Salt in your coffee! Gross, right? WRONG!!!
I started salting my coffee after failing my Harvard food science class. The salt does a better job of masking the bitterness of coffee while actually enhancing the flavor you are supposed to be able to taste. The key is to add salt a little at a time so that you don’t end up drinking java flavored dead sea water. I usually do just a few grinds of sea salt but my salt grinder. It will surprise you how amazing it tastes.
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Don’t Lower Your Standards
I’m poor, irritable and old but the only thing I won’t give up is my standards. Sure, I walk around talking to myself in ancient sweaters but that is part of my charm. I’d rather wear old ratty things made from wool than gross new things that won’t last me a year. Standards are important but newness isn’t. You will save yourself an enormous amount of money if you buy nice things that last instead of going to the mall and buying crap that will break in two weeks.
Standards Matter With Food & Beverages Too
I’d rather have a little bit of cheese made by neighbors than a whole bunch of processed cheese foods. My neighbors are passionate about cheesemaking and I know this because I have actually had a discussion with them about their cheese and why they do what they do. Oh and unlike most of the processed cheese food product I eat, I actually enjoy it.
This is also true with the things you drink. Don’t lower your standards when it comes to your beverages. Drink less coffee but spend more on it. Your costs will be the same but you might actually enjoy drinking it. This is the same with other beverages including alcohol and soda. Buy nice local soda and you will be amazed at how rewarding it can taste when you aren’t destroying your palate with the sweetness of Mountain Dew.
If you don’t like that dark roast, we’ve created a coffee for you.
Starbucks has been running advertisements for their new range of blonde coffees during The Good Wife on Hulu. Normally I would be upset at a pseudo luxury brand interrupting my Florrick time but the advertisements are rather funny. They basically say, if you don’t like our coffee that is ok, we will sell you other coffee but we’d prefer not to see you drink it.
We will lower our coffee to your standards but only if you don’t drink it where we can see it.
I used to drink Starbuck’s original Blonde Roast in K-cup form at my office. Not because I liked it, but because it tasted nominally good for a K-cup. Maybe that was the plan.