Here are my answers to the Knitters’ Coffee Swap questions.
1. Whole bean or ground?
Whole bean, so I can grind it just right for my espresso machine
2. Fully-loaded or decaf?
Caffeine me, baby!
3. Regular or flavored?
Regular – flavored coffees may contain gluten, which would be bad
4. How do you drink your coffee?
Ummmmm… It depends. On weekdays, I make a soy mocha at home and take it to work. Sometimes I’ll grab a soy mocha over lunch, if I’m having a sleepy/groggy day. On weekends, I lounge in my comfy chair, sipping my soy mocha, knitting, and reading. Ahh…
5. Favorite coffee ever?
Espresso roast is critical. Good quality chocolate is critical. Because… I only like coffee when it’s in a mocha. *hangs head in shame*
6. Are you fussy about your coffee or will any old bean do?
I’m probably on the low end of fussy – I can’t detect subtle flavor shadings, but I can definitely tell if it isn’t good quality.
7. Favorite treats to have with your coffee?
I pretty much just drink my soy mochas and consider them a well-rounded treat.
8. Anything else about your coffee preferences?
Not that I can think of right now.
9. Yarn/fiber you love?
Sock yarns are always a particular favorite. In non-sock yarns, wool-silk blends are excellent.
10. Yarn/fiber you hate?
I’m just not a big fan of acrylic or of froofy yarns.
11. What’s on your needles?
12. Favorite colors?
Black, jewel tones (especially purple, blue, and green); I’m definitely not a fan of yellow or orange.
Oh yeah. I’m gluten and lactose intolerant. The gluten-intolerance is the biggie – no wheat, rye, oats, barley, spelt, teff, kamut, or anything containing derivatives thereof. I’m also extremely sensitive to fragrances – they tend to be migraine and asthma triggers.
14. Anything you really love, really don’t like, or just need to get off your chest?
I’m a voracious reader and I read while I knit. I have no interest in watching TV and haven’t turned on my TV since, um, April? My two black kitties are very, very dear to me. I’m really particular about travel mugs, so it’s best not to even start down that path. 🙂