Growing up, I wasn’t sure if I would ever actually drink coffee. Sure, I loved the smell of it when my dad was making a pot in the morning, but drinking it was another story.
When my sisters and I were younger, my dad was the only person in the house that drank coffee. My mom loves the smell of it, but has never liked the taste. The closest she gets to coffee is tasting ours (and still making faces at it) and buying those International Delight coffee creamer mixes and just making them with hot water.
Then college happened. There were cafes on campus, late nights of studying, and greasy diner breakfasts, and soon enough, I loved coffee almost as much as my dad. After years of having mediocre cups of joe, Nick and I started making the best coffee we could at home. I know I’ve shown you how we make our coffee – it’s a little crazy, that siphon, but it makes the best coffee ever. If we’re not using the siphon, we use a french press. We haven’t taken our 12-cup drip machine down out of the cabinet in over 2 years now. After making it with the siphon or french press…you’ll never go back.
And even though I’m not a coffee purist (I don’t drink it black – Nick calls me a “tainter”), I usually just stick with a splash of milk or cream….or some of these homemade coffee creamers.
And if you’re like me and like to have a hot cup of coffee in the afternoon (decaf for me or I won’t sleep – that makes me feel old!), here’s some of my favorite things to have with coffee.
No matter what you have with it, just make sure you’re sharing it with someone. Coffee is always better with friends or family.
How do you like your coffee?