What’s the best . . .

  • What’s the best coffee brand?
  • What’s the best coffee flavor?
  • What’s the best coffee creamer?
  • What’s the best coffee drink?

What’s the best . . .

  • What’s the best time of day for coffee?
  • What’s the best way to make coffee?

Where’s the best . . .

  • Where’s the best place for coffee — near you?
  • Where’s the best place to sip coffee?

What’s the best . . .

  • What’s the best thing to eat with coffee?
  • What’s the best thing to do after coffee?

. . . maybe it depends on your mood . . .

. . . maybe it depends on your week . . .

. . . maybe it depends if you’re on vacation . . . or at work . . . or at home . . .

It’s all debatable, but if it feels like the best to you, then it’s the best if you ask me.

 

 

World’s Most Expensive Cup

A cup of coffee can be cheap, quite affordable, and still be good.

A cup of coffee, every day, can also add up quickly.

Drinking coffee is a habit, a routine, and ritual for many people around the world. It tastes good, it feels good, and it is worth the expenditure, in my opinion.

While I support the idea of drinking coffee, trying coffee, and spending a little pocket money on coffee, I’m also rationale, reasonable, and responsible. I live within my limits, which means I will be skipping the world’s most expensive coffee.

Where is the world’s most expensive cup of coffee? Of course in one of the most expensive cities in the world: San Francisco.

One of my favorite cities in the world is serving one of the most, supposedly, tasty cups of coffee in the world–for the mere price of $75. That’s not a typo.

Am I curious? Yes. Do I want to try it? Absolutely. Can I try it? Nope. No way can I justify spending that much on a single cup of anything. So I will leave it to you, please let me know how it is, let me know if it is truly as magnificent as it should be . . . for $75!

Oh and luckily, for all of us, this cup will eventually make its way around California, available at your nearby Klatch Coffee. So if you’re not in San Francisco, maybe you could still try it for me. 😜

Caffeinated Ideas

So the tagline reads: Coffee Shops & Caffeinated Ideas.

Someone asked, where are the ideas? Well, I posted them, as they came to me, on the Twitter. It felt like the right place to put them. It’s easy, it’s quick, and it adds to the overall brand of Cups and Comments.

However, if I don’t say where they are, how would you have known?

From now on, I will make sure to include them here. While I still plan to put them first on the Twitter–you can follow me @cups_comments –I will make sure to periodically post them here too.

For your reference here are all of my caffeinated ideas so far (March 2018-April 2018)–at times unrelated to coffee, but definitely sparked after the coffee kicked in.

Caffeinated Ideas:

  • March 20, 2018: Caffeinated Idea: What if coffee was named like sushi?
    • Me: Yes, I’d like a screaming orgasm with almond milk please.
    • Barista: Would you like whipped cream on top?
    • Me: Absolutely 😘
  • March 21, 2018: Today was my double-star day but here’s a caffeinated idea: What if I could choose my double-star day? Like maybe during the month of my birthday? … it’s next month, just saying. 😉☕️
  • March 24, 2018: Caffeinated Idea: Cadbury Creme Egg flavored coffee ☕️ — it could be a great spring flavor!
  • March 25, 2018: Caffeinated Idea: all dating sites should have a filter to let men know when they look normal v. when they look like a serial killer.
  • March 28, 2018: Caffeinated Idea: Let’s create a culture where we buy each other coffee at a cafe, just like we buy someone a drink at a bar . . . A new and BETTER way to flirt . . .
  • March 31, 2018: Caffeinated Idea: since it is the season of spring breaks, I think should give extra bonus stars for getting coffee in more than one state 😉☕️
  • April 4, 2018: Caffeinated Idea: Coffee walk in the morning . . . Wine walk at night —same day, same location, one price: Make. It. Happen.
  • April 17, 2018: Caffeinated Idea: online dating forum – “KissandKaffeinate”
    • Concept: where all the hot baristas, and the patrons that drool over them (and their drinks), come together for more than just the love of coffee 😉

Coffee Lesson #5

ground coffee:

  • coffee that is ready to be brewed
  • the product after grinding roasted coffee beans
  • can be found in a variety of forms as grind size determines how fine or coarse the grounds will be
  • do not confuse with coffee grounds

It was not until I had to sit down and read, research, and think about coffee vocabulary that I realized before and after had their own terms–ground coffee (before) and coffee grounds (after). Funny how these connections came about–I love what this coffee blog is providing me!

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Coffee Lesson #4

caffeine:

  • an alkaloid (a group of naturally occurring compounds that mostly contain basic nitrogen atoms)
  • a stimulant; a stimulant of the central nervous system
    • most often used to combat fatigue, sleepiness, etc.
  • a compound found especially in coffee and tea
  • a chemical found in coffee and tea

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Caffeine is found in a variety of foods and drinks.

I have heard about caffeine–who hasn’t? I have read about its positive and negative effects.

For me, the caffeine in coffee is partly why I try to drink it early in the day. It’s also why I love drinking it in the morning, it’s my favorite pick-me-up.

There really is nothing like a good cup of coffee to wake me up in the morning . . . 

 

What can I add to my coffee?

Oh Lord . . . let’s see:

  • Milk, which within that category has a whole mess of options (cashew, almond, 2%, soy, etc.)
  • Lemon, a nice thin slice was an obsession for me for years
  • Chocolate, a drizzle or some shavings
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Caramel drizzle
  • Mint
  • Sprinkles
  • Ice cream
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Alcohol, this option alone can make this post pages long

. . . and my personal favorite: nothing.

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Over the years I have tried almond milk, cashew milk, soy milk, whole milk, half and half, sugar, Baileys, Kahlúa, lemon, cinnamon, chocolate, caramel, mint, whipped cream, and sprinkles. I either requested the addition, the addition came automatically with the order, or I saw it available and thought to myself, why not?

Interestingly, this list is not exhaustive. I hadn’t heard of some of these options until I researched and asked for added input from friends. I’m also hyper-aware that sometimes culture influences not only what kind of coffee is served, but how it is served. Perhaps if I went to another part of the world I would get a whole new list of items.

At the same time, while I learn about current possibilities, I also know that baristas, coffee enthusiasts, and coffee connoisseurs are constantly testing boundaries. The next craze, the next element of allure and sophistication, is waiting to be discovered.

This list will never be complete.

For now though, at home, I’ll take my coffee in its purest form: black. It’s the easiest, and the cheapest. Any additions I’ll leave to the expert baristas and coffee shop owners to create, offer, and provide for me. It’ll make the experience away from home feel all the more different and all the more special.

 

When is it appropriate to drink coffee?

That’s a trick question.

It’s always appropriate.

If you crave it, drink it.

If you want it, get it.

Just as it is noon somewhere (have your alcoholic beverage) . . . there’s a coffee break happening somewhere, so have your coffee!

 

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