Any of you folks have a coffee
addiction habit like I do? If so, how do you get your daily fix? Home brewer? Local coffee shop? Fast food joint (McD’s, Dunkin, etc.)? What’s your preferred drink?
My preferred coffee beverage is a mocha latte – the best I’ve had anywhere is at Frothy Monkey in The Nations neighborhood of Nashville. For years at home, I’ve made do with K-cups and a Keurig single-serve brewer that makes mediocre coffee at best. I also have a Nespresso machine for when I want something approaching a cup of espresso.
I recently splurged and bought a high end drip coffee maker, and I think I’ve ruined myself: it tastes SO much better than anything the Keurig can manage that I don’t think I can go back. And now I want to start grinding my own beans at home to improve the taste even further.
And don’t get me started on the espresso machines I’ve been looking at for literally decades.
As evidence that I’ve fallen down the coffee rabbit hole that I’ve more or less successfully avoided for years, I submit the following:
- I just ordered a special scale to weigh my coffee precisely
- I am on two different waiting lists for three separate high end coffee grinders
- There is a bean counter in my shopping cart on a specialty coffee web site
- I have been reading coffee articles and forums and watching coffee videos for 3 days straight