I love coffee. I've been drinking coffee since I was 10 years old. I've had anywhere from the very expensive coffees found in high end establishments to burnt, 3 day old, car repair shop coffee. Coffee is rarely so bad I won't drink it.
I like to drink specialty coffees occasionally and then a good everyday coffee. I can drink most cheap grocery store coffees, and have resorted to them when funds were tight. I'm a regular Joe...which means...I don't have the kind of income that would support an exorbitant coffee habit. Like my mom used to say, "Champagne taste on a beer budget."
CREAM, SUGAR, or BLACK
Most coffee lovers like me will drink coffee prepared any way, but we have our preferences. I prefer
cream with just a pinch of sugar to smooth the bitterness without making it sweet.
But still...when in Rome...you know...whatever ya got.
So...I've been back and forth on everyday coffees. For a while, I was hooked on certain flavored coffees, but have found them to be a bit obsessive for everyday.
Recently though, I have returned to a coffee that has been around awhile, is reasonably priced, and is a VERY good everyday coffee. Gevalia.
Now, I'm not a spokesperson for Gevalia Coffee, I'm just telling you...it's really good. I can pick up a 12 ounce bag for about $6. They have light, medium, dark, whatever you like. I'm a medium roast guy.
I have some stomach issues, so I have to steer away from coffee with a high acid content...which most less expensive coffees have...but Gevalia doesn't seem to bother me.
For cream I like to use half and half. I think it makes the coffee taste better and dry or flavored creamers are to sweet for me. The pinch of sugar is usually stevia...it's supposed to be better for you than white granulated sugar I guess.
SO...WHO CARES WHAT COFFEE I LIKE TO DRINK?!!!!
The point here is to get us thinking about what we like and why. And, "I don't know," is NOT a good answer. We should try not to live as robots...programmed to respond without individual thought or opinion.
If we can't even explain what coffee we like and why...how will we learn to ask ourselves what we like and why, what we want out of life and why, and what others care about and why? It's not as far fetched as it may seem. Most people I know...including myself occasionally...indulge in self-gratifying behavior without really even being aware of why it gratifies us.
I think we should choose to live on purpose.
SO...what kinda coffee YOU like?
About the Author
Braden Daniels was born in Saginaw, Michigan and has been writing articles and books for over 30 years.