I love this post from "A Perfect Cup of Coffee: The Best Part of Waking Up" at The Midlife Second Wife - The Real and True Adventures of Remarriage in Middle Age. Marci shared it with us on Zabar's Facebook wall and it's been a nice introduction to her blog.
This is actually one of my favorite images from her blog, mostly because of the beautiful light on her porch. It just feels warm and inviting.
From her post:
I first discovered the wonders of Zabar’s miraculous brew on a trip to New York City several years ago. I was traveling for the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where I worked, and my hotel was just down the block from the famed Upper West Side delicatessen. I dropped in to start my day with a cup of coffee and a bagel, and I was transported. The coffee I made at home didn’t taste like this: this was rich and smooth, with varying notes of flavor, and not at all bitter. I bought two pounds of the Number 7 grind to take back with me to Ohio—Zabar’s blend, the roast I had ordered—and hazelnut decaffeinated. To this day I order two pounds of each (shipping is free at these quantities), and I keep them in the freezer until my canister needs refilling.
Head over to her full post to read her own brewing method for her perfect cup (includes Zabar's Blend and Zabar's Hazlenut Decaf).