Your roommate walks in and says, “Good morning sunshine! Rise and shine! It’s a beautiful sunny day.” Do you growl and walk zombie like through your morning routine til you’ve had your first shot of caffeine? Then you will definitely need to have coffee ready at home or have a cafe nearby to supply you with your need (you must be one of the millions keeping Starbucks in business).
Some people make the mistake of thinking that breakfast coffee is strong enough to wake the dead. Many assume that it’s the amount of caffeine in it that coffee lovers look for when they say they need their morning fix. They may be right.
On the other hand, they may not realize that the breakfast blends are meant to be the most delicious. They are supposed to be the freshest brews and finest beans. They are meant to be drunk as a hot cup of coffee to warm up your body, much like you warm up any piece of equipment.
Most coffee lovers will recommend a cup of Arabica for your first cup. Medium roasted, these beans have a medium acidity. It makes a very smooth brew and smells absolutely delicious.
Of course you may want your coffee pre-blended for you. Not all of us are master roasters or master brewers. In which case, wander over to your local gourmet coffee shop and check out their breakfast blend. Most of them have one for you to try. It may even get to be a habit.
Originally posted on July 17, 2006 @ 6:58 pm