I like coffee. I like it hot and I like it cold. I do not like it lukewarm, I won't drink it. I like it with half & half, not milk and definitely not sugar! However, I also like flavored creamers which are sweet. But those are for afternoon coffee, like right now. Not for first thing in the morning coffee.
I like Starbuck frou frou coffees, mostly because they drizzle real caramel in my Caramel Macchiatto and top it all off with a full froth of whipped cream. The real stuff, not the edible vegetable biproduct icky junk. Mmmm. Coffee.
I drink decaf. It's not the caffeine I crave because I don't crave caffeine. In fact I avoid caffeine, it makes me feel funny and makes my mind spin at night instead of falling asleep. Since as you can probably guess I have trouble getting to sleep in the first place caffeine is not my friend.
It's the smell. The flavor. The taste of a really good cup of coffee that pulls me and makes me sigh with pleasure. It's the remembering of good friends I've shared chats with while sipping a cup. It's the flashback to "kid coffee" at my Grandma's house, more milk than coffee but still a special treat.
Right now I'm sipping a cup of decaf Tim Horton's coffee with a healthy dollop of Vanilla Toffee Caramel creamer in it. Wish you were here to share it with me. That would make it taste even better.