Caffe, as is life
Dark, rich, full-bodied
Both bitter and sweet
It is all you add to it
That makes it satisfying
I am a regular tea drinker. While that is my preferred method of caffeine intake, I’ve become more of a coffee connoisseur over the past few years.
Because I’m not a daily coffee drinker, instead of a drip machine or a single-serve, ecology-challenged pod brewer, I’ve opted for a small French press. I found a place where I can get fresh, coarse-ground beans, and finally mastered the right ratio of coffee-to-water (filtered – thankyouverymuch), and found my optimal brewing time. I even have a tiny immersion blender for a nice topping of frothy, steamed milk.
For someone accustomed to an ordinary, tea-bag-boiled-water kind of process, there seems to be a lot of effort needed for a good cup coffee a few times a week. A treat that mimics the sort of diligent effort I need to put into having an exceptional day… week, month, year, life.