Used to be that the best part of getting up in the morning was a cup of coffee. Right now you probably have a coffee company jingle in your head. Sorry about that. These days there are an almost endless supply of coffee shops, coffee bars, can coffee stands. Not to mention all the home brew espresso makers.
What is the best way to start your day, coffee or espresso?
Coffee is the most basic, and easiest to make, and it is easy on the pocketbook. Most home coffee makers can be prepped in the evening and set to start brewing in the morning when you are in the shower. This makes being a morning coffee drinker very easy. There are also so many different types of beans and roasts, you could have many different flavors though out the year to spice things up, including some holiday flavors. Then there are the creamers. Coffeemate makes a great line of coffee creamers to add to your morning coffee to adjust how strong you might want your coffee, and sweeten it up, and give it even more various flavors.
Then there is espresso. Used to be that espresso was just a European and rich people thing. But since the opening of Starbuck so many years ago, it is now just as common as a standard cup of joe. Today there is a Starbucks on every 4th corner, or so it seems, along with Dutch Bros. and countless other drive thru coffee stands. They offer black coffee, hot chocolate for kids, iced coffees, and a wide range of flavors and specialty mixes that baristas experiment with all day long.
A quick look on Amazon will show you that you can buy your own espresso machine from $100 (sometimes even less) up to full commercial grade machines to set up your own personal coffee bar in your home or office. All you need is a little espresso beans, a grinder, some milk, and some flavors and you get to be your own private Java Jocky. This option takes a little more time, and a little more expense. It is still cheaper than $5 every morning at the local coffee drive thru.
Well, none of that truly answered the question, Which is a better way to start your morning? In my humble opinion, I think it really depends on who you are. As for me, I want to make my own special flavored espresso. I enjoy taking the time to make my drink before I leave the house. I also am one of those folks who adds up how much I’m spending at the drive thru and thinking about how I can keep more of that in my pocket. So, my vote is espresso. But I know and work with others, who just want the Java in the mug, maybe a little creamer for flavor. Either way, having a cup of espresso or a cup of coffee is the best way to start your day.
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