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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

How I Make a Cup of Coffee



I think I've been a big coffee drinker since my sophomore year of high school. It started with those caramel apple ciders, those chai teas, and then I graduated (I guess) to the white chocolate mochas, and I've been hooked on trying new coffees from far and wide ever since.

While I love to try new kinds of coffee (like the very first cappuccino I ever had in Lido, Italy last summer), I like to think I have the way I make my coffee at home down to a science. So, I got the idea to share with y'all how I make a cup of morning coffee from this post from Cupcakes & Cashmere. I don't get really technical with my morning coffee, but I thought this would still be pretty fun to share. :)

1. Picking out that great coffee flavor.
I have a Keurig at home, but even with fresh grounds, it's fun to pick out the flavor of coffee I want based on my mood.

Here are the top kinds I like:

Fun fact: When I order coffee out at a regular coffee place (read: Dunkin' Donuts), sometimes (well, most of the time) I'll get my regular coffee with raspberry added in. It's great.

2. Picking out your condiments.
Usually, I have coffee with my cream and sugar (ha!), so I usually put in 3 Splendas. If Splenda isn't available, I'll use regular sugar.

Now, creamers are a smidge more complex these days. It's crazy to me how there's literally every kind of creamer flavor out there (from regular to Girl Scout Cookies, just to name a couple!). My favorite is the Dunkin' Donuts Extra Extra creamer because it has sugar added. :) Otherwise, I'll use regular milk.

3. Last - but not least - picking out your mug.
Hey, that coffee has to be placed somewhere, right? I think that a fun mug can lift your mood in the mornings, especially when you have a lot of work ahead of you during your day.

Here are some that I found:

ModCloth Critters Wake Up Panda Smell the Coffee Mug Set



Pop Chart Lab The Compendious Coffee Chart Coffee Mug




How do y'all take your coffee? Or are you more of a tea drinker? Let me know in the comments!
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