Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Coffee

I wouldn't consider myself a gourmet foodie in any way, shape or form. My favorite homecooked meal is this chicken rice casserole that has Velveeta in it. I have never made creme brulee, and I would never touch sushi with a ten foot pole. Blagh. Get it away! When it comes to coffee, however, I am a S-N-O-B! Fewer things are worse than burnt tasting, weak, acidic, crap in a cup. Give me the good stuff. What's good? Dark Roasted, full-bodied, and smooth.
If I had to list my top ten faves here they are:
1. Dean and Deluca (amazing)
2. Trader Joe's Pearberry (there's no Trader Joe's in KS)
3. Peet's Coffee (there's no Peet's in KS)
4. Caribou Coffee
5. Starbucks (their "special" blends, not the kind that's been on the shelf at CVS for a year, even though that's still better than my last choice)
335: Folgers

As you can probably imagine, you can't be a coffee snob on the Dave Ramsey plan. It just doesn't make sense to skimp and save on food for the family, but go blow $10 for a bag of coffee at Dean and Deluca (excuse me, I just drooled a little on the keyboard). So we drink my 335th choice: Folgers. It was a bit of an exaggeration. They have a Columbian roast that really is pretty good. Plus I kinda cheat. I take my amazing coffee and drown it in coffee-mate (to the dismay of other coffee snobs out there). My family and friends are good to me though. When Christmas rolls around I am showered with great coffee (hint, hint)and life is good till February or March when it all runs out. It's September now so we've been in the land of Folgers for quite some time....

UNTIL LAST NIGHT!

My wonderful friend Julia spent the summer as a missionary in Costa Rica and surprised me with some wonderful coffee. A big bag of it. And it is good. Bye bye Folgers. See you next month.

5 comments:

Coffee Fan said...

What a wonderful surprise for you! Where does the Costa Rican coffee rank on your list? Folgers would probably be at the bottom of my list, too. :-)

michele said...

such blaphsemy. there is nothing wrong with folger's. for me, it's the best part of waking up. sweetheart, you have to take the cream out and drink it black (like me) to truly appreciate the flavor. try it...you'll like it...eventually.

Marie said...

Ok that may be true (about really appreciating the flavor and thus making me even more of a snob), but my coffeemate makes it like a wonderful, rich, dessert. Mmmmmm.....

annaO said...

we're getting a trader joe's here soon. i'm not a coffee drinker, but i may be persuaded to bring some for christmas!

Jenny K. said...

Marie! I just read your comment on Emily's blog, and I LOVE the name Jack as well. Good choice! I approve. :)