I hate it when a more expensive version of something is miles better than a cheaper version. Over the last few weeks, the French Roast coffee I'd been getting for ages from Trader Joe's was not tasting good at all. I was choking it down in the morning. The smell was awful and the taste it left in my mouth? GROSS. When I ran out, I grabbed some Eight O'Clock French Roast. That was even worse. And I've always liked the Eight O'Clock beans in the past. What the fuck?
Sunday, I went to Lunds mainly because I wanted to grab some flowers for my sister (for being a mom and all). But I needed coffee filters and was about to run out of my gross Eight O'Clock beans, so I bought coffee as well (and a bunch of expensive cheese, too. Honestly, I shouldn't even be allowed in there). I was looking to grab something lame and cheap because usually the brand of coffee isn't that important to me. I can often make cheap shit taste just as good as expensive beans.
I ended up with Lunds & Byerly's (at least it's the store brand?) Organic French Roast. I didn't mean to go all fancypants, but I hadn't had any coffee yet. I was operating in a fog. Plus, it was on sale and the organic version was only 50 cents more than the non-organic. The Eight O'Clock beans got the heave-ho last night when I set everything up so I could just turn on the coffee maker this morning.
Sweet Baby Jesus, this coffee is delicious. I'm in love. I cannot remember the last time I had coffee this good. It is so much better than anything I've made at home or anything I've bought. Though, I rarely go out to buy coffee. I stopped at the Urban Bean on Saturday because I'd forgotten to buy filters, but other than that, I can't remember the last time I stopped at a Caribou or God forbid, Starfucks.
Now I'm going to have to visit Lunds semi-regularly. This is a bad idea because I always spend entirely too much money there. But this coffee rocks my socks, so I have no choice.