Ever since my brand new (and totally amazing) coffee maker the De’Longhi MagnificaS Smart was adopted into our home, I’ve been going a little coffee crazy. It’s really (really) hard not to drink 5+ cups a day when you basically have a barista in your kitchen. A barista that you don’t have to make small talk with or tip (though I do love my local barista’s, also just love saying ‘barista’). I decided I was going a little too crazy on the coffee, literally it has been the only thing I want to drink — this happens when you have a coffee maker that makes pretty much any cup of jo at the touch of a button but also with the cooler temps and the holidays, a nice cup of coffee is just so darn comforting. I felt like I needed to dial it back, stop over indulging and just stick to the enjoying. Which is actually my living goal for the season as well, enjoy each busy moment as best I can — pretty much my coffee drinking is a metaphor for my days.
My morning cup (after my hot lemon water of course) is either a double Americano or a tall coffee (did I mention I just have to touch a button on my MagnificaS Smart and I can choose pretty much any type of coffee? It grinds my beans too!).
I’m try my best to have my morning cup a little later into the morning and sit back and enjoy it when I do, maybe I sit back and work on my to-do list for the day or just relax and take a breather before I dive into the day.
My afternoon cup is either a tall coffee or a cappuccino, but on the weekend I ramped it up and made an eggnog baileys latte (winning!) and actually got to read my book while I stopped and enjoyed it.
If I have a second cup later in the afternoon (if is always a for sure), it’s around the time I go to pick up the kids. Right when I need another breather, before I switch my gears.
I find the holidays so exciting, comforting and also super stressful (all at the same time). It’s super hard not to get caught up in the hustle and bustle, but important to try to take a few moments here and there and just enjoy (whatever the moment is). Coffee breaks are a great time to just sit back and enjoy, maybe the only slow moment of your day so take advantage.
PS. I know the De’Longhi MagnificaS Smart is pricey ($1,299.95 to be exact), but my god is it amazing. If you have a coffee lover in your life maybe this would make a great gift, like everyone pitches a little and you make it a group gift — that sorta gift. You can get it from the De’Longhi website or Amazon (and other larger retailers).
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of DELONGHI. The opinions and text are all mine.