Today I had espresso for the first time in my life and I absolutely, without a doubt, one hundred percent hated it.
But I also loved it at the same time.
I am a fan of the good ol’ energy drink. Hit me with a Red Bull or a Monster and you have a happy girl. Yes, I know they are so bad for you but hey, I’ve been living this way since high school. America, on the other hand, thrives off of coffee. Over the past couple years, I’ve jumped on the band wagon. I will never be a coffee connoisseur, but I know a good cup of regular ass black coffee when I taste it.
My day typically starts with instant coffee from Nestcafé Clasico because I’m basic AF. If I’m feeling trendy, I’ll pick up a grandé Pike Place Roast from Starbucks. I’ll add a little half and half and keep it pushing. Today, I went to 10 Speed Coffee and ordered espresso for the first time in my life. As I am writing this, I truly feel like you’re judging me already.
I recently transferred to a new department within the medical organization that I work for. I now work day shifts. So far, around 1:30pm every day, I start to crash. To get through the remaining 3 hours, I grab a cup of coffee. Today, I wanted to test out the coffee shop across the street. You know, step out of the “coffee box.”
So let’s get into this.
First of all, I waited for about 3 minutes for what ended up being 2 inches of liquid in a 12 or 16 ounce cup. Problem one, isn’t that a waste of a large paper cup? Second of all, I paid $3.50 for this. Why, Terri? I though espresso was like, a full cup of coffee. What an amateur! I even grabbed a sleeve in case my cup was too hot. Face palm. When I got in the elevator to head back to my office, I drank it. I’m talking, slammed back this espresso and immediately, I became a coffee professional.
I tasted hints of mud, front lawn and dirt.
I had to text my friend, Mikkee because I know no boundaries and tell her every unnecessary detail of my life. We talked about how I had grabbed an espresso to help me wake up and it definitely helped because of how disgusting it was. “Pure shock!” She replied. But, let me tell you. I’ve been wide awake ever since and this was six hours ago.
I can’t wait to go back to 10 Speed Coffee tomorrow!