I got up and got moving this morning thanks to #MillstoneCoffee and Socialstars by Crowdtap.
How do you get up and get going in the morning? Ideally, I’d wake up at 6 am, get an hour yoga session in followed by a hot shower and a yummy breakfast of eggs, bacon, and a big cup of coffee. I’d be fresh and ready to start my day knowing that I can conquer anything that comes my way.
In the real world, I never go to bed on time. I’m always up late blogging, catching up on social media, or just too invested in my book to turn the lights out at a decent hour. As a result, I end up hitting snooze too many times then rush around getting everyone ready for school.
There is no 6 am yoga, no hot shower, and no bacon and eggs, but there is always COFFEE!
Thank goodness for that fresh, hot cup of Millstone Coffee this morning! Sometimes I think it’s more about the coffee ritual that I enjoy. It used to be that the coffee grinder was my alarm clock, but last year we ditched the plug in maker for a manual pour over maker.
I have my favorite mug and my husband has his. I take my coffee with milk and sugar and he takes his black. On school mornings, we fill up our travel mugs to take on the road and enjoy while talking about current events, work, or planning our weekend.
Sometimes, if we are feeling especially lazy, we come back from school drop off, sit together and enjoy a second cup. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s a great moment.
So, how do you like your coffee? Millstone Coffee sent me their Dark Roast Mayan Black Onyx as well as their Medium Roast House Blend. Both full-bodied, gourmet coffees packed a great flavor profile, however, I preferred the House Blend personally. I found the aroma wonderful first thing in the morning, but my husband, who likes to proclaim himself a coffee connoisseur, liked the bold body of the Mayan Black Onyx.
So… Me being a dessert blogger and all… I just HAD to bake something to go with the coffee. And of course, that would be the donuts. The chocolatey goodness goes so well with the bold flavor of the Millstone coffee and the fact that they were cream-filled was a wonderful added bonus!
I'm Karyn, a mom and wife, and I founded this little baking blog. Baking and making desserts have been my passion since I was a kid. I love experimenting with different flavors and sharing delicious recipes with all of you. Read more.