Many people often share stories of their first sip of beer or any alcoholic beverage. I can share that story, but I thought about sharing the first time I had (and got hooked on!) coffee. Coffee is something that my family always had in the house. My house we had regular and a tiny container of decaf, and at my grandparents it was just usually decaf.
When I was around 7 I had my first cup of coffee. More like snuck and had one, but still the same. My dad made us breakfast and made coffee for himself and my mom. In our house we always had Folgers… in the tin container. My dad even re-used the old tins to pour the grease in after cooking bacon.
My dad, who was the one who gave me my first sip of beer, said I can have a little bit. Thankfully, this was before he put in a ton of sugar in it. After what felt like two minutes of my tongue burning, I loved the taste of it. Since it was the weekend and we weren’t really doing anything since there was a blizzard outside, my mom said I can have a little bit.
Let me tell you, I felt like such an adult! A few months before I went to my first concert, New Kids on the Block, my mom was starting to let me play with her makeup, and now I was drinking coffee! It wasn’t a lot, but as a kid having that small taste of freedom and what it would feel like to be an adult was amazing.
When I got into high school and started staying up late to study, I started actually drinking coffee. When shopping around for what coffee to buy I came across the same Folger’s container and just immediately smiled and remember when my dad let me have some of his coffee. I picked up a container and I never looked back.
When you think about it, a lot of decisions you make sometimes stem from something that happened when you were younger. Whether it was a happy, angry, or sad, the choice you make was off of that memory.
As I got older, my taste in coffee changed and I quickly became obsessed with Dunkin Donuts coffee. Mostly because that’s what they had at the train station that I took to go downtown to college. But recently I had the opportunity to try the Folgers classic roast coffee for my Keurig. They were also gracious enough to send me a giant container of classic roast ground coffee that my mom has always made a bunch of times. You can probably already see where my coffee addiction came from.
The K-Cups are delicious. What I’ve always liked about Folgers is that it’s a good quality coffee that’s super affordable. The containers are ginormous and still cost less than Starbucks and other brands.
They also sent gold coffee you can make from Dunkin. I’ve never had cold coffee. I’ve always been someone who thought coffee should be hot. Once my coffee gets cold, I dump it and make a new cup. But I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and try something new. Unfortunately, I just didn’t like the taste of it. I’m obsessed with my Dunkin regular coffee… and will continue to be. But this just wasn’t for me. If you like iced coffee, definitely try it out because you may really like it. You can even use your cute mason jar for your iced coffee!
When did you start drinking coffee? Did you choose the same brand your parents drank? Let us know in the comments below!
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