If you are an ardent drinker of coffee like me, then you will know that there are many different options when it comes to purchasing, preparing, and enjoying a nice hot cup of coffee. Whether that coffee is black, or it is a latte, I think it is worthwhile to explore some of the options when it comes to purchasing and enjoying coffee. Because with all the different preferences regarding taste as well as quality, it can be hard at times to discern just what type of coffee best fits our lifestyle.
Good Old Coffee Made in a Pot
Coffee in a pot is probably the oldest and most well-known method for making and enjoying coffee. It consists of buying a variety of coffee grounds — or beans and then grinding them into grounds — and heating them with hot water via a filter and preparing; you guessed it, a cup of coffee. When it comes to the coffee grounds or beans, there are many different varieties such as Italian, Colombian, and some of the better-known American brands. In this case, it boils down to the aesthetics and taste that a person prefers.
Coffee Pouches and Pods for Added Convenience
Many of the above options now come in the form of either pouches or pods for added convenience. The pouches being like tea bags in which you dip them into hot water, and you have yourself a hot cup of coffee. Whereas the pods — that are similar in build and functionality to K-Cups — are designed for a particular type of coffee maker. You insert the pod, which is disposable, and filter hot water through it for a cup. With there being many different k cup flavors and pouch flavors alike. These are often a quick and environmental-friendly solution for preparing and making coffee.
Coffee Houses and Coffee Stands
Over the last approximately 15 years there has been a steady rise of coffeehouses and coffee stands throughout the United States as well as Europe. These companies offer everything from lattes and snacks to espressos and seasonal versions of coffee that only appear in months such as October and December. The high-end drinker of coffee usually frequents these as they produce not only an incredible product but also the ambiance of a coffeehouse or shop for their customers to enjoy the experience.
So really what type of coffee that one decides to drink is ultimately determined by personal preference and the amount of money that they are willing to spend for each cup. Some prefer the old-fashioned method while there are those that enjoy the experience of a coffeehouse for socialization and other factors. Such as writing a book or finishing that term paper if one is attending college.
I happen to enjoy the good old-fashioned method of brewing a fresh cup of coffee in my home and enjoying it early in the mornings or the afternoons. When it comes to your preference for coffee, I will leave that up to you.