The sun unfolds its soft morning rays through the winding branches outside our second story window, slowly filling our kitchen with early morning light. Warmth and a feeling of welcoming ease flood the room as the kettle begins to simmer, a gentle whisper announcing the start of the day.
I grind the coffee, deeply inhale, pour the water over top and wait.
While there are many ways to prepare your morning coffee, there is something particularly sacred about brewing a pot in a French Press, don't you think? There is something about the rhythm of it, the way in which time seems to slowly melt away with each carefully planned step; truthfully, it is the easiest way to make coffee, maybe ever, but it feels more special somehow.
This process is, of course, made infinitely better by brewing good, quality, coffee. I consider myself lucky, Drew and I have many a friend within the coffee industry, near and far, which is just the best (worst) thing. While each and every roast has its merit, one of my very favorites is Regular Coffee. Not Folger's or Maxwell house, not Starbucks or Seattles Best, those may be 'regular' but trust me, they hold no candle to Regulars magical blend.
Allow me to explain.
Regular Coffee is a subscription based service which ships incredibly smooth whole bean coffee to your door step! I KNOW, so good. You sign up for a schedule which meets your individual needs and then sip to your hearts content.
True, some dear friends of mine started the company (and still run it to this day) but I am not bias I swear! I am a coffee snob and wouldn't promote their wares if I didn't think them worthy of your (palates) time and attention. The coffee is smooth, simple, and perfect. Full bodied with notes of chocolate and a nutty edge.
Every morning when I press the plunger down and pour a steaming hot cup of dark delicious brew, I am transported into bliss... this feeling lasts for exactly 2.5 minutes and then reality comes flooding back; but you guys, it is so worth it.