It’s Officially Fall…but it feels like Summer! :)

When the calendar hits First day of Fall we are all ready to dust off our comfy house sweaters, slippers and favorite sweat pants. However, when the weather man hits us with 80° I find myself sadly still sporting the tank top and capris.

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I do, however, break out the tea kettle and start drooling over pumpkin spice lattes along with freshly pressed apple cider. I definitely recommend using apples from your local farmers.

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An epiphany just stuck me. I have not tried to make my own Pumpkin spiced coffee/latte before. This will have to be remedied this fall. Due to my awesome job as a Greenhouse manager and landscaper, I have time in the winter to play with food and drinks. I to make homemade hot coco with melted chocolate and whipping cream. Or for the adults Spiced Rum whipped cream on top of my morning coffee…Lets make this one Irish! 🙂 Yum

I am eager for the weather to match the calendar and the leaves to finish falling. Not to mention, start knitting scarves, drinking my warm comfort drinks, and wearing my hoodie all day! 🙂

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What are your favorite parts of fall and please share your favorite recipe! I would love to try it this winter during my down time!

 

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

Happy Fall~  @}—–

The Coffee Kingdom

Morning Trance

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You danced for me this morning

Steam rolled up from the top of my mug

twirling and twisting in the reflection of the lit up screen

I watched mesmerized, slowly passing my fingers through

the warm steam like it was fire.

I was in a peaceful trance for those

few precious moments.

Let the day be as calm as it is now.

 

 

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~

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.

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~

OCD :) Are you? I know I am :D

I have to share a few of the new cups we have been working on the past few days. It has been fun getting into it again! 🙂 These personalized cups are great for anyone. Enjoy!

Officially Caffeinated  Daily                                             

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Happy Holidays to all of our followers and fellow coffee lovers! May your seasons be glorious and full of wonder, great times and fantastic memories!!

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

Good morning Coffee Fans!

Life is crazy these days, it seems like there is only time to grab a cup of coffee and head out the door hoping you have remembered all the essentials. The end of the summer is organized chaos at our house, sports, work, yard work, all things ending in “Work” pretty much.

I hope you have found time to really enjoy the summer no matter where you are in the world! 🙂 Each day is a journey, with opportunity and new things to experience.

We would love to hear from you!

What has been the best thing you learned, experienced, tasted, witnessed, or ventured out to do this summer?

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Thank you to all our followers! We love you all ❤
~Drink Coffee be Happy~

Drink #7 “Italian Coffee Cocktail”

 

Our Last Drink is for those who may want to enjoy a flavored drink without the cream! 🙂

Italian Coffee Cocktail Ingredients

  •  2 shots amaretto
  • coffee or espresso
  • whipped cream

Instructions

  •  Place amaretto into cup and add coffee or espresso. Top off with whipped cream! 🙂

 

We hope you enjoyed our weeks worth of coffee drinks. We will always put new recipes up as the hot summer progresses! Because face it nothing hits the spot like an iced coffee on a hot summer day. 😀

~Drink Coffee be Happy~