For the LLOOOOOVVVE of Coffee! Yes, I am my own personal coffee lover/coffee addict. There is a love that I find truly amazing about it, like a my grandfather's pipe
tobacco when he would suckle on it in the den of his house years ago when I was younger. I grew up, learning how my momma liked her coffee, right down to the exact amount of sugar. I never drank it as a kid, but the smell was always around me. I wasn't even
much of a coffee drinker until my oldest was about 3. I can't tell you the science of coffee nor do I know, the best temps or just how to get the optimal brew. But I know, I'm picky when at coffee houses on the exact way I like them to make it. Dutch
Bros. here in Oregon, at my local stop, knows I like a Decaf Caramelizer, w/2 shots of decaf, with soy/sugar-free, low carb, 2 shots sugar-free caramel, 1 shots sugar-free chocolate, blended with whip! While The
Human Bean in Grants Pass, OR, knows I like a Decaf Caramel Hazelnut Mocha, Sugar-free, Soy, Low Carb, Blended with Whip. It's a mouth full, I know...but Espresso is too strong for me and to much caffeine and regular sugar send me into a diabetic
storm. However.....I must have coffee!!!
My parents bought me my 1st espresso machine years ago and it was so difficult to learn, that it went unused. And eventually I gave it so someone that knew more about
that kind of thing, simple is best for me. The basic 4 or 5 cup standard coffee pot was what I did. But since then, things evolved. I really got into drinking coffee more so about 8 years ago when I married my husband, Rob. We have 4 children and well....this
momma needed to catch up with them all the time. My parents once again bought me a
Keurig single serving coffee pot. Well, I didn't know what to exactly think about it. I sure wasn't used to only doing 1 cup at a time. I tell you I was a bit stand-offish.
After about 3 cups later and I realized...hmm I wasn't wasting coffee, I wasn't letting it get cold. It was more convenient to me, then anyone. I was the only one drinking
it. Then I found myself drinking it left and right. I had that 1st machine 3 years. Then it died, so I bought a newer one....then I killed it too with my abundance amount I was using it. Three and four times a day.
year ago Christmas (in 2011), Skyping my family, while we exchanged presents over the computer, when my sisters' had already opened theirs....to open another coffee pot machine to my surprise, a
Nescafe' Dolce Gusto, all the while I totally had to fake a smile to my family, saying...."ohhh nice, thank you." I was confused as to why I had another one. My momma saw right threw that instantly. And she says, "is there,
something wrong?" "hmmm, no, but mmm I already have a coffee pot?!" And she says, "OHHH MIS!! you will love this. It does", this and that and blah blah blah ;-) Okay....trying not to be rude but was just sitting there confused, and say, "ohhh, really? Cool!"
Well little did I know, what the heck they started. It did cup/pod style coffees with some kinds having 2 pods, that 1 had the creamer and the other one making the coffee and turns out, wow I love Lattes. Wow, it totally opened my eyes and I blame it allllll
on my parents!
Then I got into the flavored creamers (try and stick with Coffee-Mate)....then the flavored syrups (my favorite syrups are Torani)...the frothy milks (Lactose-free makes the best froth),
now I'm making latte's, cappuccinos, iced coffees, blended coffees and now, my addiction is soo funny. Because I'm Instagraming my coffee photos, I'm Facebooking my coffee photos, Heck, I'm Tweeting my coffee photos... My obsession grew so much, that my 3rd
Keurig died and I saw that they had a new machine, I upgraded to the Vue....but when I did, I had family that brought loose coffee over and didn't have a pot to make a cup that they truly liked. SO now I have 3 machines and I use them most often, I switch
it up a bit. It's how I roll. And now I have 2 of my kids drinking coffee and hot teas. Chia Tea is delish!
So now my friends are even, sending me little coffee picture messages on Facebook...some about the love of coffee, some even of how much someone loves it so much, they designed a bathroom
size tub in the shape of a coffee cup...that was fabulous to see.
But now a days, since moving to Oregon, I'm always drinking coffee on the run. Never a spot really to sit and take a time out, relax and gaze out to my beautiful surroundings. Until now. Two
months ago, my family moved onto a nice size 5 acre estate, into a rather large beautiful home. The scenery is just amazing and peaceful. With all the added space for my family, this momma needed space for herself. Not a large amount of space, just a little
nook in a corner, to sit and drink my coffee and start my morning just right. And that's what I did. I want to show you, nothing gets in between me and my coffee ;-)
Welcome to my inspirational coffee nook, where I am the barista!
I do have to share a spot for the kids and their drinks, but it's really momma's domain!!
See the view from my nook?! It's the best! Amazing what I see in the mornings from this spot.