I’m a coffee snob. Patrick chuckles at me every morning as I whip together my daily concoction. Now that I’m a Coffee-Mate ambassador, we have a LOT of Coffee-Mate action going on. That’s because I always mix it up to launch my day in a happy zone. But here is a twist to my routine – Maya is now drinking coffee every morning too and she has her own recipes that are way different than mine. The result? Our condiment table in the kitchen has become a coffee ingredient construction zone. I decided to take charge and revamp that business into a java-friendly serving area. Below is a picture of what it looked like before – and I’m only showing a snippet because I’m embarrassed for you to see the rest. I have scruples, you know!
See? It was one big hot mess. Are those sparklers I see? And pancake syrup? Cupcake liners? Really? Who put those there?
First I cleaned everything off and scrubbed away the disrespect.
To set a good vibe, I made a painting to hang over the area. Because we all know coffee is magical, right?
Next it was time to load in the goods.
Here’s my rundown:
– Raw sugar (in a jar, AND on the shelf I a box of packets for travel).
– Agave nectar for when I’m feeling saucy!
– Nescafe Clasico Dark Roast (super strong instant, I don’t do a coffeemaker)
– Coffee-Mate Powdered: I usually use liquid Coffee-Mate that I keep in the fridge, but I also keep powered hand in case of the apocalypse (ie: we run out of liquid creamer). I want to be ready! Plus, Patrick prefers powdered creamer to liquid.
– Various mugs and cups for iced coffee. I never know from day to day which I’ll want, so I make sure to always have both washed and ready for use!
– Cute straws for iced coffee.
– Spoons, mints and coasters.
Taa daa! Now all our family can have all our coffee needs at our fingertips, perfectly organized! Now the challenge is to see how long it will stay this way!
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