powdered non-dairy creamer. So my question to the greater DT audience is: what is your preferred method of caffeine delivery? Discuss!
Given the choice, I'd take my everyday brew from Caffe Strada in Berkeley, but it'd be a brutal morning commute to my So Cal home, so I tend to frequent the local Peet's, Coffee Bean, and Starbucks when needed, but I can't say I've ever turned down a cup of diner coffee from a Denny's or wherever. For my morning home brewed cup, I use a cheap drip coffee machine, local tap water, and freshly ground beans. I don't always use the good stuff, but given the choice I do prefer something like Peet's Guatemala San Sebastian (it is a high end single estate grown coffee with a medium body, a bright taste, and finishes with chocolate overtones)-- however, I do believe in checking the ground-on date before buying any coffee and adhere to the 30-30-30 rule. Use the coffee within 30 days of roasting, brew within 30 seconds of grinding, and consume within 30 minutes of brewing. One of these days I'll pickup a nice french press (or maybe an old school percolator setup) and experiment, but for now I'll stick to the drip and an occasional cappuccino from a low end Gaggia setup.
What's your take on the coffee bean thing?