I’ve never had coffee before. I mean, I drink frappucinos from Starbucks, but I’m pretty sure you’ll all agree that frappucinos don’t really constitute coffee. They taste a lot more like frozen hot chocolate than frozen coffee.
Despite my lack of experience with the wonders of coffee, I currently have a hot cup of French Vanilla coffee in hand. Why? Well, there are two reasons.
Firstly, sleep has become a rare commodity since I’ve started work. It just doesn’t feel like there are enough hours in the day for everything I want to do. Which means that I’ve been getting 5 or 6 hours of sleep a night, instead of 8. Which, in turn, means that I’ve been very sleepy at work. The really nice drippy rainy weather outside doesn’t help the sleepiness. Today’s weather is perfect for staying at home, tucked in bed, listening to the rain on the window and reading a book. But instead, I’m at work.
Secondly, work has free coffee. Not just free coffee, but free “gourmet” coffee. They have a couple of hazelnut blends that I think I will try later (or tomorrow). Here are my first impressions of my first real cup of coffee.
It tastes burnt. Or rather, it tastes of burnt stuff. Which makes sense, seeing as how coffee beans are roasted before being ground up. It’s not very bitter (probably because I happily dumped three small packets of sugar in), and I’m wondering if I added too much or too little milk. How much milk is one supposed to add to one cup of coffee?
I would have expected coffee to taste stronger than this. I think this is largely because it’s opaque.
Well, there ya go. Any advice from experienced coffee drinkers? What’s good coffee? How much sugar and/or milk?