Friday, 8 August 2014

Coffee Coffee!

I can almost guarantee that anyone with children aged 5 and up will be saying the title of this post in a Mordecai and Rigby from Regular Show style! At least, I hope so, I mean I can't be the only one that has to watch this every day after School?!

Anyway, onto the important stuff...

I love coffee, really love it. I would love to say that its what wakes me up in the mornings, but sadly I am the worst morning person ever, so I barely have time to make sure the children are fed and dressed in the correct attire, let alone drink a cup of coffee!

If we are at home, my coffee time is when the children are in bed. Its my time to chill out, snuggle on the sofa with a large mug of coffee and a good biscuit or two three. Before this year, at home I would just have a regular instant coffee, but at the beginning of the year I treated myself to a Tassimo coffee machine, so now only the best will do!

This is my coffee drawer...

 please tell me its not just me that has one?!

 I really love strong coffee, but I also really love flavoured coffee. My favourite flavour combination at the moment is salted caramel, so when making up my Caramel Macchiato I do add a sneaky drizzle of caramel sauce and a pinch of salt. Although it doesn't come close to my Starbucks favourite, its very yummy for 'homemade'.

I also have a very weird (so my husband say's) love for cold coffee! I can't drink things that are too hot, so often I will wait for them to go cold before I drink them! My Tassimo is perfect for this because, unlike a kettle it doesn't seem to make my drink boiling hot, so it means less time to wait for my coffee to reach my temperature perfection!

Curry's have written this very interesting post about our growing love for coffee. I would have to agree with most of it. I loved the mention of the latte art, its something I look forward to every time I visit a coffee shop, however I have never had the confidence to try it at home!

Over the years we have become a bit more spoilt for choice when it comes to coffee. Where as I used to be satisfied with a instant coffee, I find myself craving more adventurous and flavoursome coffee's. The Gingerbread Latte that Starbucks have every Christmas period is undoubtedly my favourite. I would love to recreate that at home so that I could have it all year round! I think its the smell that makes it so wonderful, it takes me back to my favourite place on earth.... Walt Disney World! Everything has that warming, sickly sweet smell there!

How about you, do you love coffee? Do you have a favourite flavour like me?

This post was written in collaboration with Curry's.

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