Sunday, September 8, 2013

VeganMofo Day 8! Vegan coffee!

Welcome to Day 8 of Vegan Mofo, a month of vegan food blog posts. Since I am not a food blogger, most of my posts for Vegan Mofo will not be recipes, rather experiences I have with vegan food and sharing people, places and things that have brought me and continue to bring me amazing vegan food.

As I'm sure you already know, coffee is vegan.

Thank goodness.

And yes, I do realize that it is not food, yet it is such a big part of my life that I totally think it belongs in at least one post for VeganMofo.

Coffee and I have had almost an entire life-long experience. When I was 16 I was fortunate to be able to spend a year in Santa Marta, Colombia and tried many kinds of coffee. Cafe con leche was served every morning in my home.

Over the years I have thought about giving up coffee for health reasons. I don't drink, smoke, do drugs and I am vegan so I decided to keep the coffee.

These days there are a lot of options for a delish cup of coffee. Mike and I bought a Nespresso machine a few months ago after tasting a bunch of flavors made with a Nespresso machine at a party. The flavors are intense and leave you wanting for more.

The great thing about a Nespresso is that you can make just a quick, delicious cup of coffee. We use it more during the week. At first we didn't really like the waste of all of the little cups used to make the cup of coffee, then we learned we can recycle them by just dropping them off where we bought our machine.

It is expensive. And to us, very worth it.

On weekends I use our metal French Press so I have a bigger supply while I start my morning and write blog posts. The brand I use for the coffee bean is San Francisco Bay which I get at CostCo. I have loved this for a long time. I try others when someone suggests it, but the San Francisco Bay brand is the staple.

I'd love to hear about your favorite cup of coffee!

Thank you for reading!


  1. I'm always going on and off coffee. :) As I write, I'm drinking a green juice, but will chase it with some strong coffee.

    It's interesting that you mention the French press -- On Fresh Air this summer, there was a special with America's Test Kitchen, a show I adored in my prevegan days. It was fascinating, though, because much of the show was accidentally vegan. (Terri Gross at one point hinted that tofu wasn't good and one of the non-vegan guests countered that he and his family loved it.) And they talked about the best way to make iced coffee, which used a French press. We don't have one, but I'm dying to try it! The link is here:

    Let me know if you try it! (Assuming iced coffee is your thing.) :)

  2. Hi love! Thanks so much for this. It's funny, as I'm not an iced coffee guy. It has to be hot, hot, hot. Mike likes iced coffee though so we'll check it out. Sending big love your way!

  3. Awww... I love being greeting with "Hi love!" I'm full of warm fuzzies now. :)