Coffee Connoisseur

Nothing says morning like a good cup of coffee. Growing up, the smell of coffee was the motivating factor for rolling out of bed. My husband will occasionally enjoy a breve (especially if he can find Monin’s Roasted Chestnut syrup), but other than that, he doesn’t drink coffee. The ironic part is that he worked as a barista at a coffee shop for a while during college, so he makes a great cup o’ joe!

There are hundreds of ways to order your coffee too! Here’s a beautiful chart that displays the terminology for letting your coffee barista know exactly what you want. It reminds me of the You’ve Got Mail: “The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don’t know what the hell they’re doing or who on earth they are can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall. Decaf. Cappuccino.”

This poster was too beautiful not to share! If you’re watching your calories, I’d opt for the ones that don’t have half & half. I personally prefer an Organic French Roast made with our French Press, a teaspoon of raw sugar and just a drop of organic half & half, though I’m learning to drink it with less and less cream & sugar. After admiring this chart, I think I’ll try the Miami Vice sometime soon!

If you’re interested in ordering this as a poster, check out how to do so on DesignSponge’s blog here.

2 responses to “Coffee Connoisseur

  1. I’m a tea drinker myself but just wanted to say that I successfully weaned myself off milk and sugar so you can definitely do it. I just use honey if I want it sweetened and only occasionally indulge in milk and sugar now. 🙂

    • I also love tea, as does Bryan, and I’ve learned to drink tea without cream or sugar or honey. Coffee, on the other hand, is a little harder for me. It just tastes so good all dolled up! Mmm!

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