Coffee... its everywhere... & it seems that everyone drinks it.
It's pretty much known here & on my Instagram that I've turned into an iced coffee addict myself.
But would you believe that just a few short years ago, probably 2-3 years ago, I had never drank coffee in my life.
We used to have Bible study or friends over at our house & some of them were coffee drinkers. When you came to my house, you were just out of luck if you wanted coffee. We didn't even OWN a coffee maker.
Then when Julie would come to visit, she is a coffee PRO! I guess when you work hard to get a PhD, I'm sure coffee helps with long nights of studying.... girlfriend loves her coffee & knows all about it. So we invested in the world's smallest coffee maker in the world for her visits.
That makes about 1 - 1 & a half cups of coffee.... it was really cute though... & did the job for Julie.
& then for some reason, I wanted to get a Keurig. I had seen that they had hot chocolate drinks & teas for it, so Julie could use it while she was here for coffee & I could use it for tea. Win Win.
I was in the big league.
|Singing the theme from The Jeffersons right now|
... moving on up....
& then life changed... I don't know how, I don't know why... but one day, I thought I would try an iced coffee from McDonalds. It may have been one of those weeks where they have a free coffee... I'm not sure. But I ordered it...
& fell in love.
But then I found out that not all coffee tastes the same.
I started doing what every one does when they want to learn something - go to Pinterest - & started looking up coffee things. & then I started looking into how to make iced coffee like McDonalds at home.
I can never get it exact - mainly because I think McDonalds pumps something illegal in it to make you crave it & want to come back - but I am pretty good at making coffee that I like.
I use Vanilla syrup to sweeten it & I use the Natural Bliss Vanilla creamer & this is now my morning jam...
|I can't live without these.|
Have you ever read the ingredients in regular creamers? YIKES!!
but then I also started going into coffee shops & seeing how other stores make their coffee.
It's so confusing because some places just hand you the cup of coffee & send you on your way to a bar full of sugar packets & containers of cream or milk & stir sticks... & I'm still a little confused by it all.
I like Starbucks because I can just walk up & say I want a Grande Vanilla Iced Coffee with cream & I don't have to do anything else but drink up.
I'm definitely finding out that not all coffee tastes the same too.
Let's not forget my post yesterday on how bad the coffee tasted at 2 different coffee shops I went to this past weekend.... UGH!
I used to buy a whole great big box of Donut Shop K-Cups at Sam's Club... but am now turning into a snob where I prefer the Breakfast Blend Starbucks K-Cups. I don't want to - those are more expensive - but I've said it before & I'll say it again, Ricky assures me I have expensive taste.
Life now has at least one coffee in it a day - if not two... & on weekends, watch out.
But guess what, I'm still learning what I like, what tastes good to me, what I have to ask for in coffee shops.
Because one thing I have learned - coffee people get REALLY offended if you don't know what you're talking about - or look at you like you have 3 heads if you ask any questions about it.
|Barista's scare me....|
So tell me - how do you like your coffee... is there something amazing I'm missing out on? Help me out with my next order....
Tell me how you like your coffee....
I may just take all your ideas & try them one at a time :)
... except black... I cant handle plain black coffee...
HAPPY NATIONAL COFFEE DAY!