The corner view this week is coffee. I love coffee - I could sniff beans all day long. That said, about two months ago I 'gave up' coffee. I was a few pots of espresso a day person, who was still exhausted and easily irritated. Ahem.
My acupuncturist along with a bazillion other people recommended that I stop the coffee to see if it would help with a few things. So I did. And it did. And I've spent the past two months drinking green tea. Now, I'm not a cookie monster kind of coffee drinker...you know what I mean, if you even so much as MENTION coffee I go berzerk and rush down the road ripping cardboard cups out of peoples hands shrieking must consume coffee NOW. Not that bad. So yes, I have had a coffee here and there since I 'quit'.
I must out myself now, then. My husband and I are not really average coffee drinkers here in the US. First, we prefer to buy fair trade coffee (better for people). Shade grown is good (preserves habitat). Organic is nice (better for everything). Local roaster is wonderful (good for community). For me, the darker the roast the better. We drink it with either fresh milk we pick up weekly from a local farm, or, as a special treat, hemp milk. I do love the blackest espresso without anything in it but a bit of cane sugar. Mmmmm. My husband even has what I call his 'whizzy whizzer' (oh, but he refers to it as a MILK FROTHER...uh, whatever Mr. Whizzy Whizzer! ;)) Coffee is definitely something to be savored and enjoyed in this house, no matter what you use to make it.
Most people around Madison are perfectly happy with whatever comes in a cardboard or styrofoam cup at a fast food drive through, or that they brew at home using one pot insta-bags of coffee that comes in a can. To each their own! Of course we do have lots of chain coffee joints, local chains, and many wonderful local cafe's serving coffee from local roasters, and there are indeed many people in my city who wouldn't miss their morning cup at that local cafe for the world...and I love hanging out at a cafe with my family, puttering a morning away.
Jane at Spain Daily had a great idea to answer some questions this time around too, so we can find out more about all of these diverse cultures around the world.
How do you say, "two coffees with milk" in your corner? Hey, it´s up there with "please," "thank you," and "toilet?" (Or in your dream vacation spot.)
Um. Two coffees with milk.
What are the most popular ways to drink coffee?I think most people around here like coffee with cream and sugar. Frou frou is the double shot iced skim no whip with energy mocha. raw sugar, please.
How do you take your coffee?
French press, percolator, espresso, or other?
I have a french press. I have an espresso maker.
What was the funniest topic of conversation over a recent cup of coffee?
Looong story (involving the whizzy whizzer, of course).
(Dunker = to dip (bread or other food) into a drink before eating it.)Visit the Corner View around the world::
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