Food and the City: The best part of waking up...

June 22, 2016

The best part of waking up...


Is coffee in my face. That's the best part of waking up.

I would be lying if I pretended like I was able to function as a normal human being before having a cup of coffee in the morning. I wake up, wash my face, and the first thing I do is head to my coffee machine to hit the brew button. I often set it up the night before, that way while I'm doing other zombie-like morning things, my cup of coffee streams into its mug and sends aromas of pure happiness through the air of my apartment. Point blank: there's no time to be wasted when you're a #LadyBoss and have to get stuff done. 

Coffee helps me achieve this. Coffee will be the person (?) I thank while I'm accepting my first day-time Emmy award, or more realistically, my first Oscar. Preferably while my date, Leonardo DiCaprio, looks on from his seat with a face as smitten as ever. I'll forget every producers name, but I'll remember to hail k-cups and Organic Valley creamers. 

The love is real, you guys.


And quite honestly, this news shouldn't take you by surprise too much, considering my Instagram is flooded with photos of coffee, and I've spoken about the good stuff on here at least 25 times. I should probably change the name of this blog to Coffee and the City, which come to think of it, is not a bad name or concept at all. Pictures of coffee and the Manhattan skyline? Sign me up.

*checks to see if the domain is already in use* It is. Dammit.


The love is so real that, in fact, I've teamed up with Organic Valley to bring you a little contest! You'll be able to create the World's Best Cup of Coffee with the prize pack above, which includes some Organic Valley Half & Half, Flavored Half & Half (I'm obsessed with their french vanilla), a bag of Marley Coffee, 1 Bodum French Press, an OV Travel Mug, and a bunch of free product coupons to pick up some more of your favorite varieties!

What I love the most about Organic Valley is that their new flavored half & half's are the only organic option on the market. I'm someone who won't use a creamer that contains a ton of junk, so having an option that's ultra-pasteurized, and made with REAL organic milk, is something I appreciate very, very much. I love using them in my coffee, in my tea, and I often use the half & half while baking! The french vanilla always makes for a great addition to any whipping cream! 


To enter, all you have to do is head to my Twitter or Facebook page, and comment what makes YOUR best cup of coffee? Is it a little creamer or a little half & half? Do you like grinding your own coffee beans or are you a k-cup snob? I want to know everything! 1 winner will be chosen on June 30th, 2016, and will be contacted via the social platform that you entered on.

Cheers to the greatest liquid on the planet!