This is my first morning waking up in my own house with my own coffee in three days and finally I feel like all is right with the world.
I would not really say, “I love coffee” in any situation because – as a general flavor or indulgence – I don’t really like it. In terms of home-brewed coffee I really only like MY coffee from MY pot with MY creamer/almond milk/sweetener. If you take one piece out of the puzzle, it doesn’t ever seem to work. I’ve brought my own creamer/sweetener/etc places before – on vacations etc – and it still doesn’t taste right because it’s done in someone else’s pot. I drank a cup of black coffee this weekend because I had the headache from hell and I was hoping it would help, but that might have been the only cup of black coffee I’ve ever had in my WHOLE LIFE.
I don’t even like Starbucks. HOWEVER – I do have ONE drink I really like and I indulge on once in awhile but it’s a $5 drink so it really is a treat/reward. I get the vanilla soy lattes and it’s REALLY good. But it’s a lot like my coffee – where the “coffee” flavor is just the hint behind something else. At home I use Hazelnut grounds and vanilla flavored powder.
But man – even as a not “real” coffee drinker – I’m still totally addicted. If you love coffee a lot more than I do, checking out sites such as The Darkest Roast could help you find and brew the best coffee in the comfort of your own home.
When we were gone for an extended weekend 2 years ago I actually brought my Keurig and stuff with me. It’s a one-person machine so it fits in one of my re-usable grocery bags so I brought it and plugged it in, in our room. I TAKE IT THAT SERIOUSLY.
Anyone else? Just me?