Coffee Breaks, Near and Far

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetRemember how I wrote yesterday that my two besties aren’t really social media gals? We don’t keep in touch on Facebook and I’m not really sure they know how to tweet. We text as much as our children will allow, but mostly, we try to schedule intentional mom dates. Always with a cup of coffee. Always.

Scheduling is a joy with one friend being a full-time teacher and another living a time zone away. But we manage. Because it’s important. Because it’s sanity. To find time to breathe with someone else who understands. Someone who knows what it is like to be kicked in the ribs all night long. Someone who gets what a struggle it is to complete one thought or task or potty break without being interrupted. It’s something we need as moms, as much as sleep, a moment to rest in connection and camaraderie.

Whether I steal away for 20 minutes or 2 hours, every moment in companionship with these friends fills me up. We fill up coffee at home and walk the lake, because nothing is better than hot coffee and a cool breeze. We tuck the kids in bed and log on for a Skype session with decaf in hand. And sometimes, it’s a whole gaggle of moms with a bevy of kids in my living room. Because even in that chaos, it’s nice to look across the room and see someone else like me. Someone who has mascara on just one eye (oops), someone who is reminding their son not to push (again) and someone who thinks they’re the luckiest despite it all.

To celebrate those little moments of rejuvenation thanks to coffee and friendships, Hamilton Beach is giving away my new favorite product – the 2-Way FlexBrew Coffeemaker. This thing is fabulous because you can brew a single K-cup for one on one mom time or Skype dates as well as a 12 cup pot for a larger gathering. You get both in one machine. Brilliance and multi-tasking perfection if you ask me … Hamilton-Beach-49983-2-Way-FlexBrew-Coffemaker-2

The 2-Way FlexBrew Coffee Maker is available online and at Walmart and you can read more about all it’s features here.

To enter the giveaway please leave a comment answering this question before May 7, 2015 … How do you take your homemade cup of coffee? Anything that makes it extra special?

Additional entry options include …

Leave a separate comment for each entry.

Hamilton Beach provided me with a 2-Way FlexBrew Coffee Maker of my own. No other compensation was received. They are also the sponsors of the giveaway. Thank you, Hamilton Beach!

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  1. says

    It took a long time for me to transition from being a bit of a barista snob to homebrewed. But now I take it as 3/4 full of coffee, 1/4 full of milk and a good splash of whatever creamer I have on hand – these days it’s been peppermint mocha and it’s very delightful :)

  2. Nicole says

    I’m kinda picky! I’m a HUGE chain coffee addict! So with that said…homebrew style is tricky. I haven’t found the perfect machine for me yet but reading this looks pretty amazing! I do like more milk than coffee and a lot of flavor from those expensive syrups and creamers. Mainly the Fall flavs, like a pumpkin or white/choc mocha. YUMMMM for coffee!

  3. Alisha T. says

    I add honey, coconut oil & silk vanilla (unsweetened) milk to my coffee. Sometimes I add a dash of cinnamon. What makes my coffee extra special is my hubby brings me a cup every morning when I am getting ready for work. I know~ Awwww… How sweet! Really <3 that guy!

  4. Sharon says

    My favorite coffee is Community Coffee, made in cajun country. I like it strong with cream and sugar and sometimes a splash of french vanilla flavoring.

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  8. Lauren says

    I like a little sugar and some foamy milk on top.

  9. Lauren says

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  11. Mallory says

    Coffee: I’m going back to my purist roots. Almond milk and honey!

  12. Auburn says

    Oooh. I work from home, so my coffee is almost always homemade! I mix it up a bit. I love hazelnut flavored coffee, because then all I need to add is milk. Otherwise, I’ll add a couple drops of Stevia, or perhaps some cinnamon, or some handmade frothed milk. Gotta keep it interesting! ;)

  13. Auburn says

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  16. Katie says

    I love my coffee with just a little two percent! Then hubby likes it with French vanilla creamer! Love this coffee pot!

  17. Katie says

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  19. Diane Hoosier says

    I take my coffee with cream and its extra special when I get to drink it when its HOT! :)

  20. HS kraftmaking says

    I take my homemade cup of coffee black.

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