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Morning Coffee Magic: Tips to Pamper and Energize

Hi there, coffee lovers! Let's talk about coffee as an essential part of your morning routine and a special savings opportunity for YOU.

If you're like me, you love coffee and want it fast, easy, and delicious. That’s especially true in the morning when I’m barely awake. Even though I want my coffee quick I take a little time to pamper myself a bit with my morning coffee ritual.

A Morning Coffee Ritual

Three cups of coffee

After much trial and error, I’ve become a fan of coffee pods. I’ve used coffee pods off and on over the years, giving them up time and again because I couldn’t find pods with enough flavor for me. Coffee made from grounds in a drip machine always seems to taste better. 

The problem is, I'm impatient and not fond of waiting for my morning coffee to brew. So, I kept buying coffee pod brewers and a variety of coffee pods until finally, I am able to make a quick morning coffee I like.  

 Now I get flavorful coffee quickly with my Keurig 2.0 brewer. My preferred cup of coffee is 12 ounces of steaming hot goodness. The pampering comes from the splash of heavy cream I froth (with this frother) into a cloud of goodness on top of the coffee. The final touch is a generous sprinkling of cinnamon on top. Taking the time to add some froth and a sprinkle of cinnamon is my reminder to take care of myself.

Why consider adding cinnamon to your coffee?  

Besides smelling and tasting wonderful, adding cinnamon to your coffee can have several health benefits. 

Cinnamon is rich in antioxidants, which help protect your body against damage from harmful free radicals. It may also have anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce inflammation in the body.

Cinnamon has been associated with improved blood sugar control, as it may help lower blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals with diabetes or those at risk of developing it.

Cinnamon may aid in digestion by reducing bloating, gas, and indigestion. It has also been suggested to have antimicrobial properties, potentially helping to fight bacteria and fungi.

Cinnamon adds flavor without adding calories or sugar, making it a healthier alternative to artificial sweeteners or flavored syrups.

When using a frother you'll find skim milk makes a thick foamy froth to add to your coffee.  I like to use heavy cream for its rich flavor.   Customizing your coffee is essential for a morning pampering routine.

Why is this morning routine important?  

When you take the time for a little self-care each morning you are telling yourself you are worthy.  This coffee ritual can help your center yourself and energize you as you prepare for whatever the day has in store for you.  I've come to cherish this routine to start my day.

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Whether you choose coffee pods or ground coffee for your morning coffee depends on your priorities.  I can't say coffee in pods is better than freshly ground coffee. If convenience and variety are important to you, coffee pods may be the way to go. However, if you prioritize customization and environmental impact, ground coffee may be a better choice.

The good news is if you're looking for a high-quality coffee option, Bestpresso is a brand to consider. I’m excited to share with you that I am an affiliate of Bestpresso and you can enjoy 20% off on anything from their website AND free shipping for orders over $21 with the code COFFEE20.  I enjoy the Keurig-compatible 96-pod variety pack so I can enjoy whichever flavor suits my mood. Check these links:
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Other Ways to Enjoy Your Coffee


A cup of cappuccino
If you love espresso-strength coffee try this cappuccino recipe.

Makes one 12-ounce serving
  • 4 tablespoons of ground coffee, 4 ounces of double-strength coffee, dark roast K-cup, or an espresso pod
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • ground cinnamon for garnish

Place the milk into a large mug. Warm the milk in a microwave for 30-45 seconds.  Froth for 30 seconds.  

If using the Nespresso brewer, set the mug with the frothed milk in place and brew a single cup of coffee.  

When using a coffee pod, brew the smallest cup on the strongest setting. When using ground coffee, brew 4 ounces of double-strength coffee. 

Sweeten and sprinkle with cinnamon for garnish. 

Salted Caramel Latte

A cup of salted caramel latte.

This salted caramel latte is a tasty morning or afternoon treat.

Makes one 12-ounce serving

  • 4 tablespoons of dark roast ground coffee, or 4 ounces of double-strength coffee, a dark- roast K-cup, or espresso pod
  • 2 Tablespoons salted caramel sauce (purchased)
  • 1/2 cup 2% or skim milk
  • additional salted caramel sauce in a squeeze bottle
Place the milk into a 2-cup measuring cup.  Stir the salted caramel sauce and milk together to combine. Warm the mixture in a microwave for 30-45 seconds. 

Froth for 30-60 seconds, until at least double in volume.  

When using a coffee pod, brew a small cup on the strongest setting. If using the Nespresso original brewer, brew a single cup.  When brewing ground coffee, brew 4 ounces of double-strength coffee. Holding back the foam, pour the milk mixture into the coffee.

Spoon the foam on top.  With the squeeze bottle, squeeze additional caramel sauce onto the foam in a decorative pattern.

Cinnamon Stick Coffee

A cup of after-dinner coffee.
An indulgent, fragrant cup of coffee full of cinnamon goodness.

Makes one 12-ounce serving

  • eight ounces, dark brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, sweetened with 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • cinnamon stick
Brew strong coffee.  If using the Keurig brewer, choose the strong brew and your favorite coffee pod.    

Use your frother to prepare the sweetened whipped cream. 

Top the coffee with the sweetened whipped cream. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon and garnish with a stick of cinnamon for a stirrer.

Enjoy Your Coffee in Special Mugs

No matter how you brew your coffee I encourage you to make your cup of coffee special. Choose a special mug or special creamer. Add some cinnamon or nutmeg. Savor your coffee as you start your morning. You deserve it.

Happy brewing!


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