This post was inspired by the fact that I dearly miss coffee! Since giving up coffee I've been collecting images of home coffee stations like crazy. I've had to trade in that rush of my morning sugar-milk-caffeine for smoothies because coffee is too acidic. Smoothies are delicious but the ritual is so not the same; whirring blender versus the slow simmer of my stovetop espresso maker. I'd prefer the later in my half-asleep morning state thank you very much.