Welcome to Mythical Kitchen Picks, the series in which the culinary experts from Mythical Kitchen tell you all about their favorite foods and ingredients. This week, the team is ignoring the fact that it’s still technically summer, according to the calendars, and kicking off fall with their favorite fall foods. Today, Mythical Chef Josh Scherer is here to recommend what he believes to be the best pumpkin spice coffee to make at home.
Josh’s Pick: Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Coffee
I drink a quart of coffee a day. My doctor says that is too much coffee to drink in a day. I stare blankly at her. She moves on to telling me I eat too much meat. I stare. The cycle continues. I get the feeling she does not like me as a patient, but that is perfectly ok with me. My point is: I drink so much coffee that it has given me a physical dependence, which, in turn, means that coffee, to me, is a drug, as opposed to a beverage. I consume it as such.
The nuances of Ethiopian beans and light roasts and ristretto pulls are absolutely beyond me. I am indiscriminate with my coffee slugging. However, there’s this one time of year that tends to coincide with football season. Some call it autumn. During this time of year, it is pleasant for everything around you to taste like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. These are some of the many spices that comprise a blend called “pumpkin spice.” It is the most divisive spice blend of our time, but I enjoy it, because I am brave and do not waste time on the opinions of fools.
The leaves are changing, the Philadelphia Eagles have started on their road to tHe BiG gAmE, and the smell of Trader Joe’s pumpkin spice coffee is perfuming your whole apartment as it drips from your $20 Mr. Coffee percolator. Everything is beautiful and nothing hurts.
Check it out at Trader Joe’s