I have been having a dilemma with my coffee as of late. Finding the right cream for my coffee has proven to be more difficult than it should be.
I drink strong coffee, preferably a dark roast, ground fine for use in espresso machines. I don’t always make espresso in the morning. I generally use a drip system with a filter. The finer the grind for the drip, the stronger the coffee.
I like my coffee with a fair amount of cream, enough to make it a golden caramel color. This requires more than the “two tablespoon” amount listed as “one
serving.” Recently, I have purchased several different brands of half
and half, based on convenience of shopping choices. Once I had to
purchase a non-fat version, which if you don’t already know, is non-fat
because of the addition of sugar. That one was horrible. I am able to
taste the different creams in the coffee, and the non-fat varieties are
the worst tasting. By far, the most reliable has been
Knudsen, which is not sold at all major grocery chains. The Brand X
variety generic to the grocery stores comes in at meh. Some of them are
palatable, and some of them are not. I have to tell you, having horrible coffee, especially when I pay the extra for fresh ground coffee, is such a drag on my ability to get my day going.
Today, I took a short bus ride to get some Knudsen half and half. Made a cup when I got home. Best cup of coffee this past week.