Along with my 30 Day Sugar Detox last month, I gave up my morning cup(s) of joe. More specifically, I gave up caffeine. Was it hard you ask? Let’s just say giving birth to my boys sans the drugs was easier. Or at least it was quicker. Both my boys labors were a matter of hours. The headaches and cranky attitude from lack of caffeine lasted 3+ days. But now that I’ve been over a month with no caffeine, I’m not missing it a bit. In the morning that is. I still need a mug of something warm when I wake up but now it’s either herbal tea or a cup of decaf to start my day. I alternate throughout the week depending on what I’m in the mood for. I drink my tea as is but I like my coffee heavy on the cream and sugar. What can I say? It’s always been that way and I’m a creature of habit. So even though I don’t miss my morning jolt, I do crave a cup of the hard stuff in the afternoons. Blame it on after school schedules, a busy morning or that afternoon blood sugar drop, I love a hot cup of joe to accompany the always present piece of chocolate. Tell me I’m not alone.
Since I’m the only one in our house that drinks coffee, brewing a pot is not an option- too much hassle and, quite frankly, I’m lazy. Enter one of my favorite kitchen appliances: the Keurig Mini Plus. It’s the answer to my afternoon fall off. It makes a quick cup of coffee and virtually no clean up. I can have a cup in just minutes, sipping on hot coffee and nibbling on a piece of dark chocolate. I love that it doesn’t take up much room on the counter and that I can make regular, decaf, hot chocolate, tea… you name it. K-cups have you covered in all areas of the hot beverage department!
As of late, this Thai inspired coffee drink has been my go to. It’s sweet, a touch spicy and the perfect afternoon pick me up. While not a recipe per say, this is a guideline to a really great cup of Joe.
Disclosure: Staples provided me with the items for review. The thoughts and opinions expressed are all mine. Feel free to shop their entire line of Keurig Coffee Makers and K-Cups online.
This isn't a real recipe as it is a guide to a mean cup of coffee. And by mean, I mean absolutely delicious.
- 6 oz strong brewed coffee
- small pinch ground cardamom
- small pinch ground cinnamon
- 1-2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
- 1-2 tablespoons half and half
- Put a small pinch of cinnamon and cardamom in the bottom of coffee mug.
- Fill mug with 6 oz strong brewed coffee.
- Stir in sweetened condensed milk and half and half to taste.