For the last 6 years I’ve been participating in something that’s so bad: buying coffee on the way to work every single morning. I remember when I worked in Houston I could get a small white mocha with nonfat milk (add whip cream) for $3.84. Lately my order includes a large chai latte, hot with oat milk for 6 something. It’s insane I know. Which is why I’m trying to learn to love coffee I can make at home and all the perks that come along with it.
I’ve tried to break my bad habit before but failed. I’m weird about breakfast and usually don’t eat anything until lunch. You could safely say my morning routine is terrible for me. For my health and bank account. I know I can do better so that’s what I’m trying to do.
I found this coffee maker for less than $20 at Target. It’s not fancy but I’m fine with that. I don’t need fancy, I just need it to taste right.
After I picked up the coffee maker I headed to the grocery store only to stand and stare aimlessly at all the options on the coffee aisle for a good five minutes. Which filters am I supposed to buy? Are these the right size? What if they don’t fit? Oh well, I’ll make it work. Then I had to decide which coffee to get. I went with a classic. Folgers. Regular blend or whatever it’s called. I add a ton of milk and a tiny bit of sugar so the taste of the actually coffee gets lost.
On Friday morning I made coffee for the first time at home. I also made a breakfast tacos with wheat tortillas from Central Market. I was pleasantly surprised with the whole meal and plan on doing my best to keep it up.
If you have some sort of flavored creamer or if there’s a brand of coffee you love please let me know! I need suggestions and you always point me in the right direction.