#BEDM14 Day 16 – What’s Your [insert beverage of choice] Ritual?
Yay for photo blogs! Ok, so I’m a coffee drinker in a morning. Usually only one mug, unless I’m feeling decadent or hung over. And there is a particular specification for my morning coffee, as follows.
1. The right mug
2. The right spoon
3. The right quantities
2 heaped spoonfuls each of sugar and coffee.
4. The right coffee
My current weapon of choice is the above. I’m not a coffee snob; first thing in a morning I cannot be doing with any of the paraphernalia true coffee-lovers get involved with. I’m not patient. I want decent, sweet milky coffee first thing in a morning, and I want it immediately. This suffices. If I’m out and about though I do like a proper, well-made latte.
5. The right serving
Approximately 80% not-quite-boiling water, stirred to make sure all the coffee and sugar has dissolved, the rest with semi-skimmed milk. If I’m working and trying to stick to a calorie target then I have it with a banana. If it’s my day off then I usually treat myself and have it with something like this:
Of course all of this applies only to when I’m making coffee for myself, in my own home. If I’m being hosted then I’ll take basically anything that is thrust in front of me, as long as it’s got a bit of sugar in it – I was brought up to be polite and thankful.