Although I am in a perpetual cycle of attempting to give up coffee, Monday mornings are usually my downfall. Minnesota summer weekends are often legen - wait for it - dary (I told you I was newly obsessed with HIMYM!) and getting back to the grind (ha ha, get it?) can be downright painful. Coffee can help to ease that pain, so I thought I would share my favorite coffee & coffee accessories for those of you feeling especially Mondayish this morning.
Trader Joe's sells several varieties of really tasty coffee, but this is my favorite. In addition to being organic and fair trade (bonus!) and relatively inexpensive (around $7 for 14 oz) it makes a really delicious cup of coffee. I highly recommend buying whole beans and a grinder, if for nothing else than the smell of freshly ground beans. mmmmm.
I recently learned of cinnamon's health benefits and am attempting to incorporate more of it into my diet. A sprinkle into my morning coffee is a decidedly easy (and delicious) way to do so. And I just learned that my extra fancy cinnamon won an America's Test Kitchen tasting panel, so please pardon my (unnecessary) smugness.
I add almond milk to my coffee, and this little frother from Ikea is perfect for making my morning coffee feel like a fancy coffee shop drink - for a LOT less money (this tool only costs $2!)
My friend Jessica of Live the Fancy Life and I have both blogged about these mugs from Crate and Barrel, but I still love them (and love to talk about them, obviously). The best part about them is that they are huge - perfect for the dreariest of Mondays.
Tell me about your coffee routine: favorite beans, favorite shop, favorite method of brewing?