Or perhaps better described as - the 'addiction'. My taste in coffee has run the gamut from instant coffee (yeah, remember that ??) to drip coffee to cappuccino and now on to one cup brewers. I think the theme throughout all the years has been - 'the stronger, the better' (not, the bitter).
I'm not sure who the world's greatest consumers of coffee are, but I'll bet the Dutch rank right up there. I was introduced to my latest favourite coffee during a trip to Holland a couple of years ago. It was a brand named Senseo, made by Douwe Egberts. When I returned to Canada I had to have that, only to discover that it wasn't available here! Not in Canada ? Pity! The internet's a wonderful equalizer and I soon found a machine and supply of coffee from our good neighbours to the south.
Today I can order the coffee from a Canadian distributor who orders it from Holland. So now I order 2 cases of coffee pods at a time (over 700 cups of coffee!). I started out with dark roast but have since discovered that they make extra dark roast - that's for me!
I think the Dutch add an ingredient that makes it very addictive!! Not sure - just saying.
(60mm f5.6 1.6 sec ISO400)