To the average Joe, pouring a cup of Joe might seem trivial and insignificant. However, to those of us who can’t seem to function without our preferred morning beverage, pouring a proper cup can sometimes make or break our day. There is something so extremely satisfying about the first sip of coffee on any given morning.
When it comes to coffee, there are so many ways you can have it. Some like it strong, some don’t. Some drink it black or with milk while others have with cream and sugar. Then, there are cappuccinos, lattes, macchiatos, americanos, espressos. All coffee in different ways.
I recently created a post about making coffee at home https://travelawaylife.com/how-to-make-coffee-in-a-coffee-maker-so-easy-so-good/ . Now, I would like to share with you something about “Pouring a Cup of Coffee – My Way” .
It’s All Good
As a self-proclaimed coffee lover, let me just say that coffee in any way can be perfect. When you have a relationship with coffee, it’s all good. I am not talking about sub par coffee where the coffee itself wasn’t properly made, and I have tried sub par coffee. I am talking about how to take your coffee and taking it to another level.
Here are some regular ways to take a plain ole cuppa Java made from a coffee maker:
- COFFEE BLACK
- COFFEE WITH SUGAR
- COFFEE WITH MILK
- COFFEE WITH CREAM
- COFFEE WITH MILK AND SUGAR
- COFFEE WITH CREAM(ER) AND SUGAR
Over the years I have tried them all. My absolute favorite way is coffee with cream and sugar. So, this is how I will share “Pouring a Cup of Coffee – My Way” .
According to INFOMORY.COM, “Coffee creamers are milk-based products added to coffee to modify its flavor. For some people, a creamer would mean putting on standard cream to coffee. Cream refers to the part of milk which contains the most butterfat. But for others, what they know as coffee creamer is basic milk.”
For the purpose of this post, I will distinguish creamer separate from milk. With that said, there are so many different coffee creamers that are advertised nowadays. They come in powder or liquid form. Some of the more popular brands include Bailey’s, Nestle (Carnation) Coffee Mate, and International Delight. Then you have the newer brands like Dunkin Doughnuts and Starbucks.
Creamer makes a cup of coffee creamy and silky. It softens the bitterness of the coffee taste. Creamer also lightens the color of the coffee and gives it a new look. It is like a highlighter for coffee and it enhances the coffee flavor.
Sugar, nothing else. Not Splenda. Not Equal. Not Sweet N Low. Not NutraSweet.
Sugar is a natural sweetener. It is also known as sucrose and it is extracted from sugar cane or sugar beet.
Some interesting sugar facts according to www.makingsenseofsugar.com are:
1) Sugar is thought to have been first used over 5,000 years ago in the Polynesian Islands.
2) The body breaks down all sugars and starches to glucose. The brain requires around 130g of glucose each day to cover basic energy needs.
Cream and Sugar
Now, here is where the coffee magic happens. Adding cream and sugar to coffee brings it to a whole other level. For me, adding cream and sugar to coffee, is euphoric and it gives me such an amazing feeling to start off my day. Depending on the flavor of the coffee creamer you choose, you can feel almost totally transported to another place. Cream and sugar to coffee is like what jelly is to peanut butter. It’s a perfect combination.
After brewing an amazing pot of coffee in my Mr. Coffee Coffee Maker, I usually pour 2-16 oz Copco Acadia Travel Mugs with our glorious morning beverage. Although I regularly experiment with different coffee ground flavors, I will normally mix our cups almost exactly every time. I call it coffee “My Way” and this is how it is done.
Before actually even pouring the coffee into the mugs, add 1 teaspoon of sugar and 4 teaspoons of coffee creamer. My personal favorite creamer flavor is hazelnut but I am always open to trying other flavors.
1 teaspoon – SUGAR
4 teaspoons – CREAMER
16 ounces – COFFEE
Coffee “My Way” is the perfect blend of the taste of coffee with the sweetness of sugar and creaminess of coffee creamer. Every morning, it is like heaven in a cup and what better way to start out the day.
So, if you are looking for the most splendid way to have a cup of coffee check out “Pouring a Cup of Coffee – My Way”.
This is coffee “My Way” but I would love to hear how you all take your cup of coffee so that I may be able to try “your way” as well.