You know my routine for years on a Saturday has been up at 6, out by 6:30 and on the bus at five to seven to go see Bob the Butcher.
I do this because it's a proper butchers with excellent meat, right down to the lovely pork sausages they make.
Had two grilled for my breakfast on a soft bun. Two cups of Born Free cappuccino and I am set for the morning.
I've been working my way through the range of coffees I buy online from Coffee Real.
So far, my favourite is a blended one called Born Free. A lot of the reviews on the site run like the talk of a wine ponce, musing about hints of berries and cockleshells.
Personally, I tend to use colour when describing coffee. For example, Robustas which are higher in caffeine tend to lack body and I reckon taste peppery with a dark grey to black flavour.
I had an Indian Robusta which I was a little disappointed by.
Most coffees are made from Arabica beans but that doesn't stop them having an amazing variety of flavours.
I like a rich roasted coffee. When you take a sip, you get a mouth full of rich brown full coffee flavour and an aftertaste usually slightly toffee or licorice (that's as far as the wine ponce talk goes).
A couple of weeks ago, I took delivery of one which is nudging to push my beloved Born Free off top billing, It's called Polar Espresso and is so rich in flavour, one cup really isn't enough.
By the time I finish writing this, I'll be on my third cup, but I won't be going any more than that, because I hate the buzz a caffeine overdose gives you.
When OBC popped round the other week, when Wally the Welder and Nurse Pat came to tea, I made him a cup of Born Free. He whined it was "too strong" for him.
This is because he's used to drinking that piss out of the machine at work. Barely tastes of coffee, overpowered by powdered milk (which is full of sugar).
He's got quite an educated palate for wine, gained over many years. If he gives you a bottle of wine, it will never be rubbish.
He's got a long way to go as far as coffee is concerned, though he does tell me he's not that keen on the stuff.
I've actually bought a pack of coffee from the supermarket this week. It's Taylors which is a good brand. A special they did for the Tour de France. Looking forward to trying it, but I don't think it will come up to anything I buy from the people at Coffee Real.
Their stuff is a little more expensive running from about £ 4 a 250 gram pack to almost six for Born Free, but the quality and flavour really do make a difference.
Now please, don't waste money on good coffee and put it in a filter maker or one of those bloody awful jugs with a plunger.
You can pick up a new let alone second hand espresso machine for aboit fifty pounds. It heats the water to the right temperature and pushes it through the coffee at about 15 bar pressure.
The coffee which is compacted (not too tightly) in a small hopper (for want of a better word) has no choice but to yield its full flavour into your waiting cup.
I take mine as cappuccino where the frothy milk balances out with the rich dark heaven underneath.
I can only describe the flavour as almost a religious experience, though OBC would disagree.
The Welder and Pat are on my side though.