Zen Café 

My love for coffee goes beyond cream and sugar. Coffee is art. You take something bitter and distasteful (black coffee in my opinion) yet delightful in smell and turn it into something you enjoy. 

Creating coffee is a hobby. Yes I know get a life…but It requires little mess. And it’s in the main part of where my time is spent, the kitchen. Also it’s fun. 
Creamers are fun. Though I prefer infusing coffee with ingredients like cinnamon and cocoa powder for the delicious flavor.  

My main ingredient for coffee after it’s brewed is half&half (H&H). At about $2.49 a quart it’s also cheaper. Lets top that…it’s also more natural. Lacking the list of preservatives that store bought creamers have. It’s a great way to lessen preservative intake. 

Other ingredients I use are

  • Cinnamon powder
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Coco powder
  • Coconut shaved
  • Extracts. Raspberry and coconut are a favorite. 
  • Irish Cream / Kahlua

It’s also photogenic. Coffee looks great in a picture. There are pure Instagram accounts for coffee portraits. With fans. Coffee is beautiful to look at.


I want to share these  delicious recipes and coffee sots with you. Though there’s a chance you’ll see them first on my Instagram  zennandchaos

Almond Joy

I like my H&H strong. I fill the mug 1/4 of the way up. 

Mexican Hot Chocolate