Hot beverages….there’s just nothing better on a cold winter day! I love ‘em all, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and any variations of the afore mentioned.
In my last post about coffee, I discussed the importance of a proper mug to drink it from. A poor mug can completely ruin the entire coffee drinking experience, much less something like a Styrofoam cup….yuck!
My favorite Starbucks cup is (was) the above, until it chipped in the dishwasher. I try to protect my mug and hand-wash it at night, but sometimes despite my best efforts, someone puts it in the dishwasher anyway. This is what happened.
It’s not the end of my ‘coffee-drinking world’, but still, now I have to worry about how soon it will begin to crack. So, around the holidays, when all the really cute mugs are out, I began to look for a good replacement.
#1 – It has to have a dark interior.
#2 – It has to have a thick wall and not get hot in the microwave. I can tell this by feeling it now.
I looked and looked, picked up mugs in stores and put them back down. Finally, I was at Starbucks for what might be my final Gingerbread Latte of the year and saw this mug on the right. The white exterior threw me for just a minute, but when I held it, I knew it was the one. Darned Starbucks, they just make really good mugs.
Bought it, took it home and we’ve been very good friends ever since.
Tightening the belt a bit around here has been on my mind a lot lately, so I’ve decided to (temporarily?) reduce my coffee budget and drink normal coffee….
Eight O’Clock is working for me. I buy the whole beans, grind up a few days worth and keep it in my handy-dandy Ziploc container.
One of my bad habits is buying more coffee than I’ll ever use. One reason I do this is that I just love the stuff. I also love to try different coffees.
Yet, I need to step back and drink up what I have until it’s gone.
I picked these up at Meijer when I saw them on the clearance rack. I thought I would use more of them in teacher’s bags for Christmas but I didn’t need as many as I thought.
Use them up!
My husband often asks me why I need so many creamers. What a silly question, don’t you think? (My husband doesn’t drink coffee)
Coffee drinkers know the answer, but for you who don’t love coffee as much as I do, I’ll tell you.
Variety! We just like our coffee in different ways…and frequently.
Yeah, more in the other frig….usually with all the holiday company I can’t keep it in the house…..
I guess I over-estimated. Use it up, Kelly.
My hot beverage corner….you can see my green tea in the square glass container.
Gotta talk about tea! I’ll admit that I don’t drink as much tea as I do coffee, but I really love green tea. Around the holidays, I like to try the seasonal flavors. These are in my cabinet right now.
Then I throw my used tea bags in the compost pile.
SO, what are YOU drinking these days? Do you prefer coffee or tea? Do you have a favorite mug? Tell us about it, either here on the blog or on Facebook….