Coffee Done Right


Brendan McCarthy '22, Writer

Why does everyone drown their coffee in milk and sugar?

Beautiful brown beans begging to be brewed black

But no.


Turn it into a beige iced milk, why don’t you?

Bright and floral notes suffocated by a metric ton of sweeteners

Bold and smoky aromas smothered by a full glass of two percent

Oh, the humanity.


I was once a filthy casual too.

I went with the flow

I wanted to go with a regular joe


Then I finally ditched it

I’ll never go back

I love my coffee bold, bitter, and black