Not so vanilla

So. I switched to decaf coffee at this cafe a while back and I haven’t really been enjoying the flavor all that much (I like my hazelnut or vanilla coffees).

And last night I was at Trader Joe’s and wondered what would happen if I put vanilla in my coffee. So I bought some vanilla extract.

And today I performed the experiment…

I put some in my first cup of coffee and it was ok, but not strong enough. So I went to put more in my second cup, but accidentally dumped a bit more than I intended.

But it actually tastes ok.

But then I’m sitting here thinking I’m feeling a bit buzzed. Like legitimately buzzed. But that’s ridiculous.

Turns out, vanilla extract is 35% ALCOHOL! O_O

(I’m sure some people know this. And I may have known this at one time, but until today, it wasn’t relevant).

So yeah, I basically had a shot in my coffee (I rarely drink).

Good times.

No really. Good times.

Incidentally, it also turns out vanilla is good for increasing your mental performance

So just as soon as my buzz wears off, I’m going to be a freakin’ genius!

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*By the way: “Although vanilla extract is made up of at least 35% alcohol by volume, the “bourbon” in “Bourbon Vanilla” is not the name of the alcohol used to make it. Bourbon vanilla is the name for all vanilla grown in Madagascar and other islands in the Indian Ocean, including Comoros and Réunion.”

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