Monday, April 7, 2014

For the love of coffee...


Back in the day, before there was a Starbucks on every corner,
the only way I liked coffee was doctored up with lots of cream and sugar.
Then Starbucks and assorted other coffee shops became all the rage,
and I discovered mochas.
Yummmmm!


After awhile all of that sweetness just didn't appeal to me anymore.


Now I just love my coffee hot, dark, and strong, with just a little 2% milk in it.


If that milk is served from a cute little vintage cow creamer,
so much the better!



still following,


kimklassencafe

39 comments:

  1. Wonderful. Great creamer. Beautiful photos. My Starbucks coffee is the "Granpa Special." It's the brewed Pike Place coffee with steamed heavy cream.

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    1. Thanks, Earl! My focal point was a bit off on a couple of the shots, but I'm still learning and practicing!

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  2. Oh my gosh, the cutest coffee relates post ever! I am learning to like a good pour over with a little heavy cream and a tad of maple syrup. I haven't had a Mocha in a couple of weeks.

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    1. I know we're mutual coffee lovers. Maybe I should hop in my car and head on down to California and meet you for a cup!

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  3. Yes, I would love to have my morning coffee with milk poured out of that cute creamer jar.

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    1. Thanks, Barbara! It is a cutie, isn't it?

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  4. Elizabeth, I can see right away that we would love to shop together. The little vintage cow creamer is the sweetest ever. Your picture of the milk being poured into your coffee has such an inviting feel - as though you are welcoming me to join you. I've been weaning myself off of sugar/sweeteners and flavored coffee creamers and Starbucks, too. I didn't think I'd ever like my coffee black, but I am making progress. A healthy girl is a happy girl! Thanks for a wonderful start to my day!

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    1. Donna, can't have too many thrifting/antiquing partners! Come on along!

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  5. That is precious! It would make drinking coffee even better.

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    1. It is a fun little addition to my coffee addiction!

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  6. I have the same cute little creamer! Fun post. :)

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    1. Dina, I got mine at an antique store but wondered if it's really vintage or a reproduction. Where did you get yours?

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  7. Yes, coffee flavors have come a long way. Black, and tasty for me too. Love your photos and story. Enjoy!

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    1. Nothing like a good cup of coffee, is there Beverly? I've got to have it first thing to get my day going, then I don't drink any later in the day.

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  8. Oh my goodness... your photos are fabulous..... so FUN.....

    thank you for sharing with TT. xo, Kim

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  9. My husband makes our coffee every morning. He uses Folgers Gourmet ground (dark) and adds a little ground hazelnut cream coffee (usually decaf). We both drink our coffee black. How I missed it over the weekend when I was away from home!

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    1. My hubs makes me my morning coffee too! We're blessed aren't we?

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  10. What an adorable cow!

    I recently stopped adding sugar - still use sweetened cream, but it has enough sweetness in it for me right now. It's interesting how our tastes and preferences change.

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    1. It's much better for me than all that fat and sugar, but boy do I still need that morning coffee to wake up!

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  11. That cow creamer is way too cute.

    I go to Starbucks maybe once or twice a year. I will add roasted cinnamon and cardamom to my coffee as it is brewing-smells wonderful.

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    1. Your coffee add-ins sound wonderful! I'll have to give it a try!

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  12. Wonderful photos and post! Every week I'd treat myself to a Starbucks mocha - but I no longer like the sweetness either (now i'm into skim lattes!). That little cow is so, so cute!

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    1. We are both better off without all the fat and sugar from those mochas, I suppose! Thanks so much for your kind comment.

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  13. Loved seeing that sweet, little cow again! Every time I shop I see cow creamers - and I think of you and the fun day we spent together when you found this little cutie! If I drank coffee I would need to find one for me. Maybe I need one for the flavored creamer I put in my hot chocolate!
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. I think of our fun day when I look at my little cow as well!

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  14. I feel the same way about hot chocolate...but don't have a cute little ceramic cow to make it more special. Very sweet story you have told.

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    1. Sharon, well, I guess you need to go thrifting or antiquing and get yourself a cute little cow creamer too! Thanks so much for your comment.

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  15. Lovely series of photos. Such a cute little vintage piece.

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    1. Thanks so much! I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

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  16. What a fun post, Elizabeth! Love your milk/coffee shots - and we have something else in common, we enjoy our coffee the same way :)

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    1. Yes, we sure do have a lot in common!

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  17. I love the little cow creamer. Love my coffee, too! Great images.

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    1. Thanks so much, Jill! Texture Tuesdays are an awful lot of fun!

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  18. Such a cute little cow :) Third one is my favourite!

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  19. Me too! I always buy bold roast. I get bags of Starbucks at the grocery store (love, love Sumatra) and I add half and half and sugar. :)

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  20. What a cute creamer. I have to drink my coffee iced. lol

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  21. This is so stinking cute! I do think I might need a cow creamer... LOL, I chuckle just typing that.

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