It’s no secret that I love coffee. I’ll have three large cups in the morning and that’s it for me. Sometimes, I’ll have a cup in the evening after a full dinner. My favorite is a dark roast coffee but not bitter, the reason I’m not interested in Starbuck’s coffee, my personal opinion, is it is too bitter with an astringent aftertaste.
What I like to do is make my own ground mix. I’m on SSDI after all, so I cannot afford the $25+ 8 oz bags of specialty ground coffees out there, so here’s what I do:
- Buy a dark roast canister of coffee, Yuban Dark Roast being my first choice, with Folgers Black Silk my second favorite. If they are both too expensive or not on sale, I’ll buy the store brand dark roast.
- Look for a small bag specialty dark roast on sale. Usually I can find Seattle’s Best Coffee brand dark roast on sale for about $5-7 per 12 oz bag. Second choice is any brand that is on sale, for around the same price dark roast.
- I keep the Yuban canisters on hand for mixing my favorites. I’ll scoop in the canister dark roast until both empty canisters are half full. Then pour in one-half bag of dark roast ground coffee into the canisters. Shake or stir until blended.
- To make coffee, I use a simple drip coffee maker. I have a specific scoop I use per coffee drip (with brown paper filter inserted). This is about a 1/3 cup for a 12 ounce coffee pot. I fill the carafe almost to the brim, which is about 13 cups. I lose about a cup to steam and the coffee grounds.
- I use a 12 ounce coffee mug, with 2 ice cubes (due to rosacea), 1 spoon sugar or packet, 1 spoon non-dairy creamer.