Friday, September 30, 2011

Coffee Conversation

Anyone who knows me (in real life) knows that I’m a coffee person. I’m not a connoisseur by any means, but I know what I like when it comes to my favorite beverage. Although I often say, “Coffee is my only vice,” in my heart of hearts, I can’t think of coffee as a “vice,” really.

Recently a friend was teasing me about how many coffee makers are in my house. Well, there are three that I use regularly. But, I have a large house, and one must have coffee available regardless of the area of the house one finds oneself in when it’s time for a cup of coffee!

In the kitchen (upper level), we have a Capresso, a wonderful machine we have used for years. It grinds the coffee (with a Swiss burr grinder) then flips the basket over and brews it. Our favorite blend of coffee (whole bean, obviously) is Ronnoco, Columbian Supreme.


This is the coffee maker we use for our morning coffee, enjoyed in the sitting area of our bedroom, where we have a nice view of the woods behind our house (we are on five acres of woods, and our upper floor places us quite a bit above the ground).

morning coffee summer


Our view for morning coffee


morning coffee winter


It is in the lower level of the house where we spend most of our routine daytime and evening hours. Among the rooms on that level, we have a family room, a small kitchen, my hobby room, and my husband’s office area. The coffee maker for the lower level is a Keurig (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it). Our favorite K Cups are Green Mountain Nantucket Blend and Kona.


Also, in the lower level kitchen area, where we have a “coffee bar,” we have a very nice espresso machine (from Starbucks). I use the Starbucks espresso beans and grind them in a Swiss burr grinder.


Our favorites from the coffee bar include Caramel Macchiato, Nonfat Latte, and this time of year, of course, Pumpkin Spice Latte (the syrup, compliments of my sister!).



Speaking of “time for a cup of coffee,” that Pumpkin Spice Latte is sounding pretty good about now!


Barbara said...

P.S.--I just tried the Pumpkin Spice Latte with a drizzle of caramel on top of the whipped cream, rather than cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. DELISH!! I'm calling it Pumpkin Spice Caramel Latte!

Sharida said...

Can I live with you?