I must be a throwback. French Roast, black.
I used to be a cream and sugar guy, but the little carton of cream kept going sour in the office fridge and I don’t like sugar in black coffee, so I started just drinking it black out of laziness and now I’ve developed a taste for it.
I prefer to make my own coffee. Starbuck’s routinely over-roasts their beans. French Roast beans should be very dark and sticky with oil, produced by a slow roast. Starbuck’s are too dry and their coffee always tastes burnt to me.
The best coffee I’ve ever had was in Paris. Even the smallest little coffee stand or pastry shop produces excellent coffee. Most coffee I’ve gotten from hotels and restaurants in the US taste like dishwater by comparison. Maybe it’s the water…