Jerry Seinfeld's Favorite Coffee Apparently Isn't Fancy

When it comes to embracing the caffeine-rich nectar of the coffee bean, Jerry Seinfeld was a late bloomer. In fact, the comedian extraordinaire divulged to NPR that he spent the 1980s and '90s uttering jokes about everyone's infatuation with coffee and how he just didn't know what the deal was. Back in 2014, Seinfeld received some good-natured ribbing after he confessed his late initiation into the realm of perked beverages on "The Late Show With David Letterman." When Seinfeld admitted the drink didn't interest him, Letterman asked, "But you knew what it was?" (via Eater). Sure he did: He just didn't share some people's enthusiasm.

So what transformed Jerry Seinfeld from someone who dodged this hot beverage to a person who would create a television show based on sharing laughs over a coffee? The "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" star told NPR that around 2008, he began touring regularly and having big hotel breakfasts. He discovered that coffee (and "sugar and milk") paired exceptionally well with French toast. And a new coffee aficionado was born.

After eleven seasons filled with cars and, of course, various types of coffee, Seinfeld has likely encountered his fair share of darn fine cups of java. One, however, stands out as his very favorite. And it's far from fancy.

Jerry Seinfeld's favorite coffee is an Italian dark bean

While Jerry Seinfeld revealed to People magazine that he's a coffee snob, he also added that his current top pick is "not a fancy Italian coffee, but it's really good." So what is his favorite? It turns out that his taste buds are tantalized by a Naples brew called Passalacqua. He goes on to describe it as gorgeous, made from "shiny dark beans," adding that a 2-pound bag sells for $20.

After watching his character on "Seinfeld" eschew all things caffeinated for nine seasons, fans may find it strange to hear him talking like a coffee sommelier (yes, it's a real thing). Show devotees surely remember George and Elaine discussing Jerry's avoidance of caffeine and Elaine's admission that she regularly gave him Morning Thunder as he didn't know it was caffeinated (via a Facebook video). Perhaps sitcom Jerry was a latecomer to coffee too.

Either way, Seinfeld fans may be thankful that he developed an appreciation for this social beverage. Without it, there would likely be no "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" ("Comedians in Cars" simply wouldn't have been the same). Big fans of the show might view that as a huge loss to the comedy world.