Dr. Li has been featured by the Morning Cup section of Boston Globe on “How he takes his coffee in the morning”
My Morning Cup features the coffee rituals that most of us have. People from all walks of life — from US senators to ballplayers, subway drivers to college professors — have submitted entries that will run most days.
Here, we reached Xinning Li, orthopedic sports medicine and shoulder surgeon at Boston Medical Center, by e-mail.
Dr. Xinning Li, 36
Orthopedic sports medicine and shoulder surgeon at Boston Medical Center
Boston University Athletics team physician
Describe your coffee routine. Where do you frequent, what do you like?
I typically get up between 5:15 a.m. and 5:45 a.m. every morning, depending on the day of the week. I drag myself to the coffee maker (Cuisinart – 12 cup), set in a new filter, tap water, fill the mug to 8 cups, and then grind up fresh whole bean coffee. I enjoy whole bean coffee because the aroma is much better when it is ground up in the morning, also the darker the better. I grind the whole beans using 2 cycles of 5 seconds each to optimize the texture and size of the granules for the coffee maker.