I used to drink mine black at my first job out of high school. Now I like milk and real sugar in my morning coffee.
I used to drink coffee at night when first I moved to Los Angeles, mainly to stay awake during my night classes in film and television, after my 9 to 5 job. Now I don't drink it at night or it interferes with my beauty rest.
And I used to drink freeze dried coffee from a jar, but now I go for ground coffee in a vacuum sealed can from Ralph's grocery store. Sometimes I spring for fresh ground from beans carried at our local Trader Joe's grocery market.
One of my favorite song lyrics is from Carly Simons's top 40 hit "You're so Vain" and it goes: "I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee..."
And this Budget Barista likes coffee as much today as ever, especially when a free donut is offered by Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. And they are introducing a coffee glaze donut. and donut flavored coffee -- too much of a good thing is right up my alley.
I like their plain glazed donuts the best. Other donut stores carry fancier ones and extravagant ones, but for the price, Krispy Kreme is my go-to donut.
So on National Coffee Day, whether it's cloudy or sunny, get a steaming cup, however you like it!
Click on above image to play my coffee for breakfast video.