But i will give starbucks the best coffee on the run award. But not their via blend. Coffee is not meant to be instant. NOt even "gourmet corporate coffee". ew. ew. ew.
I probably think about coffee way more than the healthy person thinks about coffee. If only I considered other, more important things just as much, imagine how different my life would be: God, my relationship with my husband, my kids, my business, the state of my (lack of) housekeeping, or how about this one, consideration of others. Hmm.... something to ponder - on another day.
The BEST coffee in the universe award goes to Independence Coffee Co. located right here in Texas! It is rich and nearly naughty its so bold. My favorite? Settler's Blend. That will wake you up in the morning. Although, if you need to wake up in the morning after a sleepless night? Go with the Jet Fuel blend. I kid you not, that's what it's called. The Costa Rican Terrazu is also incredible but a little milder. If you like that sort of thing. (not to mislead you, its still quite dark) This has been my daily fix for years now. Unfortunately they don't sell it here in San Antonio - my MIL brings it back from her frequent jaunts to the Houston area. What would I drink without her?
The runner up award goes to The Roasterie. This coffee came to me from my cousin the Wonderful Pearl Girl. (her superhero name) My favorite blend - though I don't recall trying any other - Kansas City Dark blend. The company's description of the flavor is perfect. I can not match it so I will copy and paste it:
"Like the city we call home, this blend is sophisticated and complex. A true dark chocolate tone embraces each sip, building to a crescendo of syrupy caramel, ripe dark cherry, and spicy tobacco. The buttery smooth body spreads across the palate creating a dramatic weight to the finish. "
Who did they hire to write this? A sommelier?
And so it is perfect for any occasion. The other blends in their Dark Line are enticing - what with names I can't resist (you either, probably) Nitro Dark, Full Vengence Dark, Dark Mojo Dark (so dark it has the word "dark" in it twice? pour me a cup!), and my personal favorite: Voodoo Dark. Oooohhhh..... that one sounds dangerous!
The Roasterie might become my favorite if it were easier to obtain - but for now, I bank on holidays and birthdays for my dear and generous cousin to show benevolence towards me and ship me some.
What are your best coffees?