Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Have Her Coffee Ready
Are you one of those people who isn’t human until you’ve had your second cup of coffee in the morning? Is your wife that kind of person? Don’t answer that question. How about, are the two of you just normal people who like to start their day off with a nice hot cup of java?
Have you ever noticed how women take longer to get ready in the morning than men do? Well, how about this, wouldn’t it be nice to make mornings a little easier for your wife? Let’s do it.
Day 99 – This is an easy one, all you need to do is get up in the morning, and make the coffee. Don’t just leave it in the pot, though. Add the cream and sugar, or whatever else she likes in her coffee, and bring it to her, while she’s getting dressed. That’s what makes it special; she doesn’t have to wait until she goes to the kitchen to get her coffee, she can have it right there, while she’s doing her hair and makeup and all that stuff.
If you want to make her coffee a little more special, why not add some flavoring to it? People pay big bucks all the time to have Starbucks make them a fancy cup of coffee. You know what? You can do that at home, too. If you have an espresso machine, you can do everything that they do; it’s just a matter of figuring out the recipe. Or, if you want to go a little simpler, you can buy the flavoring syrups they (and other coffee shops) use.
That’s what I do. I like peppermint mocha. So, I buy the peppermint syrup from Starbucks for about $8.00 per bottle, which is enough to last me for months. The cocoa is just a mixture of cocoa powder for baking and sugar. I add these two ingredients and a little extra milk to my coffee, and voila, I have a peppermint mocha.
Okay, I have to admit, it doesn’t taste exactly like it does at Starbucks. A latte is mostly milk, not water and I don’t put as much flavoring in it as they do. But still, it makes for a pretty good cup of coffee. That little bit of extra effort makes it a little more special to give to your wife too.