Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Yup, it's true...I'm addicted to coffee. But the good news is, I'm very indiscriminate when it comes to coffee. I do not need award-winning coffee beans imported from a special region in Guatemala that costs $60 dollars for a 12 oz. bag (true story). I will drink coffee from Starbucks, McDonald's, Denny's, Dunkin' Donuts, Stump Town's, or even off of a coffee cart. Furthermore, I will drink coffee that comes in a can, bottle, iced, hot, and I have never rejected a free cup of java from anyone.* (*See Comment)

Like any addict, the smell of coffee and the sight of a single coffee cup excites me. But my favorite coffee is from a diner - any ole' diner. There's something about the water-downed coffee they serve in diners, along with the fairly generic ceramic mug that they serve it in, that I love. Maybe it's the fact that diner coffee usually comes along with a big hearty breakfast or a T-bone steak and baked potatoes. Either way, I find diner coffees to be just right.

Lately, thanks to my friend Cat who is on a dairy & soy-free diet, I've started adding vanilla flavored rice milk in my coffee, which tastes great (plus less fat!). I am also very blessed that I have my very own barista at home. Tom brews our coffee every morning and puts them in matching thermal bottles for us to take to work/school. Now, we can stay awake while doing stupid things faster!


mj said...

guess what? i was drinking *coffee* as i read your blog today. :)

Thomas said...

You are too high and mighty to drink "Mellanmork" coffee from Ikea – the stuff I thought was actually a tree-bark coffee.

And the flavored stuff I got from Wal-Mart for $1.99 didn't suit your fancy either.

Tea Pot with Natasha said...

Ok, I will say that I did not particularly like the coffee from IKEA or Wal-Mart (ahem), although I still drank it! I also don't fancy the gross coffee at work or the free coffee they offer at Wells Fargo. There, some exceptions to our general rule, like any good constitutional law!

Joy said...

I am a coffee "smeller". I am not enjoy coffee as I smell the "smell of coffee". But I like a good smell ones!

Jeff & Cat said...

Mmm, I'm reading your post after a particularly sleep-starved night with the babe, having just a few minutes ago come out of the fog of sleep deprivation thanks to two generous, well-appreciated mugs of coffee - sweetened, of course, with vanilla rice milk. :)