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Coffee angst

caffeine.gifSo, today was an early morning for me. As I stumbled towards the shower, I fired up the old coffee machine, just like I always do. When I got out of the shower, it was to find a large puddle of coffee on the counter, floor, and dribbled into the cabinet under the coffee maker. Feh.

Some history: Back In The Day (Me Peabody, set The Way Back drowning_in_coffee.gifMachine to “University”.) I was a coffee junkie. Hardcore. I would drink (literally) over a gallon of high octane espresso every day. I drank it out of a pint beer mug. I started and ended my day with coffee. There was a time on the espresso machine to ensure that I could get that first hit as soon as I could find my way to the kitchen in the morning. I have reduced my coffee intake to a cup a day, and moved to generic Mr. Coffee type machines.

These coffee machines are, plain and simple, Crap. But hey, for less than $20, what should I expect. Anyway, after I cleaned up the coffee flood, I pulled out the old camping sit-on-the-stovetop percolator, and fired it up. I did manage to get my morning coffee – fortunately I didn’t have anyplace I had to be this morning, but this has finally driven me to the decision I’ve been kicking around for the past couple of years. It’s time to break down and get a french press.


5 Responses

  1. Coffee is a taste I have never acquired. Love the smell, hate the flavor (to the point where I don’t even like mocha…).

    I feel a little left out sometimes, and I really think that I could benefit, every once in a while, from the caffeine hit. Still, I’m glad to not have that particular addiction; there’s enough in my life as it is (chocolate) without adding another obsession, you know?

  2. yep, I can completely relate. Besides, you can get caffeine from tea too…

  3. Target has all sizes of french presses, very nice price too!!

  4. and target.com will mail it to your door.

  5. Despite a dear friend’s admonition, when I complained about the consistency of my preferred coffee-making method, to RTFM from the French press, we use one such devise. Gleefully. Even if the manual says it doesn’t like coarse grounds as they can bollix up the sieve thingies. Whatevah

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