So far at least, the votes favor coffee, but the espresso lovers are more interested in letting us know about their preference.
I’ve invested as much as I need to in perfecting my pourover process. My pourover coffee tastes good and espresso has always been too strong–obviously from my perspective. If I’m eating a super rich dessert, I can handle and indeed prefer a couple of notches stronger, maybe, in rare cases, to the level of espresso.
My wife leans to espresso. I certainly don’t judge her (other than playfully; and usually that starts from her) and I don’t begrudge others wanting their coffee (what I consider) excessively strong, just like it’s okay with me if people want to indulge in mouth-searing hot sauces.
What I hate is the way some people turn it into a competition and the too-earnest arrogance one encounters from some of the connoisseurs.
I appreciate when someone is knowledgeable and is genuinely interested in enlightening others. Or, on the other hand, I respect when folks are passionate about things that actually matter.
Jesus, I just missed the IRK. Let that be a lesson to me.
@matthewwhitt2@yakkoTDI Yeah, I don’t see the point in making coffee stronger than I want it only so I can then water it down to make it palatable. I mean, unless I want to impress a bunch of coffee snobs, which I decidedly don’t.
I’m gonna guess for many of us our choice of coffee vs. espresso is a situational thing. M-F morning it is always plain morning coffee. However, if I’m stopping by a coffee place in the afternoon, I am far more likely to get a latte, or other espresso drink.