To say that I am a coffee aficionada would be just like saying that I need oxygen to live. It’s just a given. There’s absolutely nothing to think about. My brain without caffeine is not a happy place at all.
I’ve tried and tasted coffee in more than 20 countries, on 5 continents. I can taste differences in roast and know my way around a filter coffee machine as well as a French press/cafetière.
“Spill the Beans” is my little series of coffees I’ve tasted. As a student, I do a lot of my studying with a coffee nearby. It’s what keeps me focused and awake. As an aspiring novelist, I love to sit in a cosy coffee shop to write and get refills whenever I need another shot of espresso to keep my muse happy.
Unlike my Bachelor’s degree (for which I was at university in England and spent half my free-time in small coffee shops), I’m doing my Master’s degree by distance learning, meaning that I’ll get a chance to explore my local coffee shops a bit more.
“Spill the Beans” is mainly a review of various coffees and coffee shops, from espressos to frappuccinos and cosy independent places to coffee chains. It really depends on where I am and what I am in the mood for when my brain demands coffee. I’m not in the habit of snubbing a place just because they’re cheap/expensive/fast food/sit down (delete as appropriate).
On odd occasions, I might also throw in a tea review. I got used to drinking tea in Britain to give my taste buds a bit of a challenge every now and then.
Anyway, my cup is empty… better get another one.