Everybody starts their morning with coffee or some other caffeinated beverage. But where do the filters go? I love this easy project that keeps them neatly folded and ready to use!
Who doesn't love a good cuppa? There are those out there who love coffee more than your average Joe. Aside from their favorite roast, we've rounded up 13 of the best gifts you can gift them this year! From store-bought to handmade, there's something on your list!
Keep the copper trend alive by giving your coffee mugs a makeover. Who says you can't sip your morning beverage in style? Best part? The paint used is dishwasher safe!
My mom and dad--and grandma and grandpa--all shared the same obsession with empty coffee cans. They didn't meet one with which they could part. It's rubbed off on me, I'm afraid. Conversations surrounding the topic in my house go something like this:
Him, while holding up an old coffee can stashed in some corner
We've seen stumps and branches turned into stools and side tables, as well as accessories like desk organizers, magnets, and napkin rings, but can a hunk o' tree stand it's own as a room-centering piece like a coffee table?
Praise Cheezus, there's a picture of the Holy Mother at the bottom of my latte! Or at least there could be with Fred's new Lady of the Latte, Minor Miracle mug. "[A]nd God saw that caffeine was good." That's gotta be in Genesis somewhere, right?
I was doing some research on Amazon the other day, looking for a new personal coffee maker for MWT to use at work, as his is starting to go hinkey. While clicking around, I found a great tip by a reviewer of Ecopads, which are refillable coffee filters for the Senseo. J. Clayton aka 'snark', says you can
Since my first whiff of coffee art, I've been hooked. I don't aspire to be as talented as my local barista, but THIS I could manage. Jessica over at How About Orange tells us how we can make stencils to decorate our coffee.
One more artfully scary project just before Halloween:
According to the photos, it looks like nothing but coffee stirrers and glue.
Pure. Simple. Genius.
"The Mocha Dunk Mug is the ideal cup for you if you like a couple of biscuits with your tea or coffee.
With the original, dual purpose dunking mug there's no need to juggle with a plate and cup and of course, you also save on the washing up afterwards"
And, there's a southpaw version for left-handed dunkers!
Spotted these pics over at Gold Coast Food Guide. What a talented barista can do with a cup of joe and a toothpick is nothing less than remarkable!
Logan has created a pretty helpful video to making your own recession-friendly, DIY lattes for about $1 a day.
- 2% or whole milk
"Matthew Yglesias at the Internet Food Association blog writes that it's really a matter of overnight cold-brewing and straining. First gather up 1 cup of coarse-ground and stir it into 4 1/2 cups of water, or strengthen the mix to taste. After that 'stick it in the...
I am such a sucker for a swirly design gracing my coffee. Hearts, bunnies, feathers or apples make a good Colombian taste better somehow. Here's how to make your own impressive foamy creations.
You can also find detailed written instructions on steaming milk and making Latte Art here.
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MWT is enamored with his Senseo coffee machine, but those coffee pods it takes...sheesh...they do add up. Plus, the blends available are very limited. With the popularity of the single serve coffee makers, it was only a matter of time before some enterprising type came up with a DIY coffee pod maker. Enter the Perfect Pod, available at Amazon for $40. It comes with 40 pods to get you started. (A 40 count package of additional pod filters...
A new Etsy shop, Domestic Construction, features these adorable upside down coffee and tea cup pendant lights. At around $60 for one, they're moderately expensive, but with some thrift store china, some Ikea pendant kits, and a bit of creativity, they're mos def DIYable.
Via and photo from Decor8.
Last weekend was spent participating in my favorite sport of Goodwill Hunting. With the expansion of this chain of fine variety stores, it's becoming difficult to hang on to my change. It's also taking up lots of time and gasoline. But what if something tremendous just arrived behind those swinging doors?
I deliberated a bit before shelling out $24.99 for this little cutie. That's my limit........I guess.
The top of the table...
What do you do with an old coffee table with a dinged up or stained top? Turn it into a soft, lovely, upholstered bench for your hallway, end of your bed or as an upholstered ottoman in front of the sofa. This pine bench was $13.99 at Goodwill (a little overpriced in my opinion). With some fresh new fabric, supplies and these simple instructions, it morphed into a different creature.
FIND A TABLE AND LET'S GET STARTED!
The best thing about coffee shop coffee, if you ask me, is the foam. Here's a quick and easy way to get a little frothy goodness at home.
What you need:
- A liquid tight container. This little fella will do nicely.
- Some skim milk
- An un-frothed beverage of your choice
What you do:
- Pour some milk into your container, and seal tightly.
- Shake the container vigorously. The longer you shake, the frothier your milk will get, but even 5 seconds or so of...
Recycle and be adorable with this super easy how-to from Candace at Crafty Daisies.
Empty metal cans
Two different shades of acrylic orange paint
Black acrylic paint
Sponge or sponge brush
Small paint brush or small sponge
nail and hammer, or electric drill and bit
Craft wire or a wire coat hangar