Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Adventures with coffee

My taste in coffee is changing. I mentioned this back in March, at the same time that I wrote about my new found appreciation for Guinness. I doubted that I would ever be able to drink it black, though.

Well, guess what? I'm drinking my coffee black now.

Or anyways, I am when I get decent coffee. (Sorry mom, I don't really like your favorite coffee.)

I was already a fan of Seattle's Best Coffee, so I latched on to their stuff. And I like it just as much black as I do when they make it into a mocha for me. In particular, I like their Level 5 coffee, which seems to be their strongest.

Perhaps the most remarkable part of my change in taste is that it finally allows me to understand the differences between different coffees better. Before, I learned to taste the difference between how various places made their lattes. But I don't think I properly understood that part of the taste has to do with the raw coffee...that there was more to it than what milk and syrups are used.

My changing taste is definitely an adventure, and is helping me to better appreciate (and understand) coffee. I'll spend some time appreciating the Seattle's Best Level 5, but look forward to exploring other types eventually.

What's your favorite coffee? Any suggestions on where to take my coffee adventures?


Magaly Guerrero said...

Black French vanilla with sugar is my yumminess of choice.

Are you taking yours without sugar?

Sarita Rucker said...

I'll have to remember that. Any particular brand?

And yes, I am drinking my coffee without sugar. Not that I'd necessarily object to trying it with sugar.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Folgers French Vanilla is the only coffee I drink. I love it. And I love sugar in it. I tried no sugar once, but I'm weak for the sweet stuff. I might give it a second go ;-)

Sarita Rucker said...

Will definitely have to remember the Folgers. I think my parents used to drink it, and I'm pretty sure my local grocery store has it.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I can only drink black coffee if it's instant (Nescafe Rich Blend). Otherwise I need cream in it. Cream, not milk. My fave coffee is Tim Horton's. My palate is not as sophisticated as yours, Sarita!

Magaly Guerrero said...

My palate nods to you, Debra lol

Sarita Rucker said...

I'm not familiar with those, Debra. I wonder if it's because I'm in the states or because I just haven't been paying attention. I'll have to keep an eye out for them. :)

I'm actually less picky about my coffee now than I was before. Before, I couldn't touch black coffee, which ruled out drinking coffee at a variety of places. You know, places that don't serve lattes.