National Coffee Day + Giveaway Winners Announced!

Happy Friday, but most importantly, Happy National Coffee Day!

If you didn’t already know, I love coffee. I love everything about it. I’m always happy when I wake up because…coffee time! I drink it every morning, in the afternoon, and sometimes at night. I love a strong, and bold coffee with earthy tones. I love coffee in almost all forms, and trying new roasts is my favorite thing to do. And trying new coffee shops? Heaven!

Coffee is a big part of my life. If I could travel the world and try new coffees, I would. That would be a dream. When I think of coffee, I think of my travels. I think of long Fall walks with my friends, road trips with gobs of coffee cups in the cup holders, mornings cuddled up on the couch with my pups and long walks with coffee on the beach (it sounds like I’m in a relationship with coffee.) I get excited about seasonal flavors! I always have a peppermint mocha or pumpkin spice latte when I’m out holiday shopping. It’s tradition. Coffee has become a trait in almost all of my traditions.

I could go on and on about how much I love the stuff, but instead, I decided to put together some of my favorite coffee photos from the blog that I have taken over the years. Some of them are from other countries, some from different states, and some from my home. I hope you pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy the photos!

The fun part? I’m running an awesome giveaway for coffee lovers. I know I have some readers that love coffee just as much as I do, and I want to do something super fun! I will be choosing SIX winners to receive a surprise coffee themed box that I have put together. The box will have a coffee mug, a book, five of my favorite coffee roasts, coffee-themed treats, and even more! It’s going to be like Christmas in a box for coffee lovers. The giveaway details will be at the bottom of this post! 
How to Enter the giveaway??? You have SIX WAYS to enter (& YES, you can do all six). (all winners will receive the same prize)

1. First Winner: Will be chosen from Instagram. LIKE THIS PHOTO & TAG A FRIEND with hashtag #taralynncoffeegiveaway!

****@hhopewell**** (I will be Instagram DMing you soon)

2. Second Winner Will be chosen from Facebook! Share this blog post, use #taralynncoffeegiveaway

****Hannah A.**** (I will be FB messaging you soon)

3. Third Winner: Leave a comment on this post! Tell me your favorite part about drinking coffee.

***Jessie @ The Acquired Sass*** (I will be emailing you soon)

4. Fourth Winner: Pick a photo from this post, upload it to your Instagram with a fun/creative caption about coffee & tag me! Use #taralynncoffeegiveaway

***@sammystaffa*** (I will be Instagram DMing you soon)

5. Fifth Winner: Share this post & tag me on Twitter! Use #taralynncoffeegiveaway 

***@SoHowsItTaste*** (I will be Twitter DMing you soon)

6. Sixth Winner: Add three Pins of the coffee pics above to Pinterest! Tag my Pinterest page! & use #taralynncoffeegiveaway

***Katie Meshko***(I will be Instagram DMing you soon)





  • Jenna

    What a fun post! I am clearly very behind but I loved all the coffee themed photos! I’ve always wondered, what kind of camera do you use? I think giveaways are super fun and like the Christmas themed giveaway that others have mentioned. Other fun themes would be winter, staying organized, healthy eating/snacks, workout(s)/workout stuff/clothes, travel. I also like when bloggers/celebrities pick a winner for a phone call/facetime – anything personal so a lucky winner could talk with you and ask you whatever they want about your blog 🙂

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  • K

    I LOVE reading your blog, but it would be a million times easier if the next/previous post buttons were before the comments.

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  • Taylor

    In December, a Christmas themed giveaway!

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  • Hannah

    I got super excited to see “Hannah A.” on the list of winners!
    I’ve been checking my FB more often than I care to admit today… and then I thought, “Hm, I guess maybe it’s a different Hannah A.?” Excitement may have gotten the best of me!

    I think giveaways are SO much fun. They require creativity, and gift giving is a passion of mine, so I get excited when I see what other people put together!

    I think Christmas is a great time for a giveaway! There are so many fun things that could be included, like warm knitted socks, cinnamon roasted nuts, Christmas-themed coffee blends (obvi.), and even a fun DIY craft project where all the pieces for, say, a cute mini wreath or string art kit or something are included! I just ♥ Christmas, all the tradition that goes into it, and the joy of the holiday season, so that theme for a giveaway would be the top of my list!

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  • Sammy

    AH! So excited! I’ve never won anything before!! Thank you so much Taralynn! For this reason and many more, I will always be a dedicated reader!! 🙂

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  • Kat Nesbitt

    Yes! Your favorite on the go healthy snacks!! Or fun candles and beauty products you love! Thanks girl! Love it

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  • April Johnson

    Yes! Candles, to-go cups , scarves, holiday themed goodies for each month, food items are some ideas!

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  • Jen

    Yes please! A baking giveaway or a healthy lifestyle giveaway- a fall themed giveaway- a holiday themed giveaway- or another coffee giveaway! 🙂

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  • Heidi Hopewell

    This just made my day finding out I won! 😊 Especially because we’re almost out of coffee and we just brought our twin girls home from the NICU yesterday! #teamnosleep

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  • Sarah

    There all so amazing and fill my heart and tummy with joy!

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  • Angela Hendricks

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is the taste and overwhelming sense of happiness I get from each cup! I drink a cup as soon as I get up before my kids wake up and hot coffee with silence in the morning is blissful!

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  • Jennifer

    What I love about coffee: the smell is the best! I just love walking into coffee shops and smelling the wonderful aroma! Second is the taste. I have a summer and winter favorite at the local coffee shop. If I’m making it at home, I drink straight up black coffee of some sort! My mother in law is a coffee fanatic, so it’s always a given to have a cup when I come to visit. Coffee is a wonderful thing! 🙂

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  • Rebecca

    My favorite part is the smell. It always reminds me of when my grandma used to have “tea time” when I was little or when I used to wake up to the smell when we had Christmas and Thansgiving celebrations as a big family.

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  • Bethany B

    I have been drinking coffee since before I could walk! ☕️ ❤️ My favorite part is the warmth and serenity it brings to my day. A warm cup of coffee in the morning tends to set my day on the right path. A day without coffee is a day wasted 😉

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  • Amy Van Buren

    My favorite thing about coffee is that before I drink it I’ll start worrying about the day. But then two sips in I just want to hug everyone and all I can think about is how happy and in love with life I am! ☕️

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  • Lynn

    Mmmm coffee on a cool fall morning!!!!

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  • Laura

    I love that you can make coffee any way you want depending on your mood! Maybe I just want it black, or I can add a flavoring to make it feel more luxurious!

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  • Alyssa M

    I forgot to mention in my first comment that I also have a golden doodle! She’s three and her name is sequoia 🙂 but she’s black, lol not golden. Her mom was a black poodle. Anyway! Since this is a new comment, I might as well add another thing about coffee that I love. I love when you walk into a coffee shop, the smell of coffee just overtakes your senses. I love being able to spend some time sipping on a coffee and catching up with a friend or loved one.

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  • Mara

    I love coffee because it’s my little pleasure every day, especially on a hectic day. I’m a teacher and sometimes having my coffee is that second of my day where I get my me-time. I drink it black because I love that extra kick to it. I love how it just warms my heart. But I also love how you can drink it in these really cute mugs(many that I’ve collected and been given throughout the years). I love how it can bring people together, or help you focus when you have that deadline. I love that it just goes well with any dessert, or it become a dessert if you’re really craving it, like a tiramisu or a frappucino. I also love that there really isn’t just one kind of blend. I also love the fact that coffee can also be a form of art. What can I say I love coffee!

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  • Ana

    Coffee is universal. I love traveling to new places and trying coffee there. My favorite thing is each culture’s interpretation of coffee – From the US to Mexico to El Salvador to England to Ireland (give me some of that Irish Coffee please!) to Spain to France to Italy! I love it all! Coffee Addicts Unite!

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  • Kelly

    All the fun flavors to try – especially in the fall!

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  • AlysonYlt

    Oh Heavens. I don’t know what to do as I have tons of work to do next week semester. Plus the university exams are coming, it will be a torture. I am already panicking maybe I should [url=]source[/url] to calm down a little bit. Hopefully it will all go well. Wish me luck.

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  • Veronica

    Each brew is like a cup of happiness. The warmth is so comforting. & no matter where you are drinking coffee always brings good conversations and good vibes! Love my coffee! ❤️

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  • Maegan

    My favorite thing about coffee is the smell! I love the smell of brewing coffee, and the coffee aisle at the grocery store is my favorite! I also love the fact that I can still drink coffee while I’m pregnant, since it’s the only thing that’s keeping me awake these days especially at work! I’ll take all the help I can get. Being a pregnant nurse with 2 year old….coffee is a necessity!
    I have followed you for awhile now (since undressedskeleton and the green dress) and I love everything! Your blog, photos, recipes, stories, everything is amazing!! Keep killing it, girl!

    P.S. we have the same birthday too 😉

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  • Maegan

    My favorite thing about coffee has to be the smell! I love the smell of brewing coffee and the coffee aisle is my favorite at the grocery store. I also love the fact that I can still have coffee while pregnant since it’s about the only thing that keeps me awake these days, especially at work!
    I have been following you for awhile now (since undressedskeleton and the green dress) and I love everything! Your blog, photos, stories, everything is amazing!! Keep killing it, girl!

    P.S. our birthdays are the exact same too 😉

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  • gg

    I love the smell of coffee when I visit my grandmas.

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  • Brittany

    I secretly wish that I came up with the Folgers jingle “the best part of waking up, is Folgers in your cup” haha it’s so catchy and perfect to describe the morning. I’ve been into using spices in my coffee grounds to flavor my coffee without the sugar. I love adding cinnamon and vanilla extract! And there are so many flavors that can be added for the upcoming seasons!! You should give it a try in your next brew 💛

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  • Melinda

    LOVE this post. Hmm what do i like best about coffee.. Um everything! The smell, the taste, the smooth texture. Mhm yum.

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  • Tiffany

    WOw it took a while to get to the bottom of those coffee inspo comments! 😍
    Coffee for me brings people together!
    I have had some of the best convos with life changing people I met at a coffee shop over a cup of joe. Not to mention the smell of a fresh cup of French pressed coffee first thing on a fall morning is IRRESPLACABLE!

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  • Jack

    COFFEE is my middle name! Ahhh I love this post because COFFEE. IS. EVERYTHING (especially during pumpkin season)!!! My favorite part about coffee is that it makes me feel like everything is just right even when I’m stressed or living in a hectic moment! It’s like each sip of coffee has some kind of calming effect (even if it is a stimulant lol).

    As a nursing student, I’d say coffee is pretty much my mantra! I can smell it from miles away. I was happy to hear that you started to like drinking your coffee purely black – that’s how I drink mine and I just love it! It makes me excited for the mornings because I know I’ll have that brief time where I can just sit – me, myself, my coffee and no other distractions or worries!

    Happy coffeeing ☕️

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  • Mandy

    My favorite part of coffee is the conversation I get to have with the people that I get coffee with! I also love the extra energy coffee gives me.

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  • Katy McAnulty

    My favorite thing about drinking coffee is how relaxed it makes me feel. It’s usually my alone time before the busy day starts 😉

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  • Katy McAnulty

    My favorite thing about drinking coffee is how relaxed it makes feel. It’s usually my alone time before the busy day starts 😉

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  • Cara

    I love how relaxed coffee makes me feel in the mornings! ☕️

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  • Lorie T

    I Love a good cup of coffee to warm me up especially on these recently rainy fall days in South Dakota! I also have a slight obsession with fun coffee mugs, we can no longer fit any more in our cupboard. ☺️ I love all your photos above but my favorite is the one with Leo in the background, I’m pretty sure he is smiling!

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  • Sonia R

    My fav part about drinking coffee at the moment is that it’s helping me survive nursing school! It also reminds me of my grandma who loved drinking coffee, we had the best conversations over a cup of coffee!

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  • Alyssa

    Love this, you and all your coffee pics! There is nothing I love more then a warm cup of coffee any time of day. Although I like it best after a nice run, bike ride or workout every morning. As a mom of three kids, I need all the help I can get. Although it’s 10pm, after seeing all your coffee pics I now want a cup. :).

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  • Michele

    My most favorite part of having my coffee is having it with friends 🙂

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  • Selin

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is a mix of smells, tastes, and the warmth that it adds to my body. It’s the perfect summer and winter drink! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  • Alyssa

    I love the cozy feeling of that very first sip of hot coffee in the morning! I could drink coffee any style, but I love a strong brew, with cream and some stevia. It’s my tradition to drink peppermint mocha’s while Christmas shopping, too!! I would looooove to win! ❤❤❤

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  • Emily Hillery

    Hi Taralynn! I’m right there with you- coffee is one of my many blessings in the morning! Nothing like waking up to a nice hot cup (Or iced! My love is equal year round)
    I’m always in a constant state of chaos or running around but coffee is always my sidekick through it all. You can always customize it to your mood with so many flavors and creamers or milk. It’s honestly so fun and always puts a smile on my face.
    Coffee has always brought me together with friends and family for little meet ups and get togethers- even with the chaos and excitement of life everyone can “meet up for a cup.”
    I love that coffee (as silly or rudementary as it may sound) has always been an excuse to take a step back and relax and refocus.
    I would be LOST without it.
    I know you understand my passion for a lovely cup o’joe! ☕♥️😍

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  • Kyra

    What a wonderful giveaway!!! Thank you Taralynn! Let’s see… I love coffee too, I mostly love it in the mornings right when my feet hits the ground my coffee pot is on. I love different kinds of coffees, different brews, cold, hot, whipped, sweetened, and unsweetened. I like to drink it in different states, cities, towns and counties. ☕️Mmmm coffee!

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  • Morgan Maloney

    The SMELL is my favorite part of drinking coffee! It took me a while to like coffee, I didn’t really even drink it in high school. But i always loved the smell. Brings me right back to wintertime. Dessert at Thanksgiving and Christmas, Christmas morning, and the memory of stopping at Starbucks with my dad while Christmas shopping as a kid- he always let me get the espresso brownies. The scent brings fond memories <3

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  • Sophie

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is the flavor!!! I also love trying different flavors and roasts 😍 ALSO it’s just so comforting to hold a warm cup of coffee and it makes it feel so much like fall! (Ok, I couldn’t pick just one thing…)

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  • Emily Hayes

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is the immediate comfort after the first sip! There’s nothing better than a peaceful morning to sit and enjoy a nice cup of coffee instead of being on the go all the time. I live in Charleston so I’ve been drinking it cold but there’s been a few chilly days I can enjoy it hot which is my favorite way. Coffee makes everyone happy and is always a great to catch up with friends 🙂

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  • Megan

    I LOVE drinking coffee early in the morning when its cold. That first, warm sip is MAGIC ✨☕️ Also, I’m a college student so I love the caffeine too!! Couldn’t live without it.

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  • Chrystal Simmons

    Coffee often means energy and fuel for the day to most, but for me it actually represents meditation, as ironic as that sounds, I drink my coffee in the morning before anyone else in my house is awake. The house is quiet and peaceful, I have time to just sit and get lost in my own thoughts, time to reflect on the day before, and time to pray and thank God for giving me another day. I enjoy that time to myself, and look forward to it every morning. ☕ #taralynncoffeegiveaway

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  • Kari Leslie

    My favorite coffee is iced coffee…no matter the time of year! The cold, crisp, coffee taste is my favorite! I 💜☕

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  • Lauryn Kennedy

    My favorite part about coffee is switching it up every season! Right now it’s hazelnut coffee, winter I love dark roast with cinnamon, spring is light roast and summer is cold brew!

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  • Lauryn Kennedy

    My favorite part about coffee is switching it up every season!! Right now it’s hazelnut coffee, winter is dark roast with cinnamon, spring is light roast and summer is cold brew!!

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  • Cindy Marie

    Coffee itself is delicious. Whether it’s lattes or cold brew, I’m always satisfied with having a cup alongside my mornings. But what I love most is getting coffee. I love meeting up with friends and drinking coffee at our favorite spot in town. I love making it for my family in the mornings when we’re all together. I love meeting new faces at different shops everywhere I travel. These might just be the words of an addict, but it just makes me so happy for all these different reasons.

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  • Macy Sears

    Wow! What a spectacular giveaway! I used to be huge into tea, but I’ve recently really gotten into enjoying coffee and trying various flavors! Winning this would be incredible because I would get to sample so many different brands and hopefully find one that would become part of my morning routine! Also the mugs in your post are absolutely adorable!
    I’ve been following your account/ journey for several years now and you have always been so kind and sweet to your followers!
    Fingers crossed I win! You rock!! 😊 ☕️

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  • allie

    What a fun giveaway!! My favorite part of drinking coffee is how it feels indulgent and cozy! I drink it black, so it’s low cal but still feels like such a treat!

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  • Claire

    These are amazing photos! I am also so happy to see all of the other people posting about their love of coffee. For me, coffee has always been a sense of calm. I have had terrible anxiety since I was in high school and for me coffee has never given me the jittery-ness that you expect from it’s reputation. Instead, it steadies me. It calms me and starts my day (and often my afternoons) off right. It has been my best friend through grad school and I can’t imagine a day without it!

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  • Jill

    My favorite thing is the comfort. There’s nothing a good cup of coffee can’t help 🙂

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  • Maddie Dunne Kirby

    Coffee is just like a warm friend who slowly and encouragingly gets me through the day and flavoured coffee always makes it that little bit better

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  • Christina orlando

    Here’s something you should try!! I love coffee but I’m wierd…I love drinking BLACK coffee! I like it hot or iced, but specifically black. My new thing is making breakfast smoothies with it! I’ve recently been mixing a scoop of vanillla protein powder, coffee(any flavor you want) and almond milk…then just add ice! It’s filling and I still get my coffee fix 🙂 and it’s super easy!

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  • Blair

    I love trying different roasts and flavours of coffee. I also love the way a coffee shop makes you relax and take a break from a busy day and really enjoy your brew!

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  • Ashley Gwin

    I love coffee! The cold in the summer and the hot in the winter! The amazing friends you get to hang out with over a cup of coffee! If you ever get a chance to try Dutch Bros…do it!

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  • Alexandra Kaval

    My favorite part of drinking coffee is when it has a fun flavor in it!! (like Kauai Coffee’s Vanilla Macadamia Nut mmm! or a lavender latte is the best, too) <3 Such a cute giveaway!!

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  • Kat Nesbitt

    I love coffee for a few different reasons. First, I love love love the way it tastes! Warm and smooth. It’s such a treat and there are so many ways to jazz it up and create new drinks with it! Second, I need the caffeine! I work nights and am going to school for nursing so I need all the boost I can get! It can be blended with protein powder or just hot and black and it delivers me with that extra kick to keep pushing through! And finally, I love coffee because it brings connection with people. “Let’s grab coffee and catch up” It is the perfect thing to bring people together and share with one each other! Coffee is life, that’s for sure! Love seeing all your fun post about your coffee adventures and seeing new drinks you try!

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  • Leslie Lewis

    My favorite thing about drinking coffee is the warm, fuzzy feeling it gives me. It brings me back to a time of sitting around a table with my grandma telling jokes and old stories and laughing so hard for hours. We could sit for hours and talk about nothing at all and still have fun. I may not be able to enjoy those times as much anymore, but drinking coffee helps keep the memories alive in my head.

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  • Alexa

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is having something to warm up my hands and make the house smell good

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  • Alisha

    Love Coffee! Everything from the smell to the taste! Not to mention it gets me through the day with while caring for my 1, 3 and 5 year olds!

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  • Victoria Nord

    Hi Taralynn!
    I am so glad that there are people on this earth that love coffee as much as me. I am from Dallas, TX and I keep a list on my phone of new coffee places to try not only in the city but all over the place just in case I travel and I need a good coffee spot to hit up (even a few of your go to places have made it onto the list). Recently my best friend took on a bet with someone to see who could go the longest without coffee, talk about rough for her but it was a struggle for me too because she is the person I would go on all of my coffee dates with. I love coffee because it’s not just a drink you can enjoy by yourself, it’s a social experience you can share with someone else. My parents will go on dates, eat somewhere for dinner, then go grab coffee and explore through Half Price Books. So my favorite part about drinking coffee is the connections you can make simply over sharing a cup.

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  • Nicole Hardoy

    Oh my gosh so much coffee!! My absolute favorite part of drinking coffee is how peaceful it makes me. No matter how stressed I am with a good cup of coffee I start feeling better. As a college student coffee is basically my life blood, and saves me on a weekly basis! It’s my favorite way to start the day! Also, I love your blog!

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  • Angela Masters

    I love and live for coffee! I love the smell, the taste and the energy boost. It’s never a good day if I forgot to drink my coffee ☕️ 😉❤️

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  • Danielle

    I love how coffee can have different flavors and aromas with no two brands being similar. Coffee is a great way to bring people together while enjoying a nice cup cold or hot cup of hapiness! Also coffee iced toy the opportunity to use cute mugs to enjoy it from 🙂 #taralynncoffeegiveaway

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  • Hannah

    Coffee is a family affair for me. Everyone in my family LOVES COFFEE, so it has so many memories associated with that delicious brew. ☕️

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  • Neva

    I love that first smell of coffee when you open up the bag first thing in the morning. I love my morning ritual of making coffee; it’s familiar and comforting and gets me in the zone for the day. I love how coffee is something you can catch up with a friend over, no matter how long it’s been since you saw them last. I love how coffee reminds me of the cold holiday mornings where the sound of my grandma’s coffee percolating filled the warm kitchen and the smell of her cinnamon rolls perfumed the air. I love how coffee reminds me of the days where my mom would give me and my sister “coffee” in sippy cups, which was really warm milk and sugar with a dash of coffee, so that we could feel like the grown ups who were sipping coffee over plates of her homemade poppyseed pastry. Coffee is delicious, yes. But thinking about it now I realize that the best thing about it isn’t the flavor at all.

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  • Victoria

    Coffee is my morning routine. It gives me a chance to wake up, think, and get my day off to a positive start! It’s not even the caffeine that I need, but the hot cup in my hand. It is perfection!

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  • Emily Weir

    My favorite part about coffee is that it forces me to stop. I have to stand and wait for it to brew and be cool enough to drink, which usually makes me sit down to relax for even just a moment.

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  • Nichole Dufour

    Coffee has been my saving grace for years, more so the last 11 months of being a new mom! Up every 2 hours or less every.single.night.. Coffee is what I look forward to in the morning, mid-day, before bed (it actually helps me sleep, maybe the warmness?). My husband and I love trying new coffee and our favorite dates are coffee shops! ❤

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  • Emily

    Not only do I love the taste of coffee, but I love the memories it brings from smelling coffee brewing! As a recent college grad, I have a lot of great memories studying with my friends in coffee shops, hanging out, or performing. And I love how simple it is drinking coffee with friends and just being together, enjoying little things

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  • Kristin

    I love how coffee can bring people together for a meaningful conversation or companionship. That’s my favorite part!

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  • Abby

    My favorite thing about coffee is waking up early to relax with a cup before I have to go into clinicals. I am currently doing a clinical rotation in the Emergency room, so I cherish that calm time in the morning. It is the calm before the storm.

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  • Erica Regan

    I’ve loved coffee since I was 8 years old..i know I know BUT I used to sleep over my grandma’s house and she would give me a mouth full to dip my cinnamon toast with black raspberry jelly in it. It just reminds me of sitting around the table with my grandma talking and sharing stories and now even still our coffee dates are the best 🙂

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  • Melissa Hardcastle

    My favourite part about drinking coffee? When coffee is more than just a wake me up in the morning 😊 I like when I get time to actually sit and enjoy a latte either just for me time or walking with a friend

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  • Nikki Renfroe

    As a solo parent, life can get pretty stressful. That’s why my morning routine is so important to me. Starting each morning with a hot cup of coffee, mindfulness techniques and gratitude help set the tone for my whole day. Fall and October are my favorites! So I would absolutely love to be the lucky recipient of one of your coffee gift bags!

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  • Bridget Haag

    Besides the taste and caffeine boost, I think is whenever you take a sip you feel a little happier. Like you’re ready to conquer the day! I could be having a rough day at work but stopping for 5 seconds and taking a sip of coffee instantly makes me feel a bit better.

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  • Rachel Gelinas

    I love a fall morning drinking a hot cup of coffee! Nothing better

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  • Ashley P

    I love coffee because it’s so versatile and you can have it so many different ways. I also love to have it with treats in the morning like donuts because it’s not as sweet!

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  • Lauren K

    Hazelnut coffee is my favorite way to wake up in the morning. It is the first thing in do when I wake up and sipping it while watching my morning shows helps me fully wake up! I also like it for an afternoon pick me up.

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  • Haley

    Growing up I was always more of a tea drinker: iced tea, hot tea, green tea, chai tea, etc. But now I have really fallen more in love with coffee and I have gotten better about drinking it with less sugar and cream. Drinking coffee really lets me get creative and helps me throughout the day with energy and it just tastes delicious! My current favorite is the Iced honey and milk latte from a Turkish coffee by my house!

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  • Elizabeth

    I love getting up and drinking coffee!! I usually drink mine black, I prefer sweetened coffees iced. I’m that white girl with her iced PSL from Starbucks!! I also drink it for the caffeine content, as I’m in college right now😴😴😴😴

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  • Logan Faria

    I love coffee. I cannot, I repeat can not! Live without it! As a college student and professional babysitter I rely on coffee. I make my own cold brew and have my own coffee station In my apartment to make my life a little easier. I would be so happy if I won, I never win anything and as a college student who is working this would really go a long way for me. I love all your posts and you’re the first blogger I’ve ever followed. Thank you for being simply amazing. See what I did there?

    ❤️Logan, the college coffee lover

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  • Christle

    Coffee time is my favorite time of day since I have 3 kids and it’s hard I find time just for myself. I typically drink it early in the morning when everything is quiet which is the best thing ever! My favorite coffee would be vanilla, not sweet with steamed milk 👌🏻

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  • Emily W

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is waking up to the smell of fresh brewed coffee. Going to the farmers market and trying all the new local brews is also a favorite ❤ I recently got my boyfriend addicted to coffee, he once swore up and down he would never drink coffee

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  • Christy Frisch

    I love my morning coffee, because it correlates with my time in my Bible and with my morning prayer and meditation time it is the early morning when I clear my mind and get centered and focused and become grateful before I start my day. Plus coffee is so delicious!

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  • Lorna

    Hi Taralynn!

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is cuddling up with a candle and a good book. Nothing better then a morning where you can drink coffee in bed and not have any other responsibilities 🙂

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  • Joy Elise

    I love coffee because of the way it makes me feel. It’s a instant pick me up and confidence boost when I need it most. It’s the first thing I think of when I think about my best friends and wanting to catch up with them, something we grow closer over. It’s warmth in the cold and refreshing when it’s hot and it’s the ultimate comfort. ☕️💕

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  • Laura

    My favorite part abort coffee is how it brings people together! Whether it’s having coffee together in the morning or meeting up at a local coffee shop, it’s better with a friend!

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  • Shanequa Green

    The thing I love about drinking coffee besides the alertness it the comraderie you feel with other coffee drinkers, it’s like we’re all in a club together.

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  • Violet

    I Love Coffee Smell anywhere I go if a smell coffee I get a really good feeling . 🙂 Saludos!

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  • BreAnne

    Love coffee in the early wee hours while I do my bible study before my family wakes up.

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  • Melissa

    Absolutely love that it gets me through the mornings because as much as I try I am not a morning person!

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  • Stephanie

    I have loved coffee for as long as I can remember. When I was little, I had a Bugs Bunny mug that I carried everywhere. Of course I wasn’t allowed to drink real coffee at the time, but I would pretend my chocolate milk was coffee. Now, I can’t get enough coffee. I always love to try new flavors, especially during the fall season. My day feels totally off if I don’t have my morning cup. It’s one of my favorite parts of my day.

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  • Haley

    My favorite part coffee is sharing it with those i love. My favorite mornings include drinking a cup of my favorite roast on the porch of my house with my best friends. Extra points if it’s 65 degrees and the trees are changing colors. 😻🍂☕️

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  • Karin

    I enjoy everything about coffee, I’m Dominican and Coffee was like a treat growing up 🙌…..for me coffee is part of my life and childhood.

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  • Killian Gilvary

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is the smell. I love when a nice warm freshly brewed cup of coffee just smells so yummy before you take a sip!

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  • Anna Phelan

    Coffee = life.

    I love that it keeps me going on long days at home with Jack.

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  • Ash Peavie

    The smell of coffee in the morning specifically makes my grandma and mom come to my mind. They’re both no longer here with me to enjoy a hot cup of Joe. But when I sit down to drink my first cup of the day, I feel nothing but love. ❤☕

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  • lakeithea

    My favorite thing about drinking coffee is having that “me time” in the early morning to just enjoy some hot coffee and a calm mind! Coffee is the first thing I do in the mornings!

    BTW: Your coffee pictures are so beautiful. What camera are you using or is it just phone pictures?

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  • Lexi little

    My favorite part of coffee is customizing it with new creamers all the time! It’s such a social drink too, and brings people together at all times of the day/night! I love how it gives me that extra boost every morning, and not to mention warms my tummy with something yummy!

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  • Lisa

    Since I can’t see my comment and I don’t know if the comments need to be cleared, I’m just going to try once more :).

    I love coffee because it connects my mom and I. Whenever we visit one another, we have a cup of coffee together. We even drink the same brand. Since the rest of the family only drinks tea, our coffee obsession has become kind of a mother-daughter-thing :-).

    If I were to win one of the coffee packages, I would definately share it with my mom!

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  • Lauren @ Following the Path of Life

    I think my favorite part about drinking coffee is the memories I have in conjunction with coffee…running a half marathon, driving across country with my husband, sipping a cup while doing my devotions, etc. Savoring each sip of coffee also lets me savor each memory.

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  • Taylor

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is honestly the smell! The taste is great obviously, but the small of coffee is what has pulled me in since the very beginning.

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  • Des

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is trying all the different kinds and flavors! 🙂 and going to new coffee shops with my friends.

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  • Lexi Graves

    What’s there not to love about coffee??? I love the smell of it but I think I love the way it warms me up on a cold morning 🙂

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  • Katie Smith

    My brother just left to Pensacola for Officer training for the Air Force which makes me SO proud but so sad because our favorite thing to do together was to grab coffee together and catch up! This past Sunday, my parents were in town so we Facetimed him and all had coffee together while he caught us up with things that are happening with him 🙂 also I have a 7 week old so my obsession with coffee is 10 fold 😄 coffee makes the world go round ❤️ I get some serious coffee envy with some of the coffee shops you frequent 😉

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  • Raeleen

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is that quiet moment I have to myself in the morning. It’s a relaxing way to start a busy day chasing after a newly walking couple of one-year-olds!

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  • Tiffany Brown

    I love everything about coffee! The smell is the first thing that gets me. I can remember when I was little waking up at my grandparents house and the first thing I smelled being coffee. It brings back so many memories. And of course the taste! I love all different flavors of coffee and different strengths. And who can forget the cream? Hazelnut, French vanilla, cinnamon roll.. and even almond milk or soy milk! I just love coffee!

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  • Morgan

    I love coffee because it warms me from the inside out! Where I live, we have very cold winters. A hot cup of coffee is my favorite way to warm up! 🙂

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  • Kacey Sappington

    This looks fantastic! I love coffee in my mornings to help get my day started, but I think my favorite thing about coffee is the feeling I get from drinking it. And the memories I have surrounding coffee. Waking up on a cold morning and snuggling with a cup of coffee is by far the best and coziest feeling. Especially alongside a good book and the promise of a lazy day. I realized my love of coffee when I lived in a van in Australia alongside a beach and it always takes me back to those days of freedom and no responsibilities when I’m drinking it.
    I’ve followed you for awhile and have always loved your cozy coffee photos and always has me reaching for more!❤️

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  • tyler

    AAAHHHH, coffee. It gets me through work (and life in general). Especially in the fall, there’s something calming and comforting about a hot cup of coffee!

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  • Lilly

    I love drinking coffee anytime of day, it’s very religious in my household lol fresh brewed pot smells so good all throughout the house, sitting outside enjoying it all!

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  • Emilie Ruehs

    I love how warm and cozy coffee makes me feel. Waking up on a chilly fall morning and drinking coffee while snuggled on the sofa is my favorite! I also really REALLY like coffee mugs so I’ll take any excuse to get a new one!

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  • Gabby

    Living in MN, coffee is a must! especially on a fall morning or a cold December day.

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  • Lisa

    I love coffee because it connects my mom and I. Whenever we visit each other, we drink some coffee. We do have similar taste which is why we both drink the same brand. Whenever we go shopping, we treat ourselves to a venti Starbucks something. 🙂 Noone else in my family drinks coffee, so it has always been a mother-daughter-thing.

    If I were to win the coffee package, I would definately share it with my mom!

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  • Sarah Wetrich

    My favorite thing about coffee is not only the incredible taste, but the conversations that I have over coffee! Meeting friends over coffee is one of the best things to do, and a lot of personal growth as well as growth in friendships and relationships has happened in a coffeeshop, which is so sweet! Yay coffee!!

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  • Cindy Barry

    I love coffee then smell the taste and how it makes you feel warm and cozy ❤️☕️

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  • Johanna Krauthamer

    I found you on Instagram a while ago. I’m following you all the way from Argentina 🇦🇷. Love every single picture of coffee, running and South Carolina (actually, I spent 3 months there last winter).
    I love coffee because it’s my time of the day where I can just relax and create (I recently became a barista and latte art professional-totally worth it!) 😄
    Looking forward to seeing your fall photos while on Spring here

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  • Ashlee

    Oh my, where do I start?! I love everything about coffee. The smell of the first cup being brewed and the taste have to be my favorite things. Plus of course I get to have an excuse to add to my never ending collection of cute coffee mugs! I would steal some of my mom’s coffee when I was little and coffee flavored ice cream was a staple when I visited my grandparents, so not only does coffee have a practical purpose but it makes my heart warm as well 🙂 This giveaway looks amazing!

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  • Stephanie

    My favorite part of drinking coffee is that it’s my way of treating myself. I drink my coffee with just a little flavor, in place of sweet treats that are full of calories! BTW–I love your blog!! ❤️❤️

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  • Bridget Kelly

    My favorite thing about coffee?? Honestly? The poops 😜

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  • Nina

    My favorite part of drinking coffee is just taking a little me time out of my day! Whether it’s curling up on the couch with my dog at home, or running over to a coffee shop to sit down for a few minutes and gather my thoughts. There’s something about the comfort of having a cup of coffee in my hand that make me feel instantly relaxed.

    btw- love this post, and that you love coffee just as much as I do! 🙂

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  • Courtney Moore

    I love everything about coffee! The way it tastes, the way it smells, and the way it makes you feel when you drink it. I love hot coffee in the winter and cold coffee in the summer. Give me coffee in any way, shape, or form and I will drink it! I also love how you can do so much with coffee. You can drink it black or you can do add any flavor you want. Adding milk or creamer to it also takes it to a whole other level. Call me obsessed but if it weren’t for coffee I wouldn’t be able to make it through the day… I always have a cup to wake up, a cup in the afternoon as a pick me up, and sometimes even at night when I have to stay up late for homework or a movie. It’s also great to bring friends and family together. Need to reconnect? Do so over a cup of coffee. This comment was way longer than intended but there’s just so much greatness about coffee I can’t pick just one thing. Coffee is love!

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  • Shelby Todd

    Coffee is comfort, inspiration & adventure all in one cup! It is perfect for any setting. It brings people together, drives motivation, and relaxes the soul. The aroma itself is enough to perk me up. I’ve never been one to drink coffee just because I needed caffeine (it honestly doesn’t do much in the way of energizing me) but I drink coffee simply because I love the aroma and soothing taste of it. I love how it is universal. One of my favorite things to do when I travel is try different coffees from different cultures.

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  • Cindy Manfra

    I love flavored coffee and of course the caffeine

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  • Kimberly

    I need to win this giveaway because I have a 3 month old that keeps me up all day and hates to nap! I literally make a whole pot in the mornings because inevitably I will pour myself a hot cup and then my baby needs something and I return to a cold cup 🙁 and I hate reheated coffee! He’s worth it but let’s be real coffee gets me through! Please pick me! #ineedmorecoffee #coffeeinavat

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  • Krista

    I love fall! My favorite part is waking up on a cool fall morning and drinking a fall flavored cup of coffee to wake up and warm up!

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  • Kaelee Fountain

    I have too many favorite things about drinking coffee but if i really had to pick one thing…. it would end up being a tie. The smell of coffee is one of my absolute favorite things about it. The second you smell it you get a feeling of warmth and happiness like your day can finally begin. Especially the scent of flavored coffees, there’s nothing better than driving my twenty minutes to work with the “flavor of the day” from whatever adorable local coffee shop I chose that morning, wafting around my car. Coffee mugs are the other absolute favorite thing about coffee that I just can’t dismiss. Cute mugs just make the coffee seem that much more enjoyable. I’d be lying if I said I don’t choose what mug to use according to my outfit for the day. 😍

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  • Michelle M.

    I only fell in love with coffee within the past 5 years or so, and now I can’t imagine a day without it! I’m the same as you and look forward to it every morning! There is just something cozy about it. Especially in those cool Fall & Winter months. I have a 7 month old now, so I can use all the coffee I can get!! Thanks so much for the giveaway. Cheers!

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  • Shelby Blaylock

    My mom and I have matching coffee cup tattoos because that’s our thing. We drink coffee and hang out with one another. It’s as simple as that. Drinking coffee is mine and my moms favorite hobby and it’s our bond. So much so we permanently put it on our skin haha.

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  • Tricia

    My favorite thing about coffee is that it’s like an instant mood boost! It makes you feel like you can accomplish anything!

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  • Emily Ashton

    Coffee, it’s like the perfect way to wake up and is like a warm hug! I love that when my husband travels for work he always brings home regional coffees as a souvenir and we try them together! Perfect for catching up!

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  • Sammie

    A day without coffee is like…. Just kidding, I have no idea! haha I love pretty much everything about coffee, but I have two favorite things. I get up early and have a cup every morning, and it’s my “me” time. It gives me a chance to take some time to be mindful and prepare for what’s coming up for the day. My other favorite is that every time I travel, I made sure to find a local coffee shop to try out. They all tend to be so unique, and I LOVE it!

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  • Katie B.

    I love all things coffee! To me it symbolizes a cozy home, time shared with friends and a feeling of thankfulness!

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  • Kalyn

    My favorite thing about coffee is it’s a great way to meet up with people. Life chatting over coffee is the best, especially if you have a pastry!! Anytime someone asks…. Coffee date? Sure!

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  • Tiffany Stokes

    I love everything about coffee! I love the smell when it’s brewing. I love the new variety of flavors you can choose from. I love that you can choose to drink it cold or hot, which I’m a cold coffee girl. & I love that there’s are tons of different creamer flavors for you to put in your coffee also.

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  • Rebecca

    I love coffee! Something about when you drink coffee, whenever- wherever, you always feel a part of home. The familiar taste with each type of coffee but also noticing the different flavors with different blends! The warmth of it on cold nights or snowy mornings and iced coffee on those hot summer days! And making and enjoying a French press with my fiancé every morning! 💕

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  • Taylor

    Trying different types of coffees and espresso 😍 It has sugar but Cinnabon International Delight is amazing 😍 Another neat coffee trick is added whole cloves to hot coffee. It adds such a nice flavor.

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  • Britt

    I love drinking coffee because of the routine after the kids are settled its my turn to relax a little and enjoy the morning

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  • Danielle Traylor

    I love everything about coffee. The taste, smell and making it. When we travel I always search out the cute local spot, I love the atmosphere and the calm. People watching at a coffee shop is always the best 😊

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  • Ashley

    I always hated coffee growing up and never understood why people loved it so much. I was told wait till you go to college and you’ll start drinking it. Totally true!! I went away to college and fell in love with coffee ❤️ I love the taste, smell, and how it gives me a quick jolt of energy. Coffee is the best.

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  • Elise

    I love the taste of coffee but even more I love the smell! And how it fills the whole house. One of my favorite things to do in the fall and winter is cuddle up with a blanket, an book, and cup of coffee.

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  • Kindra

    I love coffee shops, conservation, and snowy days! ☕️❤️❄️

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  • Brianna

    I love coffee!! I have 2-3 cups a day!! My favorite part about drinking coffee is finding new ways to drink it!!! Different flavored coffees with different creamers!! the possibilities are endless!!

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  • Alexa

    I just love the taste of coffee and all the different ways it can be enjoyed! Hot, cold, iced, with cream, without… on and on! I look forward to having some every day!

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  • Ashley

    Coffee is my favorite part about coffee xD There are so many things about it….It’s the perfect, happy comforting drink. It eases me and brings happiness when anxieties and the world get too crazy, it’s the perfect remedy on fall days, and it’s perfect on its own or with chocolate xD. I also just love the richness of it, and how it can vary incredibly depending on the roast, region or how it’s brewed. (See?! Too much coffee love to mention!) Oh, and drinking coffee in a coffee shop….perfect place to sit by myself and ponder, or cause a (laughter) ruckus with others. It’s magical stuff xD

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  • Kiera

    I love how it brings a little warmth and happiness to any day! 🙂

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  • Jordyn Blackwood

    I love that it is like a mini vacation in a cup everyday! No matter what is on the to do list, I automatically find more motivation if I can have a lovely warm cup of coffee to go with it. It makes even the CaRaZiEsT of days a little bit sweeter!

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  • Nathalie Frail

    Hey Taralynn, I feel coffee is the elixir of life! Lol the best part of coffee is it comes so many different flavors! I like my Coffee Black but ground coffe with Blueberry flavor or Birthday Cake or coconut, I can go on for days Girl! ❤️

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  • Nathalie Frail

    Hey Taralynn, I feel coffee is the elixir of life! Lol the best part of coffee is it comes so many different flavors! I like my Coffee Black but ground coffe with Blueberry flavor or Birthday Cake or coconut, I can go on for days Girl! ❤️ It brings people together and makes me feel comfy lol I know it’s silly but it’s warm and comfy especially during the fall season. 🍂

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  • Kate

    My favorite part (aside from how it tastes), is the calming and yet energizing experience of sipping on a nice latte. Especially in the fall with a cozy sweater on. 🍁☕️

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  • Sarah

    Hi Taralynn!

    My favorite thing about coffee is that it is a great way to be social and have great conversations with friends/family!

    P.S. I love Charlotte! I am from SC 🙂


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  • Ashley

    For me different kinds of coffee remind me of different things. A good cup of black coffee reminds me of family breakfasts at my Grandparents-it’s like a cozy cup of nostalgia. Iced coffee tastes like a warm summer day. Spiced lattes remind me of crunchy leaves, crisp fall air, apple picking, pumpkin patches and cozy mornings curled up by the fireplace with my pups. And of course no snow day would be complete without a peppermint latte!

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  • Jennifer

    I always love your pictures… my favorite part of coffee is how it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside 🤗

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  • Shannon vos

    I love coffee! I really started drinking coffee the beginning of college when I worked at Starbucks.. I graduated to local places and now that I’m a social worker( and Mom to a very busy 15 month old) I travel a lot in my county. I know every single little coffee shop and I love to support them! I’ve turned into an Americana lover but sometimes I’ll get fun drinks like a banana creme latte. That was delicious 😊

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    I love how comforting coffee is. Like a nice warm hug!

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  • Nat

    The thing I love most about coffee is it smells like home. I drink it every day, multiple times a day, but I especially love to drink it when I’m far away from home because it always makes me feel like home and safe.

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  • Kelsey


    I love coffee! Just the smell of it makes me want to get out of bed in the morning. Fall is my favorite season and being from Connecticut, drinking it reminds me of colored leaves, flannels & big sweaters. It honestly reminds me of home, which is why I love it so much. I also love being in a new place and searching for the cutest coffee shop that I can find. It’s the first thing that I look for!



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  • Gina M

    Coffee is a great way to take a moment for yourself, enjoy the warm cozy feeling & think about what you’re grateful for in the moment. Really one of the small things that’s truly enjoyable!

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  • Gina

    My favorite part about drinking coffee, is the warm, comforting feeling it gives me. It’s a great way to take a second out of your day, ponder all that you’re thankful for & enjoy a moment to yourself! 💕

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  • Carly N

    I love the warm cozy feeling when you sit in the morning and just take it all in with your favourite cup! And don’t even get me started on the seasonal lattes 🙂

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  • Haley

    I love coffee because it really gives me that extra boost and focus I need at work (I’m an RN in a Pediatric ICU) and with my school work (I’m also currently in grad school to become a Nurse Practitioner!). Needless to say I am not getting much sleep lately and coffee has become my new best friend 🙂

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  • Emma Soebbing

    My favorite part about drinking coffee (besides the ‘Thanks for waking me up’ part) is how comforting a cup can be! There’s nothing like the smell of a pot being brewed and the warmth of a cup in your hand. My family has always been coffee drinkers, so it is a very nostalgic act for me. 🙂

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  • Cheyanne

    I am obessed with coffee. I love waking up and having a cup first thing in the morning and drinking it through the day. I am also like you when it comes to trying new blends (especially seasonal ones) and coffee shops, it is one of my favorite things to do! Coffee just makes me happy and I have always loved the taste, I probably drink more then I should but oh well 🤷🏻‍♀️

    I just wanted to say I love your blog!

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  • Kristin K

    My favorite moment, my guilty pleasure, the peak of my coffee experience is…when my body wakes up a little earlier than usual. The sun leaves stripes on my blankets through the blinds. I let myself roll out of bed and out into the living room, which is almost silent. I pour my cup of coffee, froth my milk and blend in seasonal touches. A cinnamon stick here, a dash of nutmeg there. Sometimes a pup will hear me and come to snuggle before breakfast time. Mornings, coffee and puppies– it doesn’t get any better.

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  • Carolsue

    I tend to drink Iced Coffee all year around. Right now, I am binging on Pumpkin Spiced coffee (hot or cold) while it is still available! Sometimes (ok, most of the time) I add whipped cream on top. #taralynncoffeegiveaway

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  • lauren sparks

    I LOVE reading your blog because i am OBSESSED with coffee too (and your coffee pictures somehow make me feel more caffeinated which is amazing 🙂 Coffee is not only a happiness-booster, it saves lives! (I never forget my cup when going to work at the hospital!) I am so glad you told us today is national coffee day because i never knew there was a whole day dedicated to this glorious drink : ) HAPPY COFFEE DAY!

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  • Lauren

    I love love love my coffee in the mornings! I just use half a packet of stevia and a splash of vanilla almond milk. I’m hooked on trying different flavors. As a treat there’s nothing I love more than a flavored latte! Getting up before my crazy kids to enjoy my coffee is one of my favorite things ever!

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  • Rachel Seedorf

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is how it’s a simple habit I share with my husband – one that actually brought us together! I NEVER drank coffee before I met him at the middle school we were both working at. Knowing I was new, he asked me on an off period if I wanted to go out and grab a coffee with him. It became a daily trip for coffee 4th period everyday… we started dating a month later… engaged 12 months later… married a year after that… and now we’ve been married for 7 (!) years this upcoming New Year’s Day! We still have coffee together every morning before work… while playing with Sophia, our 18-month-old. Coffee basically gave me my whole LIFE!!! 🙂

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  • LJ

    Trying all the different blends! I love all coffee!

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  • Catherine

    My fav part is that it gives me the energy to dance around the kitchen to children’s music (it’s raining tacos, run baby run, and we are the dinosaurs are his favorite tunes) very early the morning with my 17 month old son.

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  • Lianne

    I love reading your blog, Taralynn! I especially enjoyed reading about your time on Oahu since that’s where I was born and raised. Despite the warm weather year round, I too love my coffee and especially enjoy that first cup early in the morning when my entire household is still asleep. I feel like I’m getting a jump start on the day ahead! Thank you for your wonderful posts! Aloha!

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  • Samantha Zimmer

    I usually drink coffee on my days off. My favorite part is getting to savor it instead of rushing it and enjoying the flavor. Every time I read one of your posts and you talk about coffee it makes me want to get better at making it…I’m still a rookie at it and half the time its too strong or “soft” haha! Been exploring new coffees I find at Marshall’s or TJ Maxx…was enlightened by your Vlog that talked about using whole beans and not pre-ground.

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  • Danielle

    My favorite part about coffee is how comforting it is! There is just something about crisp fall mornings on the patio with hot coffee and leaves swirling around me as I am wrapped up in a blanket and reading a good book. That whole scenario wouldn’t be the same without coffee. Now… I feel the need to head straight home to my patio with a hot cup of coffee!

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  • Rosie

    I love how coffee makes me feel warm and cozy, and at the same time, empowered to tornado through my day. I love the aroma of the coffee beans and how coffee tastes – oh so goo!

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  • Ariel

    Reasons why coffee is the absolute best:
    1. The places you drink it can always be remembered by that cup of Joe.
    2. The people you drink it with make the experience, particularly for me is my sister and my mom because they are coffee feigns with me! 🙂
    3. The ability it gives you to travel all over the world to try different roasts, specialty drinks, etc. which in itself allows you to experience another culture.
    4. Lastly… the CAFFEINE! Can’t imagine getting through my day without the support of anything else 😉

    I’ve been reading your blog for years, and can definitely say it’s been a positive influence on my life. Keep living your life to the fullest Taralynn, we’re all rooting for you!

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  • Shelby

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is that even though it is meant to perk you up and get you going, it actually gets you to slow down and appreciate the day you have ahead of you.

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  • Lindsey White

    I really love coffee because it is always different. When I travel, I ALWAYS try out coffee places. Each shop has it’s own feel, decor, and clientele. Some people like to try beer, I love coffee!

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  • Emily

    COFFEE QUEEN TARA! I love waking up to my fist cup of coffee! It just gets my gears in motion and the darker and the closest resemblance to jet fuel the better haha!

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  • Shannon Parker

    My favorite thing about drinking coffee is spending time with others while sipping coffee. There have been countless days and nights spent with family and/or friends drinking coffee and sharing all about life. Some of my favorite memories occurred because I decided to have coffee with someone. Having coffee after dinner is a tradition when my family gets together, and I cherish every second that I share with my family.

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  • Sara

    My favorite part about coffee is the feeling of comfort and routine. It always makes me feel settled!

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  • Lauren Carroll

    I am an avid coffee lover as well! My sister/maid of honor just hosted a coffee-themed bridal shower for me in August because I love it so much! Coffee reminds me of growing up – my mom, grandma, and aunts revolved all our good talks and memories around a coffee pot! That warm, cozy feeling clicks with me every time I sip a cup!

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  • Heather F

    I am not very good at drinking coffee and walking, so I like that drinking coffee forces me to sit down and just relax for a few minutes.

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  • Lacey

    I love how coffee makes you feel ready to take on the day! My favorite kind of coffee is iced coffee though in the fall/winter months I don’t mind hot coffee!
    All your coffee pics make coffee look to magical:)

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  • Rebecca

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is that it brings me closer to my boyfriend. He’s the real coffee lover in the household, and I love how excited he gets when we’re hunting down cool coffee shops on our world travels. He loves explaining a lot of the ‘nerdier’ aspects of coffee culture, and I’ve become quite knowledgeable about those little beans over the last three years.

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  • Rebecca Carter

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is that it brings me closer to my boyfriend. He’s the real coffee lover in the household, and I love how excited he gets when we’re hunting down cool coffee shops on our world travels. He loves explaining a lot of the ‘nerdier’ aspects of coffee culture, and I’ve become quite knowledgeable about those little beans over the last three years 🙂

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  • Rebecca

    My favorite thing about coffee is the routine. I’ve made such an effort over the years to slow down in the morning. I do this by taking the time to make a good cup of coffee first thing when I wake up then take a seat and enjoy it. It’s been so nice! I used to make a pot and pour it into a to-go mug and grab it on my way out the door.

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  • Ruth Woods

    My favourite part about drinking coffee is it’s ability to inspire me to read a good book. Also it makes me feel like I am getting a bit of downtime even in a busy day!

    Really loving reading this post and seeing all the lovely comments from a coffee appreciation community 🙂


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  • Ruth Woods

    My personal favourite thing about coffee, it its ability to inspire me to read again – it definitely helps me feel like I am able to have a little relax while getting through the day.

    🙂 lovely to feel part of the coffee community as I’m reading your post (with coffee in-hand of course)!


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  • Tarren Riley

    I’m a lot like you–I wake up every morning and get excited because I get to drink coffee haha! I even start getting excited at night. My favorite part of coffee, other than the taste, is sitting on the couch every morning with my coffee and having a quiet moment to myself before craziness of the day begins.

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  • Kimmy Ripley

    I love everything about coffee~! I start my morning with it every single day. I love the taste and I love how just one cup helps wake me up at 6am.

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  • Bethany @LuluRuns

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is drinking that first morning cup of coffee. There’s something about foamy, creamy, dark coffee that makes waking up about 45% better each morning. Also, all of these pictures are GORGEOUS.

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  • Lex

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is choosing which mug I use! My mugs go with the seasons and my moods…I literally drink about 4 pots of coffee a day….not healthy, BUT I love it!

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  • Anna

    I love drinking a huge cup of coffee during a cold morning! Something about cuddling up with a cup of coffee is so relaxing. I’ve been following your blog for years and just want to say I appreciate how down-to-earth and “real” you are!

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  • Dana

    I love drinking Dunkin Coffee on a Sunday morning after church! I recently moved to NC and I tried Coco and the Director in Charlotte based on your recommendation. It was so good!

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  • Carlie

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is that I totally feel like I’m treating myself and it’s guilt free!

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  • Nicole

    My parents were always really big coffee drinkers but it took me until about 19 years old to really start to enjoy it. I love how it brings friends and family together and can be enjoyed so many different ways! I also seriously admire you for drinking your coffee black lately and enjoying the natural flavor of the beans. I want to do this – but I’m sure it’s an acquired taste because right now I just can’t do it!!

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  • Casey

    MY favorite part about drinking coffee is the routine! It is so nice to wake up in the morning and to ground myself with the routine of making coffee. I absolutely love the taste and like to experiment with different types of beans, regions of coffee and of course ways to make it! My boyfriend makes the best cold brew but when I am making it for myself I usually use the french press.

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  • Rachel

    My favorite part is that it is just such a comforting, warm ritual. It can be done alone or with others, strengthening relationships with myself or other people!

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  • Kacee

    Best part of my day..I work 14+ hour days M-Th and it is the calm before the storm. 🙂 loved the photos!

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  • Joni

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is drinking a couple on a Saturday morning with the windows open! I don’t know if it is because it it finally cooling down, but something about the cool crisp morning and a good hot cup of coffee. Nothing better! Fun fact: I didn’t like coffee until I became pregnant with my son, and now I love it! Those weird pregnancy cravings =)

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  • Khrissy

    My favorite part of coffee is opening the bag up in the morning and getting hit with the smell. Also, hearing the coffee pot bubble and brew!

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  • Courtney

    Everything about coffee is my favorite part! Trying new flavors, trying new coffee shops; it’s all so much fun

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  • Katrina

    I love coffee (how can you not?!). My favorite thing about coffee is that, to me, it symbolizes motivation. You can’t drink a cup and not feel ready to conquer the day ahead! Whether is it to study, run errands, hit the gym, grind out work on the computer: a cup of coffee is the perfect way I tell my body and mind, “Ok, let’s do this” and I love it.

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  • Susie

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is how it has the calming ability to help me plan and seize the new day.
    I wish I could have a coffee date with you! Cheers to coffee!

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  • Lindsey

    My favorite thing about coffee is that I usually drink my coffee at work and my I love how it is a warm and relaxing mini break!

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  • Lesley

    I think I just love the ritual of it. Most days, the first thing I do when I wake up is make some coffee and take a moment to just get my day organized and ready! So fun and delicious!

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  • Tiffany

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is being in the moment of waking up and starting a whole new day fresh. I love when I can sit on a back porch and be present with God’s surrounding.

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  • Nika

    I love the coziness of coffee:) I usually drink it with a blanket and good book!

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  • Jessica Field

    The fact that it wakes me up in the morning! Plus the taste, smell, and warmth 🙂

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  • Heather Jelinek

    I adore coffee! I love that it’s something that can be found anywhere and it kind of seems to bring communities together! I also love how versatile coffee is… you can have it so many different ways! And usually, all of the ways are delicious!!! I COULD NOT survive without my life giving elixir!

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  • Rafaela S

    I love that coffee is so warm and inviting and yet can be bold and daring too. Life is great and coffee gives us something to hold onto and look forward to each day. I too love coffee and sometimes I question my sanity when I want a cup at 10pm haha. I love all your coffee pictures, keep up the great work 🙂

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  • Kelli G.

    My favorite thing about drinking coffee is the aroma first of all, I love the smell of brewing coffee and it does wonders Igor my mood as I’m struggling to wake up in the morning. I also love that coffee brings back so many memories of sipping coffee with my mom in the mornings as a little kid (yes, I’ve been drinking coffee since I was 10!) And watching the golden girls and Samantha Brown. Also the smell of coffee brewing at my grandma’s and sitting in her kitchen at her cozy little table planning our adventures for the day.

    Coffee is the best.

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  • Dorothy

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is that it forces you to slow down and relax!

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  • Amanda Willauer

    My favorite thing about coffee is the smell and how it instantly wakes you up!

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  • April Johnson

    I love coffee because it is so comforting! And it can fit almost any moment, it just makes any event better.

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  • CAE

    I love drinking coffee……because of what it represents in my life. Whether it be a quiet morning alone with a great book or some special time with my family, it always is associated with love,laughter, cherished memories and just pure joy.

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  • Naomi

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is that coffee is a reward that i give myself for getting up and tackling my morning every single day 🙂

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  • Erin Fesperman

    Seriously it’s watching the Folgers Christmas commercial where Peter gets out of the VW bug and goes inside to make a cup of coffee. I never understood (when I was a kid, back when it originally aired) how the smell of coffee could wake his parents and not him walking in the door, but it really does!

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  • Hannah Flynn

    My favorite thing about coffee is that it’s something I share with my mom. I live far away from her now, but every time I go home we make a point to have “coffee dates” early in the morning before everyone else wakes up. Makes it extra special, and every time I have a cup it makes me think of her!

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  • Paige

    My favorite thing about drinking coffee is how comforting it is, and how it WAKES ME UP in the morning!

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  • mira

    I love the smell!!!! SO GOOD!!!

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  • Angie

    My favorite thing about drinking coffee is the aroma. Even people who don’t like the taste typically enjoy the smell.

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  • Kenzie

    Coffee photos are just the coziest! I love seeing all of yours and I agree that the best part of travelling is finding unique quirky local coffee shops 🙂 My favorite part of coffee is the smell! I will never get tired of coffee aroma, it makes my whole kitchen and family room smell amazing. So excited for your giveaway!

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  • cait hoyler

    What I love most about coffee is how it instantly makes any day better <3

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  • Briana M

    I totally love the smell and warmth of coffee!! It makes for such a cozy morning!

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  • Courtney

    My favorite thing about coffee is that calm retreat it gives me. I brew a cup ever morning and just sit in my living room before I think about work or what I have to do this day, I just take time to myself and breathe. It’s my own time to myself to just relax and truly think about nothing…..except when ill have my next cup 😀

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  • Sarah

    I love the tradition of coffee every morning: grinding the beans, the smells, and the first wonderful sip!

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  • Anonymous

    I love coffee because it brings me a sense of comfort, it feels like home to me! I also love that it satisfies that sweet tooth flavor for me.

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  • Brittney

    My favorite thing about coffee is how comforting it is to make a pot of coffee on the weekend before anyone else is awake, and enjoying a cup (or two) while watching my favorite shows! ?

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  • Liz

    Love this blog & I also LOVE coffee! Coffee is life. I love the smell of coffee (especially when walking through the grocery store coffee aisle) and I love sharing a cup of coffee with friends.

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  • Beatriz

    For me coffee makes me feel like home. I just moved from Brazil to Canada, so drinking coffee is one of the few things that are still in my life after this change. So drinking it every morning gives me a homey feeling.
    Also, moving from Brazil to Canada, there was a BIG change in temperature! So my favorite thing is waking up in a cold morning and having a cup, so it will get me warm and give a jolt of energy! Or just drinking it on a cold rainy day (like today), sipping something warm as a read a good book (or a good blog)! 🙂

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  • Ali

    My favorite thing about coffee is that it gives me my special mom powers. Haha. Being the mother of a toddler can get crazy and I need my coffee in the morning to help the day run smoothly! I am a collector of coffee mugs so they are the second thing I love about coffee. Picking the right mug is one of my favorite parts of the morning.

    Love your blog, Taralynn. I have been reading it for years. You were one of my first inspirations to live a healthier lifestyle. Thanks for that!

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  • Ashleyel

    My favorite part of drinking coffee is choosing a flavor especially a seasonal one! And nothing like a hot coffee on a cold winter morning !

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  • Brooke

    I love the ritual of having coffee every morning. The smell and the taste just triggers happiness in my brain.

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  • Teo

    My favorite time is when I drinking my greek coffe under the sunset!
    Keep in touch

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  • Teo

    This day is for me! I am a coffee adicted! I can’t imagine my life without coffee!
    Lets keep in touch! This week Euframe has a giveaway! Have a look it is a minimal neclase for good luck!

    Kisses from Athens

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  • Juliet

    I just love holding a cup of coffee in the mornings, but I also really like the taste…and the jolt of caffeine doesn’t hurt either!

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  • Jennifer

    Thank you so much for doing this giveaway- it is definitely a coffee lover’s dream! I’ve been drinking coffee since I was 5 years old so there’s been a lot to love over the years, but I think the versatility of coffee is one of my favorites. I can drink it hot, iced or frozen- I can have it any time of day- I can savor it over breakfast (or a blog post) or take it on the go. I’m so grateful to live in a country where I can find a coffee shop close to anywhere I am. 🙂

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  • Nikki

    The flavor

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  • Chrysta

    My favorite thing about coffee is its magical ability to take a bad situation and make it better!
    Most of the time when I’m sick, drinking coffee actually sounds like a terrible idea because I feel dehydrated and like I need water; however, when I get myself to finally drink a cup, I feel a million times better. Awful body aches disappear, I gain energy, I feel a lot less sickly, and I no longer feel incapacitated!
    If I have a bad day at work or score badly on an exam in school, I take a “time out” and have that coffee. It’s seriously like miracles happen and I feel better both physically and mentally and like I can take on anything.
    Coffee is my BFF. 🙂

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  • Kristen

    I love drinking coffee in the winter to warm me up.

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  • Renee

    Hi Taralynn! I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time now but this is my first time commenting! 🙂
    I love the cozy feeling of drinking coffee, especially on a chilly morning when it’s almost impossible to get out of bed. In college I would pour a hot cup of coffee into a thermos to enjoy later after my early morning bike ride to work, and it was such a cozy way to warm up!

    Hope you enjoy a nice cup while reading all of these comments!

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  • Liz | Flour de Liz

    Just like people talk about comfort foods, coffee is a comfort drink…there is something just so cozy about it! Especially this time of year! Happy fall!!!

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  • Jen H

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is it gives me a chance to take a breather and relax. With 5 kids bouncing around lets just say I love my coffee!
    I love all the coffee pics!

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  • Rachel

    One of my favorite parts about coffee is the cute mugs! I love coffee mugs and my coworkers always want to see which coffee mug i have because I always have funny/cute ones!

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  • Brittany V

    Oh so many things are wonderful about coffee… one of my favorite is the smell and that very first sip… yummmmm. I look forward to that every day!

    Some of these shots would make great Wall art!

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    • Emily Hillery

      Hi Taralynn! I’m right there with you- coffee is one of my many blessings in the morning! Nothing like waking up to a nice hot cup (Or iced! My love is equal year round)
      I’m always in a constant state of chaos or running around but coffee is always my sidekick through it all. You can always customize it to your mood with so many flavors and creamers or milk. It’s honestly so fun and always puts a smile on my face.
      Coffee has always brought me together with friends and family for little meet ups and get togethers- even with the chaos and excitement of life everyone can “meet up for a cup.”
      I love that coffee (as silly or rudementary as it may sound) has always been an excuse to take a step back and relax and refocus.
      I would be LOST without it.
      I know you understand my passion for a lovely cup o’joe! ☕♥️😍

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  • Natalie

    My favorite thing about coffee is the warm, comfort it brings. I don’t know that it actually makes me feel more awake, but I truly do love the taste . I do need cream, though. 🙂 I am also a huuuuge fan of lattes, especially the fall flavors. One of my favorite things is going to my fav local coffee place in my small city to sip on a latte and relax after a long week.

    Loved all your photos, by the way! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

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  • Emily

    What’s not to love?? The smell, the routine, the excuse to make it pumpkin flavored all year round…I could go on. Plus coffee dates with friends are the best!

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  • Christianne Neely

    Coffee=comfort. A warm welcoming start to the day and a relaxing end as well! Love it hot, cold, flavored or black. My favorite time to have coffee is wrapped in a blanket with a good book.

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  • Alexis

    The best thing about coffee is that happy, warm feeling it gives me. It helps me start my day out with a fresh mindset and just a positive attitude.

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  • Kacee

    My favorite thing about coffee is that it is a warm, delicious alternative to hating people. Ok, that’s a bit cynical, but once I get the caffefine flowing , I’m instantly in a much better mood 🙂

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  • Shannen

    I always love coffee pictures, especially yours! And even more specific your pictures in D.C., at the lake house, and everytime you go to Amelie’s!
    My favorite things about coffee is the cozy feeling it gives me when I’m snuggled with my pups on the couch before the rest of the world is awake. It’s like a hug in a mug!

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  • Kristin

    My favorite part about coffee is that it is ultra comforting. I love hot coffee, so the warmth from the beverage and the steam that rises from it are somehow soul-soothing. I just love that I can feel like my soul is being cared for/warmed by a drink! This is especially true in the winter <3

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  • Renee

    Coffee is just so comforting! It warms my whole body up and prepares me for my day of chasing my 2 year old and working 12 hour night shift as a nurse! LOVE COFFEE!!

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  • Sarah K

    I’m a huge iced latte fan! My favorite thing is meeting a friend at a local coffee shop to catch up!

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  • Jessica

    1. LOVE your blog, especially saving up a few posts and sitting with a nice COFFEE to read them??!! 2. I not only love the habit of drinking coffee on my long commute to work but the fact that even though I live in south Florida I can still be my “NYer at heart” self once I close the curtain and sit on the couch with a nice delicious coffee!! It starts my morning off right and I’m pretty sure having a cute mug makes it taste even better??

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  • Kyla Woelfle

    I too, love coffee! Coffee is the one vice I will never rid myself of! Coffee brings me such a comfort and joy no matter the time of day, where I am, or what I’m doing! <3

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  • Susan

    Coffee for me is not just a delicious beverage but me time. With two small children at home it’s busy days. But once a day when I get those 10 minutes to sit down ,just me. I always do it with a cup of coffee ?

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  • Mimi

    love your photos!

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  • Mimi Tu

    To be very honest, my favorite part is the psychological effect it gives me. It makes me feel productive even though nothing has been done yet, and I feel it just by smelling the coffee and holding the mug/cup from home, from the office pantry or from my awesome local coffee shops. And the side effect of this psychological effect is the motivation to go on the day! 🙂

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  • Brenda Haines

    My favorite part of drinking coffee is the aroma that hits my nose right before I take my first sip.

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  • Kaylee

    My favorite thing about drinking coffee is the memories it brings! Similar to you, I love drinking pumpkin spice lattes during the fall time, and peppermint mochas during the holiday season! The smells and tastes just make everything better!

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  • Allison Lancaster

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is being able to relax and enjoy it while knowing the caffeine will soon kick in and help me get through my day!

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  • Ayse

    My favorite thing about coffee: The major reason that makes me want to get up in the morning. And thinking about it the previous night makes me want to go to bed so I can get up and have coffee! 🙂

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  • Stephanie

    My favorite thing about coffee is that its simply a constant in my life, its a part of my morning routine. Being able to wake up, relax and plan out my day/morning with a nice warm cup! Its ability to help me calm myself before a busy day or wake up when Im dragging in the afternoons is something that I dont take for granted.

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  • Paige Pitynski

    My favorite thing about coffee?? It physically makes me happy and excited for the day. I feel productive and like I can accomplish anything. Cheesy, I know. But it’s the little things in life, and coffee brings me joy 🙂

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  • Diane T

    My favorite part of the day is the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning! Automatic coffee makers are such a blessing for early mornings.

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  • kaley

    i wake up an hour before i have to leave for work every day just so i can light a candle and enjoy my coffee in bed. it’s the coziest and best part of my day!

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  • Stavroula

    So many things I love about coffee. My favorite thing is probably to get up really early when its still dark out and brew coffee. Then sit on my patio and watch the daylight come. There is something so peaceful about it and I always have an increased energy to the day.

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  • Charo

    I love coffee for several reasons, it’s good for you, helps to awake you and it’s social (love to get coffee with friends). Also my grandma used to give us coffee when we were kids and it’s a fond memory with her. She used to drink 2 cups of hot americano everyday not matter how hot the weather were and she lived 97 years so I really believe coffee it’s so good.

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  • Christine

    I love coffee! It’s such a comfort thing for me

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  • Candice McDonald

    My favorite thing about coffee: Curling up on the couch with my coffee mug, getting ready to take on the day! I love my early morning “me” time with my coffee ☕

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  • Candice McDonald

    My favorite thing about coffee: Curling up on the couch with my coffee mug getting ready to take on the day! I love early morning “me” time with my cup of coffee ☕

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  • Bri

    I hope I did the Pinterest ones right. It has your website linked to the picture.

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  • Bri

    Gah! How do I choose?!?! So many favorites to drinking coffee! I think for me right now is the association of my morning cup with a QUIET house and start to my morning!!! 🙂

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  • Tracy

    Favorite part about drinking coffee: The taste!!

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  • Laura

    I love the social aspect drinking coffee creates. Some of my best conversations happen over coffee. I also love how coffee seems to make every desert taste better!

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  • Emily L.

    The best part about drinking coffee is first thing in the morning, out on the porch/patio on a cool fall morning. To me the coffee not only tastes good and warms you up, but it’s like it’s a reminder for a fresh start to the day. Like I can conquer anything!

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  • Danelle Gensheimer Statzer

    I love all things coffee! I must say sitting wrapped up in a cozy throw, watching hallmark Christmas ? movies in the dark with the Christmas tree glowing makes coffee ☕️ taste so much better! Love your blog!

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  • Hannah

    Coffee time is relaxing. It’s like meditation because it gets my mind off of everything but the flavor for a minute, which clears my head of the rest of the junk that might be going on! It’s delicious. That’s also a perk.

    A cozy sweater, fall leaves, warm socks, and a hot cup of coffee in my hands? Dream. Life.

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  • Taisi Telve

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is that I have made every cup into time for myself. I usually drink 1-2 cups every morning and during that time I either read your blog or read a book or just browse the internet. It is me-time and a warm hug at the same time. 🙂

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  • Shellyn

    Coffee has always been that warmth and comfort. When having a bad day or even just starting a good day coffee is always the go to because it’s normally that time I have to enjoy. Often paired with a good book it’s the perfect way to unwind.

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  • Megan Martin

    As a kid, even as a young adult, I never thought I would like coffee. I’ve always enjoyed the aroma though. The smell of coffee brewing takes me home. It takes me to waking up knowing mom and dad were already up and around. Its a comforting sensation. I do like coffee now, and I’m so grateful that I’ve come to enjoy it, because now I get to make my house smell like cozy, comforting coffee. That’s my favorite part about drinking coffee- the throwback to childhood.

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      I was the same way:)

      You just brought back so many memories for me! My mom and dad used to make decaf for me when I was younger! I wanted to sip coffee with them before school 🙂 I guess I’ve always been an early bird!

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  • Christina

    I love coffee. Can’t start my day without it!

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  • Rachel

    My favorite thing about coffee is that it gets me through all of my lectures at college!

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  • Anonymous

    Coffee after church on Sunday!

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  • Alyssa

    What I love about coffee is how it forces me to slow down and enjoy the moment. A cup of coffee is always how I start my morning and it truly soothes my soul. I look forward to it each day! By the way, I love your blog! You have always been so inspiring and motivating to me. Thank you for being you (:

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  • Shelby

    Happy national coffee day! I’m actually a Starbucks barista and I hosted the coffee tasting today! You might like it… We have a new Guatemala dark roast! Huehuetanago * the cool thing about Starbucks is every bag of whole beans sold, Starbucks donates a tree to diffent places all I’ve the world! Its amazing because it helps farmers and their families a ton. ❤❤❤❤ we’ve donated over 30,000,000 trees since 2015, and the goal is 100 million by 2025.

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  • Susie @ Mile High Dreamers

    Ben and I literally have FOUR Costco sized cold brew coffee boxes (with 3 cartons each) in our cabinets (and we have a VERY small kitchen so…).
    Hey, they were on sale!

    My favorite part of drinking coffee is comfort – it literally just says COMFORT! In the mornings, when it’s cold out, just holding the coffee cup in my hands makes me feel like, ahhhh…

    Also, I’ve been reading your blog since before it was even an official website (and now saying that, it’s tripping me out how long it’s been haha), and I just had to laugh at all of those pics. I knew you loved coffee but it’s CRAZY to see those all put together!

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  • Mary

    Coffee is warm and cozy. I love drinking in quiet by myself. Peaceful me time.

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  • Sarah Bryant

    I absolutely love coffee! My dream job as a young child was to work for a coffee shop when I was old enough and I did exactly that for about 8 years. I also think it would be soooo much fun to open my own coffee shop when I get ready to retire! Coffee is AMAZING!!! I love the smell of coffee and the taste of coffee and how you can be so creative with it. PLUS its so much fun to try different types of coffee from around the world.

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Ohhhh mine too! & to own one too!!

      A coffee shop/bagel shop was my first job! We sound a lot alike!!

      I agree X 10 with everything you just wrote!

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  • Rust

    Drinking coffee flips the switch to *on* every morning for me.

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  • Erin

    Like you, I LOVE waking up in the morning and looking forward to making a good cup of coffee. Its a simple routine that’s delicious and comforting anywhere you have it.

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  • Hanna

    I never drank coffee… I used to be proud of that fact buuut then three years ago we had our son and one year ago our daughter. You could say that coffee is now a staple and my favorite part is that it keeps me alive 😉

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  • April

    It wakes me up haha! When I was pregnant, I even enjoyed decaf. 🙂

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      I would HAVE to do decaf if I was pregnant! I don’t even know if I like coffee for the “caffeine” necessarily. I know that I need it sometimes, but it’s just that routine and the taste 🙂

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  • Olivia K

    I love all the different ways I can drink it depending on the season! You better believe I’m always into peppermint and pumpkin!

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  • Sara S.

    My favorite part about coffee is the first sip! Each blend is so unique and really comes out in the first sip. I am obsessed with coffee. I look forward to going to bed so I can wake up in the morning and ENJOY my cup of coffee 🙂

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      I agree. The first sip is the best sip! Ending it with an “ahhhh.” HAHA I do that too! The sooner I go to bed the earlier I get my coffee. Plus, the first cup is always the best cup.

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  • marti @fitwithheart

    drinking coffee just truly makes me smile! i love a good strong cup..something that is just so soothing about it 🙂 i love your coffee collage round up!

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  • Whitney

    Gorgeous coffee photos! Looking through them made me start drooling for a hot cup of coffee. :p My fave thing about drinking coffee is that it always feels like a treat. Whether I make it at home or get it at a coffee shop, it always give me a moment of peace and happiness. 🙂

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  • Perri

    Hi Taralynn, (so sorry if this was sent twice btw)
    I just wanted to say thanks for this opportunity to win some coffee and a book! That’s so sweet 🙂 I have been following your blog post since it was called undressedskeleton back in my early days of college when I saw some fitness tips on pinterest. Now being a newly working adult, I appreciate your posts on daily fitness and food. It’s such a great inspiration! I have cooked a lot of your recipes from cheesy mexican bean rice to homemade fruit strips. I am excited for more!! My favorite part about coffee is that every sip is a sip of peace and relaxation, no matter if I am at work or home. I enjoy having coffee, because it allows my mind to relax and enjoy everything around me! Happy National Coffee to you as well!!

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  • Anonymous

    Gorgeous photos!

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  • Kim Pedroza

    I am not the coffee drinker you are but I love having a couple of cups of coffee every morning. I look forward to reading your blog with my coffee. I couldn’t have coffee today because I has wrist surgery So SAD! And typing this with one hand took awhile. LOL

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  • Adrianne Baer

    Love your blog ❤️❤️ My favorite part is the hot temperature when the rest of me is cold!

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  • Alena

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is how versatile it is! There are so many brews and flavors – so many different ways to experience coffee. It makes it a different experience at each coffee shop or grounds that I buy.

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  • Anna

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is taking a deep breath and then taking the first sip. I refuse to drink coffee when I’m not in a place where I can enjoy it. The flavor is important, but I love the calm state of mind it puts me in.

    I love when the picture of you at Carmella’s pops up. That corner spot with the wall open in the morning is my absolute favorite. I love love love when it’s quiet in there and just sitting and enjoying coffee with a friend, or doing work by myself. I think I love the picture so much because you look as happy as I always felt. Whenever I go back to Charleston, I make sure to take time by myself to go there.

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Anna!

      That first sip…ahhhh

      That honestly is how I felt. Becca and I were there and it was so quiet. Not a person around us on Saturday morning and we chatted for almost an hour. I love love love that place! & they have amazing ice cream!

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  • Carly

    What a perfect giveaway for you! Whenever I find a cute cofffee shop I always think of your blog! My favorite part about a cup of coffee is the simple joy and quite it brings to the moment, and of course the amazing flavor!

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  • shalyn

    A lot of people say they love coffee but your post really proved that you are the ultimate. Love all the photos – what a great collection!

    My favorite part of drinking coffee is the quite in the house in the morning – just me and my cup of coffee. It the routine of making it, and adding my 1/2 & 1/2 and just sitting. There is nothing quite like it. It’s peaceful.

    Now my afternoon coffee is a whole other monster! That’s the quick shot that I need to get me going to finish off my workday!

    thanks again – lovely photos!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Lol is it bad that I had to cut 100 photos from the list!? haha

      mmmm yes. Those calm and quiet moments are the best.

      hahaha my afternoon coffee can be the same sometimes! & thank you so much!

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  • Allison

    Hi Taralynn! So excited for this contest! Thank you for having an option to enter without social media (I don’t have any!!). My favorite part of drinking coffee is matching what I’m drinking to the seasons. I love a peppermint mocha around Christmas time, a pumpkin spiced latte in the fall or an iced latte in the summer.

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  • Miranda

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is the mugs! I’ve really started to collect mugs and it is interesting because they are all unique and come from all over.

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      I just got rid of 30 mugs lol I was seriously so addicted to collecting them too! I’m weird about my mugs though. I have to have them at a certain size and height.

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  • Perri

    Hi Taralynn,
    I just wanted to say thanks for this opportunity to win some coffee and a book! That’s so sweet 🙂 I have been following your blog posts since I saw one day on pinterest, when it was called undressedskeleton back in my early days of college. Even now being a newly working adult lol, It has been so nice to read all the inspirations on food and fitness daily! My favorite part about coffee is that every sip is a sip of peace and relaxation, no matter if I am at work or home. I enjoy having coffee, because it allows my mind to relax and enjoy everything around me! Happy National Coffee to you as well!!

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  • Miranda

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is the mugs! I seem to be starting a collection, because every mug is unique and a lot of them come from many places.

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  • Stacie

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is being awake before anyone else and sitting on the balcony at our beach place and watching the sunrise and just drinking coffee in peace. Iced coffee, of course!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      I love being awake before everyone too! Sometimes my dogs even stay upstairs in the bedroom while I’m having coffee in the early hours. It’s so nice! I’d LOVE to wake up at the beach place. You’re so lucky!

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  • Paige Bicket

    I tried to submit a comment early but I’m not sure if it worked! (This is my first time trying to make a comment) My favorite thing about drinking coffee is that first perfect sip! Nothing like it 🙂

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  • Paige Bicket

    I love your blog and I love drinking coffee too! My favorite part is definitely that first sip that hits your lips in the morning 🙂 Whether it’s straight black, with a little cream, or a delicious flavored latte – I love it all!

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  • Lauren

    I like the cozy feeling coffee evokes in me.

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  • Ann

    FAVORITE part about drinking coffee? Getting the very first cup before my husband in the morning!!!!! Something about the very first pour is the BEST!! Shhhh, don’t tell him!! LOL!!!! ☕️

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  • Heidi Hopewell

    I love coffee for so many reasons: 1) to be able to function- I am going from 1 kid to 3 soon (we just had twins who are currently in the NICU) 2) to connect with friends/family/husband- who doesn’t love getting together & talking over coffee?! & 3) I just love coffee.period. ?

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  • Lindsey St. Onge

    I drink coffee every morning and my favorite thing about it is relaxing and enjoying the small things. I try to get up early before anyone else and I sit outside with my dogs on the back deck sipping my coffee and watching them run around. 🙂 Coffee is probably the best part of my day!

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  • Erin

    My favorite part is using getting coffee as an excuse to take a break at work 😉

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  • Hannah

    You and your coffee are adorable ☺️ My favorite part of coffee is the flavor and the warm filling feeling that you get when you drink it. Cuddling up with a warm cup on a cold fall day is my idea of heaven ❤️

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  • Bethany

    First time commenter here 🙂 A post about coffee deserves a comment! For me, drinking coffee is not just an essential means for caffeination, it is an experience. My favorite time for drinking hot beverages is Fall, and there is nothing more cozy than sitting on the back porch in a sweater with a fresh hot cup of coffee while watching leaves fall down. My favorite part about drinking coffee is that the aroma and taste bring back many wonderful memories. Memories that include drinking coffee on vacations, drinking coffee with my grandparents, & drinking coffee with college friends. Thanks for a great post!

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  • Mindy

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is how comforting it is especially on a fall or winter morning. The smell of coffee is a real close second!

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  • Darci Overton

    Favorite part of drinking coffee is that warm all over body feeling it gives you & my Saturday morning coffee w/ Granny of course!

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  • Anna Pry

    its a moment of relaxation

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  • Melissa FitzGerald

    My favorite thing about drinking coffee is the memories it creates. When I was living in Chicago, my friends and I would meet up at coffee shops all over the city. Or, my neighbor and I had our own version of Netflix & Chill which we called “Coffee & Wander” – we’d grab a cup of coffee and wander the city on a lazy Sunday morning. It was always so much fun. Of course, I love the caffeine kick, too!

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  • LissaneKafie

    My favorite part about coffee is that it wakes me up!

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  • Caroline

    We share a love for coffee!! I don’t even drink it for the caffeine, I just love the taste of it. I usually drink it black but I love reading about some of the fun things you add to it!

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  • Megan Greenwood

    I adore waking up to the thought of coffee in the morning, especially when it’s chilly out ❤️ I couldn’t imagine a morning or afternoon or evening without it!!

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  • Megan

    Favorite part?! I can’t decide! I am a teacher and ALL my kids know how much I love coffee haha. I only get coffee mugs and coffee for Christmas presents from them and I love it! 🙂

    First off, I just LOVE the smell of coffee. I think just the smell wakes me up!

    I love how a warm cup of coffee is perfect in the winter, and how ice coffee in the summer (especially in the Texas heat!) is the seriously the best thing in the world.

    I typically drink my coffee with a splash of almond milk. When I’m at brunch, I’ll splurge for an almond milk latte! Honey in lattes is amazing.

    Also, all of your coffee pictures are gorgeous!

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  • Jordan

    Your pictures are absolutely breathtaking, like always!

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is the stillness it brings. (Odd, because people usually drink it for the caffeine.)But for me, it allows my morning to slow down. It’s the “calm before the storm”. It also reminds me of relaxed mornings with my Mom when I lived at home with my parents. My dad doesn’t drink coffee, so it was a special “Mom and me” time.

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  • Hanah Miller

    Because coffee gives me life (and reduces my headaches). I love the way coffee smells and the first sip after waking up. Sometimes I like going to bed just because I know a fresh cup of coffee is in my future.

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  • Hanna

    I never drank coffee ☕️ in fact I used to be proud of that fact buuut then three years ago we had a little boy and a year ago, a little girl. Let’s just say that coffee is a staple … and my favorite thing about coffee is that it keeps me alive. ?

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  • Kristin

    My favorite part about coffee is the company that often comes with it. Nothing beats curling up in a coffee shop catching up with a friend!

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  • Deidra

    I love the energy boost coffee gives me. It makes me super productive!

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  • Sj Dc

    i love coffee beyond belief!!!! my fave part is felling the warmth of the mug in my palms…devouring the aroma and relshing the first sip and feeling alive and totally set for everything ahead!!!!!

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  • Arielle

    I love the routine of drinking my morning coffee at the kitchen table before work. Last school year I had a long commute and had to drink it in the car, but now I live .5 miles down the road and have time to drink it at home!!

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  • Heather

    My favorite part of drinking coffee is the superhuman powers I feel it gives me… or maybe it just wakes me up?? ?

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  • Corrine

    I love the way coffee smells, there’s nothing that makes me wanna get out of bed more than a fresh pot of coffee. And I love the varieties, the ways to brew it, all the places the beans can come from. It’s so cool! And tastes great.

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  • Dana

    I love the peacefulness of sitting outside on cool morning sipping a warm cup of coffee!

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  • Jensen Constantino

    How it makes me feel warm & happy inside 🙂

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  • Dani

    I love it any day of the week but my favorite way to drink it is on weekends mornings with the newspaper in my hand and pup by my side. Happy fall!

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  • Brandy Rivera

    My favorite part of drinking coffee is the tingling you get running through your body with that first sip ??☕️

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  • Courtney

    As someone who is cold all the time, I love drinking coffee for the warmth it provides both my body and upon the first sip, my soul. Also, I know it sounds silly but I love wrapping my hands around a hot cup of coffee and feeling the immediate warmth. One of the best feelings in the world!

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  • Michelle F

    I love love love coffee! partially because of my desire to be just like Lorelai Gilmore in all ways. I love the coziness of drinking coffee and I love getting to try different kinds of coffee wherever I go.

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  • Mollie

    Coffee gives me life when I need it most… #NightShiftNurse

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  • Melissa

    Sitting down with a cup of coffee is such a relaxing experience. It’s such a wonderful time and it’s like time just stops. It’s my time to sit down with my husband and furry kids and just rest. My favorite time of the day 🙂

    Been reading your blog a long time and it always makes my day!

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  • Virjinia

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is that there’s infinite possible combinations. I like to start by tasting it black and then experimenting with cinnamon and maple syrup!

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  • Virjinia

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is that there’s endless possibilities. I tend to try my coffee black and then add cinnamon or experience with maple syrup depending on the blend!

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  • Stephanie

    I love coffee anytime, but I love waking up early before the world wakes up and just take life in! It is so relaxing and clears my mind before I start my day!

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  • Stephanie

    I love drinking dark roast coffee, brewed in my coffee pot at home, with a tbsp of creamer. Some of my favorites are Hazelnut, French Vanilla, Cafe Mocha, and White Chocolate Macadamia. When the holidays come around, the Frosted Sugar Cookie and the Peppermint Mocha are also favorites as well. I prefer drinking it with a lid if it’s in a bigger cup, but if not, I prefer specific mugs I have collected the past few years from traveling, teaching. etc. If I am out and getting coffee, I like to order dark roast with some almond or soy milk added in. 🙂


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  • Sammy

    My favorite part/time to drink coffee is really, really early on a Sunday at like 6 am because the whole world (and my house) is so quiet. I love to be alone doing nothing else but sipping on coffee and reading a book. Love this post and the giveaway Taralyn

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  • Diana

    My favorite part of drinking coffee is the smell! I love smell of coffee kind of like I love the smell of wine or a really fancy scotch. Almost like I don’t even need to drink it to enjoy it if that makes any sense…I do love the taste, but that aroma of coffee before the first sip is the best!

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  • Wendy Bilbrey

    It is so refreshing to see someone else’s love for coffee. It is my go to for that “me time” whete I can escape for a few moments. I take those moments and breathe in whatever might me racing through my mind whether just starting my day or an afternoon checkin. I love exploring flavors and shops are just a new suggestion to change things up. It is my HAPPY place any given day…

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  • Carrie this fit chick

    HAH oh my gosh this day is for YOU! You are the coffee Queen and I’d say I’m the Princess. I loveeeeeee black coffee with sweetener. I like it strong!

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  • Jenna

    My favorite part of drinking coffee is the taste and feeling I get when drinking my first cup in the morning, while I read my emails and listen to my son play with his toys. It is part of my morning ritual. My second cup comes when I feed my son breakfast-he giggles as I sip my coffee. It’s the best feeling ever!

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  • Lauren C

    My favorite part of drinking coffee is when I get to share it with those I love–cozy Sunday mornings on the couch with my pup and fiancé, crazy busy trips with my family, or long walks outside with freezing fingers warmed by the cup!

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  • Erin M

    I’m actually currently writing this from my favorite coffee shop in Florida, Subculture Coffee, while drinking coffee and taking a study break (you should definitely check it out next time you’re in Florida it’s rad). My favorite part of drinking coffee is the feeling of comfort it brings. As a college student, nothing is more comforting than a hot cup of coffee while busting out a paper or studying for a final.

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  • Angie Cooper

    My favorite part about coffee is the quiet and stillness that comes early in the morning when you are the only one up and before the craziness of life starts! I enjoy your blog and I jokingly tell my family I want to be you when I grow up. (I’m waaaayyy older than you, that’s the funny part) Love your adventurous spirit!

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  • Caitlin Lutz

    I can’t believe I just found you again! I remember first finding your blog back when it was the undressed skeleton and followed and L O V E D your recipes and inspiration! A facebook friend of mine just shared this coffee post so it’s basically fate, I have to enter 🙂 My favorite part about drinking coffee is how I have incorporated it into my morning routine. I use this time to enjoy my coffee, step back from the chaos of the morning and just set myself up for a better day! On days when I skip this part of my morning I never feel as in sync the rest of the day.

    So happy to have rediscovered your blog!! That and my morning coffee have made this the best #nationalcoffeeday ever!

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  • Jessie @ The Acquired Sass

    I love all these coffee pics!

    I love coffee all the time, but my favorite is when there is a slight chill in the air and I can sit out on the porch on a leisurely morning, with a hoodie and a warm mug of coffee and just listen and savor it.

    That or trying out a new local coffee place before exploring a neighborhood. I love walking new neighborhoods and seeing all the houses.

    Also, this is pretty much my spirit giveaway, because COFFEE, but also because mugs are my obsession & you always have the best ones! So, pick me, pick me!

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  • Makenna

    My favorite part of drinking coffee is the fact that it basically serves as my quiet time! Whether its for a few minutes before I head out to class or making myself a warm cup after my long runs, it is seriously the most relaxing and comforting thing!!!

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  • Ryann

    I love coffee! ☕️ I like to cuddle on the couch with my daughter and watch cartoons while I drink my first cup ?

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  • Steph Thompson

    As someone who works in the coffee industry, I appreciate your enthusiasm! Coffee is so so special. It is both a science and an artform. I’ve experienced coffee from a barista’s point of view and from a customers point of view. On the barista side, I get to love and serve people through coffee. How cool is that?! On the other side, I’ve felt loved through the coffee industry. If I had to pick just one thing I love about coffee, it is this: it has the ability to unite people in such a special way (and it’s tasty while doing it)!

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  • Jane

    What are “gobs of coffee cups”?

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  • Sam

    I love everything about drinking coffee. My favorite part is how it gets my day off to the right start.

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  • Alaina

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is that initial warmth and delicious taste you get from taking your first sip.

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  • Jenna

    Trying all the new flavors hot & cold! && of course adding Whipped Cream!!

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  • Katie

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is that it brings people together. There is nothing like having a “coffee date” and catching up with old friends, or talking about future plans, or just taking a break from your day to enjoy the little things. 🙂

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  • Brooklyn

    I love this post!
    I literally just poured myself a cup, went onto Bloglovin, saw you posted, clicked, and all of your coffee photos made me so happy 🙂

    People tell me I drink too much coffee. I say no way.

    My favorite thing about coffee is how happy it makes me. Something so simple and delicious makes my day. I get so excited to make my coffee everyday, it warms me up, and puts me in the best mood 🙂

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  • Elizabeth Segarra

    Hi! My favorite part about drinking coffee is sharing it with friends 🙂 Even when you make coffee at home, it means it’s time to relax and sit and take some time to reflect. It’s always the best time of day.

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  • Jean

    Coffee gives me life in the morning. It also took me a few years to get use to drinking black coffee daily

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  • Walnut

    I love how coffee can make a bad day better. All you need is a hot cup of coffee and a great new book – especially when the kids have been screaming all day.

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  • Juliette | Namastay Traveling

    Ah I love the coffee collage! Something about coffee makes me feel warm and cozy inside, and not just because I like it hot! My favorite way to have coffee is on a sidewalk cafe people watching, preferably in Paris 🙂 Perfection!

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  • Abby

    I’m definitely just as obsessed with coffee as you are! I don’t discriminate- I love all roasts (hot tip! Blonde roasts have more caffeine! But darker roasts taste better to me), all preparation methods, all temperatures….just DO NOT give me decaf! My favorite thing is the caffeine boost and how it boosts my alertness level yet also makes me feel all warm and cozy. It’s so comforting, even in iced form. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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  • Sarah

    I started drinking coffee when I was 12 years old and fell in love! The best part is that I started drinking it black without the added sugar 😉 I tried to drink coffee with things added to it, but I would always go back to the black coffee. I now can appreciate coffee for what it is without anything added. The bold and darker, the better for me!! <3

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  • Alice

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is how many options there are! You can drink it black, with cream/flavored milk and sugar, lattes and other espresso drinks…so many options! Well, that and how it wakes me up every morning ?

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  • Shelby Boyce

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is that it’s appropriate any time of day! After exercise, in the morning, after dinner, it’s always good!

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  • Amanda

    My favorite part about about drinking coffee is the memories that go along with it. My grandmother got me started on coffee when I was little and I always felt so cool because I was allowed to have coffee when I visited her. Every time I drink coffee I think of her and how one day we will be reunited and it puts a huge smile on my face. With a cup in my hand it feels like she is still here with me!

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  • Samantha

    Oh man! That’s a lot of coffee pictures!! My absolute favorite part about drinking coffee is when I’m able to just sit on my back porch, drink my coffee, enjoy the weather, watch my puppies romp, and reflect on all the things I am so very thankful for! Coffee time = quiet time for me. I love to just sit, reflect, and sip my coffee.

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  • Jacqui

    I love hot and iced coffee but i’m not very adventurous … yet! My favorite part of drinking coffee is the act of walking to get it from my adorable office right in Old City, Philly 🙂 It’s part of my morning routine!

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  • Makenna

    My favorite thing about drinking coffee is the time it gives me to relax…whether it’s drinking it and sitting for a few minutes before I go to class or making a cup after my long runs, it is honestly my quiet time! ?❤️

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  • Hayley

    Such a cute idea! I love coffee and people watching – I’ll either sit at a coffee shop or on my front porch and just watch people walk by and focus on taking life a bit slower. Makes me feel warm just thinking about it!

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  • Gwen Mitchell

    I love drinking coffee with my husband and trying new coffee with him. We met in a local coffee shop and we’re both baristas so we both love quality coffee. Sometimes we take road trips just to try out new coffee shops. We’re going to Europe this fall and I’ve already picked out all of the coffee shops that we need to try while we’re there! My favorite part about drinking coffee is that it never gets old! There are always new ways to brew it or roast it or add to it. Coffee is fun!

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  • Kelsey Weissner

    This is going to sound so silly, but my favorite part of drinking coffee is when I add the creamer! I like to add the coffee first, then pour in the creamer so it makes a really cool black and white marble swirl. Before I stir it to my preferred shade of brown, I like to watch the colors mix themselves around for a bit haha, so soothing!

    Also–random question–but what kind of camera do you use? I’m wanting to get a camera for Christmas and I need to give my boyfriend some guidance on what to look for 😉 haha!

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  • Monica

    My favorite thing about coffee is that it’s wonderful at any time of day, any situation. Enjoy with a good book, taking in the morning, grabbing a cup with a friend, and so many more! With fall finally here, it’s time to cuddle up under the blankets and enjoy a warm cup!

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  • Katie

    One of my favorite things about your blog is the coffee you drink!! I loved the story about the coffee farm in Hawaii, super interesting! Some of the best coffee I have had was in Thailand, I too would travel the world just to try coffee! Ireland has pretty cool coffee shops too! ? Can’t wait to read more! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Lisa A

    My favorite part is walking into coffee shops, especially on cold or rainy days, and the smell is just heavenly. I too, enjoy shopping and having my favorite cappucino or latte. Now that’s a great day!

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  • Shayna

    Favorite party of coffee is the warmth my hands feel while wrapped around a warm mug. 🙂

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  • Patricia L.

    My favorite part about coffee is it can be mixed in with any part of your day, life, holiday, diet! You can make low carb coffee, low calorie coffee, holiday coffee, warm soothing coffee, mid afternoon cold pick me up coffee, high fat coffee, coconut coffee, dairy free coffee, gluten free coffee, paleo coffee, peppermint coffee, chocolate and coffee…… the possibilities are endless. (I just reminded myself of Forest Gump…You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich) lol!

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  • Katie

    Taralynn, This is such a great post and an amazing giveaway! You’re truly awesome! 🙂 I love coffee sooo much so it’s hard to say just one of my favorite things about it. So besides the amazing energy and motivation that comes along with it, I love it for it’s warm and comforting taste. ESPECIALLY in the Fall .. that first sip of the first cup (yes, I said *first* cup ;p) is always so magical!

    Best, Katie |

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  • Dana Fezuk

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is that it brings everyone together! People use coffee as a date, to relax, at then end of a family meal, the beginning of a holiday tradition, etc. I think it is so beautiful that you can sit with a hot mug of coffee (or cold if you prefer) and just chat and laugh with friends. Or you can sit on your porch in the crisp fall air and read your favorite book and relax! It’s an all around amazing drink! I don’t really have a favorite way…cause coffee makes everything my favorite!

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  • Ambra

    I love the mornings for my coffee! I love the taste but also that’s it’s warm, not too much on iced coffee! I can drink coffee anytime of day!

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  • Melanie

    My fav thing about coffee is the life it gives meeeee! Haha I’m a new mom and sleep rarely happens so it’s honestly what keeps me going some days!! (Well that plus cute baby snuggles) I gave it up when I was pregnant so I’m making up for lost time now! ?

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  • Jen

    ohhhhhh coffee. As a mother of a young child, coffee is lyfe. Every morning after feeding the pets, of course, I am right there at my espresso machine. I love the comfort, routine, smell, taste, warmth and even the look of coffee. ❤️❤️❤️

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  • Nicole

    My favorite part about drinking coffee is truly enjoying a conversation with who I am with without interruptions or distractions ?

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  • Jordan W.

    This is so fun! My favorite part of drinking coffee is how many different ways I can! I love trying new coffee shops, coffee drinks I haven’t had before, and buying local beans for home!

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  • Jocelyn

    I love the smell coffee! Espresso is my favorite with some cream, perfect. First sip of coffee in the morning brings me to life 🙂

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  • Jessica Brown

    I love the experience of coffee. It’s slowing down, sipping on something warm and comforting and it’s become a staple with my husband and I. It’s our “thing”. It’s happiness in a mug! I think that’s why I love your blog so much! We share a passion for coffee haha.

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Wow, you sure are a coffee fiend!

    I don’t drink coffee – LOVE the smell of it though and ironically coffee flavoured sweets and ice cream are my favourite – but good luck to the ones who enter the giveaway!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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  • Emily

    Happy National Coffee Day, Taralynn! I loved this post! I am a coffee addict! I am a senior Exercise Science major in college and am planning to graduate with my degree in May 2018! I pretty much run on coffee to get me through classes, work, and studying! I love finding cute little coffee shops to study in. I find them so relaxing and feel so productive when I do my work in them! Many of the coffee shops around my college campus are locally owned so another reason I love to drink coffee is to support local businesses! They also have much better coffee compared to the more commercial coffee shops!

    I love reading your blog!

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  • Ainsley

    Coffee is also one my favorite parts of the day! I love waking up in the morning and making coffee, it is like getting a warm hug. I love to play around with adding different spices to my coffee grounds before I start brewing it, my favorite is adding a dash of cinnamon. I love your blog in general, but I love seeing the different kinds of coffee that you try, it inspires me to branch out and try something new.

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  • Jacky

    My favourite part of drinking coffee is the relaxation I get from it. I love routine and every morning after I wake up, I sit down with a hot cup of coffee and organize my day, and it just makes me feel relaxed and excited about my day.
    And then in the afternoon it’s more of a pick me up 😉

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  • Savannahs

    Pick me pick meeee! 🙂 haha- my favorite part about drinking coffee is all ways you can drink it because they’re all associated with something different. Iced coffee is fun summer times, laying on the beach reading a good book. Cappacinos are my dad because he loves them and we always get them together (he’s very particular about his cappacinos!). Hot plain coffee is cozying up on a fall morning with homemade pancakes. Mocha coffee is my mom because that’s our special treat with each other! Anytime, anywhere, I’ll take a cup! Xx

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  • Erin Sherman

    I adore coffee just as much as you 🙂 my favorite part about the weekend/vacations is visiting new or just my favorite cute coffee shops!!

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  • Katie B

    Hey girl! My favorite part about drinking coffee besides the caffeine fix (exhausted vet student over here ?) is how it brings people together. Whether it’s meeting friends, hanging with family, or going on a date coffee is a delicious way to catch up and hang!

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  • Jocelyn

    Best giveaway ever!!! I love coffee for so many reasons—many the same as you! Drinking coffee is a strange way relaxes me rather than energizes me. I enjoy being able to wake up in the morning and have an hour to sit on the couch with my dogs and enjoy a cup of hot coffee. <3

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  • Mindy

    My fav part about drinking coffee is sitting back and taking in the world around me while I enjoy my brew! I live for finding new cute shops, new flavors and new experiences to go with it!

    Also I tried to tag your Facebook when I posted your blog and it won’t let me 🙁

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  • Karsen

    I’ve been following your blog religiously for years and you’ve been the force that has pushed and motivated so many of my fitness and nutrition goals, but this is definitely my favorite post of yours!! I share your coffee addiction and absolutely couldn’t function without several cups a day. Seasonal flavors are the best! My favorite part of drinking coffee would have to be the conversation you can have with friends or even total strangers while drinking it, creating new relationships and building on old ones.

    Can’t wait to see your seasonal posts and recipes over the next few months!

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