Get That Brew Right | At-home Coffee Tips

Coffee + adulthood just go together, don’t they?! It’s a must if you want to keep up with your neverending list of responsibilities. I didn’t start drinking coffee until I started my first job after college. Some days, I had to be at work at 4am, so that nasty office coffee kept me awake for those long 9 hr days.  Hard to believe that was almost 8 years ago! When I drink coffee now, unless I’m desperate, it has to be GOOD!
 I caught an episode of The Kitchen on Food Network with a segment all about coffee a few weeks ago and had to try out their recommendations.

So I headed to the store and loaded up on all the necessities required for some fancy coffee brewin’ and talked the hubby into playing photographer for the afternoon while O napped.

We just recently started grinding our own coffee beans at home and it really makes a difference! The smell of the coffee beans is amazing! I love opening the container up every morning.

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Easy Flavored Coffee: Drop a cinnamon stick – whole or broken in half – into your coffee filter with the ground coffee, then brew as usual. I was short on cinnamon sticks the first time I tried this out, so  I used ground cinnamon in place of the cinnamon sticks. I have to say, the sticks added more flavor, but the ground cinnamon worked just fine if you’re looking for something simple to spice it up a little.

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Simple Caramel Cafe au Lait: Place a square of your favorite caramel-filled chocolate bar in the bottom of a coffee mug. Pour the hot coffee directly over the chocolate, then add warm milk or cream and stir until the chocolate dissolves. You could take this in so many directions! White Chocolate with peppermint would be great, Hazelnut and chocolate… ooooh, the possibilities are endless! And now I want chocolate! 😉

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Vanilla Syrup: Simple syrups are so easy to make and add a kick of flavor to your tea or coffee. For the vanilla syrup, you will need to heat a vanilla bean pod, sugar and water in a saucepan until the mixture comes to a simmer. Let the liquid cool till it thickens into a syrup. You can make the homemade syrup a bit sweeter and store in a mason jar, adding the syrup to your iced or hot drinks whenever you want!

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Maple Whipped Cream: Now, this is a personal concoction I came up with during the holidays! I used maple syrup in place of white sugar to sweeten my coffee and would kick it up with heavy whipping cream as a special treat. Blend together heavy whipping cream, maple syrup and just a bit of white sugar until it forms peeks. I would drop big spoonfuls into my coffee. This really could qualify as a dessert! If you ONLY try one of these coffee recipes today, do yourself a favor and add some maple whipped cream to your next cup-a-joe!

I would love to know if you try any of these tips + which one was your favorite. Sometimes it’s just nice to be able to make a jazzed up coffee at home, without running out to grab one everytime a craving hits! You can find us on Instagram @thewildrevival


If you try any of the coffees, make sure to use #TWRBrews and let us know what you thought!  

Market Day


Here at The Wild Revival, we are always looking for opportunities
to share easy community-building activities with you. Our local farmer’s market offers
such a fun energy. All the people bustling about, live music, vendors sharing their goodies + the wonderful, fresh food.  It’s a
great way to spend a late Sunday morning with friends, just wandering around the market, grabbing a quick brunch while supporting local businesses. The best part is…  all you have to do is show up!
We met and went directly to grab some food. So many options
made it hard to choose, but I landed on Hash Browns & New Grounds. This
trendy food truck is owned by local entrepreneur, Cody Thrasher. He creates quick meals with
a creative flavor and artistic delivery. The chicken tacos and hash were great
and filled with unexpected flavors like mango and maple.  Marrissa stuck with her usual omelet, filled with lots of fresh veggies and made-to-order by the Bridgeport Conference Center. 


After we finished eating, we checked out the various local vendors who were set up. Marrissa’s husband, Matt got some building tips from a local woodworker. He’s a handy man so of course, he gravitated towards the do-it-yourself’ers at the market.Going out and meeting with friends fuels our soul for the week. Getting out there and
engaging with others in activities we enjoy makes us feel like we had a rich
weekend, making Monday a little easier to face. 

What are some of your go-to
places or events in the summer months? We’d love to hear how spend your weekends. 


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