I’m sitting here on a foggy Monday night with a cup of delicious Gevalia vanilla coffee (nope, not a sponsored post, just super delicious) because of a blasted headache. Our site at work got hit by a spam bot, so I spent most of my morning trying to get something to work. Hence the headache and need for coffee at almost 9pm. Also, the french press decided to spew some of the coffee on the counter. I have mastered the fine art of breaking those things, if you weren’t aware. If this one is broken, it’s at least Broken French Press #2, if not #3.
Oh, and there are marshmallows. For reasons. I usually add almond milk, but I thought, “Heck, why not?!” Especially since I have yet to master the fine art of steaming milk for coffee purposes. That’s a thing to add to the 2015 To Learn list. That list doesn’t have too many things on it yet, but it’s steadily growing.
So, how did I become a coffee addict? I don’t really know. It’s been an ebb and flow over the years. There were times when my family went to Starbucks every Friday night and my sister was making espressos all the time, and when she wasn’t making good use of the espresso machine, she was making coffee so dark, it’d turn your fingernails inside out. I know, I’m even grossing myself out. (insert emoji with tongue sticking out and eyes closed)
I always liked the smell of coffee, but we weren’t allowed to have it until… I’m not sure when. Until recently, I’d have coffee maybe once a week on my day off, but now it’s an almost daily thing. Heck, I even use the decaf coffee I accidentally bought to battle the sick. Antioxidants, right?! Right. I know you’re probably turning your nose up at the mere mention of decaf, but at least I’ve kicked my instant coffee habit. That stuff is so bad, I don’t even know how I started drinking it. I’m not even going to compare it to anything to save you (and I) from the grossness.
The fact that I had Carmel Macchiatos for breakfast every day before Book Expo America probably didn’t hurt my love for coffee, either. Sidenote: Starbucks’s hot chocolate tastes like they put way too much cocoa powder in it. Or something. Maybe I should’ve just ordered the mocha…
I’m not one of those people who has gotten really into coffee to the point when I’m getting pour overs or other fancy things. Like, the fanciest I get is cold brewing coffee. I mean, all that is is putting it in a loose leaf tea bag in a pitcher of water in the fridge. It takes away the astringency, which is super nice.
Do you do anything fancy with your coffee? What’s your preferred method of brewing? Let me know!