This probably isn’t unusual but I can’t start my day without my morning cup of coffee. I love coffee, I adore coffee, I’m addicted to coffee, I.must.have.coffee. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not addicted because of the caffeine, I gave that up a while ago. I was drinking the brew at all hours of the day and into the evening and it was messing with my sleep. No, I just love the taste of coffee.
Unfortunately, my taste buds are not cheap. My taste buds H-A-T-E Folgers. (Sorry Folgers Company but it starts to taste like lighter fluid after a while… OK don’t ask how I know what lighter fluid tastes like, I’m not telling…oops I digress.) NO these taste buds love the fancy flavored coffee beans. Hazelnut is my favorite but I also love Kona and Antigua and …ok don’t laugh, I love the coffee they serve at Dunkin Donuts, yum. Why, oh why, don’t they have a Dunkin Donuts in my town? sob…. oops off topic again.
That’s not to say that I go for all permeations and concoctions of coffee based drinks they serve at Starbucks, I can’t say that I do. Heck I recently had to ask what they meant by “Do you want your cappuccino wet or dry?” Wet or dry? Are they serving coffee grounds without brewing it these days? Nope just straight unadulterated, don’t mess with my coffee, coffee.
These days take my coffee black, no sugar and made from freshly ground beans. I used to drink it with cream and sugar until some time about 20+ years ago when I was on one of my many diets (that may or many not have worked temporarily). I quit the cream and sugar because you know just how calorie laden one teaspoon each of sugar and milk are. Thinking about it now makes me roll my eyes at myself.
Oh and just so you don’t get the wrong idea about me:
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