I learned to drink coffee quite early – if my Daddy was drinking it – I was drinking it.
Now, when I say coffee, I don’t mean dish water. I mean COFFEE. You know, not all coffee is created equal. If you can see the bottom of the cup – that’s not coffee. I want it strong. That’s not to say I drink it black. Wish I could learn to do that, but I do like my cream & sugar. And, that’s CREAM – half and half at the very least… and sugar. Visitors a few years ago got me started on raw sugar and that’s my first choice these days.
So, I have a multitude of coffee mugs, AND coffee signs. And that’s okay – I love them all! A lot of my cross stitch designs are coffee related (imagine that).
I learned to drink Community Coffee (Dark Roast) when Chuck was working at Ft. Polk in Louisiana and I spent a month there. I was hooked. Back then you couldn’t buy it in Alabama and it was before ‘online’ anything. So, #2 son and DIL in Texas bought it in large quantities and mailed it to me. And, when we visited, we made trips to all the local grocery stores and bought all they had.
Fortunately it’s available in many grocery stores in Alabama now and of course you can now order it online. I have tried other brands, but for me at home….
I got used to coffee made by a Keurig at church. I LOVE the coffee station in the back of the church.
So I recently converted to one at home – it was on sale AND – it’s red – matches my kitchen.
Hi Barbara, thanks for visiting.
Spanish coffee toasted with sugar sounds heavenly. Love the name for dishwater coffee. “Bluemchenkaffe” sounds better, though still not very tasty.
Oh yes, coffee!
My favorite is spanish coffee which is roasted fifty-fifty with sugar. Strong and mild at the same time.
Dish water coffee we call “Bluemchenkaffee”. It comes from the times when there were little painted flowers at the bottom of coffee cups. If you could see the flowers through the coffee than it was rubbish.
Hi Barbara, and thanks for visiting – for some reason the comments seem to have been strangely messed upon the blog and I can’t seem to find my original reply to comment.
At any rate, spanish coffee roasted with sugar sounds heavenly. And I lov the “Bluemchenkaffe” – sounds more interesting than “dish water”.
Hope you’ll be back, Iris
I only started drinking coffee in the last 15 years. No sugar, but heavy whipping cream if available…..it makes it fabulous!!
We just started using a pour over coffee maker. I’m no expert, but it’s much smoother….don’t ask me why!! You have to try it and see if you can tell a difference!
Ohhh,heavy cream! That sounds delicious. Wouldn’t need sugar with that. Not familiar with a “pour over” coffee maker. Is that like a French press?
This made me smile, Iris. I grew up drinking coffee for breakfast (and yes, STRONG coffee) at a very young age. Elementary school, maybe earlier.. I can’t remember not drinking coffee.. I only discovered raw sugar about a year ago and have always used light cream.
I’m with you Gail. Always strong. One of my grandsons posted on the Iris Originals facebook page that he remembers coming to my house and Gramps (Chuck) always making coffee for them to sit on the deck with us in the mornings. So, coffee evokes sweet memories too.