Foodie Sunday: Wake-up Call
Yes, it's all about caffeine. I like caffeine myself, but it's not something that I can indulge in too much lest I end up vibrating like a tuning fork. I enjoy coffee once in a blue moon, but am more apt to have tea or (gasp) Diet Coke. I know some Southern readers will be horrified by the statement, but one of the things I like about Subway and McDonalds is that they serve unsweetened Iced Tea so I can indulge and not be getting a lot of sugar. The tea lattes at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf are delicious, but have rather the opposite effect: 15 minutes after drinking one and I'm ready for a nap.
Coffee for me is usually plain with milk. It's funny the regional differences: in New York if you order "regular" coffee it will be with cream and sugar, in Chicago it'll come to you black. Of course. I live in Los Angeles, where someone's coffee order will be slightly less complicated than the instructions on how to build an ICBM. Perhaps it was standing behind someone who was ordering their triple half-caf decaf mocha macchiato made with half-soy half-goats milk extra foam with non-fat nutmeg and a twist (see LA Story) that made me give up and started drinking Diet Coke..
What's your favorite caffeine? Or are you caffeine-free?
Image: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf