Friday, October 22, 2010

What's in your cup?

For the longest time (like 8 years?) my go-to coffee was a tall latte, from wherever...CC's, Starbucks, Books-a-million, whatever. I'd add 1/2 pack of Sugar in the Raw, and I was good to go. Sometime while I was pregnant with Jhett, my wonderful hubby Corey asked me to pick him up a Mocha Frap from Starbucks. I was never into the whole cold coffee thing. But I was curious, so I took a sip on the way to his work. And another sip just to be sure. I liked it! And I was hooked. I think I was missing out all this time! Since I jumped on the frap train, I've decided that CC's Mochasippi is much better than the Starbucks Mocha Frap (esp. since they changed to the "Create Your Own" crap that's some boring old premix). Mochasippis are made with espresso and Fraps are made with instant coffee. Those are good.....but recently I decided to try a Java Chip (back at Starbucks) and oh-my-yummy. I've had a couple since, and prob gained a couple pounds to go with it.

I tried the homemade thing for a while--when I was preggo and drinking them every day. But it's a lot of experimenting, sometimes it's too much of this or not enough of that. There's something about having someone hand you a ready-made cup of perfection in the drive-thru that you just can't achieve at home, even with the best beans and the Ninja Master Prep. I even got the reusable CC's straw cup, but for some weird reason they never leave enough room for the whip (b/c it comes with a flat lid rather than a dome). And I guess when they figure that one out I'll be shelling out another 9.99 on one.

When it's really cold, I'll still take a latte (or cafe au lait), but most of the time you will find me drinking the Java Chip or Mochasippi. What's in YOUR cup?


The Nosh Pit said...

i'm really not a big fan of the coffee that is available down here. if i'm out, i'll grab a pumpkin spice skinny latte with 2 pumps of syrup instead of 4...and no whip. i'm a pain in the ass coffee orderer, i know.

i really like to make my own. i've perfected the french press and hubs bought me a travel french press to use in the morning if i have to be somewhere. i have no idea what kind of coffee is my favorite because he always has some crazy mix in the burr grinder hopper, but i always love it. sometimes if i'm feeling sassy, i'll add a little unsweetened almond milk and a bit of hazelnut syrup. livin' on the edge, ya know :)

Anonymous said...

You know me I am caramel Mochasippi all the way!!!!

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