Some days, I wake before my alarm (which is no longer a cheery beep from my nightstand, but a toddler calling mamamamama from her crib). It's those days where I wake to my still sleeping house, the world around me quiet and still. I stare out the kitchen window, watch the sun rise and feel centered and ready for the day.
Those days aren't the usual. That's probably why they feel like unicorn magic to me. They're the end of the rainbow and feel a little sacred.
Normal mornings are followed by a night of broken sleep. Normal mornings are greeted by coffee.
Sweet. Dear. Coffee. I love you. I need you. Thanks for always being there.
In the mornings of ease or the mornings of chaos, it's important to find something that we can sink into. Something that, even if just for a second, gives us the power to look ahead, face the day and appreciate everything we've been doing. It's silly, but a really good steaming hot cup of joe can do that for a person. Portland Roasting Co. offers all of that, plus is organic and produced in a carbon-neutral facility. So, you're drinking coffee that is doing both you and the environment a favor. Waking up to a big win, right?
If you're ever in Portland, you have got to check out See See Motor Coffee Co. At Lancaster Land, we love their cups (perfect to wrap your hands around) but we also love visiting the shop. Motorcycles, coffee and a little of that Portland hipster sub-culture? I'll take it.