Morning Coffee with my Family #CoffeeJourneys

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My Coffee Journey


I value my relationships in my life above everything else.  In my opinion, if you don’t have friends and family to share life with, what is the purpose?  Spending quality time with those that I love is a high priority and it all starts with my morning coffee.  Being a busy mommy sometimes means that I don’t get to spend as much time with my family as I would like to.  Mornings are essential because we all sit down and have breakfast together.  I brew myself a few cups of coffee, and we enjoy ourselves.

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Coffee in the morning

It seems like coffee has always played an integral part of my life.  When I fly home my mom and my siblings and I will bring our coffee out onto our deck in the morning and just talk.  In high school, my friends and I would stake out a booth at a local diner and stay up late drinking coffee and gossiping.  When I have a rare hour or two to myself, I curl up with a good book and a cup of coffee on my rocking chair and enjoy a good story.  It seems like whenever I think about meaningful times in my life, coffee is usually involved in some way.

New Millstone Coffee

Recently I picked up Millstone® coffee on my latest trip to Walmart.  I love the new look! It comes in some exciting varieties, but for mornings I had to stay with the Foglifter!

I found mine right next to the huge coffee grinder in the coffee aisle!

I found mine right next to the huge coffee grinder in the coffee aisle!

Drip Coffee Maker

This coffee is perfect in my Mr. Coffee® 10-cup Optimal Brew™ Thermal Coffee Maker!  Sometimes it takes awhile to drink a pot of coffee so the thermal carafe in this machine is AWESOME!  Everyone needs a great drip coffee maker.  I have hot coffee for hours, perfect for those long conversations with friends and family.

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While my mornings can be a little crazy…

… I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

What is your coffee journey?  Tell me about it and you could win a Mr. Coffee® 10-cup Optimal Brew™ Thermal Coffee Maker and a package of Millstone® coffee of your very own!

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About Kat Hodson

Kat Hodson is the founder of A Mom's Impression, a wife to a handsome man, a mom to a beautiful girl, a sweet boy, and a first grade teacher. She loves to shop, cook, read, take photos, and hang out with her family. Her life may be hectic, but it is an exciting ride!


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    Adrienne Gordon says:

    My journey is from the bed to the coffee pot.

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    heather s says:

    Not a long one…from the bathroom to the kitchen.

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    I drink my coffee twice a fay

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    early mornings at the hunting camp with friends

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    shelly peterson says:

    I do love coffee but I don’t drink it every day

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    Jessie C. says:

    I kick off my day with my morning coffee.

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    I have cup early in the morning

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    April Brenay says:

    start the coffee, make the kids breakfast, take them to the bus stop…come home and enjoy!

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    Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I always wake up and immediately need to have my coffee fix!

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    Thomas Murphy says:

    The first thing I do every morning is have coffee.

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    Monique Rizzo says:

    I journey to the coffee machine half awake every morning.

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    Julie Wood says:

    I have 2 cups of coffee a day in the morning. If I do not then I will be tired all day!

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    Debbi Wellenstein says:

    Coffee in front of the computer while I wake up!

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    I never used to drink coffee but now I drink 2 cups every morning.

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    I have a cup on my way to work and a cup at work!

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    Michelle r says:

    I have 2 cups everyday!

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    Meghan Malicoat says:

    I actually didn’t start drinking coffee until a year ago. I had become addicted to energy drinks and was drinking four or five a day. I would get really bad caffeine headaches if I didn’t have them so I started drinking coffee to transition me off of the energy drinks. Now I LOVE coffee and usually have four or five cups of coffee a day. Technically I just switched one addiction for another and that is my #CoffeeJourney

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    Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    My Coffee Journey Is Connecting With My Family, I Love Gathering Around The Table For Great Conversation And A Cup Of Coffee!

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    Linda Lansford says:

    My Coffee Journey is to drink it every day

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    xty cruz says:

    Around 9 am in the morning is when I take a nice hot cup of black coffee

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    tracy davis says:

    I have a cup of coffee every morning.

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    Stephen Saunders says:

    I and my coffee have journeyed together to all but four of the continental US states, and also into Montreal Canada. ^_^

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    I don’t drink coffee but most of my relatives drink coffee. My dad always had to stop at Kwik Trip every time we went to town because they had the best coffee. When we went to visit our grandparents, they always put on a fresh brew and whole house smelled like coffee. Whenever we went anywhere with my aunt, she had to bring a travel mug full of coffee with her. She now has a single serve coffee maker with hundreds of different flavors to choose from. She loves to brag about it when we visit. Most of my best memories of my relatives have to do with coffee.

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    soha molina says:

    I was not ac offee drinker until recently.

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    Rebecca Graham says:

    My coffee journey is two cups in the late afternoons.

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    g. penrod says:

    drink it all day long iced an or hot

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    Kim Kihega says:

    I have a cup of coffee on the way to taking the kids to school in the morning!

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    paige chandler says:

    I’ve been drinking coffee since college to stay up and study. Now I can’t start my day without my morning Joe.

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    Cindy Merrill says:

    I drink regular coffee, 3 cups in the morning. On occasion, I enjoy decaf coffee after supper with a dessert.

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    My coffee journey lasts from the time I wake up til I go to bed. All day long!

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    Amanda S. says:

    I actually drink coffee throughout the day, starting in the morning and a cup after dinner! Love me some coffee!

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    Jerome Royce says:

    My coffee journey starts in the morning with about 24 ounces of coffee, and ends in the afternoon when I slurp down another 12 ounces or so.

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    Julie Lee says:

    When I was younger I never understood wanting coffee after dinner but now that’s my favorite time to drink it!

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    Barbara Montag says:

    I love my coffee and drink it throughout the day!
    thank you

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    Linda G. says:

    I love that first cup of coffee in the morning

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    I have been on coffee journey since I was young. I have always loved coffee and it is part of my daily routine

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    Shaun Braswell says:

    I am not alive until I get a whiff of my cup of joe in the morning. It’s almost dreamy.

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    I do love connecting with family and friends over coffee! I also like having that first cup of the morning by myself, before everyone else is up. It’s a nice way to get a little me time before a busy day starts.

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    I like to drink coffee early in the morning.

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    Tabathia B says:

    I make a cup of coffee while getting my youngest daughter breakfast ready and while she’s eating I sit down and drink it up

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    Heather Dawn says:

    I start a pot as soon as I get up. I drink way more than I should, everyday.

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    I don’t drink coffee but my sister does. She wake up with a cup in the morning.

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    Lauren Olivia Wood says:

    I have coffee on days when I am celebrating something or I am having a relaxing day off!

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    Sheila K. says:

    My journey goes from the coffee pot to my back patio!

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    Brittney House says:

    I love drinking coffee first thing in the morning.

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    Denise S says:

    My coffee journey is about to start, because I’m so lethargic anymore I want to try coffee.

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    I’m a casual coffee drinker.

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    I can not start my day without coffee~I walk in the kitchen and push the button and Wait! :-)
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    laura ari says:

    My coffee journey lasts all day long.

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    I drink coffee 3 times a week but my husband drinks 3 cups a day!

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    Sherrie C. says:

    My coffee journey begins as soon as I wake up and sometimes throughout the day. Both my hubby and I love coffee :)


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    Rebecca Parsons says:

    I wake up in the morning drinking coffee and sometimes drink it throughout the day.

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    For me, it is get out of bed, feed the cats (because if I don’t they think they are starving to death), make coffee. I usually only drink it in the morning.

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    christine jessamine says:

    I love coffee! I drink it almost daily

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    Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I drink it infrequently so I make a journey to some small cafe to get it on ice

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    Michelle H. says:

    I drink lots of coffee and make my own blended coffee drinks.

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    ive been a daily coffee drinking since i was 18. got a job at a coffee shop at 18 and been drinking tons of coffee since

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    Kristy Thiel says:

    I love coffee with lots of creamer!

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    Coffee is a rare treat for me! I am slowly acquiring a taste for it, but my husband loves it!

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    chickie brewer says:

    I ‘ve been drinking cofee even as a child ( mostly milk)… I love coffee in the morning and later in the day…Sooo delicious!

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    virgil poore says:

    i started drinking coffee about 2 years ago and it gets me going and with the crazy winters we been having it helps to stay warm and going.i like mine with sugar and cream with a strong coffee

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    Jim W. says:

    I drink way too much coffee, so I’d like to try this to have a really good cup.

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    Amber Campbell says:

    I love waking up early and having coffee before everyone wakes, and then I love having coffee in the afternoon when I need a pick me up.

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    virgil poore says:

    my hourney starts right before bed i got the coffee pot ready for the next morni g and i hit the button before i just in the shower and when i get out it is ready to go.i wish i had a pot that you could set so it starts on its on

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    I have to have my 2 – 2.5 cups of coffee every morning! I like a variety of flavors as long as it’s very hot and black (no sweeteners in my cup!)
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    Lisa B says:

    I can’t believe there was a time in my life where I did not LOVE coffee. It starts with the first thing I do in the morning and is followed by several cups throughout the day. I use various flavors of creamer.

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    Lee Mckoen says:

    Once I brew the pot of coffee and have the first cup in the morning , I feel I can face the day!

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    Christine says:

    My coffee journey begins at 6am with 2 cups

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    Anita L says:

    I enjoy several cups of coffee every morning. A small amount of milk is all I put into it. Great start to my day!

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    Erica C. says:

    I have my morning cup.

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    Danielle says:

    I never drank coffee until I got a job that required me to be there at 6am. Now I am a coffee-holic

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    Daniel M says:

    wake up with a cup every day

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    Wendy Rozema says:

    I like to wake up in the morning and have a cup first thing in the morning!

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    kellie rose wilson says:

    I stop at Starbucks for coffee each morning!

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    Susan Christy says:

    I drank coffee for a while in my 20’s then gave it up for Diet Coke and now I drink a lot of both.

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    krystal wethington says:

    I love coffee and got to have it everyday.

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    I have to have at least one cup a day or I go through caffeine withdraw & get a headache. I was free of it once, but started again1 I love coffee all ways, hot, cold from the fridge, over ice cream, mixed with chocolate milk. Regular coffee bought out somewhere I like plain & black, but when brewing my own, I put cinnamon in it. I buy regular & hazelnut decaf. I’ll buy cheap cappuccinos at the gas station, but only buy lattes, & frappes if I have a coupon. Sometimes I’ll add caramel to either hot or cold coffee at home.

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    danielle Marie says:

    i stopped drinking coffee for a while… then i learned how to make iced coffee. now i am obsessed. hazelnut is my favorite.

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    kelly tupick says:

    My coffee journey begins first thing in the morning. I wake up really early for work around 3:00 and I need that first cup of coffee to get me going. I drink a light roasted to medium roasted coffee with a little cream and sugar. I usually drink on average about 5 cups of coffee through out the day.

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    My partner leaves his coffee in the glass urn for hours. It’d probably taste a little better if it sat in this instead!

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    Jay Low says:

    Every coffee journey starts with the fresh brew after waking up, before tackling the next hurdle.

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    Ellen S says:

    two cups of coffee thru a Melitta in the morning.

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    My coffee journey begins everyday with a cup to start the day off followed by a cup in afternoon to keep my day going.

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    yana ryjova says:

    I drink a cup of coffe in the evening when I know I have a late night ahead of me.

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    Carolyn Daley says:

    My journey starts with a cup of Maxwell House coffee and french vanilla creamer.

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    I start out my morning with a cup of hot coffee and I enjoy a second cup of coffee after dinner.

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    Must.Have.Coffee. Everyday. . . .Hit the button on the way through to the bathroom so it is ready when I come back through. Straight up coffee, little milk, tsp of sugar.

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    jules m. says:

    gotta have one cup as soon as i get up- i am brain dead without it. raw sugar and half and half.

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    james prince says:

    I just need my coffee to survive

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    Angela Ash says:

    I love drip coffee makers. A lot of people are into the single cup brewers but not me. I like a ‘pot’ of coffee, especially for taking on the go. Coffee in the morning is great for helping me wake up. Half the time I’ll take a cup to go but I limit it to the daylight hours so I can sleep good and look forward to it in the morning.

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    Cálaeb Temple says:

    i drink my first cup out in the garden.

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    Jordan Simpson says:

    My coffee journey is my first step in the morning! Coffee + french vanilla creamer + a little whipped cream = perfection!

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    Rebecca Lock says:

    I enjoy a nice cup of coffee every morning.

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    D Schmidt says:

    My coffee journey starts at 6am so I can drink in peace before my children wake up

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    Dericka Buckels says:

    I always said that I would not drink it, but I recently tried it and now I’m hooked.

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    Laurie Emerson says:

    My coffee journey begins every morning about 4am and I admit I drink it all through the day and have a final cup; after dinner.

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    Sky Evans says:

    I enjoy a cup of decaf coffee every single morning!

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    Lisa L. says:

    Just mainly a morning coffee drinker.

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    Karrie Millheim says:

    I set the brewer first thing. After it finishes. I take my cup of coffee out on the porch and watch the sun rise and listen to the birds sing

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    Mike Bratek says:

    It is the first thing i do when i get out of bed, is make my coffee that i will drink down a pot in the next 2 hours and i am good to go!

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    Hesper Fry says:

    I like to have a cup of coffee in the morning to get me going for the day.

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    Derek Timm says:

    The first thing I think about in the morning is my coffee!

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    joe gersch says:

    my coffee journey is trying new coffees

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    Miz Vickik says:

    I only recently started drinking coffee and now I wonder why I waited so long!

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    Karen Drake says:

    My coffee journey begins as soon as I wake up, I usually drink about 4 cups then in the evening after dinner I like to have one or two cups.

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    Desiree Dunbar says:

    My coffee journey begins each day with having coffee outside in my backyard if the weather is nice . I have about 3 cups, but many times I will meet friends for coffee at a local coffee shop near where we live and enjoy lunch, coffee, and just hang out.

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    Desiree Dunbar says:

    My coffee journey begins each day with having coffee outside in my backyard if the weather is nice . I have about 3 cups, but many times I will meet friends for coffee at a local coffee shop near where we live and enjoy lunch, coffee, and just hang out.

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    Barb Stenby says:

    My journey sets sail at 5:30 am every day. first I make my husbands coffee and lunch then my sons coffee and lunch when they leave I sit down and have a cup for myself. i have a cup around 1pm to get me through till 5 then i have another cup after dinner. i love coffee

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    Annette says:

    My coffee journey begins each morning when I enjoy a couple of cups while checking email. Coffee is a must, in order for my day to go smoothly.

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    I don’t drink coffee, I am entering this for my mom and brother

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    trisha says:

    i love coffee, ppl that know me, rarely see with without a 20 oz cup. its so relaxing. its my love!

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    Amity J says:

    My am coffee journey is drinking half a cup of coffee upon waking up, getting the household ready for the day, reheating that same cup of coffee and drinking it in the car..not enough coffee if ya ask me!

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    Cassandra Eastman says:

    My coffee journey begins first thing each morning! I make a cup while getting the kids breakfast ready and we sit together and they eat while I drink my coffee and wake up.. it’s my favorite part of the day!

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    everyr morning i wake up and have some coffee

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    Kathy Pease says:

    Putting on a pot of coffee is my first move in the morning. I sit at the kitchen table and turn on the laptop to enter some awesome giveaways like this one. I usually drink a whole pot myself then I walk on the treadmill for an hour..The coffee revs me up. I like my coffee with half and half without sugar :)

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    Christine N Cherry says:

    First thing every morning! I have 3 little boys to keep up with

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    melina r says:

    My coffee journey are the days that I work. I drink two to three cups of coffee in the morning.

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    Ellie Wofford says:

    My coffee journey is kinda funny. I have an old school style coffee pot that no one is allowed to make coffee in- only hot water because I use it to make water for tea, as well & don’t want my tea tasting like coffee! Instead I heat the water in the coffee pot then use a French Press to make coffee. And it doesn’t stay hot long. :)

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    Christy Leonard says:

    My coffee moment starts when I wake up in the morning, before heading off to work, I just have to have my morning coffee, it helps kick start my day and get me in gear.

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    I USUALLY pet the dog Ruffey 1st thing and take her out for a walk. Ruffey is now deceased so I pick up the newspaper, read from cover to cover, and then enter a few sweepstakes for the day.

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    Charlene S. says:

    I enjoy a cup of coffee on my way to work :)

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    I drank coffee as a teenager at a cold outdoor sporting event and have liked it ever since

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    Julie Hawkins says:

    My coffee journey starts in bed enjoying a cup as I try to wake up!

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    Lorena Keech says:

    My doctor recommended I drink 2 to 3 cups of black coffee daily to help keep my pre-diabetes in check.
    And that is no trial, as I love coffee.

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    Vicki D. says:

    My coffee journey began many years ago. Now, my morning would not be complete without my morning cup of dark black coffee to start my day. Once in awhile, I will treat myself to a cup of coffee in a coffee shop.

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    Vikki Billings says:

    I love having a cup of coffee on a cool day or winter day, it warms me up and gets me going!!

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    Samantha says:

    I’ll enjoy one in the morning to keep myself awake. I am not a morning person!

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    Derk Thomas says:

    Coffee is there everyday and I will drink coffee alone but enjoy with family and friends.

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    Buddy Garrett says:

    My wife’s coffee journey begins with a cup in the morning. She has another midday/

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    Mine starts with coffee on the deck after I get the kids off to school and before work.

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    Beverly Metcalf says:

    My coffee journey starts when I first get up in the morning. I make me a cup of coffee just to get my eyes open. Thanks for having this contest.

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    amy deeter says:

    usually about 30 minutes after i wake up i will make a pot of coffee.flavored creamer and sugar

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    Marcy Strahan says:

    I DRINK COFFE MORNING NOON & NIGHT! I add 3 spoons of creamier, 2 splendas & a splash of vanilla extract! Yeah, I even drink it before bedtime…my system is so use to caffine it does not phase me at all. I love it!

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    Melanie Comello says:

    My coffee journey goes all throughout the day., I love coffee first thing in the morning almost as much as i do late at night :)
    I love drinking my coffee without sweetener or cream, unless…’s flavored coffee, in which case to me, it’s simply only good if it has sweetener in it lol

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    As a young adult, I used to drink coffee with cream and sugar. Then, as a working young adult, decided to drink it black – I think I thought it made me seem cool.Now, I like to drink it in a variety of ways – with cream, with skim milk, flavored, non-flavored, with sugar, with no sugar…decaf, regular, blonde, dark, any type of coffee will do.

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    I drink coffee soon after waking up.

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    Bryan E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…coffee “lubricates” my work-week !

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    Karen Deva says:

    I’m trying to switch from buy so many coffees at Starbucks to brewing my coffee at home and taking it in a travel mug. I definitely need some coffee to start my day right every day!

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    With a hectic work schedule and two kiddos, coffee has become my best companion. I love Millstone because it delivers true to its claim of being full-bodied and bold in flavor. And now I have to make some!

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