25 Coffees

For those of you keeping track — and I know there are those of you who do (you freaks!) — I’ve officially reached coffee #25. I’m drinking it as I write this, in order to combat a serious lack of sleep brought on by windstorms we’re having here at the moment.

This is a milestone in a variety of ways. First, it’s proven that I am, in fact, a coffee drinker and likely on my way to coffee addiction. I’m comfortable with that, provided it’s good coffee. I dread having my first bad coffee. It’ll happen, I’m sure, and I’m not going to enjoy it. But I have to brace myself.

The second part is that I am no longer counting how many coffees I drink. Not for any real reason other than I’m just too damn lazy to keep it up.

Am I a coffeeconnoisseurafter all of this? Heck, no. I’ve only had 25 coffees, people! And all of it Costa Rican coffee. I’ve yet to even have a (complete) Starbucks coffee, let alone one from Tim Horton’s. So I’ve got a long way to go before I can say definitively what good coffee is.

But I do know what I like. I’ve had coffee a variety of ways since first trying it. Allow me to elaborate:

Now after all that coffee, I’m also starting to get set in my ways for the way I’ll drink it. And yes, I’m going to annoy a few people with this.

I’ve had it black, black with sugar, with cream, and with sugar and cream. I’ve had it from the sock, from a machine, from a drip maker, and have avoided instant altogether (and will continue to do so). In the end, I’ve found my favourite is with at least 2% milk (no skim, please!) and some sugar.

Yes, the traditional Canuck double-double.

And not because I don’t like the taste of coffee, but remember that all my history relating to the taste of coffee has been from consuming it usually in the form of a flavour, often sweet and usually creamy (e.g. ice cream, cake, desserts of some kind). So it shouldn’t come as a big surprise, really.

So there we are. 25 coffees in about 2.5 months. Not too bad, eh?

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need coffee #26…

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