Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Frenchroast Finds: Good Coffee

I didn't name my shop Frenchroast for no reason. I love coffee. I have loved it for years. When I was 5 and Dannon yogurt first became affordable, I would nick my mom's coffee yogurt and eat it myself! I was drinking coffee (very weak, with LOTS of milk and sugar) regularly by 14. And it only got worse in college.

Though I am no-longer mind numbingly addicted to coffee- that stopped in grad school after I drank 60 oz of coffee one morning and wound up in the ER with a rapid pulse and dehydration- I still love to drink it. One cup first thing in the morning, and the next cup sipped slowly throughout the day.

I don't like to spend money, nor do I have much to spend, but I do indulge in really good coffee. My favorite comes from Montana Coffee Traders. I learned about them from my mom's friend who lives in Kalispell, MT, near Glacier National Park. When Connie found out about my love of coffee, she sent me a care package with four (!) 12 oz packs of coffee- creme brulee, huckleberry, cherry, and cinnamon bun.

They have special "project coffees" which benefit charities in coffee-growing areas, and they also have a large selection of fair trade coffees. The selection of flavored varities is astounding and I love it.

I need some more coffee now...

7 comments:

Dancing Monkey Jewelry said...

Great name for your blog. I do believe the reason for the name is the most original I have ever read. You're a woman after my own heart. I love coffee. Love it, love it, love it! My husband is alway on a campaign to give up coffee and I tell him "Go ahead, I'm still drinking it." I've given up lots of things in my life for health reasons - but coffee isn't going to be one of them.

carrie said...

"I've given up lots of things in my life for health reasons - but coffee isn't going to be one of them."

Amen to that one!

And I have to say, your "name" is pretty unique, too!

High Desert Diva said...

I can't seem to break my addition to it either...not sure I want to

Ni-Chern Designs said...

oh man, i love coffee too! but i like it weak as well...
my husband likes it black, so, i've been trying to find places that has good quality coffee! So, thanks for posting that link! I'm definitely going to check that out!

Here's one that's local to us, and they have pretty good coffee too! :)
https://www.artscoffee.com/index.html

Cicada Studio said...

Personally, I'm a Medium Roast lover. Nuttier the better. Teeny bit of milk, no sugar and it can be any temperature except piping hot. Yup, I sure do love coffee! Will check out your suggestion.

carrie said...

I like strong, dark roast coffee (as you can tell from my name :) but with a LOT of milk and a little bit of sugar. I tend to drink medium roasts for most of my coffee fix, largely because I find it more affordable.

Wait- what am I saying? I like ALL coffee.

And I rarely like coffeehouse coffee (where they brew it onsite) because it usually ends up burnt and nasty and bitter. Um, hi Starbucks, nice to see you. I do like me a good latte, however.

Jen Vecc said...

coffee is a rather wonderful thing... its one of my top 5 fave beverages. :)