I first started drinking coffee when I was in my late teens. It was a bit of an acquired taste for me and I added half and half and sugar. When I met/married Mr. B he had lived in Germany for 2 years and loved well brewed coffee. I dropped the sugar once I tasted a really good cup of coffee and have never looked back, but adding half and half is still my first choice when drinking the dark pick-me-up. Whipped cream and cinnamon is welcome on a cold day!
I enjoy 1 1/2 – 2 cups every morning but am pretty cautious about drinking it past noon as it keeps me awake. Through the years we’ve had a variety of different machines to prepare our coffee, including a French press—some of the best coffee was made using our French press. So today’s post will include some very pretty kitchens and their placement of a coffee maker of some kind.
This is one of my favorite kitchen ideas…utility mixed with the right amount of art and flowers. If I was confident I could style shelves this well, I’d definitely go for open shelving in some part of the kitchen next time.
Oh, and the inspiration for this post was an article in the New York Post talking about how coffee can help reverse liver damage from drinking alcohol. I don’t drink that much but I do enjoy a glass of wine after work most evenings, so I thought this might be a win-win.
Now here is where it’s crazy in the GHP house. We own this beauty. It makes espresso and steams milk…it’s very pretty, however, we own a drip maker as well. Seriously, Mr. B!? My kitchen counter space is limited…2 coffee machines?!
whining discussing this with family, I was given this clever machine by our California kids. It makes espresso and a regular cup of coffee, all from one machine.
But, (there’s always a but) it’s an expensive cup of either espresso or coffee, comparatively. And environmentally safe disposal of the pods is a bit of a headache. I love the sleek lines and I appreciate only one machine on the counter. Am I ever satisfied? Um, maybe not.
The forethought of this kitchen design feature is pretty cool. A coffee cupboard that has it’s own water source. And you can close the doors when not in use. Maybe in another house.
The coffee maker in this kitchen has the bonus of a shelf for coffee cups…convenient.
This lovely kitchen has what looks to be a stove top percolator…a blast from the past. Fitting for such a beautiful kitchen.
This is a Siphon Coffee maker from Williams Sonoma.
I haven’t read the reviews, but it looks pretty, doesn’t it?
Tell me, are you a coffee drinker? Several of my friends won’t touch the stuff. If you are a coffee drinker, do you make your own or rely on Starbucks, Peets or some other fabulous coffee house? Have a great Wednesday and a beautiful upcoming weekend! ♥ Karen