Who? Heather John, Lifework contributor, blogger at The Foodinista and columnist for Bon Appetit
Where? Los Angeles, California
How do you take your coffee? What brand is it? Black with a splash of milk (Vitamin D milk, specifically Clover Stornetta; I grew up in the Bay Area so get very nostalgic for this dairy). Every few weeks I place an order for a couple pounds of beans from Ristretto Roasters in Portland, Oregon. All the roasts are medium, which makes for the most flavorful coffee. The Nicaragua Mancotal Free-Trade Organic I’m drinking right now tastes like chocolate with caramel and nutty aromas. Breakfast of champions!
Tell me about your coffee cup. I’m deeply attached to my coffee cup. It’s circa 2001, from Chiat Day’s controversial “Labels” campaign for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Whenever something irritates an art critic, I’m inclined to think it a success.
What happens if you skip your morning coffee? Nothing until about 4 pm, when I get a wicked headache and remember that I forgot my morning coffee.