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Good Morning! From the home roasting kitchen of Gaia Coffee Co-op & "How to Roast Your Own Coffee"
In the Morning I make coffee with my custom blend of beans I call the "Two Kings". I make it with two exceptional types of coffee, one very earthy and pungent, the other smooth and nutty, both full body Arabica beans that rock my world. That with waking up to my cat who thinks she is holding a conversation with me. I might even believe I understand what she is saying.
So as I was going through my ritual, I had a thought (light bulb), it was odd, as so many of my thoughts are this early in the morning before my first sip of Coffee. At the time I was reaching for butter in the refrigerator for my oatmeal. When my eyes jetted over to my coffee glass sitting on the counter.
(a moment) "What if you could put butter in coffee?" You might immediately make the assumption, wow! that's a crazy thought. But while giving it more contemplation instead of brushing it aside, I decided to unpack it :
Of all the foods I love coffee is one of them right off the top! The others are quite simple. Butter, Sugar, Heavy Cream, and savory concoctions with lots of Cheese. So why wouldn't butter be in my coffee? Half the other things, are with the exception of cheese.
Like a file cabinet flipping through dusty files, I had the memorie of dipping sour dough french bread with butter into my coffee growing up. How delicious the combination of those three things were, Coffee, Butter, Sourdough French Bread, and how most good combinations come in threes. The Holy Trinity of Garlic,Onion,Ginger,/ Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, The Supreams, And last but not least The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.
So heavenly this combination of CBSFB with little bits of soggy french bread breaking off, clunking into my coffee cup, with butter beads floating on the surface, don't even care! it's so good.
And what about Croissants? This is a flaky baked concoction which seems to breathe butter with every bite! And yes most people dip them into coffee. It defies common sense! Why does coffee and butter go so well together? and why is it so cleverly hidden in pastry?
How about deep fried doughnuts with lots of butter? In Louisiana there is a pastry they call Beignet , originally brought to Louisiana by the French Colonialist, the Creole delicacy made with butter.
My distinct memory of sitting in coffee shops dousing hot doughnuts into coffee while I was supposed to be in school, where just the first signs of a life long addiction to Coffee and Butter. And no I don't want to stop! This is starting to sound more like a confession. "Yes Father Benedict I have sinned I stuck a cube of butter into my coffee this morning". But some how I think I have justified my point, not feeling so crazy after all.
I wonder what Julia Child would have said on the subject of
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