I love coffee! I am blessed with a beautiful Nespresso coffee machine in my kitchen, which I absolutely love and adore, and just having it there actually makes it pretty fun to wake up in the morning! The taste is so smooth, and yet so full bodied and strong. Every morning I steam milk in my little froth machine, so my coffee is divine! And the aroma of freshly brewed coffee fills the entire house. Oh la la!
Most of all, I think I love the routine of making the coffee! I love filling the machine with fresh spring water, taking out a new capsule of coffee, frothing the milk, and then blending it all together. Best of all, I then get to drink it!
There is something special though about going to a cafe, and even though my coffee is one of the best on the planet, I still go to coffee shops several times a week. I just love the ambience too much to let those visits go. Because going to a coffee shop is another routine I treasure immensely.
Most of all, I love writing at cafes, and sipping a bit of coffee as I go along. There is something magical that happens when I walk into a cafe. I get filled with inspiration from top to toe! All the buzz from people mingling about, and the sounds from the baristas fills me with happy thoughts, and I can zoom in on the task at hand, and I miraculously get things done! Then it’s always the anticipation of something extraordinary – you never know who you may meet, or run into. I’ve met some of my nearest and dearest friends at cafes over the years. I actually met one of my first girlfriends in California, sitting at a Starbucks in front of a cozy fireplace on a Saturday evening reading a book!
How about you? Do you love coffee? If you have a good coffee maker at home, do you still prefer going to a cafe?
With Love & Gratitude, Anna-Karin, xo
Anna-Karin Bjorklund, M.A., MFTI is a joyous writer and inspirational speaker, and the author of Dream Guidance: Interpret Your Dreams and Create the Life You Desire! She is also a Therapist in Newport Beach specializing in Dream Analysis, Anxiety, Public Speaking, Stress, and Couples therapy. She loves sharing her passion for dreams and soul growth with audiences near and far, and has made expert appearances on Fox & Friends, and the Steve Harvey TV Show on NBC, and been interviewed by Money Magazine, Daily Worth, Marie Claire UK and other media outlets.