Only after a few months of working as an intern, I learned that not only could I not afford Starbucks on a daily basis but that gourmet coffee was no friend to my waistline. Since then, I’ve tried to: make my own coffee, pick up coffee at a local shop, start drinking iced tea at 10 a.m. But, I finally settled on the half-way decent *brewed from Starbucks* offering at work, downstairs in the cafeteria.
By no means is this coffee great. It’s usually warm, fairly fresh, not too watery and the lovely ladies at the cash register give me a discount if I bring my own cup. But, after a price hike in the cafeteria, the discount now sets me back $1.60. Yes, at first glance, that seems to be a fair price. But, in the spirit of the recession– and my deep dependency on morning caffeine, I’m returning to brewing my own at home.
When I first attempted to make my own coffee many months ago, I found that it was often too boring (mostly ’cause I used old coffee beans and the same flavor) and too difficult to remember in the morning. So, to make a fresh start with my coffeemaker, I purchased three small packs of pre-ground coffee, compliments of HEB.
Each pack only cost .99 cents and one should last me about a week (5 days, give or take forgetting one morning). And, to help the coffee concoction taste a little better (and motivate me to keep it up), I bought a small container of half-and-half to help with the transition.
After morning one, I’ve been sufficiently caffinated (no headache at 2 p.m.) and look forward to another cup of Taste of San Antonio tomorrow morning.