I love my daily morning coffee. But I’m not an addict, I have just one, after I’ve dropped the kids, and maybe had a half hour walk, all on my own, planning my day. A latte, skim milk, no sugar – mmmmm.
It used to be at a cafe or a quick takeaway, but when I realized that added up to nearly $1,000 a year. So, I have reverted to the home made drink. I buy some good ground coffee. I would grind my own but the grinder is on strike. I use my Bialetti stove top bought in Milan and lugged around Europe when I was a 20 year old back packer. I warm the milk and use a small plunger to froth it. Delicious.
I know a bit about coffee. In my past life in advertising agencies I had three coffee clients at different times in my career in the UK and Australia. I learned a lot about coffee production, and how to make the best cup at home. I tasted so many beans, blends, and drinks to confuse and enlighten any taste buds.
But here’s where I’ve started to worry. I’m not one for hot drinks on a hot summer’s morning, especially after a walk. So I crossed to the dark side… iced coffee. Hmmm. Where does the coffee jury stand on this? I would have thought that was a coffee snob no-no. But, I like it! I justified it by still making the espresso shot with my stove top and using good coffee. But here’s where it gets really dodgy. Today, all in a hurry, I used instant! Aaaahhhh. And the secret is, eeeeek, I’m not sure I could taste the difference. I’m probably just tired and it is Friday. But I might have to try it again to be sure!And here is a photo of my kids, just so I can remind myself why I love them so – especially after the tantrum filled morning we had. Perhaps I need another coffee!
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