I am a fairly new convert to coffee, weirdly when I first got my Nespresso machine I would drink Espressos but couldn’t stomach a whole mug of coffee. Then I got old and now I need a kick start in the mornings!
As we’ve established, I’m not a morning person (and I’m always late), so I need my coffee easily accessible and brewed quickly so I can run out the door. Our coffee station is set up so everything we need is at our fingertips and we don’t need to spend any time rummaging through kitchen cupboards.
I adore our Nespresso machine (mine is an older model and now discontinued but you’ll find similar here) and we use it almost everyday. It creates Espresso shots and also longer drinks from ‘pods’ of ground coffee. We have pods for both styles of coffee and I store a variety of them in an old candle jar.
Mr LVS likes intense coffees whereas I prefer something a bit mellower and occasionally a decaf. All the Nespresso pods are colour coded so you when you know which one you like it’s easy to grab the right one. Our favourites for long coffees are Decaf Vivalto Lungo (blue w/red spot), Indriya (army green) and Rosabaya (pink) with Cosi (soft gold) and Ristretto (black) for shorter caffeine boosts.
Some mornings require a dose of something sweet, so we have sugar on hand in a small jar. I do try and buy brown sugar cubes (which I prefer) but when we run out granulated sugar does just fine. A cake stand is a cute way of corralling everything together. I use this Ikea one, it gives height to the coffee station and makes cleaning easier when I only have to move one thing.
The kettle is nearby so we also keep a jar of teabags and some loose leaf tea on hand. A shot glass is the perfect size to store the whisks for the milkfrother part of our machine.
I’m currently hunting for the perfect coffee themed print to hang above our coffee station – so far I’ve found this one, this one and this one but I can’t decide which one I prefer! Help me choose!
Do you need a coffee in the morning to get going or are you more of a tea drinker? Let me know in the comments!