Wednesday, May 20, 2015

How Do You Prepare Your Coffee?

This comic is an actual conversation between my husband and I.  Apparently, when I drink too much coffee, I have a tendency to bounce around the apartment!  My husband is a huge coffee drinker as well, but, unlike me, he has gotten to the point where he sometimes needs a cup of coffee to fall asleep.  I aim to never reach this level.  Sorry hub.

Personally, I love my coffee black, while my husband prefers a bit of milk.  We both prefer medium roasts from South America since they lean towards well balanced,which to my palate translates as a bit less acidic.  As for brewing, a french press and an insulated carafe to keep all the liquid yumminess piping hot.  Nothing is sadder than a cold cup of neglected coffee, which is something that happens to me quite often, especially when I'm typing away.  Like now.  Yup, my coffee is cold.  

Not too long ago, my husband and I had the fortunate of traveling to Berlin and had the most amazing cup of coffee at No Fire, No Glory Coffee Bar.  We each chose the same roast and requested that the aeropress and V60 filtration methods be used.  To our surprise, each method yielded a different taste.


If you're a coffee drinker, I'd love to hear how you prepare your coffee and what your favorite styles are (e.g., plain, latte, or mocha).   Are there any local cafes in your area that always know how to make that perfect cup of savory warmth that never fails to bring a smile to your face?  


  1. just a little bit of sugar to deal with the acidity is all i need...other than that I don't know the difference between the various types of presses nor can i tell the difference between something grown in south america or sumatra....I can't even tell the good stuff from the bad stuff....hell it doesn't even make me hyper....i mostly just like the smell and I only really drink it when i am somewhere special....judging from my current situation I doubt i will have any coffee for a LOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNGGGGG time...

  2. The only reason I know anything about about coffee is because of google and occasionally bothering the poor baristas by asking them questions about the different roasts and preparation methods. As if the people behind the counter didn't have enough work to do already! ^^; Still, they have always been very kind and more often than not--especially at a small, local cafe--they seem to enjoy sharing their knowledge. If you click on the links in the blog, it will take you to pages that explain the roasts and prep methods. Prior to Berlin, I had heard and seen a V60 but never tried it. As for the Aeropress, that was a nifty prep method I didn't even know existed! :)