So as you may or may not know, I’m a little in love with coffee. There have been times when I let my relationship with coffee consume me meaning I drank 4 cups a day, and other times when I let it bankrupt me meaning I went to Starbucks twice a day which is the financial equivalent of taking out a mortgage.
But since then, we’ve found a happy balance, coffee and I. I’ve invested in a few bits and bobs that help me make my one cup a day – a quality cup a day.
I was a little nervous before making these investments. My goals was to be able to make a starbucks level quality cup of coffee from the comfort of my own home. I figured that instead of spending £10 per day on my love, I could spend £200 one time and get that £5 beverage for a relative cost of 50p – which would decrease each time I made one. I didn’t want to stop being a coffee snob. But I did want to be a financially stable coffee snob.
So I took the jump! I banned myself from Starbucks and instead invested in a few pieces. I placed all these happy little products in a place I love to call my coffee corner. I go there each morning and make a brew as I watch the sunrise and smell the beans and just generally have a moment of peaceful indulgence before the day starts.
In todays post I’m going to welcome you into one of my favourite spots of my flat and tell you the where, what and why of all the pieces it contains.
First up : My coffee machine
This stunning De’Longhi Icona Vintage Traditional Pump Espresso Coffee Machine ECOV311.BG
This De’longhi coffee machine is a dream. It lets me make espresso’s and cappuccino’s and looks so ridiculously cute while doing so. It’s on the cheaper side of the coffee machine families which is ideal for anyone looking for a first buy.
I love that you don’t need to be a fully trained barista to use it too. It’s easy to set up and easy to use. I find myself using the steamer most often (for hot chocolates too!) and the espresso (which fits ESE pods) when I’m looking to feel a bit more boujie.
I love this machine, it’s vintage style, aswell as the fact that it matches my kettle and toaster too! And I’d deffo recommend it.
I LOVE SYRUPS. Adding these to my coffee in the morning just adds so much excitement to my day. Is that weird? They are huge bottle which last forever but make me feel like I’m really treating myself when I serve up a fresh butterscotch ice coffee.
A dash of this a dash of cinnamon, butterscotch, mint – my goodness I love them all.(except the sugar free gingerbread one. I would not recommend that one. It takes like regret)
Those that I do recommend however, are linked below.
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3. My Kettle
This kettle is super cute, functions well and matches my coffee machine. That’s all I need to know.
I feel like the whole vintage set by De’Longhi gives my kitchen a homely and eloquent feel.
I mean just look at those two together? An investment I don’t regret.
4. THE LITTLE THINGS!
- Cafetiere – I use these usually when hosting guests and I want a strong brew to share. I got them from Asda and H&M Home.
- Sugar cube holder – not a sugar cube holder – just a glass jewelry box, but looks super cute! Also from H&M
- SweetBird Syrup Pump – you will NEED these to go along with the syrups! They are re-useable which is great.
- Jars – the jars on the counter with tea bags and on the rack are from home bargains and poundland – I bought them while at university and if I remember correctly the cost about £1
- Espresso cup – £1.50 asda
- Stainless Steel Milk Pitcher – a little harder to find so I bought online! Definitely worth it
- Plants – These add nothing functional to my coffee corner, but add a nice touch of life. They were around 79p from aldi and are some a basil and corriander plant placed inside a couple of mason jars for a whole look 🙂 I do actually use these when cooking and find them surprisingly easy to keep almost alive!
One tip for all of the above I’d give is rinse them/wash them straight after use! Especially the milk frother part of the coffee machine! If you leave it – you’ll regret it but it you simply wipe it down with a clean coffee straight away, you’ll find it a pleasure to use and maintain 🙂
And those are the main bits and bobs! …For now.
I’m really grateful to enjoy these items and given that I’ve had so many questions on what I use and where I get them, I thought I’d share!
The links in this post are affiliate links meaning I get a small amount if you buy directly through them – but it doesn’t charge you any more. If you’d like to purcahse any of these items, buying them through the links would be an awesome way to support my blog/online life – but please don’t feel obliged to buy this stuff just because I’ve put them here!
Thanks for your love and internet friendship!
XOXO Coffee Loving Dr Saz