Friday, November 19, 2010

Coffee!!!


Thanks for coming back for more Q&A with Susan. :) Today we're going to talk about one of my favorite things...coffee!

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Q - Jeanette Levellie asks: "What is your favorite coffee?"

A - Black, the darker roast the better. My favorite brand is Starbucks, but I'll drink about anything as long as it's good and strong.

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Q - Alex J. Cavanaugh asks: "Explain the significance of the smiley face coffee mug."

A - That's one of my favorite coffee mugs (I have many coffee mugs!) because it was given to me by a group of fifth graders that belonged to a Destination Imagination team I managed several years ago. Plus, it's just really happy. :)

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Q - Les Edgerton asks: "(1) If someone didn't 'step away from your coffee cup' did you take them down? and (2) If you took them down, did you draw blood?"

A -My blog's first post (363 days ago!) dealt with this very subject. My husband does actually steal a cup of coffee on weekend mornings. I guess I'm an old softie, because I let him get away with it. And I don't even draw blood. :)

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Q - Old Kitty asks: "Erm...coffee!! Cappuccino? Latte? Half caff...? Chai...??"

A - Since I drink so much coffee (I make 5 cups every morning, some days I drink it all, some days I don't), I drink half caff. Otherwise I'd be too hyper to write anything, let alone take my nap. :)

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How about you? Are you a coffee drinker? If so, what's your favorite type of coffee? If not, do you have some other favorite treat that gets you into writing mode?
Have a great weekend, everyone!

34 comments:

The Happy Whisk said...

I just finished the last of my Seattle's Best Autumn Reserves. Love that one. Also love SB Organic Decaf. Nom nom nom.

Happy Coffee Drinking :-)

Brian said...

My Dad drinks about 17 pots of coffee each day...seriously, he has cut back though!

The Golden Eagle said...

A smiley face mug! Cool. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sounds like the mug has many means of making you smile.
And sorry, not a coffee drinker. Like the smell, don't like the taste.

salarsenッ said...

Heart the picture!! (hee...) And high-five for Starbucks!! It's way expensive but worth it. Maybe someday we'll see each other and share a cup. I love getting to know you better. So neat. I just might try this. Enjoy your weekend.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Love the picture. Wonder if I could get my hot chocolate to do that. :D

I'm not a fan of coffee. I'm a diet coke girl all the way. :D

Jennifer Shirk said...

I LOVE coffee and am a total caffeine junkie.

I like Dunkin Donuts coffee but I will drink anything except Maxwell House (bleh).

Joanne said...

Definitely a coffee drinker. Just plain coffee, though, I don't go for any of the flavored brews. Coffee with a little cream, and Dunkin' Donuts gets my vote :)

Kelly said...

Wow! Five cups a day!!!
I actually don't like coffee. I occasionally have green tea. But usually my morning drinks are OJ and a glass of milk or chocolate milk.

lotusgirl said...

I'm not a coffee drinker either. I thought I'd be more in the minority. I don't even like the smell. Shocking. I know.

Les Edgerton said...

Susan, while I'm of course disappointed that you don't draw blood when you take someone down for stealing your coffee (do you at least break a bone? even a small one?), I'm with you on the importance of coffee. While your choice is good (my son works at Starbucks), I'm from New Orleans and their strongest isn't strong enough. We get our coffee sent to us from New Orleans and it's the most-sold in NOLA--Community Blend Coffee. I get the dark French roast with chicory and we make it four times the regular strength. It's the only coffee I've ever had that tastes like coffee smells. You can get it for the same price Big Easy residents do at Schweggmann's or Piggly-Wiggly by going to their website and ordering it (plus postage). I promise--once you taste it, you're never going back. I drink 6 to 12 cups a day and also get a triple latte at Starbucks to taper off with...

Carolyn V. said...

I don't drink coffee, but I love a good hot cup of cocoa (with lots of extra sweetness...yeah, I'm a bit of a sugar-holic). Love it!

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss susan! that heart cup is cool. yikes! you sure drink lots of coffee. at our house my brother cooks up a pot every morning and its jamaica blue mountain and it gets finished off before everyone leaves out of the house.i drink it sometimes but i gotta put milk and sugar in it. for writing what gets me going is reeses mini peanut butter cups. i could eat a zillion of them! these questions are soooo much fun. i hope you have a fun weekend.
...hugs from lenny

Talli Roland said...

Coffee coffee coffee! I heart coffee!

I'm with you, the blacker and stronger, the better!

Tess said...

I don't do coffee....but good cocoa or herbal tea? mmmm...

Holly Ruggiero said...

A post dedicated to coffee. Lovely. My favorite coffee comes from a local coffee been shop. The make an Italian blend that is strong and smooth and wonderful. All there coffees are great.

Carol Riggs said...

Coffee? Erg, nasty stuff (don't fire-bomb my blog, hahaha). I usually don't need anything to get me in a writing mode! Foodwise, anyway. I love a rainy day, and my grandma's afghan to throw over my knees, though.

DEZMOND said...

do you drink coffee because you like the taste or the effects? :)))
I don't drink coffee, but I do drink black tea with some honey and lemon every morning trying to get back to life.

Old Kitty said...

Yay!!! I love that you love coffee!!!! The stronger the better too!! LOL!! And why not!! Coffee is essential - yes it is!! Thanks for the answers - now I know about the mug (awww lovely!!) and that you don't draw blood if someone steals your coffee!!! Yay!!! take care
x

Niki said...

Strong coffee puts hairs on your chest!! hehe I have a couple of coffees a day but not too strong, but what I need in the mornings to get going is a strong cup of green tea.

Jackee said...

Mmm... I can almost smell your dark roast. I don't drink coffee, but I love the smell. :o) I guess that's why I tend towards the herbal teas with chickory--it tastes and smells somewhat similar to coffee. lol

Thanks for sharing, Susan!!!!

Lynn said...

I brew Starbucks at home, usually French Roast to feel sophisticated even when drinking out of a disney mug!

Theresa Milstein said...

Love the coffee-related Q&A.

For me, it's Maxwell House. A little sugar and some Silk Vanilla Soy. But if I'm out, milk is fine. We also bough a Nespresso, so once a week I have a latte from home.

Jai Joshi said...
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Julie Musil said...

What fun! My husband would get along great with you. He loves coffee. I don't like it at all. Well, unless you count coffee ice cream in mud pie. Then I'm all for it.

Jai Joshi said...

Sorry I deleted the last comment. There were a shocking number of typos in it.

I'm not a coffee drinker, haven't touched the stuff in years. But back in the day I used to adore coffee with lots of milk and hazelnut syrup. Or French vanilla. Loved that. I was only driven to black coffee in times of extreme boredom, ie. studying for finals at school. Since then I haven't been able to even look a black coffee in the face without having nightmares of calculus and chemistry and a whole bunch of stuff I had to put myself through to graduate. *shudder*

Jai

J.C. Martin said...

I don't drink coffee or tea. My favourite writing treat is a jar of Nutella--and a spoon! :P

TerryLynnJohnson said...

I love the smell of coffee, but it tastes like burnt water to me. Yuck. Never drink it.
This Q & A series is great!

Shelley Sly said...

I don't drink coffee because I can't have caffeine (it gives me migraines) but I really like the smell of coffee, especially coffee + chocolate together. Hope you're having a great weekend!

Lydia Kang said...

I'm a tea girl. Can't do anything without my green tea!

Stephen Tremp said...

We drink Starbucks Breakfast Blend or Verona, half regular half decaf. With half and half. And quite a bit of it too.

Medeia Sharif said...

I drink coffee sometimes. I like shots of heavily sugared espresso or iced coffee.

Jeanette Levellie said...

Are we related? I love the darker roasts, too. Midnight Magic, Black Tiger, names like that. Did you know that the dark roasts have less acid?

Thanks for the link!

Blessings on you and your week,
Jen

Lynda Young said...

I LOVE the smell of coffee but I really don't like the taste of coffee so I don't drink it. If I'm going to have a hot drink then it will be either a hot chocolate or a herbal tea.