Last year, I shared that Mr. Handsome and I had recently become coffee drinkers. He drinks a cup every morning to start his day. I usually wake up with a burst of energy–I guess that means I’m a morning person. But when my eyelids start to droop in the early afternoon, I’ll have my first cup.
In the summer I enjoy iced coffee. If I’m really on top of things, I’ll use coffee ice cubes to cool it down. Or I’ll make it in the morning and stick it in the fridge to chill. If it’s been a rough day, I’ll just add my cream and milk and drink it lukewarm. Not too bad, actually.
I don’t think I’ve ever had more than one cup in a day. Every once in a while, Mr. Handsome will drink two. If I’m not terribly tired, I’ll drink decaf or half-caf.
We enjoy whole bean coffee, although I admit that I usually grind a small container of beans every week to have on hand. I know that the authentic way to drink coffee is to grind the beans on the spot, though.
Right now, our favorite regular coffee is Dallmayr Espresso D’Oro Whole Bean from World Market. A friend gave us a small container of Donut House Medium Roast as a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and that was fantastic.
If I’m drinking decaf, it’s Kicking Horse Dark Decaf from Amazon, which uses the Swiss water process. Apparently that’s the most natural way to decaffeinate coffee beans.
What is your favorite type/brand of coffee?