I’m a coffee connoisseur, so I take my coffee seriously.
I do love coffee though and just about anything in relation to it. When I think of coffee, I think of cozy yet energetic. The smell of it in the morning enhances my mood and the warmth of it reminds me that life is good.
So I’m not a coffee connoisseur whatsoever, or perhaps maybe just my own. Once I start traveling, I would love to explore different kinds of coffee shops to try out their house made magic because Starbucks is just too corporate. Don’t get me wrong, Starbucks has great coffee but I feel that all coffee shops deserve to be recognized and appreciated. Don’t you? Especially when they make it special with the latte art!
The photo above was a flat white I ordered from Patagonia Chocolates on Beach Street in Queenstown, New Zealand. The coffee, the food, the country and the people there are amazing! Go All Blacks (New Zealand’s national rugby team). I love it there and plan to visit this beautiful country again!
But since I’m not in New Zealand enjoying that awesome flat white there, I enjoy having a mocha latte with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon at my home in SoCal. I do enjoy having just plain black coffee, no sugar, no cream every so often because it’s nice to actually taste coffee without all the sugar loaded in it. It allows me to appreciate both the original blunt taste of coffee and all the creative and fancy sweet coffee drinks that has become popular over the years. I love variety!
I used to have bulletproof coffee in the mornings but I only just add a little bit of MCT oil to my morning coffee, I don’t add the grass-fed butter anymore. The MCT oil I use in my coffee at home is by Sports Research and it’s great! I’ve been using it for over a year. It helps with my metabolism and energy. I also take L-theanine supplements from Sports Research with my coffee to eliminate the side effects of coffee, like the jitters. L-theanine is an amino acid found in green tea which help to relax and focus. I just experimented with it and found that it really works for me.
So what works for you? How do you take your coffee?