I like chocolate in my coffee.
There. I've said it.
My sister-in-law doesn't approve of coffee any way but black,
but I like milk and sweetness with mine.
Especially chocolate sweetness.
And because I only have one cup of coffee in the morning,
and because I really like a lot of milk...
I hesitate to confess this:
I heat a mug of skim milk instead of water
and add instant coffee to it.
I know. Not brewed coffee.
And then, until last summer, I added Ovaltine to it.
And would feel guilty because Ovaltine is hardly fair trade
and has a lot of packaging.
So - last June I contacted Equal Exchange
and ordered a 5-lb bag of cocoa powder.
I mixed it in the food processor with sugar
(faster and less dusty than stirring it in a bowl)
And stored it in a jar for daily use.
The cost is a few guilt-free pennies more.
Next up: I'm experimenting with cold-brewing coffee.
And if that works for me, and I can use the concentrated cold-brewed coffee instead of instant,
I'll be free of non-fair traded instant coffee.