New Year Coffee

So I made 2 New Year’s Resolutions this month – 1) shave my legs more often (probably TMI, but don’t judge me – 6 AM is not a good time to be holding a razor….), and 2) go to one new local coffee shop each month.  Don’t get me wrong – I do love a Starbucks and since they are on practically every street corner in NYC, they are easy to hit on the run.  But when I just want to go enjoy a cup of coffee, nothing beats a hole-in-the-wall coffeehouse.  There is definitely a different feel, an ambiance in the local shops that makes it not just about a quick cup of coffee to get you going, but about a whole social experience – the sitting and relaxing, enjoying the taste and smell.  It’s the appreciation of the atmosphere that separates a coffee drinker and a coffee lover.  Stay tuned for my first Coffeehouse Highlight!


Coffee Me Happy

Coffee makes me happy.  Coffee makes me so happy that whenever I’m on the verge of tears, my husband offers to buy me a Starbucks (no joke) – which may sound like no huge feat but if you ever heard him go off about the “corporate coffee scheme” then you would know what a big deal this is.  So what better way to start the morning then with a big, hot cup of happy.  There is a Starbucks in the building where I work and I can smell the lovely aroma as I walk in every morning.  So you can imagine my utter distaste with my company’s AWFUL coffee.  No – not just awful but truly appalling, and while I do love a Starbucks, it can do damage to the wallet.  So, I came back from the holidays with a new resolve – why should I be unhappy every morning because of bad coffee?  I shouldn’t – but I also shouldn’t go into financial doom from buying coffee every morning…and maybe some afternoons.  So I went to my local Target and purchased a spiffy little Black and Decker 5 cup stainless steel coffee maker for only $25 that is perfect for office use – talk about true happiness!