Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I'm in a coffee funk

The baby is napping and due up at any moment, so this will be quick. I'm sending up a flair, as I need help in the coffee department. When your child wakes up every 2-3 hours at night, coffee becomes a very important topic. Fellow mothers, you know what I'm talking about!

Why is it that every bag of beans I buy these days just tastes, well, bad? Like most Seattleites, I lost the warm-and-fuzzies for Starbucks long ago. And you'd think with the litany of cafes and coffee roasters in this town I'd find a blend to love, but it hasn't happened. I've turned my nose up to Whole Foods beans (bitter and burned), Trader Joes (the last can I bought tasted a bit of plastic, and I really don't want to know why), and the bag of Allegro beans (fair trade and organic) that we ground up this morning wasn't much better. Anyone have any suggestions? I want to fall in love with my morning cup again, not choke it down like medicine. Help!


your sis, Jess said...

Try a cold brew...not beer, but cold brewed coffee. I've never tried it, but it might help. I saw a recipe for it one time in Cooking Light...ground beans in cold water overnight in the fidge and then by morning it's "brewed" and then I don't know if you heat it up or just drink it cold. Maybe it'll keep all those bad after-tastes at bay. You could even soak them with cardamom!

Sarah Jio | said...

Oooh! That's a good idea. Thanks! I'm going to give it a try and report back!


Karsha said...

Sarah - I hear ya, sister! Next to a great concealer to hide the dark circles under my eyes, coffee is a CRITICAL component to being a good mom. If you get any good bean tips, especially for a great decaf (all the ones I've tried thus far taste horrible. Oh - what we nursing moms put up with!), let me know!

Laura said...

Hey, Sarah! I love that you have a new blog to follow! Cold brew is the key!!! it's called and honestly I suggest them to so many people the company should pay me! buy the cold brew kit--it's the simplest thing in the world, and you only need to make coffee every 2 weeks because it lasts so long in the fridge. no bitterness at all. you can even sign up for their coffee club, tho we use kirkland coffee from costco! it rocks!

Sarah Jio | said...

I'm going to look up that coffee site right now!! Thank you so much for the tip. LOVE IT!