Thursday, 28 June 2012

"Bean" There; Drank That ... But No More

Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons
I confess that I have become somewhat of a coffee snob.

While I used to go to the popular coffee shops to meet friends and put back cup after cup of their poison, I just can't do that any more. Oh, sure, I still meet friends in those establishments, for fellowship remains important, but as for drinking the swill from their cesspool that they pawn off as coffee, no thanks. I'll pass.

"Life's too short to drink bad coffee."
I admit that's somewhat of a cliché, but oh well, it's true. There are plenty of ways we can go cheap in order to save money, and I am the first one to support the family budget by doing so. But coffee has become one of those "non-negotiables" for me. I would sooner buy some good quality coffee and take it home to enjoy out on my deck, than to go and sit in some fly-infested donut shop sipping on their over-priced and under-quality sludge.

As important as it is in starting with quality coffee beans, the way we prepare our coffee is also important. Yes, we still have the old drip maker, but I now prefer the French Press Pot. Mine is a one litre stainless steel variety that keeps the coffee nice and hot.

I am also a believer in fair trade. As I type this, I am sipping on freshly ground coffee from Rwanda that is "Certified Organic Fairly Traded: Supporting the Women of Rwanda" (from the label). Not only do I get great coffee, but my purchase also supports a great cause.
So where do I buy my coffee? 
Let me introduce to to my favourite coffee shop. I know it simply as:
 Cuppers
For those of you who are not fortunate enough to live here in beautiful Lethbridge, Alberta, you can still buy your coffee from Cuppers online, so now you have no excuse (no, I am not receiving a commission for saying this; I just believe in their product). 

Well there you have it. Go ahead and drink your sawdust-infused grocery store variety, if you must, or come on over and share some real coffee. But I warn you, once you do, you will not easily go back.

Hmm, time for a refill. Bye for now.

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