July 6, 2010

Coffee, Black Coffee

James Bond may be the ultimate image of modern masculinity. While his sports car driving, rampant womanizing, world saving ways may have something to do with this, I choose to believe that it begins, like any day should, with breakfast.

For Bond, this is not a complicated matter. He breaks his fast with three scrambled eggs, served over one piece of lightly buttered toast. Simple, and yes, very British.

But while Bond's countrymen are most famous for drinking tea, the superspy eschews the beverage. In fact, he outright loathes it.

Instead, Bond starts every day with two cups of strong, black coffee, prepared in a Chemex brewer.

Of course, this is not to say that you ought to drink your coffee black as well. You can add all the sweetener (real or artificial) or cream(er) you like. Really, it's up to you. It is your cup of coffee, after all. Take ownership of it, prepare it how you like, and enjoy it.

No, you don't need to be like James Bond. But aspiring to perfection never hurt.

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