This past summer we moved. I love our townhouse in the city. It’s perfect for us.
We really really have no counter space. Between the microwave, the crockpot, the keurig and toaster oven I have zero space to food prep. Therefore, for the past couple of months we’ve been on the lookout for an island and a sideboard. We found two pieces recently at our local Habitat Store that worked just perfectly in the living room and we were able to move an old table into the kitchen as a “sideboard”. (I love love love that store! If you have one near you – go! You never know what you’re going to find.)
Having a place to put our coffee station and store all of the mugs and travel mugs works out perfectly. At first I thought we’d put the microwave here, but I realized coffee is so much more important (and looks prettier, to be honest). And look, Americans should be drinking more coffee! Hallelujah!
This little station has made me swear off getting coffee except from at home. It’s saved us a lot of money and I can make them just how I want at home. With just the reuseable K Cup, Aerolatte: Milk Frother, Cafe du Monde coffee, half and half, vanilla syrup and a microwave we’re able to make for the best cup of coffee.
While brewing the coffee of your choice (but Cafe du Monde is the best!) heat a 1/4 cup of half and half (or coconut milk, almond milk, whatever)plus two tablespoons of vanilla syrup (or Bailey’s, I won’t judge) for 30 seconds in the microwave. With your frother, whip the cream. Pour gently into your coffee and serve. Who needs Starbucks?
What’s your favorite way to enjoy your java?
Here’s to happy, warm, mornings!