Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Winter Wonderland Coffee Swap~~Question #1

When did you first start drinking coffee? What age were you? Was it about the caffeine, or do you love the taste and smell? Tell us how your passion began!

I don't remember when I first started drinking coffee on a regular basis, I know I was very young, but I do remember WHO gave me my first taste...My Granny & Granddaddy! I was intrigued by my Granddaddy's method of drinking coffee. He had his favorite mug (which I now own but never use for fear of breaking it) and a saucer, the coffee was "cooked" on the stove, which we all know is taboo these days, so it came off boiling hot. He would fill the saucer with coffee from his mug then proceed to finish breakfast as it was cooling (the question here is~why get it so darn hot?), here's the funny and puzzling part, he would push his chair back a little, lean over and slurp the coffee much like the "coffee tasters" of today do. As kids we were simply befuddled as to WHY he drank his coffee this way...but he did all his life. You'll be happy to know that I do not drink my coffee in this fashion!!
I've always loved the taste of coffee and I've become somewhat of a coffee snob, I prefer to grind my own beans for the freshest cup of coffee I can get. I prefer 1/2 & 1/2 and will use milk in a pinch but I hate powdered creamers especially the "flavored" ones...yick! If coffee is going to have flavor I prefer it be the bean. I DO enjoy the caffeine benefits and everyone knows when I haven't had my morning fix. This is why I get up before anyone so I can have my time to enjoy that benefit of my morning "Cup of Joe"...so as to not growl at or bite any one's head off...keeping peace in the house! I have my favorite morning mug that's large enough to get both hands around.
We have a very nice coffee house across the street from the library...very convenient...and normally in the afternoon when I leave they are roasting which entices the senses! There are some who think their brew is too strong (my Dad calls it "burnt coffee" he hates it)~~I'm NOT one of those...I love it! I'm working on trying tea more often too...but I'll NEVER give up my coffee.


KnitNana said...

That IS an odd way of drinking coffee, Robin, but you know what? My grandfather did it, too! Too funny.
And I LOVE that little coffee shop across from the library (more that shop than the others in the "little local chain") - I'll see you in December, there for coffee before Knit Night? What say?

emmy said...

I love that little coffee house too. It's been a long time since I have been there-we'll meet up there ...some day!