|my makeshift coffee maker, ghetto but great|
Coffee and I have an on and off relationship. I drank it in high school, but then stopped in college...yes, I realize that is messed up, but that is how I roll. If it was up to me I would drink it consistently every day, but unfortunately I am very sensitive to caffeine. If I drink a cup in the morning I have trouble falling asleep up to 12 hours later...how lame is that? I love the taste and smell of coffee, I mean really it can't get much better then that! When I do drink coffee I never have more then one cup a day...my tolerance is low just like with alcohol. Seriously, I can take up to 5 hours to finish one rum and coke...plus, I am always broke so I really can't afford more then one drink. Moderation is the key to not going broke...someone put that on a bumper sticker. : )
Do you remember a time when Starbucks didn't exist? What on earth did we do before that? I honestly can't remember. I am not a Starbucks groupie, I probably only go there 2 or 3 times a month at the most. I stopped by the other day while running errands and as I was sitting in the drive though line I sat there pondering how brilliant the creators of this chain are. I mean come on, they created something for everyone, that no one knew they needed, and now people can't live without it. Genius, sheer genius. I mean come on, try to imagine a world without Starbucks...honestly, I can't.
I had no idea there were so many ways to brew a cup of coffee. People are getting really creative and innovative with their methods of obtaining their caffeine fixes. Last Fall I visited my sister and her husband in NYC for the first time. One of the many stops we made included a visit to the blue bottle coffee bar in Brooklyn. They use the pour over method to brew their coffee. America's test kitchen just posted a video on how to use the pour over method without any fancy gadgets. I tried it, and it worked, it was nice, and pretty to watch . Also, the Kitchn has a post about this method as well. Try it out, let me know what you think! I wish I was a coffee connoisseur, that would be awesome.
I want to hear from you!
I am trying to do some research on coffee and people's preferences, so help me out! Answer the following three questions by leaving a comment. In one week I will pick a random winner and send them (or anybody they like) a box of my delicious espresso shortbread cookies.
1) What is your favorite brand of coffee?
2) What method do you use to brew your cup of joe? (did you know "joe" and "jo" are both acceptable scrabble words?)
3) When you go to a coffee shop what do you usually order?
ADDED BONUS ENTRY: This time around I am giving you an extra chance to win. Refer this give away to a friend, and tell them to use your name when they leave a comment, and I will enter your name an additional time for each person who was referred by you. Comprende?
Here is a sample comment:
Referred by: Dagny Syversen
1) Community Coffee or Rutamaya
2) French Press
3) Coffee with milk and one pump of mocha
PS. Here are some cool ideas of things to do with old coffee cans...
|saweet...these might just be regular cans...that is okay, I want to do this anyways|
|Wish I had a green thumb|
|I want one|
|waking up to a cup of coffee like this every morning would be so happy|