For years I avoided drinking coffee. I made it through college and the first couple years of my career without drinking coffee at all. In fact, I was kind of proud of the fact that I didn’t drink coffee.
Learning to Love Coffee
A few years ago, I started going to coffee shops with coworkers and started trying out coffee drinks. Almost everyone I knew at work and in my family and friend circles drank coffee so it was an easy transition. I started with vanilla lattes and worked my way through almost every kind of drink I could think to order from the menu.
In the last few years I’ve fallen into the coffee drinker role easily. I now visit local coffee shops and Starbucks on the regular and even have a coffee maker and a Keurig at home and a Keirug at work. I have multiple coffee sources in my life!
My Favorite Coffee Drinks
On my birthday I got a free drink at Starbucks so I went with one I rarely order but consider one of my favorites.
My favorite drink: Iced caramel macchiato.
It’s so good! A former coworker always used to order these when we went to Starbucks so I eventually tried one too. It’s definitely my “special drink” that I get on special occasions. I actually never get the venti size either so I didn’t even finish my drink because there was so much of it.
In fact, I normally get a drink that is much less exciting.
My usual drink: iced americano.
My usual drink at Starbucks is an iced americano. It’s basically espresso with water and ice. It’s got a grand total of like 15 calories and not super sweet. My coffee loving friends in Oregon always ordered it when I lived there so I started drinking them once I finally gave in to drinking coffee. It’s a lower calorie alternative to regular iced coffee which I also enjoy. I love cold coffee so most of my favorite drinks are iced versions of drinks!
My favorite new coffee shop drink: latte.
If I’m going to a new coffee shop to try it for the first time I always order a latte (or vanilla latte). It’s the drink that every coffee shop has even if they only have a small amount of options. I know without a doubt I can always get a latte and it’s one of the things I like to use to judge a coffee shop along with atmosphere, staff, etc. Lattes can tell you a lot about a place. Plus, they are delicious too!
These are my favorite coffee options! What’s your favorite?