that I didn’t always use all of them, and eventually ran out of room. However, I’ll pick up one now and again to enjoy the memory of a trip.

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