As I am sitting here on this cold Winter’s morning and cursing the snow, I am enjoying a nice cup of coffee. It is a great way to start off an early morning. Now, I am just trying to decide on some breakfast to go with it. I have a blueberry muffin I could eat or perhaps some toast with Nutella on it.
But can I make a confession to you?
Two years ago, I didn’t even like coffee. Yup, you read that correctly. Shocking, isn’t it?
Three years ago, I was working in the cafe at my bookstore. One of the biggest things my manager stressed is I had to try it, so when my customers asked me if something was good, I could honestly answer that question.
You would have thought she was sentencing me to execution when she told me that. To my surprise, once I started tasting different things, I actually liked them. Yeah, it was such a great moment.
Enter that dreaded 40th birthday. My family gave me a bunch of gift cards to Kohl’s and some extra cash, so I decided to purchase a Keurig with my birthday gifts. I can’t tell you how much I love my Keurig.
So back to my original thought: how do you take your coffee? And what kind of coffee do you like?
I have found that the rich, dark roasts are my absolute favorite. Despite the fact that I never really liked coffee, the bold flavors suit me well. And give me that jolt of caffeine for first thing in the morning. I usually only drink one or two cups before work, and never after 2pm. So how do I take my coffee? It started one way, and is currently a different one.
- In the beginning, it was tons of sugar and 2% milk. I wasn’t too fond of it because the coffee had a bitter aftertaste. I also brewed it on the weaker side. What was I thinking?
- I then switched to flavored creamers, and a little bit less sugar. Starting to get closer to perfection.
- After that, it was brew really strong, lots of creamer, and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Ah, total Heaven.
But wait, I am not done yet. I have found the perfect combination for me:
This masterpiece is a result of much experimentation. What is in it? Read on:
- 2 teaspoons of Quik. Yeah, that powdered stuff you use to make hot chocolate or chocolate milk.
- 1 K-cup of Green Mountain Nantucket Blend. Even though it is a medium-roast, it has a rich flavor like the dark roast.
- Several splashes of vanilla flavored creamer.
- 2 or 3 splashes of heavy whipping cream.
- And, to top it off, a generous helping of whipped cream.
So that is my super yummy recipe for the perfect cup of coffee that gets my day started off right!
It’s your turn now. Let’s talk about how you take your coffee? Share what you think is your perfect cup of coffee.
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Gee, can you tell I love blueberries? In any case, I really love my coffee. If you are reading this and enjoying your coffee, take a moment and fill out this brief reader survey. I would love some further feedback!