Tuesday, November 02, 2010

A vote for coffee, straight up

As a regular at the Starbucks coffee shop at 16th and P Streets in mid-town Sacramento, I seek out the richest cup of coffee.

I stopped in this evening to buy a cup of coffee for the train ride home. As he filled my mug, the barista, a young man in his 20s, asked, "Room for cream"?

"No. There's only one way to drink coffee," I responded.

"Straight up!" exclaimed the barista.

Straight up is the only way to drink coffee, black, thick and full bodied.

That's my vote. What's yours?


  1. I'm with you Steve, in fact in our dining hall we have a coffee machine that uses the bag in the box coffee extract and I can open it up and dispense an extra shot of pure coffee extract.

  2. I'm guessing your face wasn't painted like a tiger when you said that?