Talk Coffee to Me.
SomeoneLikeYou Saturday, December 12, 2015
Textured Sweater (just like mine): Thrifted.
Single Pearl Necklace (very similar to mine!): Thrifted.
Brimmed hat (similar): c/o OASAP.
Lace Up Booties (similar): H&M.
On a totally unrelated fashion note; let's talk coffee (perhaps my other love aside from fashion!). I think it's interesting how my coffee tastes have changed over the years based on where I've been in life/what I've been doing. I started off like most do in high school with blended frappucchino beverages from Starbucks that have just as much (if not more) sugar as they do caffeine. Near the end of high school I started getting into espresso specialty drinks, but my OCD got so bad they actually gave me really bad panic attacks and I cut back drastically. My freshman year here at Kent though I had a meal plan and began purchasing espresso drinks again at the campus coffee shop, Jazzman's, where I now work. I had gotten better hold of my OCD and soon began drinking between 2-3 drinks a day and started my love for coffee!
I continued this pattern my freshman and sophomore years, cafe mochas being my favorite, until I went to Italy my junior year. While there, the option for specialty drinks was completely cut out. There were no Starbucks in Italy, and really the only two options at any cafe were espresso shots or cappuccinos. I remember I first hated cappuccinos but would drink them because there was nothing else...but by the end of my semester abroad I couldn't go a day without one, and still a year later I'm dreaming about the perfect Italian cappuccinos! Being in Italy made me really appreciate coffee without all the fluff, and I realized I didn't need all the sugar and 'extras' to enjoy coffee. I also started getting really into tea while I was over there since my coffee choices were sparse, and then when I got back I began to have a cup of mint tea every night as a nice way to wind down.
Once I got back from Italy, I drank a lot less specialty drinks and stuck to more classic ones like cappuccinos and flat whites. I started my job at the coffee shop this semester and my intake of specialty drinks went back up because I had so much at my finger tips! It was pumpkin spice lattes and vanilla lattes for days...It was surprising though, but mid semester I got so sick of drinking all those heavy drinks and actually developed an aversion to them. Since then, I have been LOVING just plain drip coffee with a little bit of cream. I get it wherever I go and rarely do I order a specialty latte anymore. It's saved me a lot of money and lets be honest...calories! Four to five years ago you could have never convinced me that I would be drinking nearly black, drip coffee...I hated anything that didn't have AT LEAST equal amounts of sugar to the caffeine. I also am an avid tea drinker now and love to try different ones. I don't know how I just thought it tasted like dirty water before! Tea has become part of my every day evening routine to have a cup before bed.
It's been interesting and fun to see how my tastes have changed and matured, and I have no doubt they will continue to as I go through life!
With much love, Lauren.