So when my Dad, an avid coffee drinker (no sugar, no cream) suggested I ditch my white chocolate lattes for pour overs, I should've been open minded, no?
That didn't happen.
I fought. I reasoned. I explained that coffee is like dessert for me and it's supposed to make my heart beat irregularly (I realized that was not true and maybe I should see a doctor?)
I finally gave in and for ten days I drank black coffee.
I haven't had anything in my coffee for months now and I couldn't be happier! I feel lighter and I realized that what was making my heart beat way too fast was the sugar, not the caffeine. It's my go to afternoon snack (with cake, of course), and the yummy smell is something I look forward to in the mornings.
Is it an "acquired taste?" You could say so. It took me a little bit to get used to it. At first I'd always order something sweet to go along with it for a delicious contrast, but now I'll have it anytime, any place, with anything. "Yeah, can I get a cheese pizza and a coffee?"
I also love that drinking coffee in it's pure form is kind of an ode to the art. Coffee is craftsmanship. There's so much work and heart that goes into a good cup.
So here's me, a white chocolate frappe latte with foam, syrup, and whipped cream convert, asking you to try it! It'll make you appreciate coffee a little more.
Try it out for a few days, see how you like it- you might just find a new hobby.
How do you like your coffee?