My first experience with coffee was at my grandparents' house. When I was a kid, we used to go there quite a lot for an evening coffee, and my granddad would jokingly dip a sugar cube in his coffee and ask me "You have a sweet tooth?"
I really loved the taste back then, but mainly for the sugar. The smell of coffee was also important to me. It was the epitomy of Danish "hygge" and great evenings with my family. However, I never drank it myself. I actually found the taste quite gross. Until...
About two years ago, I had a small crisis at work. I am a copywriter with short deadlines, and I was just... so... tired! I would normally go drink a cola, but the thought of either a ton of sugar or aspartam didn't appeal to me anymore. I was tired and complaining, so my good colleagues basically told me:
"You take one spoon instant coffee, add water and milk, hold your nose and drink it!"
I have to admit... the first cup did not go down easily, but the energy I got. What a kick!!! I got all my work done. From that day, coffee became my go-to-drink for a little extra energy. But over time, of course, the caffeine effect wears off a bit, so now, I have actually come to like the taste of coffee and drink it more for "hygge" - always with milk, mind you! Coffee without milk is just torture!
Which coffee is my favorite:
Merrild Instant. Hands down my favorite!!! I know I know... instant coffee, you think, but let me tell you, the taste is amazing! It's round and mild and not bitter at all. Dating a Kenyan, I have also tried Kenyan coffee, which has a very different taste. I would describe the taste sort of like how the ground smells after rain... don't know if that makes sense. But Kenyan coffee is worth trying as well - I recommend the coffee from Java House!