Thursday, February 24, 2011

Coffee Break

I have a few blog posts up my sleeves (a half marathon training plan, a camping trip, and the best recipe for carrot cake in the world) but work has been busy and my Internet has been out at home. (Turns out that if you forget to pay the bill for three months, they shut off your connection. Who knew?) While I'm busy taking care of those things, let's shift gears and talk about coffee.


I love coffee and I'm never without my trusty travel mug, due to the intense guilt I feel when throwing anything away. My previous mug was an ugly stainless steel cup who's lid was impossible to clean and was forever caked with gunk. Not very appetizing. When I saw the cute mug pictured above at Old Navy - white, with a pink sleeve, and only $4.99 - I had to have it. And I love it! It's adorable and functional, super easy to clean and makes drinking my morning coffee the joy that it was meant to be. Cheers! 

Occasionally, I come across bloggers who are in the midst of "cutting back" or "giving up" coffee. You will never find that listed among my goals. I love coffee and coffee loves me. During the week, I usually have one 12 oz travel mug of coffee in the morning (3/4 coffee, 1/4 almond milk). If it's a particularly hard day (or I haven't slept well, or I'm looking forward to a late evening, or I hit the box of wine a little too hard the night before) I will resort to a second cup in the afternoon. On the weekends I drink coffee all day, but I also up the almond milk so I don't have a heart attack. This method has worked well so far.

Are you a coffee drinker? If so, how to you like your cup of Joe prepared?

23 comments:

  1. I rarely drink coffee because it can muck up the digestive system and cause anxiety, but I do love an espresso from time to time, and usually drink it black.

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  2. Oh my gosh, I love your mug! I may just have to get one of my very own for my tea breaks here at the office.

    How I miss sweet, sweet coffee. I used to have it light and sweet. Or, if I was feeling fancy, I'd treat myself to a Pumpkin Spice Latte when they were in season. (By treat myself I mean indulge almost every single morning!!)

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  3. I am a coffee addict, too! However, I recently started cutting it with decaf. I don't mind whether I have the caffeine or not, I just have an oral fixation with coffee. (The regular stuff was supposedly causing me to have heart fluttering.)

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  4. Big coffee fan here. Unfortunately, the whole coffee everyday thing doesn't work for me either because I made myself allergic to it. I can have it once every four days, and that happens to be today! Which is a really good thing, because I was needing something strong to kick me into gear.

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  5. I have just become a coffee drinker within the past couple of years. I take mine with some french vanilla creamer and a Truvia.

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  6. Did your coffee drinking happen to coincide with motherhood? They seem like they would go together nicely! ;)

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  7. Every four days! That would make me sad. Can you have hot tea on the other days? I like peppermint tea in the evenings, when I'm trying to avoid alcohol.

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  8. I don't think I would mind cutting mine with decaf. I'm more addicted to the warmth and the ritual of my morning coffee than I am to the caffeine. That's what I tell myself, anyway!

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  9. I couldn't help but think of you when I bought the mug! It is very Martha. :)

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  10. If I have too much I become anxious. But I also become anxious if I have too little!

    I've only had espresso in my lattes. I tell myself the soymilk is a good source of calcium, therefore they are healthy. :)

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  11. I have one of those travel mugs too- not the exact one but a cheapie I got on sale over the holidays. I use it for tea and I love that I can put it in the microwave and then go run errands :)

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  12. Hello Chrissy!! My first visit to your blog and what a perfect way to bond, over coffee!! I love coffee. A lot. A lot, a lot. I had to switch to decaf last year when I had my first babe, it was a bit tough at first! I'm a big latte fan, non-fat, and sometimes 1/2 sweet vanilla. At home I just switched to a bodum which I'm loving. I could seriously go on and on, but I will restrain myself! OXO

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  13. Mine is actually not microwave OR dishwasher safe. The one drawback! Luckily, I do not own a microwave and it's super easy to clean by hand. I usually just give it a good rinse!

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  14. Hello Natalie! Welcome and thanks for commenting! I just checked out your blog, and I LOVE your photos! I planned to do the 30x30 challenge this time around but never got around to it. I'm not so good at fashion.

    Whenever we go camping, we bring our French press. It makes camping seem fancy, despite the fact that we don't really shower for three days!

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  15. I am definitely a coffee drinker. Being from NOLA, we don't buy anything for home brewing unless it's super dark and has chicory in it. I'm a regular sugar user. I just don't like the funky taste of artificial sweeteners, nor am I at a point health or weight-wise where I need to worry about such things. :) I use my big 24 oz. Tervis Tumbler Navy cup if I'm taking it on the go. Easy to clean, and a lifetime warranty. Go Navy!! :)

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  16. Coffee: strong, wicked strong, and black. One cup in the morning. If I need it I fill up a tumbler with iced coffee (all coffee remains go in a container in the fridge...we do not discard coffee in our house) and almond milk. On the weekends, especially when I'm studying, sever several cups. We recently decided "life's too short" and we drink "fancy" coffee everyday rather than save it for the weekends. I can't do coffee in the PM because of wicked insomnia, but lord I love my coffee. (And I say it with a New York accent)

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  17. I love coffee, but I only have about a cup a day. Too much caffeine is not a good thing for me, so I make sure I get the best coffee so I can savour it.

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  18. I love coffee and am very picky about it. Like my hubby, I like it dark with chicory. I like it with skim milk, and no sugar, unless it's iced... then I like both. On the weekend, I like it with Bailey's Irish Cream.

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  19. Madame, a cup of coffee should be refered to as a cup of life. The tales of people searching for the elixir of life should be assumed tales of people looking for the perfect cup of jo. You know a society has become completely developed and sophisticated once they have the art of brewing coffee down pat.

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  20. This week, I was a coffee drinker. I love it . . . but unfortunately, I have extreme sensitivity to caffeine. So, though I do love it . . . I get massive headaches FROM drinking coffee (I drink it infrequently enough that there's no way it's withdrawal symptoms). Anyway, your mug is awesome. It's Stephen's b-day next week . . . and he's the true java-lover of the two of us. I may need to pick something like this up for him. <3

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  21. I love spiked coffee! But only on the weekends, of course. ;)

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  22. I like the way you think AND the way you drink!

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  23. A reader above drinks half regular, half decaf. I like that idea, because then you still get the ritual and warmth of coffee drinking (which is my favorite part) and less of a caffeine punch to the heart. Might be worth a try! Or you could just stick to your chai. ;)

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