Monday, April 30, 2012
A good cup o' Joe
Now, I hate Starbucks. Maybe it's the silliness of ordering. For those of you who enjoy your mocha choka venti latte half-caf soy cappuccino smoothie -- great. Just give me a good cup of coffee.
Last weekend, during an act of desperation, I found myself inside a Starbucks ordering an Americano. I thought that was a plain as coffee gets at Starbucks.
Even with a lot of cream and sugar, its taste resembled what I imagine battery acid would taste like.
I work with people who cannot pass a Tim Horton's without stopping for a half-gallon. With it's added chicory, it is double strength battery acid.
In our office, we used to buy whatever was on sale. Lately, we've been drinking Folgers, but it doesn't have the greatest flavor either.
While some of my co-workers complain about how strong I make the coffee while my friend Wanda (FromUnderTheWillow.blogspot.com) once told me we make "Church Coffee" in our office. That's a reference to those 50 cup urns of coffee where people never really know how much to put it, so they put in about three tablespoons to make brown water.
Probably the best coffee, in my humble opinion, comes from McDonald's. It's always hot and fresh in the morning, when I want my cup of Joe. A runner up would be a brand called Master Chef we had in the office for a while.