I have always loved coffee. In fact, my mother hated coffee 'til she became pregnant with me, and then she couldn't get enough. So, you could say I was caffeinated in-utero (no wonder I worry so much).
I even married a guy named Joe, just so there's no embarrassing moments when I climax while drinking a pumpkin spice grande latte. (It helps that he's my favorite person on the planet, too.)
I've even read about the history of coffee, though it's somewhat hazy: everyone wants to take credit for a beverage this amazing. But, no matter where it came from, it was perfected in Italy. It was in Italy that I bought my first espresso maker (a little stove-top job) and LOTS of espresso (my only souvenirs).
Even though coffee and I go way back, barista's and I do not. I still remember a snot-nosed Starbucks employee giving me the once-over when I asked for a double espresso. "Um, like, you know eXpresso is really strong, right?" "Yes. Why?" "'Cause you just don't look like you know coffee." When will the world learn you don't have to be a hipster to drink cappuccino's? And, when will we all join hands across America and get the point across:
What's your ultimate fav coffee?
What's your everyday go-to coffee?