Ode to Coffee…

What can I say?  I love my coffee.   I do like it black every now and then, especially when it is paired with a dessert.  But I really, really love a good creamy sweet cup of coffee.   With three kids, it is so tempting to drive through the Starbucks line and order myself a Tall Vanilla Soy Latte….mmmmmm….pure bliss.  Pure bliss that costs $4!!  But if the baby’s sleeping in the back seat and I have some chauffeuring to do, a mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do.

The above is a photo of my at-home, faux latte.  I don’t have an espresso machine.  I just make some drip coffee (I do grind the beans fresh each morning), then I add 1 Tbsp of either raw sugar or agave nectar and about 1/2 cup of hot soy milk.  Sometimes I’ll add in about 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract.  Good enough for me!  Yep, I know most people don’t add a whole tablespoon of sweetener to their coffee.  Gross, you say?  Well, I swear, my home-made coffee drink is less sweet than my Starbucks latte.  Lately when I’ve ordered a latte, I find it to be too sweet, even for me.  So there!

Any other coffee addicts drinkers out there?  How do you take your coffee?

4 comments Add yours
  1. Oh yes, I can’t get through a morning without a cup (or four) of coffee. I like it so much that there is a dedicated “iced coffee” pitcher in my fridge at all times. I love it with coconut milk (super yum!) and as I worry about diabetes, I tend to drink it without sugar. Buying cute to go mugs (and having 5 of them – enough for each work day) has saved me so much money – no more Starbucks stops. Yes, I wash a ton of them each Saturday morning, but it saves me time and money, so who cares if they roll around on the passenger seat floor all week?!?

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  2. I’m boring: I like my coffee black! I’m lucky, though. Our local commissary carries Hawaiian coffees for less than Starbucks beans, so I do enjoy some good coffee in the morning. But, I have no doubt that Starbucks coffee drinks would contain way more sugary stuff than just 1 tablespoon, though. And agave has a lower GI than any other sweetener (I don’t acknowledge the existence of that chemical fake stuff!), so enjoy!

  3. Mmmm… coffee.

    I like my coffee on a boat. I like my coffee in a moat. I’d drink my coffee here or there, I’d drink my coffee anywhere.

    In other words, I take it any way I can get it. 😉

    My current favorite is a double tall nonfat caramel macchiato that I can make w/ our espresso machine or splurge on @ the ‘Bux.

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