Latte Love

Latte face

This was my SM avatar for a long time :-)

I am not shy about my love for lattes. Even in the height of summer I need a hot latte in the morning. I drink cold for my afternoon bevvie, but always hot in the morning.

My love affair with coffee started out pretty tepid if I remember correctly. I drank it regularly for the first time in college. I drank instant my freshman year finally understanding it’s full awesomeness by senior year. I had my own mug from Bruegger’s.

At one point I even entertained a career around my beloved, I managed a Seattle’s Best Coffee. The hours and the low pay couldn’t balance out the free lattes so I went in another direction.

I turned my husband from a drip coffee drinker to an espresso drinker with ease. Just before my first child was born we bought an expensive home machine. After it paid for itself a million times over  for the 6 years and the three kids that followed, we bought this Breville machine.

When this one dies we are going full on. I wouldn’t bat an eye spending over $1000 on a machine.


I’ll let you quickly add up your coffee habit at DD or Starbucks in your head. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

Yup. THAT much. $1000 seems cheap now doesn’t it? We never buy coffee out and people often come over to my house in the hopes I will make them a coffee. I don’t mind. I totally get it :-)

I love me some latte.

What’s your beverage love?



I’ve joined NaBloPoMo this month. NaBloPoMo is a daily blogging exercise centered around a theme. For August 2013, it’s HOT. The daily writing prompts can be found hereDo you like hot drinks such as coffee and tea?

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  1. Ooo, I’m currently addicted to my espresso with milk (cafe au lait?) that I make each day with my verismo. Seriously, that thing has changed my life; I can only imagine what a $1000 machine could do! Laundry, maybe?

    • ViolaCay /

      It doesn’t have to do laundry when it brings us the sweet nectar of life – espresso. Aaaaaaaahhhhhh

  2. Your post has reminded me that we have a expensive coffee machine that is not getting used much at the moment. No more being lazy, this winters weekend is going to be full of latte’s and cappuccino’s. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Thank goodness for NaBloPoMo for bringing me to this post. Anytime I find a kindred, coffee spirit, I’m gonna at least stop and read.

    Oh, and mine is really just straight up, strong coffee. I love an Americano.

  4. Carolyne /

    I’m just addicted to latte… But since I’m doing the 4HB with my husband I’ve been drinking my latte only on cheat day! Well I try to, I’m weak and I cheat… It’s worst when I’m PMS… So I’ll drink my latte tomorrow morning thinking of you!

    • ViolaCay /

      I just drink my latte with a leeeeeetle bit less milk when I’m feel 4HB-y ;-) It was the one part I couldn’t do – AT ALL!

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