Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Finding Coffee

I've never been a coffee drinker. I used to only drink coffee in Europe and Asia, but I thought I could use a little more caffeine in my life. Coke wasn't doing it, and everyone seems to enjoy coffee. I thought I'd give it a shot.

Turns out I don't like the taste of coffee. I've been trying various coffee-ish drinks from Starbucks for the last couple weeks, trying to find something I enjoy.

Today's effort: Grande Iced Caffe Mocha
Verdict: Blech. I haven't been able to drink more than a third of it.
Silver Lining: Starbucks' glazed old fashioned donut isn't half bad, and it brings back memories of Colonial Donuts on Lakeshore Ave back home.

If you have a suggestion for a delicious high-caffeine drink I might enjoy, please leave me a comment.


  1. Coffee is definitely an acquired taste.  My suggestion: keep at it!  Taking it with a little sugar and some half and half helps (no skim or %).  If you haven't already, you might want to try a latte or cappuccino.

    If you've given up on coffee, maybe some Yerba maté?

  2. Larry - Thanks! I've tried adding sugar/milk in the past, and I find myself adding more than just a little. Maybe that's my trick. But half/half is a new idea. I'll have to try that.