Tuesday, February 2, 2016

coffee: some of my favorite things

Every morning I wake up and look forward to a warm cup of espresso with a little foamed milk on top.  I make it right here in the comfort of my kitchen with my stove top espresso maker, just like my mother and grandmother have done.  It is so easy to prepare Italian coffee this way, and it’s ready in 5 minutes!  Trudeau makes a beautiful sleek espresso maker that is so functional and so easy to clean.  I recently got one for myself, and it’s one of the best ones I’ve tried.  And, Trudeau’s white porcelain espresso cups are the perfect size to enjoy my brew.  The fun part is, any time a friend stops by, I am ready with coffee in minutes!     
Top it off with a little cocoa powder, and we're all set! 
Who wouldn’t be smitten by these lovely cups and saucers covered with little red and white hearts?  I am in love with these larger cups because they are so fun, but they are the perfect size for cappuccino, which is basically espresso with steamed milk and foam.  I like my milk thick and frothy, so I can mix it into my coffee like meringue!  So yummy!  (The cups and saucers also come in elegant black and white)
Just in time for Mardi Gras, my favorite coffee flavor right now is “Mardi Gras KingCake” by Community Coffee.  It’s a blend of cinnamon and vanilla flavored coffee, made from only the best coffee beans in the world.  It’s not really sweet.  It just has the great aroma of cake, and hints of these spices.  You’ve gotta try it! 
 
And lastly, I’ve started journaling this year, during my morning coffee time.  Sometimes, it's not first thing I am able to do in the morning, but I try to make time for myself, even if it's only for a few moments. This pretty Eccolo journal is small and easy to take with me.  Each page features an inspirational bible verse that helps me gather my thoughts for the day.  My morning alone time usually isn’t too long, but I try to enjoy every moment!  "Pray more, Worry Less" is a great reminder too!  And, as you can see, here is another one of my favorite coffee cups!  I’m hooked! 
ciao! fabiana

1 comment:

  1. Love this post Claudia! I too am a coffee fiend:) and I love your idea of journaling each day. One of my New Year's Resolutions is to wake up each day and try to smile and feel grateful, but I think the writing would help with that even more. That may have to be my resolution for 2017!

    Have a wonderful week!

    Sheila
    www.maisondecinq.blogspot.com

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