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My Morning Routine with Minos

I've always wanted to do a post like this because it's like showing you guys a side of me that's almost never posted on social media. Mornings for some people are very rushed, but for me, mornings are very slow and relaxed, and I thought I'd invite you to a little sneak peek into my favorite time of the day!

I set my alarm through the new "BEDTIME" app on the iPhone for 9AM, but I get up at 10. This is a very bad habit, I know, but I use that 1 hour allowance to catch up on Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook. It's what wakes me up! This is something I am going to change very soon because I've noticed that it makes me kind of brain dead in the morning and it's not a good feeling. I only do it now, because Jorge wakes up way later than I do, and I really don't like waking up alone. I know, that's kinda cheesy but it's the truth. I love spending mornings with him, so I'm going to work very hard to shift his schedule around!

Anyway, when I do find the courage to get up, I do my morning routine, which is brushing my teeth and my nasty retainers, washing my face with water and putting on a bra. HAHA. When you have a housemate, you gotta do what you gotta do! 

Once I look somewhat presentable, I try to wake up Jorge for a bit then I head straight to the kitchen to start on my favorite part of the morning, COFFEE! I don't know about you, but my day isn't complete if I don't get my coffee in the morning! I've been making my coffee a bit different these past few weeks and I'm really enjoying it because not only does it make good coffee, it's not as time consuming as making a latte or french-pressed coffee!

Minos sent me their Moka Pot Espresso Coffee Maker to try out, and I'm so excited to share with you how much I LOVE IT! First of all, it's the cutest coffee maker I have ever seen! It's seriously #aestheticgoals, if I do say so myself. It comes with interchangeable handles to suit your mood, and it's made out of classic aluminum known to last for years! The thing I love the most about this moka pot is the fact that I don't have to do much to get my coffee in the morning! It's so easy to use, and the process is quick! Today, I'm going to show you how to use it! #MokaPot

1. Fill the bottom chamber with cold water. Leave up to 1cm. below the safety valve. (It's the screw-looking thing at the side of the bottom chamber)

2. Grind some coffee beans (I use two teaspoonful of coffee beans). Make sure that you grind it to the coarser side. Then pour the ground coffee into the funnel and flatten it down with the cute tamper included in your purchase. Do not leave the tamper in the pot.

3. Close your moka pot and start brewing your coffee on your stovetop! It works for gas, electric, and ceramic stoves.

4. Make sure you leave the top open when you're brewing. After it boils, your coffee is ready! So quick and easy right?

5. Pour into small espresso cups, but for me, I like my coffee strong and I need a lot of it! Also, just be very cautious because the pot will be extremely hot, thanks to the cute rubber handles, you should be able to lift the pot easily.

6. Serve and enjoy!

After I've had my coffee and breakfast, I go upstairs, to our loft, and that's where I begin to check off my to-list, which I prepare the night before in my bullet journal. The loft is where I get most of my work done; I read my Bible and do my daily devos, I work on my blog, I edit photos/videos, I write and respond to e-mails and comments, and it's one of my favorite spots in the apartment, that's for sure!

So that's pretty much how my mornings look like! It's very relaxed, I know, and I couldn't be anymore grateful! I hope you guys enjoyed this post and maybe, this post can be turned into a vlog type thing. YES? A huge shoutout to Minos for sending me my cute Moka Pot!

How about you? What's your favorite part of the day? How does your mornings look like? Are you a coffee lover like me?

DISCLAIMER: Minos sent me this Moka Pot, through Tomoson, in exchange for a review. As always, all thoughts are my own, and 100% from the bottom of my heart. ❤️
Thanks to my husband for helping me take photos for this post!