I certainly can’t tell you what the best tasting coffee is for you. But I can tell you what coffee drinks I enjoy. Through me, you may find your new favorite drink … or the worst coffee you ever tasted. But this is all part of the process of finding the best tasting coffee for you.
Best Tasting Coffee For Me … And Maybe You.
I was well into my thirties before I ever had my first sip of coffee. I really disliked the smell. It stirred my stomach. Now I wake in the morning for that smell. But I have to be honest, it took some time.
The Worst Drink Ever!: My first cup of coffee was from Starbucks. Now, I’m not a Starbucks hater; I enjoy a cup of joe there maybe once a week. I ordered the house brew and took a sip. No sugar. No cream. Now, Starbucks coffee is made for sugar-lovers … that’s why they burn it … so you can still taste some coffee even after all the sugar. When I took that first sip, it felt like someone punched me in the tongue.
Words of wisdom: If you’ve never had coffee before, Starbucks coffee black will NOT be the best tasting coffee for you.
Taking it to the home front: Once I started to develop my coffee palate, I decided to get a coffee maker. I suggest easing into the coffee world. If you think you need a coffee-maker, grinder, espresso machine, french-press immediately, you’re wrong. Take it slow. Develop your love for coffee. I love having a grinder now because whole beans are the way to go for the best tasting coffee … though, to be honest, I still can’t always tell fresh-ground from pre-ground. Can you? Let your collection grow with you, not before you.
Best Tasting Coffee Over-the-Counter (so to speak): I like buying coffee from the grocery store. My local store also roasts their own coffee beans. I like flavored coffee like Hazelnut or Irish Cream. But I am also just as happy with a breakfast blend spiced up with a few turns of a cinnamon grinder or a sprinkle of ground cloves.
Best Tasting Coffee Gets Fancy
Since I drink the regular ol’ stuff at home, I try to get a little fancier when I go to the local coffee-house. By the way, these are also great places to buy your coffee beans, though they are usually a tad more expensive than your grocery store brands. Here are my preferred coffee-house coffee drinks:
- Cappuccino: It took me about a year before I tried my first cappuccino and now I’m hooked. I don’t add any flavors. I enjoy an authentic cappuccino taste, the milk adds a smooth flavor. And I love that frothy texture. I really feel as if I’m in the lap of luxury when sipping on a hot cappuccino. Enjoy! It really is one of the best tasting coffees.
- Americano: A little less fancy – made with water and espresso – the Americano has more of a standard coffee taste. But if the espresso is good, the Americano is very, very good. I like mine with just cream.
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