When it comes to living with style and class, one doesn’t have to spend a lot of money. In fact, some of the simplest, most elegant pleasures in life are inexpensive or free. So, we thought we’d kick off a new feature we like to call, “Simple, yet elegant pleasures.”
Today’s pleasure: good coffee.
A good cup of coffee is probably one of our single favorite simple, yet elegant pleasures on earth. Whether it is a piping hot mug of joe in the morning or a latte in the afternoon (or both), we savor every sip. We can almost smell the distinct aroma of coffee roasted to perfection and feel the steam rising up to our faces. Mmmmmm.
If it’s made from quality grounds, coffee can take you to another place. For us, that place is New Orleans. We’ve been using Community Coffee (Medium Roast, $5.49 per 16 ounce bag) for the past couple of years and have yet to find a “house coffee” we like better.
We prepare ours in a French press, which doesn’t take any longer than using an automatic drip coffee pot, yet it tastes so much better and the ritual is of course part of the allure. Perhaps we love this brand a little more than most, because, again, it reminds us of trips to New Orleans. Also, it was introduced to us by a dear friend. Either way, it is worth the extra dollar or so at the grocery store.
Find your favorite coffee, brew and enjoy.