I’m sitting here enjoying my cup of Sante Fe coffee from the Mexican highlands, brewed out of my roommate’s drip-maker, and thinking damn I have spent a lot of time in places where people think Nescafé is equivalent to real coffee, or some cases even better.
When I was buying this stuff at Aurrera (local bodega owned by Walmart), I chose it from among 3 other ground coffees on the bottom shelf of a large section containing 90% instant coffees. There was a vendor stockist next to me trying to explain all the differences in the qualities, and when I reached for this one she goes, cautioningly, “para ese Ud necesita una cafetierre.”
At first I thought she meant French press cafetierre, but then I realized that word must mean good old fashioned Yankee filter coffee maker, since there was no course-ground coffee in sight. I was like, “Gracias.”
On another note, it’s totally not cheaper to buy coffee at CostCo. We got 1.3 kilos of Columbian coffee for 1700 pesos, whereas this stuff I get at Aurerra– Mexican coffee but (I think) better quality is only 450 pesos for 500 grams.
Oh man, I’m pricing coffee by the gram, what a drug addict. Haha btw sometimes you hear people shorten “cafeina” into “cafe.” Yet another word-origin revelation.
Also, my roommate continues using bottled water to make coffee. Karla, tú sabes que eres fresa.