MUG turquoise coffee mug (sold out, but found some here) | COFFEE MAKER Keurig k15 mini plus brewing system (found in mint here) | TABLE acrylic side table (HomeGoods find, similar linked) | SHIRT bow sleeve shirt | JEANS frayed hem skinny jeans
About a month or two ago, I posted a quick little Instagram Story showing my cute little Keurig coffee maker hard at work, spilling fresh coffee into my favorite turquoise mug. (I’ve also posted a quick little Instagram Story showing what happened when I forgot to place my mug underneath the faucet before hitting the “brew” button… but I digress.)
Surprisingly, I got tons of direct messages asking for details on my coffee routine. “What type of Keurig is that?” “What type of Trader Joe’s coffee do you buy?” “Do you drink your coffee with creamer?”
It truly touched my heart to see that so many of y’all are coffee
addicts fanatics like myself, so I thought it would be fun to do something a little different today and walk you through my coffee routine! Grab a cup and let’s get started, shall we?
My family jokes that I am a different person in the mornings. Terms like “zombie” and “grouch” have been thrown around, although I’m sure it’s not that bad. ;) What changes all that? Coffee.
Stumbling to the kitchen and making a cup is the very first thing I do every morning. I usually wake up between 6-7am, and immediately swing open the fridge door to pull out the Britta filtered water I’ve prepped the night before. I only drink one cup in the mornings, but religiously have a second around 3 pm every day. This is a habit I got into this past winter, and while I know it’s not good for me, it’s become my favorite part of my afternoon. I usually feel a bit sluggish around 3 pm, and taking a 15-minute coffee break to rest and reset always manages to perk me up.
I cap myself off at two cups a day (which I know is still too much) but every once in a blue moon will have a late-night cup if I need to pull an all-nighter. Old college habits die hard!
When I moved into my first apartment, my mom bought me this precious Keurig K15 Mini Plus Brewing System and I’ve used it every single day since! I own it in white, but how cute is this mint version? I love the size of it… it’s cute, petite and just what I need. I fill the “tank” to the middle level for a full cup of coffee both in the mornings and afternoon. I can’t recommend this cutie enough for a graduation (high school or college) or house-warming present! I get so many compliments and questions on it.
Let me tell y’all… I have been around the block once or twice when it comes to buying Keurig-compatible coffee cups and can tell you with certainty that there’s nothing better for taste or price than the Trader Joe’s coffee cups! Twelve cups for $4.99? Unheard of. At any other grocery store, Keurig cups cost at least $8 for a box of 12!
Not only do you get your money’s worth with these, but they taste so much better than any other I’ve tried! (Am I the only one who hates the Starbucks cups?) I buy the Dark Roast pack since I add creamer and still love a vibrant coffee taste, but have found the Medium and French Roast flavors to be delicious as well!
Yep. I’m that girl. You know.. that one who “ruins” coffee by dousing it with creamer. And I have no shame! :)
Confession: I used to be an International Delight Hazelnut Creamer addict. I would buy the box of individual cups, and pour two into every cup of coffee I’d drink. But one day, a family friend pointed out that the ingredients in International Delight creamers are pretty sketchy. And I’ll be honest… it was still hard for me to switch!
But I finally found an option that works and doesn’t have quite the chemically makeup of International Delight… Natural Bliss Hazelnut Creamer. It’s made with real milk and cream, sugar and natural hazelnut flavor, and that’s it! I’m not going to lie, I still love to use those ID creamers whenever they’re the only option, but feel a lot better about making this switch.
My beautiful turquoise coffee mugs were also a gift from my mama when I moved into my first apartment. She found them at Anthropologie, and also gifted me matching plates (now on sale!) that I have hung in my kitchen and bowls that I use for cereal every morning.
I also enjoy collecting cute coffee mugs from traveling, and love my Cafe 30-A mug from my family’s yearly trips to Seaside, Florida and my Chip mug that Andrew brought back to me from Disney World. I drink out of Chip every Friday, haha! It’s the happiest way to kick off the weekend! :)
So there you have it, friends! I’m currently looking for a pretty gold bar cart that would serve as my coffee bar to go in the space you see above. But besides that, everything about my coffee routine is pretty set in stone and I love it! Now I’d love to know your routine! Are you a religious coffee drinker? Any favorite brews or favorite mugs? I had so much fun putting mine together, and would love to hear about yours!
Love from Texas,
Photography by Angie Garcia