Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Single Guy Gets Coffee

If you thought you were about to read the incredibly true story of how the Single Guy went to get coffee with someone of the opposite sex, you're going to be very disappointed.

Sadly, this is merely about the Single Guy's attempt to fulfill New Year's Resolution #7: Learn to like coffee.

The Single Guy decided that it was time to make strides toward that one. The first step, of course, was to buy a coffee maker. Luckily, Target has them for cheap. All the Single Guy needed was $14.99, plus tax.

This is the Single Guy's newest kitchen appliance. The only problem he now faces is, what kind of coffee should be his first cup?

Grocery stores carry many varieties and brands of coffee. But the Single Guy has never actually bought coffee before. So he puts the question out there, what coffee should he be drinking? And once the brand is chosen, what sort of things should he add to that coffee?

The Single Guy assumes that he can't just dive in drinking coffee black. In fact, his assumption is that he'll need lots of sugar and lots of some kind of creamer. But should it be flavored creamer? The Single Guy is a fan of vanilla. Does that kind of thing go good with coffee?

And these are the questions that plague a man who has no idea what he's doing.


  1. Okay... Folgers is always a safe bet. Since you're a beginner I would recommend that you choose a medium blend of some sort. You're not ready for bold yet. Pair that with the French Vanilla Creamer by CoffeeMate and you're good to go.

  2. I also do not care for coffee but my best friend is a lover of the stuff, and my husband is a bit of a coffee snob, so I know a thing or two.
    Leo would say that it's best to grind your own beans, but that's a step you're probably not ready for.
    The more expensive blends are more expensive for a reason--they taste better.
    Wait for the sales. Leo really likes Cafe Du Mond but he will generally accept Eight o'clock or Starbucks blends.
    And as a non-drinker, I have to say that a good flavored creamer is the way to go. Add those before your sweetener, though because they contain quite a bit of sweet themselves, and you can misjudge.
    There are lots of good flavors. Start with vanilla, but don't be afraid to branch out.
    The holiday ones are always fun.
    And NEVER go powdered! I can't stress that enough. Never instant coffee, never powdered creamer.
    Godspeed, my friend.