A life without coffee . . . .

Anyone who knows me, has ever met me in a train station or has seen me in the morning knows that I love Coffee. It is the foundation of my day and has been for many a year.

Coffee means a lot to me and good coffee is how I live my life. I don’t like drinking any old coffee, I need to taste the richness, experience the slight bitter tang on my tongue and absorb myself into the cup. A good cup of coffee is not something to be rushed, it shouldnt be drank cold (although I have done that a fair few times as a mum) and it should be cherished.

Today I had a coffee moment. I was sat on the sofa working away with the back door open, the sun was shining, the sky was blue and Hubby had taken the girls into town. I had a flash of inspiration. The laptop was put down, the kettle put on and the phone switched to silent. With my feet up on our garden swing I sat and enjoyed a hot cup of coffee in the peace and quiet with the sun beaming down. I love having a coffee moment and I really should do it more often.

Its amazing how refreshed I felt having stopped for five minutes and just watched the clouds go by.

It got me thinking about how I would love to share more Coffee Moments with people, a chance to talk face to face and really have a conversation. I am looking forward to seeing lots of people this weekend and maybe I can share a cup of coffee with them, mind you I am picky when it comes to my coffee and only the best is good enough for me. Whether it is freshly ground from the bean and filtered for my pleasure each morning, a tall cup of americano coffee from a coffee shop as I rush for my train or my favourite cup of Crem Espresso using these nespresso compatible capsules in our nespresso machine. Good coffee made well can definitely make a difference to my mood and there is nothing I like more than to have freshly roasted coffee delivered to my door for me to enjoy.

Too much of my life at the moment is sat on the other side of this screen answering emails, sending electronic messages or typing away on my blog. Now don’t get me wrong I love doing it but that cup of coffee in the garden has reminded me that there is more that I can be doing. There are only a few days left on the manic organisation to go before Blog On takes place this weekend but after that, I will be taking a break for a week and spending some quality time with my girls and my family. I hope the sun shines and we can go to the beach or maybe to the zoo or maybe even just to have a picnic in the park.

I want to spend a week full of Coffee moments, a week full of relaxing times that remind me about the best things in life. How would you spend your perfect Coffee moment?