Ok confession time.
I was over 30 before I actually drank my first cup of coffee. (waiting for the sound of shock & the “WHAT? WHY?”s……done?) I know late bloomer.
Get this – one of my jobs for a few months was to PURCHASED coffee for a local health food cooperative! I had the stocking, ordering & all that down, but relied on feedback from others & deals from brokers to decide which ones to stock. For shame I know!
I watched my parents drink it daily & my grandmother (one of my favorite people ever) was known to drink 2 pots some days! It was she who introduced me to the coffee shops & the chocolate covered espresso beans that got me thru many, many late nights in college! I loved the smell, but not the taste of the drink.
I tried a few sips now & then over the years growing up but I always came to the same conclusion – tasted like dirty water to me. Even with the added creamers & sweeteners.
TIL I DISCOVERED ESPRESSO! & a good cup of cuban coffee.
Seems I wasn’t someone who didn’t like coffee, I was someone who didn’t enjoy weak coffee!
Unfortunately I also discovered that it like the chocolate covered beans would keep me up all night! Had to limit my consumption to before noon or else I would be up all night (& this was prior to my current insomnia issues!).
I purchased some good coffee, a grinder & a french press & I was in business!
Also learned the bliss that is a pumpkin spice latte!
Never will I make up the years lost without that delicious seasonal treat.
The one problem I had was I am NOT a morning person enough to make coffee with the french press every morning. Also it makes more than I can take with me to work.
Sure I could stop & get some on the way to work, but who can afford that everyday? Also I bring Baxter to work with me & I’m not a fan of leaving dogs in cars.
Don’t even get me started on the coffee at work. Seems to be the same bland, weak stuff my parents go for. No thanks. I will save the calories & just have a sweet tea from a drive thru on the way.
So most days I just forgo coffee & save it for weekends & special days.
A while back it seems everyone got these single serving coffee machines. I had a blast watching some friends compare the different flavors. Still since I seem to be very picky with my blends, didn’t really interest me in spending that kind of money – & valuable kitchen counter space – on something that would again make bland weak coffee.
Today while hunting for gifts I discovered something that peaked my interest in the single serving machines again…. the reusable cup!
You add in your own coffee. So I could add my strong stuff! Still wonder if it would end up being strong enough or if would be able to double the suggested amounts. But I am definitely curious.
Anyone have any experience with these?
Oh & my favorite coffee so far? Fresh ground Deadman’s Reach by RavenBrew. Its incredible!