K-Cups or Portafilter: Deciding Which Machine is For You

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K-Cups or Portafilter: Deciding Which Machine is For You

In this day and age, we have so many options for getting that daily caffeine fix. You might have a local coffee shop you frequent on your commute to school or work. Perhaps you have a trusty machine at your house, or if you are anything like me, somedays you just need all the caffeine you can get so you make a cup at home and go to the coffee shop. Look, no shame in that… I can’t help my personal needs!

Coffee + Cake = A Match in Heaven

No matter the time of day or occasion, you can rely on coffee to be a delicious complement to a delectable treat. My favorite food to eat with coffee: cake. There is something so divine about the marriage of flavors between the sweetness of the cake and boldness of the coffee. What’s even better than regular cake and coffee? You’ve got it. Coffee cake! If you’ve never tried it… well, you’re totally missing out. I have a few coffee cake flavors that I’d like to talk about, and therefore… let the coffee cake games begin!

Can I Get a Latte?

You walk into a coffee shop and the first thing you see is a drink menu with a whole bunch of words you may or may not understand (it’s okay, we’ve all been there, I promise). There’s probably a latte, cappuccino, cortado, and macchiato listed—to name a few. You don’t really want to ask what the difference is from a cappuccino and a macchiato, but you also don’t want to get something you don’t like! Fear no more, this is an all-you-need-to-know guide to ordering your perfect caffeinated drink.

Colombian, Ethiopian, and Guatemalan Coffee… What’s the Difference?

We go to the pantry and grab our favorite morning treat: coffee. The sweet aroma fills the air and nothing better than that first sip, but what exactly are you drinking? Is it Colombian? Or maybe Ethiopian? Does it even really matter, or is it all essentially the same?