“Actually, this seems to be the basic need of the human heart in nearly every great crisis – a good hot cup of coffee.” Alexander King
A good hot cup of coffee is how I often start my day. As soon as I wake up, I go straight to the stove and brew myself a good hot cup of coffee on my Bialetti Moka Express. Aside from straightening up my wonky days, I love how the room smells after each brewing.
If faced with many choices, I feel like I’m in a candy store and cannot resist the urge to get myself something, “just to try”. I tend to hoard as A would always tell me. I know… guilty as charged. He’d occasionally inspect the cupboard or the freezer and exclaim, “you bought coffee again?” 😕
I take mine black, and prefer it medium roasted. I don’t like sour or bitter coffee, I prefer mine smooth with a tinge of sweetness at the end. Does that make me a coffee connoisseur? Not at all. I just … love coffee to pieces.
I swore to myself that I’d stop buying until I’ve used up half of my stash but how could I resist this? It seems like my kind of coffee!
While lining up for my drip coffee (at a stall outside the Ferry Building), I asked a staff, which among all the different kinds displayed would she recommend. “How do you make your coffee?” she asked. “I use a Bialetti stove top device”, I answered. “Do you like your coffee bold, sweet, light?” she probed some more. Well… she got me at “how do you make your coffee”. And that, my friends, was how I ended up with more stash. And she hit it right on! It was definitely my kind of coffee. 😀
Blue Bottle. One of the best I’ve ever tried. I highly recommend.
Where I had my first taste of Blue Bottle Coffee:
Ferry Building Marketplace, Shop #7, 1 Ferry Building. San Francisco
M-S 7-7, Sunday 8-5
Farmer’s Market Day:
San Francisco Ferry Plaza Market – One Ferry Building
espresso, drip coffee and beans
Saturday west side and south side 7:30-2
Tuesday west side 7:30-2
Thursday west side 7:30-2
Visit the Blue Bottle Website to see other locations.