I am a coffee addict. Everyday I consume at least 2 cups of coffees, well, at least on working days. Can't remember when did I start drinking coffee, but for sure it was during my business trips to Silicon Valley.
I still remember during those good old days, I was a fresh graduate working for a Silicon Valley startup's sister company in Hong Kong, so I got some opportunities to travel to and work in Silicon Valley. Every morning, after settling down in the office, first thing my colleagues did was came to my seat and said "Let's go and grab a coffee!" Then we would go to our cars and drove to nearest Starbucks and bought a cup of coffee.
Having a coffee to kick start a working day became a habit to me since then. I stopped this for awhile because of weight control, instead of coffee, I drank Chinese tea every morning.
I moved to my current company 4 years ago and my colleagues here seems to be all coffee drinkers, so I pick up daily coffee again. Having coffee then changed from physical and mental needs to social activities. Apart from the first cup of coffee that kick start the day (usually from breakfast), there will be the second or even third cups in the afternoon. Not because of the need of caffeine to keep me awake, but because of the need of chit chatting with colleagues during the 10~15 mins of walk to and back from the coffee shop.
I also followed my colleagues to change coffee shop as well. Started with Starbucks, then for a short while, we went to The Coffee Academics, and we recently settle down with a French patisserie, Dalloyau.
同事們亦影響著我買咖啡的選擇。由一開始的Starbucks星巴克。短暫的轉到公司樓下的The Coffee Academics. 以至最近我們都喜歡的法國精品糕點咖啡店， Dalloyau.
Being asked to be more weight conscious, I switched from Caramel Macchiato to Americano, or Long Black or Black coffee if you like. Plain coffee without sugar and milk is my default choice, but when you have different kinds of cuisine, you want different favors of coffee. Just like this Monday, I ordered a Vietnamese coffee to go with Vietnamese Pho for lunch, of course with the condensed milk.
What is your way of drinking coffee?