Brewing Comfort One K-Cup At A Time #CookinComfort #Shop #Cbias

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Brewing Comfort One K-Cup At A Time

Mocha Latte #Shop #Cbias #CookinComfortMy Happy Place

When my friends at #CollectiveBias asked me what made coffee special for me, I knew my answer immediately. Coffee brings me to my happy place. There is something about sitting down with a warm cup, clutching it between two hands and feeling my fingers heat up from the outside in. I can close my eyes and close out the world, at least for a minute or two. It centers me, brings me comfort.  When I make a cup of coffee, that’s what I’m doing – I’m #CookinComfort – one K-Cup at a time.

I’m not sure how I survived all of those years in my early 20s when I didn’t own a coffee maker… oh, wait. Yes I do. More disposable income and living in a city with a variety of coffee shops available just about everywhere, that explains it.  Hitting up the coffee shop and bookstore were a relaxing ritual for me between the ages of 18 and 24.  I’d get my cup of mocha/frappa goodness, find a book and a cozy up in a fluffy chair for hours.  Getting older, having kids and becoming more reasonable about how I spend my money – and let’s be honest, moving farther out of the city – has put a cramp in my coffee shop lifestyle.

Coffee Aisle #Cbias #Shop #CookinComfortConnections, Memories

After having my daughter back in 2006, I really got into coffee drinking again.  Admittedly, at that point it was as much about the energy boost as it was the flavor (or anything else for that matter) but it wasn’t long before I found coffee to be an amazing way to connect with others, not just myself.  My old ritual of coffee and a book slowly became coffee and a play date for the kids.  Granted, when my daughter was an infant, it was more of a play date for me.

If you’ve had a baby, you know how isolating those first few months can feel.  The onslaught of visitors dies off pretty quickly and you’re left at home with just yourself and this little person who doesn’t do much beyond sleep, eat and cry. Coffee became my connection to the other adults of the world. I have so many fond memories of those play dates. I dug up a video a few months ago of one such play date when my daughter was only crawling. My closest friendships, and hers, were forged over a cup or coffee or two.

More Than Beans

Over the years, I’ve become a little bit of a coffee snob.  When Keurig hit the market, I was in heaven!  So many choices… flavors, roasts, one cup or 3.  I’ve tried a lot of K-Cups through out the last few years and there have definitely been some that I didn’t like.  One of my favorite things about having a Keurig is being able to have what I want, when I want it.  I enjoy exploring the coffee aisle at Walmart to see what’s new and interesting.  Even my daughter (remember her from the video?) loves to get in on the action.  “Ooh, look at that one!  It’s chocolate.  You should get that.”

The Gevalia Mocha Latte did look really good, and well, as a former coffee shop frequenter, I love a good latte.

Kid with Coffee #Shop #Cbias #CookinComfortAfter checking out the particulars, especially the nutritional information, I knew that the Gevalia Mocha Latte would be a much smarter choice than a mocha latte from my favorite coffee shop (yes, I still have a favorite – even if I don’t visit it as often as I used to.) My biggest concern was whether or not it would have that true ‘espresso’ flavor.

Guilt Free Gevalia #Shop #Cbias #CookinComfort

2 Easy Steps #Cbias #Shop #CookinComfortMaking A Go Of It

Making the Gevalia Mocha Latte was just as easy as brewing any other K-Cup. There’s two simple additional steps… just tear open the froth packet and pour it into your cup, brew your K-Cup right over it (on the small cup setting), and give it a stir.  The latte froths right up!  As far as simplicity and delivering a true latte type brew, the Gevalia Mocha Latte exceeded all of my expectations. As far as flavor, I was initially concerned that I would end up with frothy cup of hot chocolate milk, but was pleasantly surprised by a very rich espresso flavor that wasn’t at all over powered by the mocha.  I was extremely pleased!

Make Mocha Latte #Cbias #Shop #CookinComfortRelax

Since becoming a stay-at-home coffee drinker (and a mom), I’ve discovered that the best time to sit down with my cup of coffee and really connect with myself is at night, after the little ones are tucked snugly in their beds.  After getting my hands on the Gevalia Mocha Latte K-Cups, my nightly ritual has become a warm, comforting Mocha Latte by the fireplace, with optional kitty-cuddles.  It relaxes me and gives me a chance to reflect on my day without the chaos of my mind taking over.  It’s just me, my Gevalia Mocha Latte and the cat.  You can’t get much more comfortable than that.

Kitty and Coffee #Shop #Cbias #CookinComfortHow Do You Take Yours?

Are you a coffee drinker too?  Maybe you like a latte from time to time, or just a daily cup of regular coffee with cream and sugar…. Do you find coffee to be a way to find comfort and connect, just like me?  If you’re a K-Cup connoisseur, have you tried the Gevalia K-Cups?  If not, you should!  They are amazing!

Happy coffee drinking!

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34 Responses to Brewing Comfort One K-Cup At A Time #CookinComfort #Shop #Cbias

  1. A mocha latte at home? Sign me up. I am the only person who drinks coffee in my house, so the Keurig is perfect for me 🙂

  2. On a cold & snowy day like today, this looks amazing! Yum!

  3. Carissa says:

    I’m not a coffee drinker… but I love when Doctor offices etc. have hot cocoa as an option with the brewing machines like this! 🙂

    • mamamommymom says:

      When my daughter had surgery a few years ago was actually when I got hooked on needing a Keurig for home. They had one in the waiting area and I swear it was the best thing ever!

  4. Summer says:

    I never get convinced by product plugs but I have to say I’m feeling really compelled to stop at the store on the way home and get some of these. I’ll swing back through and let you know what I thought of them.

    • mamamommymom says:

      I promise, these are really good! I’ve already added the cappuccino to my grocery list for when I shop this weekend. If I try a product and I don’t like it, I won’t rave about it like I have about these 🙂

  5. Kerry Cairns says:

    I got some free samples of this awhile back and gave them to my mom….she LOOOOVES this stuff! Seriously, it’s all I hear about! haha! Now I wish I had a Keurig!

  6. Whitney says:

    I LOVE our Keurig. I was looking at those the last time we bought some. I’ll have to add them to our shopping list for next time.

  7. How handy are those Kcups? Absolutely life changing.

  8. I like mine yummy! Too funny though because I saw your instagram posts and had just bought this. Saw it in Target and was like whoa, hold up, I need me some Mocha Latte. I love it, so great for cold days too.

  9. I actually have the Mocha Latte in my pantry! Staple for me!

  10. Laura says:

    Ok, can I say that I love the Gevalia commercials? I’m not a coffee drinker, so I can’t actually attest to their coffee, but I love the guy on those commercials!

  11. I stopped drinking coffee a few months ago but reading your story brought back so many memories. Coffee for me is more than just a beverage. It’s an experience. #client

  12. I don’t drink coffee but this post is making me wish that I did! Yours look delicious!

  13. I haven’t seen these in the store! I can’t wait to try these out because they look downright yummy!

  14. amber.m says:

    I see this brand every time I go shopping and always wondered if it’s any good! I’ll have to pick some up next time I shop!

  15. Deanna Ritz says:

    Oh that look so yummy! I am a huge coffee girl. I look forward to it everyday. I actually start looking forward to it the night before when I go to bed. 😉

  16. Paige says:

    That’s my husband’s favorite brand! It’s just about the only k-cups we buy now! lol

  17. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Keurig. We use it everyday. We even have the My K-Cup so we can make coffee even when we run out of cups. I also love mocha coffees, so I will have to check this out.

  18. Carly says:

    Obsessed with our Keurig, can’t wait to try these!

  19. Jane says:

    Have you ever heard of Mary & Martha’s coffee? They don’t have the K-Cups, but you can save alot of money by getting a re-useable K-filter, check on amazon.
    Mary & Martha’s coffee supports Compassion International and Hondurian farmers and a missionary family. The African blend is really good, check it all out on my website!

  20. Oh i wish i would not have had to give up coffee. i so want to try this. a froth packet. eek sounds amazing!

  21. Melanie says:

    I’ve tried this before and it’s awesome!

  22. I have yet to try a K-cup! Sounds and looks SO good! Love everything about coffee especially the smell, but only drink it on occasion ie. on Sundays when we do breakfast at my inlaws and my FIL makes me a cup 🙂 SO yummy! If I had a maker I’d be in trouble for sure!

  23. Jenn says:

    Mocha lattes at home? Sign me up for a delicious adventure!

  24. Melissa says:

    I love the idea of K-cup but I don’t like coffee so mine would be strictly for hot chocolate. haha

  25. I’ve tired those before. They really are great!

  26. I could never go back to brewing coffee again. I am addicted to my Keurig and my K cups. But I really need to branch out and try new types. I always loved Gevalia but didn’t even know they made K cups. The mocha Latte sounds amazing.

  27. YUM! Your mocha latte looks so creamy and delicious! #client

  28. Jen says:

    I love, love, love my Keurig! Your post made me want to brew my Gevalia chocolate coffee, but I need to get some zzzs! I tried to post a comment on your giveaway, but it kept directly me to the sad office chair post! Great giveaway though. I love the hearts. Nice blog!

  29. Ange says:

    This is SO cool! Love the froth pack!!

  30. Danielle says:

    I absolutely LOVE my Keurig! I bought the regular Keurig and was disappointed that none of them were lattes and mochas so I bought the Vue which does the 2-step froth and coffee drinks. Gevalia should have came out with these sooner – the mocha looks delicious!!

    Danielle at Framed Frosting

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