It was not until this morning on my way to work that I realized I may be a coffee snob. I was walking to the subway with my roommate and as I was ready to walk past our neighborhood coffee joint, he asked, â€œDo you want a coffee?â€ My response was no. As I waited for him to come out all I could think about was, “I wonder when those beans were roasted?” and, “What coffee would I make once I got to work?”
My discovery of specialty coffee was an eye opener. Citrus, berries, chocolate, honey and floral flavors all brought out of the coffee bean by the way each one were roasted. No need to add milk or sugar, freshly roasted, specialty coffees are sweet and creamy on their own. I think if most people tasted the coffee they drink on a daily basis side by side with the Kenyan coffee I am drinking right now, they might not ever go back either.
The more I think about it, I donâ€™t think I am a coffee snob, I have just seen the light, or maybe it was just too much caffeine.