Seattle is known for its coffee drinking culture. Like 90% of the PNW's population, I spent some time working as a barista. I'm not sure I was a good one, but I do know how to work an espresso machine (one of the big ones with the twisty knobs, where you have to pay attention not to burn the milk).
And like everyone else, I love a good Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks.
However, I have a confession to make... I can't actually make good coffee. Like in a coffee pot. When I make coffee on weekend mornings, I have no idea what I'm doing. The water-to-coffee ratio is a total guess on my part. I don't know what kind of beans to buy, or how many to grind.
My husband likes his coffee really strong and really bitter. So my guessing usually works well for him. But I think my own coffee is gross.
The Kuerig has actually been saving my life lately. Especially during the week. I don't want to make an entire pot of gross coffee just for myself. We inherited the keurig coffee maker from my grandma when we moved her into an assisted living facility (she'd never used it!). And now I use it daily. But even still, I don't what kind of roast to buy.
I have coffee at other people's houses and it tastes sooo much better than the stuff I make.
So I need your help.
What's your favorite kind of coffee to buy and make at home? And also, how do you make it??