Snow and Coffee

It is time for Buttered Rum! Unfortunately I do not have any at this moment 😦

Remember when we were kids and it was so snowy at night that it was light out? It is fun to see it that way now outside 🙂 I love winter.

 

Stay warm, Drink good drinks, love your lover, share laughter. 🙂 Be happy

 

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Is there such a thing??

~Ode to Coffee~

Coffee, oh my Coffee

is there such a thing as too much?

I jitter and I shake

My heart burns and tummy aches.

but you are still there through and through.

I love you in the morning, mid-day and late afternoon.

You make me feel happy,

as I lay awake at night.

There is no better thing than coffee,

please don’t ever leave my sight.

~Coffee Queen~

Hawaii | Coffee, Pre-Cup

Cool Post about Coffee from Tree to Cup. 🙂 Thank you for the post!

Free Time

I have five coffee makers to brew coffee in five different ways. There’s the drip maker, espresso machine, the ubiquitous Keurig, French press and this odd contraption that allows me to make a 24-hour cold brew. Do I need them all? Umm, nope. But when has need mattered to a coffee aficionado?

You’d think with all the coffee gadgetry I’d know every last detail about how coffee is grown and processed before its brewed and hits the cup. Not so much true until last week when I went to visit a friend in Hawaii. It’s merely a coincidence that my first trip to Kona comes right as he bought a coffee farm. Really.

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The first step to learning about coffee, pre-cup, is to locate a coffee farm. Alright, that was easy. Now there’s the matter of knowing when to pick the coffee fruit, or what I learned are called cherries…

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Holiday Drinks 2014

 

“What are the hot drinks this 2014 Holiday season?”

If this is a question you have been asking yourself,

then we would like to answer it

with a few favorites we have found.

The following drinks are taking a stand this holiday season. They will be fighting for first place on your lovely coffee tables, filling those empty cup holders in your car, warming cold hands while shopping, or just bringing a conversation to life while snuggling in a comfy chair at your local coffee shop.

Drum roll…

From your local Starbucks is the Gingerbread Latte…I love their holiday drinks.

A drink made in your own kitchen with your favorite espresso is the Creamy Peppermint Coffee…yum!

A fun new “Adult” Coffee drink courtesy of Food Network is the Dressed up Irish Coffee…Trying it.

An exciting post by a fellow blogger has a Pumpkin Spiced Latte to share…Very cool site as well.

A non coffee but delicious drink this time of year is the Candy Cane Cocoa…Great for the kids too!

Saving the best for last, because we all want to be on the Island this time of year…

Caribbean Coffee  

  • 1/4 cup of Jamaican Blue Mountain® Coffee
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 cup of ice cream
  • 1/4 cup of whipped cream
  • 2 tbsp. of dark rum
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Brew the 2 cups of water with the 1/4-cup of Jamaican Blue Mountain® Coffee
  • Add sugar
  • Chill in the refrigerator
  • Put the chilled coffee, ice cream, whipped cream and dark rum into a blender and blend
  • Pour into a glass
  • Sprinkle the top with chocolate sprinkles and serve

I would say this drink could be made hot or cold 🙂

I have some of this coffee here at my house and on our “Spoiled Weekends” we fire up our espresso maker and brew some “Oh so Delightful” Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee.  It is my favorite coffee by far.

We hope you found some inspiration today and are ready to treat your mouth

with some decadent drinks this 2014 Holiday Season.

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

Remember always that if the opportunity shall arise…Pay it forward and make someone’s day.

Special thanks to all the providers of the coffee recipes above.

Want vs. Reality

 

What I want? “To eat and drink what I want”  The Reality? “My jeans crying when I go to put them on”

This morning, while sipping my delicious cup of coffee and rubbing the sleep from my eyes, I checked the daily news and a few things were brought to my attention concerning this holiday season…. We are all obsessed with what is totally fabulous to eatdecadent to drink and how much we will unfortunately weigh when we are done stuffing our “Oh so happy” faces. I fall victim to this trend each and every year, especially considering the winters are my down time to relax and do nothing if my little heart desires to do so.  My coffee, however, understands this little known back and forth struggle and ever so lovingly supports me by having absolutely no calories. This is only true if you drink it straight from the pot or espresso machine with no additives. I myself love my coffee this way. Simple and satisfying.  What doesn’t understand this yearly fight?… ALL THE OTHER DELICIOUS FOODS!

Each year I have a little, much-needed and completely necessary, heart to heart with something very important to me that affects my spring attire…..this painful conversation is had between me and my jeans…  I look at them and say “Okay here’s the deal, I have to be able to fit into you all winter or I will be forced to diet and yoga every day.”  My jeans simply reply…”Try all you want my food loving friend, but I will be hugging onto your legs like grim death in only a few weeks times so you better start now.”  This was not a pleasing reality to have only a short few weeks into winter… And so here I am uncomfortably blogging in my summer jeans debating on what Awesome Butt Exercise is going to save the day. And of course when this lovely adventure is going to start…Motivation don’t fail me now.   I know this will take consuming massive amounts of coffee to get me through, that is a challenge I am willing to accept. Thank God I do not have to live without my personality each day, we all know that would not fair well for those in my path.

So to all of you fellow foodies out there whom love this time of year and the wondrous foods it brings to the table giving us all the happiness of the season…I am right there with you… I say Bring it on!  I plan on eating and drinking what I want and then blasting it off! 🙂   Happy Winter, and remember we are only a comment away and would love to hear your side of the adventure.

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

Fall Coffee with a Dash of Inspiration

 

You have to admit my fellow coffee lovers that the time of year has come again to snuggle up to that warm comforting friend that never disappoints….And Yes I am talking about your Coffee!! 🙂

Whether your flavor of choice is a Dark Espresso Roast, or a Festive Seasonal Pumpkin Spiced Roast the drink in your hand melts the upcoming chill before it has a chance to settle in.

I recently fell in love with an old friend Gevalia Dark Espresso Roast.  It was music to my mouth, and I loved every cup. I started drinking coffee at the young age of 9 years old, when my mom would leave some on the stove when she went to work in the morning. Ahhh the nostalgia of Gevalia and the memories of watching Bugs Bunny cartoons before school. Those were the good old days when coffee was cheap and they played good cartoons on channel 4.

Well now that I feel even older than I did when I sat down I will leave you with the following…

 

“Life is too short to hold onto things that don’t make you happy.

So take a good look at what’s in your hand and see what You are holding onto.

If you don’t like what you see…let it go and grab a hold of what will make you complete.

But choose wisely…You don’t want to be the one with the pile of used coffee grounds

in your hand while someone else holds the drink”

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

Lets get Inspired

 

What drives you onward each day?

What makes you look forward to the day?

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How do you plan to make this day count?

What is your motivation for personal success?

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How are you doing to get there?

What would you like to see happen in your life before you are gone?

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Lets get inspired to do greatness each day of our lives.

Surround yourself with those who encourage, motivate, and support you.

Enjoy the small moments and victories, with each step you can make a difference.

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

??Monday?? ….so not ready

Well today is a day that feels like it should be a relaxing Saturday morning….full pot of coffee being slowly drank…cuddling with my loved ones and doing Absolutely Nothing….Sadly this is not so…

All I have to say to todayPPTTHBBBBB  It is a day where Garfield and I have a lot in common.

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Lets hope the sun will at least shine on us today. 🙂

This cup is to you!  May we all survive this Monday and the end of it come swiftly!

 

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~Drink Coffee be Happy~