Monday, September 14, 2009

Coffee Anyone?

Yum, who can resist a delicious cup of coffee? There is nothing like a cup of coffee freshly brewed the old fashion way.

I start with my favorite coffee bean, José's Vanilla Nut Arabica Coffee.

Look how beautiful the beans look, and they smell mummmmm, delicious!

I grind them up.

I get my vintage coffee pot ready with water and a filter. The filter isn't really necessary, but it does make clean up much easier.

Final step is to put the pot over the fire and wait. Trust me, it is worth the wait. In a time when everyone always seems to be in a hurry, it's important not to forget to stop and smell the roses freshly brewed coffee.

Care to join me for a cup of coffee? I like my coffee with flavored creamers, French Vanilla is my favorite. How do you take yours? Please slow down a bit and take a moment to enjoy the little pleasures in life.

Have a wonderful Monday!


Jacque said...

Good Morning Ana, uuuuuuuuuuuummmmm, your coffee smells delicious! You are right, we all live in a "microwave" world...we want everything immediately!!

As far as coffee...I am an old fashioned girl. I like mine with just a "tinch" of creamer. Just enough to lighten the coffee but not change the flavor. I do not care for flavored coffees but do like cappucinno...

Thanks for sharing...Have a great week!

House and Homes....etc. said...

I would love to join you and I think I can smell it brewing from here. And yes I have to have flavored creamers:) Thank you.


Elyse said...

good morning, ana!

i am having my cup of coffee right now. my current at-home favorite is peet's house blend but when i go out, i love panera's dark blend. sometimes i grind the beans, sometimes i buy them ground. love a cup with a warm, baked good.

have a nice day!


Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

good morning. i can smell it too. mmmmmm my fave is Gloria Jean's German chocolate cake.
♥ Rebecca

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Ana, I would love to join you for a cup of fresh ground home brewed coffee! I love it fixed that way! My mom and her best friends, 3 of our neighbor ladies, would start every day out when I was a little girl, at our house, having a cup of coffee and a little treat and visiting before starting their housework, grocery shopping, etc. I loved her tradition of doing that, and try to start my day out the same way... only I don't have 3 neighbors who I am really close to, sometimes it is just me, but it is so relaxing! I love Hazelnut! Bisous... Julie Marie

Atelier de Charo said...

Hola Ana, siempre cae bien una buena taza de café y si es recién pasadito mucho mejor.


Mama T said...

Oh Ana, I wish I could run over to have a cup!! It smells so good from here. One of my best friends moved this summer and it was the highlight of my week to have that cup with her. I do miss that. Why is the coffee always better when shared with a good friend? Oh yeah, it's not the coffee, it's the fellowship. I'm glad I found a little of that here on your spot, thanks...Teresa

Vicki said...

Hello, Ana,
I love coffee, too. In fact I am getting to make a pot now. You know I am going to get me an old fashioned pot like yours and start making it that way. Your pot reminds me of the one my parents used in the 1950's. Thanks also for the tip about the filter. It would make clean up so much easier. Thank you also for reminding us that sometimes it is the smallest of pleasures that make up the great moments of our lives. Have a great Monday! Vicki

Sandra said...

Hi Ana! I love your old fashioned pot. It brings back memories of my grandmother. :) This morning I splurged on a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. :) It was good.

Cindy said...

Hi Ana, I love fresh ground coffee, too. We have it every morning, thanks to our Cuisinart Grind and Brew (with the burr grinder). It makes amazing coffee using our favorite French Roast beans. makes mornings worth getting up for. Now I am off to bed so I can get up and enjoy some wonderful java! I do like your old fashioned coffee pot. It looks like the one my mom and dad used to use when I was a kid. Ohhh, and I LOVE your stove! Hugs, Cindy S.

June said...

Ana, I can smell it all the way to Idaho!

Mary said...

You're so cute, Ana. I had to smile as I read this, because I really don't like coffee at all...I've tried to drink it many times in many ways, but just haven't acquired a taste for it. I had to smile as I read...I could see the twinkle in your eye as you talked about your coffee, and it's just the way I talk about my tea. We do love our favorites beverages, don't we? LOL! It does look good, I have to long as I don't have to smell it or drink it! Enjoy!


Musings of a Sea Witch said...

I love that you brewed your coffee in a good olf fashioned perculator. I find this type of pot makes the best coffee, second only to an open campfire. Please make mine Irish, I have a busy week. LOL Sea Witch

Traci said...

I will be right over! i looove coffee. Must have with flavored creamer.Traci

Lilia said...

Yes, I will take a cup of your delicous coffee please. First, I want to thank you for your comment, it's very much appreciated. Second, I am flattered that you will be following my blog, and third, I bought the glass beads at Target. I believe it was $5 for the bag, there's about 50 pieces. can't wait to see what you come up with. Thanks again Ana. :)

Caroline@ FOREVER VINTAGE said...

I can almost smell it!!...I have a coffee grinder that I haven't used in a long time. I think I'll head out and get me some fresh coffee beans! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the sweet comment. In return I am glad to have found yours.