I’ve been exploring iOS communities lately, and I’m noticing a few common traits many iOS enthusiasts share. One of these shared traits is a love of coffee.
On many iOS-related podcasts, blogs and tweets it seems many iOS experts just love talking about coffee, and how to refine their technique to squeeze every quality drop they can into their cups.
I used to like simple, iced tea as I preferred cold, non-carbonated drinks. Then I started to dive into Starbucks’ iced coffees while living in Jakarta. My tastes then migrated towards the hot stuff.
One day, while waiting for a friend at a independent cafe, I ordered a latte without having any idea what one was. I stared at the tiny cup thinking “that’s all I get?” To make a long story short: I was hooked.
Today, I just close my eyes and purr at the thought of drinking a strong, sweet, creamy latte (with real cream, no skim milk!) I love the warmth of the cup in my hands, the first sniff of sugar, cream and espresso. Shuddering
While Starbucks keeps me happy most mornings, due to their convenient drive-thrus, I find I prefer exploring independent cafes. Its great to spend weekend mornings trying their various house blends (and, of course, their creamy lattes). Some indie cafes are truly better than others.
I also keep in my bag a few packs of Nescafé 3-in-1 in case of emergencies. I can’t endure the “community coffee” that the office secretary brews each morning.
I once read Steve Jobs orders a quadruple expresso at Starbucks as his drink of choice. I’ve tried it: I think no amount of steam-heated cream or sugar can tame that much expresso. I felt like I was sitting in a vibrating chair all day.
I still remember Steve’s famous prank call to a Starbucks to order 4000 expressos back in 2007 while demonstrating the first iPhone. You can see the quick YouTube video here.
Fine teas from Teavana are also growing on me, but nothing beats a sweet, creamy latté.
Thank Goodness Fair Grounds opens in an hour! I’m dying for a latte now!