A Coffee Evolution
This publisher’s pick is a PSA: Don’t wait as long as I did for expeditiously better coffee.
I started drinking coffee by happenstance as a young woman catching a quick breakfast on the go. When my hot tea orders kept coming up coffee, I decided to roll with it and order coffee every morning so I knew what to expect when I took a sip (admittedly, this strategy hasn’t worked as well in other scenarios in life). Years later, doing adulthood on full throttle, with a very stressful job, I made the choice to get out of bed earlier than absolutely necessary to sit in silence and savor my coffee before I hit the road. Thoughtful of my morning habit, my tea-drinking husband gifted me whole beans and a grinder, which definitely upped the taste factor—until I ground freshly roasted beans and then… oh my!
Freshly roasted beans by Ocala’s own Dignity Roasters delivers a wonderful-tasting product and contributes to the strength of our community—a win-win for everyone involved. As for grinders, buy one. Grind right before you brew, and taste the difference.
Dignity Roasters 12-oz. package, $12, dignityroasters.com; OXO Conical Burr Coffee Grinder with Integrated Scale. The Conical Burr features an automatic shutoff and creates uniform grounds for up to 38 settings—from fine for espresso to coarse for French press or cold brew. $199.99, oxo.com