At the risk of sounding basic, I’ll admit there’s nothing I look forward to more every morning than my cup of coffee. I make sure to drink 10 ounces of water first thing, but my “morning fuel” is the very next thing I consume. You’ve probably seen me go on and on about my at home coffee machine, but in case you’re new, I love this coffee maker for its simple design, automation, and the fact that it makes excellent, frothy, flavorful coffee.
At home, I’m consuming anywhere from one to two cups per day, and I can honestly say I don’t miss the local coffee shops most of the time. My Nespresso, neutral coffee mugs, and coffee add-ins prompt frequent reader questions, so I thought it’d be fun to share all my at-home coffee favorites in a single post.
We chose the Nespresso Vertuoline rather than the traditional Nespresso with smaller pods because the reviews for flavor, cleanliness, and temperature were better. This has become one of our most used and favorite kitchen items ever, and we use it several times daily between the two of us.
The only downside of the Vertuoline machine is that the pods aren’t available in stores. We order ours from Amazon in bulk, as they offer quick shipping times and many flavor varieties. Our favorites are Caramelizio, Vanizio, Hazelinio, and, a recent addition, Caramel Cookie. The “flavors” are subtle and not overwhelming; they register more in the coffees’ aromas and froth profiles rather than the actual flavor of the coffee, if that makes sense.
When I’m enjoying my cup at home, I love the neutral palette of my Casafina Impressions mugs. If I’m taking my coffee on the go (a walk, an errand, etc.), I’ll use a Yeti mug to keep it piping hot or a collapsible cup if I want a compact option to store in my pocket or purse later.
As far as coffee additions, I keep mine pretty simple. When I’m enjoying coffee from a shop I might get a little more fancy, but at home I’ll either add a splash of organic half and half or froth a bit of oat milk. I always add about a 1/2 teaspoon or truvia for sweetness, and sometimes I sprinkle cinnamon on top.
Coffee Favorites for the Home
If you’re lucky enough to have a Starbucks nearby, you won’t want to miss my list of 10 healthier Starbucks drinks to try. For those of you enjoying at home, here don’t miss my simple coffee table styling tips, which can help you enjoy your morning joe in a peaceful, pretty environment.