Coffee and Me and Memories

 

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I love coffee and my yesteryear memories that male it special. One of my favorites is espresso – ANY TYPE OF ESPRESSO! Ristretto, single shot, double shot or lungo (long shot). I also love Cappuccino, Café Latte, Café Mocha, anything that a barista at Starbucks can conjure up.

 

 
My love for coffee started when I was young. My mother was raised in Louisiana and  she frequented the well-known Café du Monde in New Orleans where their specialty was coffee with Chicory, and beignets.

 
For those of you that are not familiar with Chicory, it is a caffeine-free herb that is as popular as a coffee substitute as well as an ingredient in New Orleans coffee.

 

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By the way, I know you are just dying to know what beignets are. Beignets are a square piece of dough, fried and covered with powdered sugar. They are served in orders of three and extremely light and delicious.

 

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I remember the times when my mother and I would vacation in New Orleans and have leisurely breakfasts at the Café du Monde sipping Chicory coffee and munching on beignets. I preferred the Chicory served Au Lait, mixed half and half with hot milk. It was a glorious time – memories that will not be forgotten.

 

When I turned 30, I had several life-changing events and decided to leave Orlando, Fl (where I was born). I moved to the Miami area where I fell in love with Café Cubano, known as Cuban coffee. Cuban Coffee is like espresso but is sweetened and is incredibly delicious.

 

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Cuban coffee is the octane that fuels South Miami. Sipping Cuban coffee is a daily social event in Miami neighborhoods. It’s a cheap jolt that will keep you going for hours. There are several variations of energy building coffee. I could use a shot right now in order to get through this blog. If you ever have to run through an airport to catch a plane and you’re in Miami, grab a shot of Cuban coffee. You’ll be glad you did!!

 

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  My coffee enjoyment at home starts as soon as I wake up. I turn on the coffee that was readied the night before. I have this old and outdated automatic coffee maker, which I will have to replace soon. However, it works and makes a decent 8 cups of coffee. I sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin spice in the grinds to give it some spunk.

 

My husband and I sip our coffee throughout the morning while getting ready for what the day will bring. Our coffee doesn’t live up to the interesting taste of Chicory, or the jolt from Cuban coffee, or the pizzazz from espresso, however, it makes for our quality time together – memories that will not be forgotten.

Cheers!

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  4 comments for “Coffee and Me and Memories

  1. 07/15/2015 at 1:51 am

    I love coffee as well. Love the feel of your blog. The background picture is breath taking. Have you ever tried Butter Coffee? If not pls check out my review of it on my blog and get the recipe. It is a coffee lovers dream. Nice pictures as well. Oh and Cuban coffee is yummy as a matter of fact I haven’t run into a coffee I don’t like. I think I may need to start a coffee lover’s anonymous.

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    • 07/15/2015 at 2:23 am

      Thank you. I will definitely have to try Butter Coffee. I am on my way to your blog now.

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  2. fierymama05
    07/15/2015 at 2:08 am

    OMG, I love coffee too. During my pregnancy I’d have a Mocha Frappe from McDonald’s. Recently my mother in law introduced me to the Smores Frappuccino from Starbucks. Yummy! I’ve never been to New Orleans, but I hear beignets are delicious, I hope I get to taste some soon. I became a real coffee drinker about 10 years ago, best darn decision I’ve made. Great post÷ 🙂

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    • 07/15/2015 at 2:21 am

      Thank you. I love Starbucks – my favorite.

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