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Cozy Winter Vibes + Good Books + Hot Cold Brew

I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #WarmUpToColdBrew campaign, sponsored by JAVA HOUSE®. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.

I feel like I say this every time the seasons change but – this season is my favorite! I love winter, but I grew up in Florida which is basically summer + 2 weeks of weather that isn’t 90+ degrees so experiencing literally any other season makes me super happy. I remember the first year I lived in a place that got snow during the winter, I felt like a little kid again. I rushed outside every time the snow fell and just stood there letting it fall all around me. It was magical, like little sprinklings of heaven falling to earth. It’s been my favorite season ever since.

Winter is a season full of favorite books, chunky sweaters, cozy leggings, and mugs of hot coffee so tell me, is there really anything better? My paradise for sure looks like a puppy on my lap with a book in one hand and a hot mug of smooth cold brew in the other. 

Discover how I'm enjoying a HOT cup of cold brew coffee this winter AND get my favorite books to get through these cold winter months. Via @honeyandpineco #warmuptocoldbrew #coldbrew #coffee #wintervibes

This past summer, I switched from traditional hot coffee to cold brew. I tried it on a whim because I didn’t want another latte and nothing else sounded good. Clearly, I was in a mood. I ordered a cold brew just to try something new, took one sip, and knew it was my new favorite way to enjoy coffee. Coffee brewed using the cold brew slow steeping method delivers a smoother and richer taste than traditional hot brewed coffee, but I like hot coffee, especially during the winter. Why do we have to choose between a smooth cup and a hot cup of coffee? Good news, we don’t!

With JAVA HOUSE® Cold Brew Coffee Liquid Pods, we’re able to enjoy a smooth cup of coffee (brewed hot or cold) without sacrificing the less acidic, rich, delicious taste typically found only in cold brews. If you want to enjoy your cold brew coffee hot, just pop the pod in your single-serve brewer, select the 8oz setting, and brew. To have it cold, simply peel the top, pour over ice, and add 8oz of water. It’s so easy and how you brew is up to you!

Discover how I'm enjoying a HOT cup of cold brew coffee this winter AND get my favorite books to get through these cold winter months. Via @honeyandpineco #warmuptocoldbrew #coldbrew #coffee #wintervibes
Discover how I'm enjoying a HOT cup of cold brew coffee this winter AND get my favorite books to get through these cold winter months. Via @honeyandpineco #warmuptocoldbrew #coldbrew #coffee #wintervibes

This winter, I’ve been loving these JAVA HOUSE® Cold Brew Coffee Liquid Pods especially when I’m curling up after work to settle down with my pup and a book. I’ve been re-reading a few old favorites this year which has made this season feel extra cozy and familiar. Am I the only one that finds a lot of comfort in old familiar things? I know a lot of people that refuse to re-read books, but I love going back to them over and over again like old friends. I have a favorite quote that says…

“A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.” 

– Robertson Davies

There are some books I love so much I’ve read them at least a dozen times (if not more) and often I finish them in a single night. Since JAVA HOUSE® Cold Brew Liquid Coffee Pods have 2x the caffeine, it’s easy to do. The other night I was up reading til nearly 1am because I knew my favorite part was coming up and I refused to stop reading until I got there, haha. Have you ever done that? I’d love to hear the books that keep you up til all hours of the night or the books on your winter reading list. If you have any great ones to share, please drop ’em in the comments for me.

Discover how I'm enjoying a HOT cup of cold brew coffee this winter AND get my favorite books to get through these cold winter months. Via @honeyandpineco #warmuptocoldbrew #coldbrew #coffee #wintervibes
Discover how I'm enjoying a HOT cup of cold brew coffee this winter AND get my favorite books to get through these cold winter months. Via @honeyandpineco #warmuptocoldbrew #coldbrew #coffee #wintervibes

Of course, staying up to finish my faves means I’m a little tired in the morning but with 2x the caffeine in cold brew and the option to brew it hot in my tumbler I don’t mind the occasional indulgence. 😉 

If your winter indulgence isn’t warm blankets, good books, and hot cold brew coffee, I’d love to hear what your go-to comforts are this season. In fact, what I’d really love is to hear how you’d spend the $3,000 grand prize shopping spree being offered by JAVA HOUSE® in their current #WarmUpToColdBrew sweepstakes (you have until January 16, 2019 to enter!) This is what you could win…

Sweepstakes prizes:

One (1) Grand prize: a $3,000 shopping spree

Five (5) prizes (awarded 1x a week): 

  • 120 JAVA HOUSE® Cold Brew Coffee Pods  ($199.50)
  • Keurig K compact single serve brewing system ($65) 
  • Yeti hot/cold travel mug ($35)
  • $50 Amazon gift card
  • JAVA HOUSE branded merchandise ($20 value)

To enter the sweepstakes, visit JAVA HOUSE®

Discover how I'm enjoying a HOT cup of cold brew coffee this winter AND get my favorite books to get through these cold winter months. Via @honeyandpineco #warmuptocoldbrew #coldbrew #coffee #wintervibes
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