I’m learning more about coffee. The main reasons for this are that I enjoy knowing a lot about things–especially when they are as rich and nuanced as coffee, and also because I’m trying to be more healthy, which means drinking coffee black.
One thing I’ve picked up through my limited research is the fact that most coffee consumed by the masses is not high enough quality to be consumed black. A recent Consumer Reports review of the major coffees contains language like this:
…milk and sugar may help.
This is actually the language they use to separate their categories of coffee, which I found quite interesting. Their top coffees they rated as:
Good choices, even when black.
That says a lot, and it relieves much of the stress I’ve been feeling due to not enjoying most coffee black. The problem seems to be that I’ve not been drinking good coffee.
So here are some that I’ll be trying soon, as they scored the top three slots in Consumer Reports’ latest coffee evaluation.:
- Eight O’Clock Coffee
- Caribou Coffe
- Kickapoo Coffee
In addition, I’m going to be making my coffee at home in the morning and bringing it to work, and I’ll be investing in a French Press soon so I can get whole bean coffee, grind it myself, and make smaller quantities of a higher quality.
Anyway, if any of you are coffee geeks/snobs and you have some guidance for me…I’d love to hear it. ::