Coffee Break No.1

I should start by saying, I got the idea for virtual coffee breaks from a blog I ran across a while back. I can’t remember the name of it, but I absolutely loved the idea.

So, if we were having a coffee I’d probably tell you about:

1. My first real autumn. I know, sounds a little funny; here I am in my 20’s and yet this is my very first “real” fall. I recently moved out of FL so, up until this year fall has been 70 degree days and a palm tree leaf on the ground, haha. My new city has real seasons, just wow! I think I’d be perfectly happy doing nothing more than just sitting by a lake taking in the beautiful leaves all day. I did that for a while last weekend and it was so lovely.

 

 

2. I’m addicted to Sugarfina Sugarlips. I bought them as a gift for a friend and in a moment of weakness opened them and proceeded to eat the entire cube. Basically they’re sour patch kids for rich people. I am not part of this “rich people” bracket, so my addiction is unfortunate. I’ve tried to find a substitute, but nothing is quite as good. In conclusion they’re TOO good and TOO expensive.

 

 

3. I am loving my Trade Coffee Co. Subscription. A couple months back I decided that my Keurig was simply not cutting it anymore, so I got a Moccamaster coffee maker. The Moccamaster is handmade in the Netherlands and adheres to European coffee brewing standards, so I knew I couldn’t just put any old beans in my fancy new coffee maker! I had seen a couple ads for Trade on Instagram and finally decided to try it and let me tell you; it’s wonderful! I took a coffee quiz answering questions about flavor and roast preferences and they pick the coffee for me. I have the “hookup” for every two weeks. I love it because I get to try so many roasters across the country and the beans are fresh every time!

 

 

4. Making new friends is hard. It’s not to say that I don’t have a few friends here in my new city, but none of them are really at that point where I feel like I can just call them up spur of the moment and get together. I miss my FL friends who I can be lazy with. I’ll get there with some of my friends here, it will just take some time. Haha, patience has never been my strong suit.  🙂

 

 

Until next time,

A Coffee with Kate

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When thinking about the simple pleasures in life, often the first thing that comes to mind for me at least, is a cup of coffee.

I feel like at this point there are few memories of mine that don’t include coffee in one way or another.

Coffee brings to mind game nights from my college years spent with good friends, trips to the mountains, a friend’s engagement, and happiness.

 

More generally though, coffee is:

The start to a day. 

The energy boost to carry you through a long night of studying.

A meeting with old friends.

A way to get to know some one new.

An opportunity to try something new.

Comfort and routine.

Warmth on a cold winter’s day.

Coolness on a summer day.

 

Perhaps the magic in coffee for me isn’t the sheer fact that it contains caffeine, but rather that it can become whatever it needs to be given the situation. Maybe I’ve had too much coffee at this point, but  it seems to me that I could stand to be a little more like coffee. See, there’s beauty in the ability to change and adapt.

I hope you’ll follow along with me as we take coffee breaks together, share ideas, and embrace the change that comes our way in this season of life.

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