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Make perfect mornings with illy coffee!
Morning time is the only time that our home is peaceful and quiet. It’s the perfect time for my fiancé and I to relax, enjoy a cup of illy coffee, and just be. Once the kids wake up everything is non-stop until we are all worn out and ready for bed. We love this life, but it would be a lot harder to keep up with our two crazy boys if we didn’t take the time to spend these perfect mornings together.
Life’s Affordable Luxury
A long time ago I read a quote stating that coffee was one of life’s affordable luxuries. It’s actually something I think about when I’m enjoying a cup of coffee quite often. I’m not so sure the quote meant that coffee is worth more than we actually pay for it, so much as it’s the whole overall experience. There is just something so peaceful and relaxing about sitting down and simply enjoying a nice hot, or cold, cup of coffee. Especially when you can share those moments with people you love.
I can remember all the mornings that I sat at my grandmother’s kitchen table while she and my mom had coffee and talked. I was too young to have coffee back then, but wanted to be a part of everything. Instead, I would have my own kid-friendly drink in a coffee mug and just sit and listen to them gossip, loving every moment.
Now, when we visit my parents in Florida one of my favorite things to do is wake up early. I know my mom will be the only other person awake and the coffee will be made. We sit out on the lanai enjoying our coffee and catching up while all the boys are still sleeping. It’s really special and I look forward to it every time we are able to visit them.
And, when I think back to some of my favorite moments with my one of my best girlfriends, the mornings we just hung out, enjoying a cup of coffee and music or books stand out the most.
Coffee just has had this way of making moments peaceful, relaxing and simply more enjoyable for as long as I can remember.
illy coffee is our coffee of choice these days. It is made from a combination of 9 different Arabica coffee beans from South and Central America, India and Africa. I don’t have the most sensitive pallet when it comes to coffee, but the flavor of illy coffee is unmistakable! It’s rich, smooth, and of very high quality. My fiancé and I both love it!
I almost always have to have a breakfast pastry of some sort with my morning coffee. These Vanilla Cream Blueberry Muffins are my favorite, but scones and English muffins rank high on my list as well!
Cold Brewed Coffee at Home
illy coffee is the perfect choice for using in both a cold brew coffee maker or a French press. We actually now own both types of coffee makers, but have been hooked on cold brew since we first tried it earlier this summer. Cold brewed coffee reduces the acidity and makes the flavor of illy coffee come through amazingly well!
We loved it so much we just had to have a cold brew coffee maker. It’s actually very simple to use to make cold brew coffee at home! The cold brew coffee system makes a coffee concentrate that you mix with water and/or milk. The best part that you can use it for hot or cold drinks!
I’m looking forward to trying to recreate all of my favorite coffee drinks now!
Where to Buy illy Coffee
If you haven’t tried illy coffee yet, I would definitely recommend it for all of your own perfect mornings! You can buy it online. Use code COFFEE17 to save 20% on your order!