I’ve admitted this before, but I’m very proudly addicted to coffee. It’s not just because I desperately need caffeine to stay awake these days, but also because I enjoy the routine around the whole process. I enjoy grinding the coffee beans, waiting for the coffee to brew, how my house smells, and how it makes me feel. My first cup of coffee is warm and cozy and makes our kitchen smell amazing. It helps me get in the right frame of mind to take on the day, and wakes me up since I have a toddler that still doesn’t sleep through the night. I also simply LOVE the way that coffee tastes, it’s freaking delicious! If I have some extra time to sit down and relax with my coffee, then I’ll add a pinch of cinnamon on top and really set meaningful intentions for the day.
When I first had Apollo, I was working a bizarre schedule at work where I would either work until 1:00 in the morning OR I would have to wake up at 4 am to get ready for work at 6 am. This was with a newborn baby and a 4-year-old, so coffee was a god-send. I remember doing some really weird stuff on little to no sleep, particularly at 4 am trying to brew coffee, but missing multiple steps in the process.
One time I put whole coffee beans in the machine, which I didn’t notice until I had already started to brew the coffee. I’ve also put ground coffee directly in without a filter, and wondered why the coffee machine sounded like it shooting fireworks… those are only a couple of my Coffee Confessions. I’ll drive 25 minutes into the opposite side of DC to get a particular type of coffee because certain days I’ll crave the iced coffee from a particular coffee shop. I’ve spilled coffee in my brand new car, all over my face and clothes, on my shoes, and I’ve left it on top of my car and started driving off. I also love to buy others a cup of coffee, if I can find a reason to get coffee with someone I will. Have you ever done anything bizarre or silly because you didn’t have your morning cup of coffee? If you share your stories on twitter you can win a special treat from Thermos. Five people who tweet @Thermos sharing their #CoffeeConfessions will be randomly selected to win a Thermos brand product and an exclusive bag of coffee from Dark Matter Coffee! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #CoffeeConfessions so they can easily find your tweets! I’d love hear about your experiences with lack of sleep, epic trips to find the perfect cold brew, or any other coffee confessions! Thank you to Thermos for supporting my blog and giving everyone the opportunity to win some really cool stuff. Let the coffee lovers of the world unite!