There were many themes for my wedding, but one of them was a no-brainer for my wife and I. Coffee. Our wedding favors were chocolate covered coffee beans with the message “She was the cream to his coffee”.
Since my wife and I both work in education, coffee is required part of the day.
Maybe it’s a part of yours? Let’s find out. Have you ever driven all the way to your school and sit at your desk, then get a sinking pit in your stomach as you realize that your freshly brewed cup of coffee was left in a travel mug on the kitchen counter?
Been there. Sad times.
Coffee is that extra kick in the morning. My teachers know when I haven’t had my coffee in the morning. My normal “Good morning” is a moan or grunt. I’m physically at school at 8am, but my brain arrives at 9:30am.
Come to find out, I’m not the only one that needs this caffeine jolt in the morning. I’ve spoken with many teachers and many of them have their own vices:
- Black Tea
- Diet Coke (I’ve seen this one a lot!)
- Green Tea
- Water (probably the best for you)
This doesn’t surprise me because educators need that oomph in their step. I need coffee just to function. The kiddos notice.
But coffee gets expensive and I don’t have a ton of money to fund my habit. Especially creamer. I can’t drink coffee straight. I like my coffee a light brown and extra sweet.
My wife says I like to add a little coffee to my cream.
So, I looked online and found this…
Homemade Coffee Creamer from Here
Sweetened Condensed Milk, 14 oz can
Almond Milk with Vanilla Flavoring 14 oz.
1 Tablespoon of vanilla flavoring
1-2 tablespoons Hazelnut extract (instead of vanilla)
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon instant coffee
1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
I’m gonna try it out. And for all my other educator coffee aficionados, let me know what you think too. Love my coffee!