My mom denies the following story, but I have verified it to be true by 2 other sisters. When I was around 6, my mom didn't have anybody delivering fresh milk at our house. In Mexico, she used to have a lot of items delivered to our house, cheese, bread, milk, fruits. Anyway, she lost her milk person, and she still wanted us to have milk, but refused to buy milk in gallons. She bought two cans of condensed milk, and made us instant coffee with condensed milk (My mom could have capitalized on the invention of Frappuccino ) It was delicious! So, again, I was hooked on coffee!
After my mother secured a milk lady, I started adding instant coffee and sugar to my milk, and drank it that way for many years, I believe until around the age of 27. Just for the record, my mom HATES that I drink coffee, and anytime that she sees me drinking coffee, she starts to list the reasons to give up coffee.
Since then, I have had brewed coffee, iced coffee, frapp coffee, coffee ice cream, espresso, lattes, mochas (<-- I have no control over my own body when I drink mochas, it's worst than being drunk), macchiato, both the Starbucks kind and the real ones, coffee candy, Vietnamese coffee <- this one is like a punch on the face, followed by hysteria. and I can say for sure, I love coffee.
I like my coffee warm, black with sugar. I don't add any creamer, it feels grainy in my coffee. I'm not sure anymore if it keeps me awake, or I just enjoy the flavor and something warm in the morning.
And because things never change, my mom will ALWAYS tell me to 1. stop drinking coffee and 2. to please add some milk or creamer to my coffee.
How do you drink your coffee?
Do you remember your first coffee?
What food/ drink does your mom want you to give up?