Some drink because they need it.
I drink because I like it.
Coffee that is.
Tea used to be my drink of choice, exclusively. With milk. And sugar. I still love tea. At mid-afternoon a big mug of my favorite loose perfectly steeped tea is a great excuse to sit down for a few minutes.
Lately, though, my first cup in the morning is a latte. I hate bitter, harsh, acidic burnt-tasting coffee. How can it smell so good and taste so awful? The flavor of light roast is much closer to that enticing aroma of beans and freshly brewed steaming coffee.
I prefer making coffee in a french press. There are many sizes and styles. Our first french press was the chrome Bodum 4 cup, which fills two mugs. Who drinks 6 oz. of regular coffee? One day in Sur La Table, Mr. C spotted this red Bonjour french press. Ferrari Red! Or close enough he had to have it. The filter can be twisted to close completely when pushed down. It's a cool feature, but we drink all the coffee in the carafe, so it is kind of useless.
These little 12 oz. french presses get the most use.
They are perfect when each person prefers coffee made a different way.
Mr. C likes a light coffee flavor.
I double the coffee and fill the french press half full to make latte.
Here is my morning ritual. :-)