Tea or Coffee… whatever!

tea or coffee - The cat, you and us

Hello sweeties! Which plans do you have for this Easter holiday? We are planning on having a quiet one, hope the weather keeps improving and we are able to enjoy some time walking around Barcelona but mostly relax time at home with a mug of coffe or tea in our hand.

This Monday Dani came back home with a purchase I was not expecting, a aeropress coffee maker. Do you know what the fuss about infused coffee is all about? As I learnt from him, apparently it is a big deal specially in Japan, but also online – by a quick search there is a huge amount of videos explaining about it. With the aeropress the coffee is quickly made by adding boiling water and applying a vacuum with a filter full of coffee. Dani swears by it, he loves the taste and as a big plus the maker is only around 30$.

While Dani adores coffee, I never drink it although I like the smell when he is making a cup. Instead I always choose tea, I love lots of different types but lately I tend to favor chai latte. I don’t have a special recipe but I like to make sure that the hot milk is whisked for a creamy texture and I always use brown sugar. I still have to try vanilla extract in it, what is your trick with the chai latte?

Disgust mug - The cat, you and us Tea set - The cat, you and us

The English tea tin is in fact now only a storage bin I use for any type of tea, I bought a mini set of tins in London like gazillion years ago. The Disgust (Inside Out Pixar movie) mug is my favorite in our collection, would you like to see the rest? I may be publishing a post with them.

Luke's mug - The cat, you and us coffee set - The cat, you and us

Here the aeropress coffee maker, the coffee is made directly on the mug. Dani is stealing my Luke’s mug, ha! How many times have I mentioned how I adore The Gilmore girls? Well, one more won’t hurt! I love Gilmore girls and anything related is a precious treasure for me. On the back you can see one of Dani’s favorite coffee roasters, Nomad. He works nearby and thus is able to buy coffee roasted that same day.

Disgust mug - The cat, you and us Luke's mug - The cat, you and us What-ever!

My failed attempt to do a “disgust”-worthy face :) What-ever! This line on the back of the mug always makes me smile.


Which one is your favorite, coffee or tea? Do you have any tip for making them? I’m all ears!

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  1. ice pandora ADDS...

    I’m on both team as I like tea and coffee (and chai latte!) :P
    When I make coffee at home I just use instant coffee + boiled water
    but lately I am thinking to get a coffee maker too. An espresso stove
    The Aeropress coffee maker sure looks nifty and I wonder how it
    works! Psssst, you are too cute to pull a disgust face you cutie :P
    Xx http://icepandora.blogspot.com

    25th March 2016
    • We reply...

      Awww you’re too sweet Mei!! :) The espresso stove maker makes such a great coffee, definitely a good purchase. Have a nice easter weekend, dear pal!

  2. Tone ADDS...

    Such a lovely post! I do enjoy coffee, but I am a tea girl at heart. Would love to see your entire mug collection some day! The Disgust mug is too sweet. <3 :D

    25th March 2016
    • We reply...

      Thanks Tone!! ♥ We will add to our calendar the mug collection post! :) Have a super sweet Easter time!

  3. Fiona ADDS...

    I’m a tea and coffee girl! I have a chai tea everyday for breakfast, my secret is awesome chai (I use the byron bay decaf one) and then I pour it into a glass jar the night before with almond milk (no water because almond milk is already quite thin!) and in the morning I strain it and pop it into the microwave. I use to have it with honey but I’m trying to find an alternative and so far I’m digging coconut sugar. Oh and I’ve been putting in some turmeric because apparently turmeric is super healthy and awesome for you :) About once a month I treat myself to a coffee when I go out! I’m not the biggest fan of coffee but I really appreciate the smell too and there is something indulgent about coffee that I dig :) I love the sound of the aeropress and it also makes me slightly nervous because I’m sure, if I had one I’d become coffee addicted!!! he he he. Oh oh and I love your disgust mug so much!!

    8th April 2016
    • We reply...

      Thanks for the disgust mug love! Noting down everything about your chai process :) I have never thought about the coconut sugar, I will look for it at my supermarket or maybe at a specialty shop.

  4. Fiona ADDS...

    I’m not 100% sold on the coconut sugar, I think I might even go back to straight sugar (I like my drinks a bit sugary :P) but I don’t dislike it either. I’m nearly out of my first bag so crunch time will be if I decide to purchase another!

    9th April 2016

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