I love coffee. Espresso to be more specific. I like to experiment with different ways of having espresso, but my tried and true is Cafe' Americano. Regular coffee never seemed to be strong enough for me. I would find myself pouring extra coffee into the brewing pot just to have that awesome coffee taste. Then, one magical day, I was chit-chatting with friends who worked at the coffee shop on my college campus when I asked about the ultimate coffee drink. He gave me a sneaky half smile and told me that he had just the thing. I was a little nervous, but excited. I mean, there was a real drink that I dreamed about.
After allowing it to cool for a bit, I took my first sip. HEAVEN!!!! I was in love! After finishing it, I felt like a freight train on a bumpy track. It then occurred to me to ask what I drank. I drank a Tall Triple Espresso! I was flying for days! I loved the taste, but there was no way I could consume that much caffeine daily. After conceding that I was not looking for the ultimate drink, rather a meekly strong one, he let me in on the Americano. Much better.
Fast forward four yeas later, and I still love my Americano, but I now purchase it from Killian's Place downtown on the corner of 3rd and Cherry. (If you ever get a chance, stop by and pick up one of their brownies! OMG!!) When I am home, I still brew coffee, what's better at midnight? I am always reluctant to throw out my coffee grounds. I mean, that can't be the end of their life, right? RIGHT!