Here are the questions:
1. Whole bean or ground?
Definitely Whole bean - I grind my beans fresh right before I use them.
2. Fully-loaded or decaf?
Both, most of the time I go fully-loaded, but I recently found a decaf that was really good, so I enjoy that in the afternoon sometimes.
3. Regular or flavored?
Regular - I haven't had any flavored coffees that I like yet. But I do like to add spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves and occasionally vanilla) to the finished product. I love the natural flavor of Kona coffee - those Hawains are awesome!
4. How do you drink your coffee?
Generally I make a double shot latte. I have a cool machine called the aerobiepress that makes the most fantastic coffee/espresso. I usually make a double shot with that, add a little raw sugar and whole milk.
Much to my surprise I also really enjoy the Kona coffee black.
5. Favorite coffee ever?
6. Are you fussy about your coffee or will any old bean do?
I am a bit fussy, but I have noticed that has more to do with freshness than anything. I like to try new beans, but I stick by my old favorites - which incidentally are all from Costco :).
7. Favorite treats to have with your coffee?
A croissant in the morning. Or a piece of dark chocolate in the afternoon. I also really like to eat macadamian nuts while drinking my coffee - though I don't do this often.
8. Anything else about your coffee preferences?
I for one feel that the mug makes a difference in my coffee enjoyment. I have an adorable caldron shaped mug - black with green interior - that I got for halloween and my sister just got me the one from starbucks with all the coffee beans on the outside. Big, cute mugs with comfortable handles and nice shapes are my favorites.
9. Yarn/fiber you love?
I love it all, but am inclined to use the non-itchy stuff. I have been dyeing to try some sort of cashmere for a shawl - but have yet to find a pattern that I want to make my first attempt on (suggestions appreciated).
I use a lot of cotton because it is readily available and useful in my favorite thing to make so far - dishcloths/facecloths.
10. Yarn/fiber you hate?
Acrylic - does this even count as yarn?
11. What's on your needles?
A couple of dishcloths, a bib and a bag.
12. Favorite colors?
In general I love black, but not in cotton because it fades and just looks bad very quickly. I love punches of saturated colors and more muted earth tones.
14. Anything you really love, really don't like, or just need to get off your chest?
I am so excited for this swap and I can't wait to meet new friends with