"What brands do you like?"
Central Market Dark French Roast (fair trade, etc., etc.), various similar beans, Folger's Black Silk.
"What is your favorite?"
Central Market Dark French Roast. But all kinds of weird volcanic-soil varieties I like. I had some Oaxacan coffee from Mexico I liked. And there is always the Black Silk to fall back on.
"Do you grind the beans yourself? What kind of grinder?"
Yes, usually. I don't know what brand it is, it was a present from an Abbess.
"Do you know how to "Taste" coffee?"
Insert in mouth. Are there more steps?
"What is your opinion of Starbucks?"
Their coffee is always burned, way overpriced, they advocate for gay marriage, which is immoral... opinion of them is pretty low.
"How do you substitute for dairy during the fasts? Non-dairy creamer, nothing?"
I never can make up my mind. Nothing really works in coffee but milk. I like the Coconut Cream creamer pretty well. Most all the creamers contain huge amounts of the toxic waste called "high fructose corn syrup," which is a very serious threat to human health, so you might as well consume toxic, radiated sewage or something. Plus those creamers do generally contain traces of whey derivatives, except for one called MimicCreme, which doesn't taste good, really. Sometimes just do black. It's 95% of the challenge in the Fast, for me.
"If your house was on fire, would you first grab the dog or your French Press?"
N/A. Don't have either in the rectory. I didn't even know what a French press was, until I started reading this thread. I never ground beans, until I got a present of a grinder from a Mother Abbess of our Russian Orthodox Church. She had asked her spiritual father once if it was even proper for a monastic to be drinking coffee, and he told her she was only allowed to drink proper coffee--no "Maxwell House" American nonsense (my words). Eternal be his memory.