dearest coffee mug…you complete me.

January 13, 2011

have i mentioned how much i love my coffee mug? and when i say love, i mean truly. madly. deeply. i love this mug. and it is a scientifically-proven fact that this mug makes my coffee taste all the better. and on cold days, that coffee mug is like a little piece of heaven in my hands. warm and fuzzy and smelling all cinnamon-y, mocha-y, and coffee-y.

in my world, it’s the perfect size (15 oz of pure delight), the perfect shape. quite simply…the perfect mug. and may God grant mercy upon the poor soul that might happen to stumble into the kitchen before me in the morning and unknowingly use MY mug.

and what’s our recipe for the perfect cup of coffee? amie and i take a few minutes to stir up the perfect concoction every morning.

  1. fresh-ground hazelnut beans (we drink so much, we buy ’em in bulk HERE. and we buy ’em frequently:)).
  2. a spoonful of 100% unsweetened cocoa (we use ghirardelli)
  3. a spoonful of local honey (we’re biiiiig fans of the honey bee)
  4. a few shakes of cinnamon (or we recently discovered the cinnamon grinder….oh baby)
  5. fill yer mug about 3/4 full with coffee
  6. add a healthy dose of half-and-half. and yes, we use the FULL-fat, bring-it-on-baby, variety…preferably organic.

now if you’ll excuse me, i think i need another cup of coffee….

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  • Reply debbie york January 14, 2011 at 5:57 am

    Let me guess. I bet you were tanked up on your high octane blend when you wrote this post…right? ‘Cause baby girl…you are jazzed! Fun post!

    • Reply Jolie January 18, 2011 at 11:06 am

      whatever gave it away?! 🙂 thanks debbie!

  • Reply Missy January 14, 2011 at 10:06 am

    There is nothing I love more than a fab cup of coffee in the mornin’! Okay, well maybe there is like antiques, flea markets, Miranda Lambert concerts and oh yeah Junk Gypsy! Can’t wait to try your little concoction in my next cup.

    • Reply Jolie January 18, 2011 at 11:07 am

      missy…we totally agree…there’s nothing better than those flea market mornings! (with a cup of joe of course:))

  • Reply kelly January 15, 2011 at 8:18 am

    I want to get that cinnamon grinder thanks

  • Reply Amylou January 18, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I prefer joe with sugar free hazelnut creamer… OR a skinny vanilla latte from that popular joe hotspot. : D

  • Reply Katie January 18, 2011 at 11:45 am

    That sound’s amazing! How do I enjoy my coffee? In the same mug my Granny drank from several times a day. And I drink it just like she did…enough sugar to “make yer hair curl” and strong enough to “put hair on yer chest!” And on days I am feeling EXTRA indulgent… 1/2 of the above with 1/2 heavy cream…..yuuuuum!

  • Reply Sarah January 18, 2011 at 11:46 am

    That sounds totally delicious! I like my coffee straight from Puerto Rico and I like it black.

  • Reply Sue January 18, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Not a coffee fan, sadly – but wouldn’t that mug be just perfect for some raspberry tea or maybe some double hot chocolate with marshmallow???? Yum!!

  • Reply Abby January 18, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Of course I love my coffee sweet, but I love to add some whiskey on a bad day! Makes all my worries go away! 🙂

  • Reply Mackenzie January 18, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I drink it decaf because the real stuff makes my heart feel like it needs to take a lap or two… so decaf w/ some half and half and a half a packet of stevia 🙂 delicious!

  • Reply stef January 18, 2011 at 11:54 am

    ok- your recipe is what i am trying coffee maker has a programmable setting and it starts grinding our french roast about the time my husband hits the shower..i then drink coffee all day!!

  • Reply Rachel January 18, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I like my coffee black but I also like it with Splenda and Hazlenut cream. Yummy!

  • Reply laura January 18, 2011 at 11:56 am

    just love my coffee black, and my sweetie always leaves a cup at my bedside when he leaves for work…

  • Reply Stephanie Z. January 18, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I like it very sweet and very creamy. I use 4 splendas and a LOT of (my new favorite) Peppermint Mocha creamer. usually it is only available during the holidays, but i found out they are making it a regular flavor!!!! Nuuuummmmy. As a mother of 4, a full time college student and working a full time job as a CNA, I NEED MY COFFEE

  • Reply Heather B. January 18, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I like mine like my man: big, strong, and milky sweet. Some “grown up” beverage (kahlua) is always nice on a cold wet afternoon, too!

  • Reply Donna S. January 18, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    My coffee is just like us women…Strong & Sweet !
    Sittin’ a the comp. and checking out all the news !

  • Reply Kelli January 18, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I love love love hazelnut creamer, but this “perfect blend” sounds amazing!!!!

  • Reply Amber January 18, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I like it with a shot of Bailey’s and a good friend to gossip with! Hey- What can I say? Mama tried!

  • Reply Erin OConnor January 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    I like my coffee with skim milk and 2 splendas. Preferably curled up with my kitten watching mindless tv.

  • Reply momsha January 18, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I like my coffee with cream and sweetner, walking along the ocean shore with my sweetie in the early morning.

  • Reply michelle k January 18, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I love me some irish cream creamer my coffee! Pair that with a warm blanket and a fabulous book and. We are talking! But in the normal world of everyday the creamer and a great mug that is totally me is all I need to get through the work day!

  • Reply Trish B January 18, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    I like to put espresso in my Hot Chocolate! gets my motor running!

  • Reply Emily R. January 18, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I like my Coffee Iced with a bit of whipped cream. But I might just have to try it your way, Sounds yummy!

  • Reply Lisa January 18, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    You say complete, I say compliment 🙂 me & coffee, coffee & me… no truer or deeper love.

  • Reply Katy January 18, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I love to drink my daily coffe from my JG mugs, using Land of a Thousand Hills Muraho coffee beans, a little Slenda, skinny caramel macchiato creamer, topped off with fat free cool-whip!

  • Reply Emma January 18, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    It starts with a strong pot of coffee and half a pack of stevia in the raw, in a sub-par mug (which means not a JG mug). Then half of it ends up all over my truck on the way to work and the other half gets me partially through my (terrible) mornings. I’m thinking a better mug would not only save my threads and truck seats, but possibly my entire work day. So forget how I like my coffee, it’s how I like my mug!

  • Reply Cindy January 18, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I’ll take mine black thank you. However, once in awhile I’ll add a bit of caramel :). I love it hot, I love it with friends. I love it in a TRAVEL MUG 🙂 I don’t leave home without my coffee…in a TRAVEL MUG

  • Reply Kista January 18, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Growing up I used to set at the kitchen table with my Grandma Ruby and dip cream center cookies in her coffee (one of my fondest memories). As a kid I didn’t understand her or any other adults infatuation with coffe, then I grew up! My freshme year of college I was introduced to the wonderful world of coffee and ever since then I’ve been a pot a day kinda gal! I usually like it strong, preferably with a shot of espresso in it cream and splenda. I’m always up for trying new things, so I’ve got the ingredients and I’m lookig forward to a cup in the morning! Thanks!

  • Reply amy o January 18, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    LOVE coffee with flavored Coffemate. Mmmmm! and I ABSOLUTELY understand how your coffee mug completes you… I use my JG Road Trip mug EVERYDAY!! LoVe!

  • Reply Shannon January 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Black! Deepest, darkest black 🙂 I used to drink “Superintendent’s Coffee.” Ask construction boys about how much hair that puts on your chest 😉 Every now and then with a flavored creamer if I’m at a friend’s house.

  • Reply Weekend Cowgirl January 21, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Yum, chocolate in my coffee! Yay.

  • Reply Stephanie Z. January 23, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    So… I was enjoying a cup of coffee at my local laundrymat while I was washing my clothes. While I sat there waiting for them to finish up, i was thumbing through one of the magazines left there. I picked up an issue of Country Home from November, 2005(yes, I know that was 5 years ago! but we are a little behind where I live) and to what do my wondering eyes should appear??? An article about my favorite Junking girls!!! It made my day!!! You gals are awesome!

  • Reply Tiffany January 28, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I have a keurig and it is the best thing ever invented in my opinion! I don’t have time in the mornings to drink more than 1-2 cups before I’m off to work. So it’s perfect for those days I only need one cup. My all-time favorite flavor is southern pecan. I almost died last time I went to order my coffee and the southern pecan was out of stock!! Butter Toffee and German Choc Cake are the two next best options…but it’s simple and fast for a girl on the go like me! Plus since the coffee is flavored, I get to buy the cheapo creamer 😉

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