I grew up in a divided household, my dad is a morning person and my mom is not. My dad, a writer, would wake up around 4 a.m. My mom, an avid reader, would stay up late in the evening to turn just a few more pages. Strong coffee kept my childhood harmonious. After his first few cups of coffee and first few hours at his desk, my dad would brew a fresh pot around seven and gently set a mug on my mom’s nightstand, keeping communication to a minimum.
In my own home, we've developed our own ritual, we take turns brewing the coffee. I am the morning person every other morning. I introduced my parents to Starbucks® Sumatra coffee a few years back and they started drinking it exclusively. Sumatra pairs amazingly well with all things breakfast: maple bacon, buttery toast and dad’s favorite, cinnamon dusted oatmeal. It also has low acidity, which makes it an approachable morning coffee - no matter what time you get up.
It is no wonder this coffee is our most popular single-origin coffee, it appeals to many different palates and is even offered in decaf. It is our family favorite for its versatility; full-bodied Sumatra can coax you out from under the covers or fill the quiet in a house of sleeping people.