Wednesday, March 6, 2013

5 Happy Inspirations: Coffee Time!


Some people say there are coffee aficionados and there are tea lovers. But you know what, I am the one and the other. The only difference is in timings. My day has to start with a cup of freshly brewed, strong coffee. It is a sort of fuel for my body and mind. While working in the office I keep my brain running with coffee. The evenings, on the other hand, belong to the refined taste of tea. While blogging in the eve or watching a movie on DVD, I keep my senses focused with a cup of white or green tea. 

Today, I am dedicating my post to the sumptuous dark brew with the invigorating scent - this is an ode to coffee! Here are five happy finds that would cheer up every cup of coffee:

1. Fun striped and dotted cups, saucers and bowls by the House of Fraser.
2. This yellow coffee machine brings double joy - coffee and a dash of sunshine!
3. Keep your brew hot - but do it with style! Opt for a Stelton thermos flask with a trendy spring colour.
4. This cool tea towel with geometric pattern is an ideal companion - and can be called coffee towel!
5. This happy coffee print will make you want to embrace your favorite cup and have a good sip.

Are you a coffee or a tea person? Or are you a 'swinging drinker' like myself?

Photography at top via Universal Blueprint

19 comments :

  1. I like tea usually, coffee only when doing overtime works.

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  2. Black coffee first thing and then a tea in the afternoon! P.S. Love the yellow kMix machine; I have the matching toaster and kettle so perhaps it's time to complete the trio?!

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    1. I'm actually also considering it. It is just too cool:-)

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  3. I am definitely a coffee addict and I am also definitely in love with this pink/grey tea towel (and the coffee machine)! /maria x

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  4. Ειμαι του τσαγιού κορίτσι, αλλα αγαπω τον καφε που μοσχοβολά. Οταν θα βγω εξω με φιλους θα πιω καφε.
    Τον τελευταιο καιρο εχω δοκιμασει ελληνικο καφε (Λουμίδη) με γευση μαστίχας... ξετρελαθηκα!
    Να τον δοκιμασεις, οπως και αυτον με καρδαμο.

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    1. Euxaristo gia tin symvouli! Tha to dokimaso otan eimai stin Ellada!

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  5. I'm a tea gal, but I still love the smell of coffee and all the stuff that comes with it - like the dotted cups above :) and the print? so cool!

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  6. I prefer freshly brewed coffee in the morning but I'm fine with tea or latte during the day.
    Love the print!

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  7. I'm a coffee addict - I have to start the day with it. If it is cold and/or raining out I love a cup of tea during the day. In the summer I love a glass of iced tea. Occasionally I'll have tea in the evenings, but not often.
    Those cups and saucers are darling!

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  8. Coffee all the way for Mr Walnut Grey (and if I do have tea, it'll be some herbal concoction in the evening). You probably already know that I'm a Nespresso fan, but you didn't show any of Mr Clooney's best ;-)

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  9. I'm a swinger as well. Ooops, did I just say that? :-) My morning coffee made in a French press is indispensable. I go to a special coffee shop where they have all these different beans and grind it for you on request. I need that shot of caffeine to get started. After 3 mugs I turn to tea...all day long. Mostly herbal and loose leaf.

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  10. I'm an occasional "swinging drinker" (more into sparkling water and a sip of diet Coke), but the Stelton thermos is one of my all time favorites. This one has such a trendy bright spring color! Pas mal ;)

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  11. Love the smell of freshly roasted or brewed coffee! But I don't drink coffee at all, although I come from a family of coffee aficionados, my dad roasts his own coffee. Even as a tea drinker I can't say no to the Stelton thermos and the tea towel. I want one of each!

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  12. I am more of a tea person ... although I do occasionally crave for a cup of good coffee. The dotted cups are so much fun and so is the yellow coffee machine! Kenwood ... it's time for me to check you out!!

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  13. I'm a swinger like you, but generally I'm more passionate about coffee. We make coffee four ways at home - either with our Chemex, Aeropress or French press and for espresso, we use our La Pavoni. We did a lot of experimentation with different beans and grinders, and since a few months we have a very precise routine for making each of those coffee types. It's sort of ritualistic and we're very serious about it :) As for tea, I LOVE oolong tea. Can't get enough of it!

    great picks Igor!

    Xx. Holly

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  14. ich bin da auch zwiegespalten. früher hab ich gar keinen kaffee getrunken. mittlerweile finde ich ihn genauso gut wie tee. wobei ich immer noch mehr tee trinke als kaffee, am tag eine (stelton-) kanne voll ;) liebe grüße, jan

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    1. Eine Stelton Kanne voll ist DIE neue Maßeinheit:-)

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  15. I must confess I tried to give up coffee for lent last year without success...my love for the bean runs deep but in the evenings I too refine myself to a quiet cup of tea.

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  16. A coffee towel, I like that! I'm a coffee girl all the way. I'm even drinking a cup right now!

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