Amongst our friends it is a well known fact that Jim and I are both addicted to coffee. He may be slightly more obsessed with the stuff than I am, but I'm running a very close second. I mean, we're the couple that registered for 3 different coffee-making type appliances for our wedding --- and all of them get regular use.
Most nights before going to bed, Jim gets the coffeemaker all set for me to turn on in the morning when I wake up. [Side note: We have very different work/sleep schedules. I'm in bed by 10pm and up by 5:30am. Jim, on the other hand, rarely makes it to be before midnight and sleeps until 8-ish] The coffee brews while I'm in the shower, I fill up my pink metal Starbucks travel mug and leave the rest for him to take into work later. It's a perfect system really.
Anywho, the last 2 nights Jim hasn't made the coffee --- Monday night he was too busy getting to bed super early so he could wake up at 4:30am to be in SD for a hearing at 8:30am, fun... on opposite day; last night he got the machine all set up... just forgot to put the grinds in the filter, gave me a great laugh this morning --- and quite frankly, I am just too lazy/still half asleep to do it myself when I get up. So the last 2 mornings I have have taken my little pink mug with me empty and stopped at a Starbucks on the way in to work.
While I love our system of making coffee at home --- both for the convenience factor and it being easy on the budget --- I always forget how much I love fresh brewed Starbucks coffee from the shop itself. It just smells stronger and tastes better than anything we're able to make at home. I tend to smile a little with every sip and it just makes the morning that much better.
Tomorrow we'll be back to our regular coffee system, but right now I'm enjoying my little Starbucks treat. Mmmm, mmmm good!