I love coffee.
I go through phases with coffee. I used to make it at home in the standard drip maker, then shifted to ordering at Caribou Coffee w/ a breakfast sandwich, then switched to cold press coffee, then to mochas, and now back to standard coffee.
I can’t understand why someone would order regular coffee from a coffee shop. I understand if you’re meeting someone for business purposes or are stopping by while traveling or mooching wifi, but I’m more curious about people who get their morning coffee there. Why just standard coffee? I’ve been there. I’ve been the guy who ordered the dark roast coffee. Part of it was out of laziness, the other was not knowing anything better. I’ve now come to have an intense dislike of the coffee served by coffee shops. It’s not due to taste or flavor but temperature. Coffee is served at scalding hot temperatures. It’s absurd. When they hand me the standard cup of dark roast coffee, it’s basically like handing me a weapon. If I took off the lid, hurled it at a terrorist in the coffee shop (it could happen), there’s a good chance they’d become disfigured. When ordering coffee from a coffee shop, I’d have to wait 30 minutes to consume it. No thanks.
So I don’t order coffee from coffee shops anymore. I only order the beans from there. And occasionally a mocha or green tea lemonade.
Because there is a better way to make coffee…
If you love coffee, you owe it to yourself to try this method. I’ve never had coffee from anywhere that tastes so good. And if I can make it, anyone can, since I can barely cook hot dogs.
It’s a little device called the Aeropress.
This machine turned my Keurig machine into a water heater.
To make coffee with the Aeropress, I heat water in the Keurig, grind two scoops of beans, put a filter in the Aeropress, pour the coffee in, water on top, and slowly press the contraption down. The whole process is quicker than making drip coffee and it tastes 100x better.
If you love coffee, you’ll thank me for the recommendation. Or perhaps you won’t since I’ve now ruined coffee from anywhere else. Now that I feel like I’ve tasted coffee at its very best, every other type of coffee tastes slightly worse than before.