Coff-tastrophe

I recently bought a new coffee maker because I recently fell in love with coffee. 🙂 Before the age of 45, I never liked coffee. Then I met Starbucks’ Carmel Macchiato. Hello, Lover.


I was spending at least $2 for a cup of coffee every coupla days. That seems too expensive, even for a working adult. So I bought a drip coffee maker after doing some research.

I wanted a Keurig, but my husband was concerned about price and waste from the K-cups. Someone told me about the reusable pods, but the price was still too high for a machine. Oh well.

After price comparison and reviews, we decided to buy a Black and Decker drip coffee maker. Only ~$20. It’s great! As long as you don’t forget the snap-in diffuser (or whatever it’s called). LOL

Well, I forgot to snap in the diffuser this morning and I had coffee all over my new coffee bar! LOL

coffee bar
New coffee bar at our new apartment in Venice! Before the massive coffee lava blow and flow. LOL

The water backed up and spilled out, along with coffee grounds and sadness. Needless to say, I will never forget the diffuser again. Sigh. Never. At least it was just water and coffee to clean up. Coffee is probably a good cleaner? Maybe not. I know it cleans my insides out. 😀

We purchased Starbucks dark roast espresso whole beans and grind them ourselves using our small shake blender. The blender does an adequate job and the brew is strong and tasty. Not bad for a cheap drip machine! Tastes good with milk and Splenda. Coffee catastrophe curtailed!


The worst time to crave coffee is 9 pm at night. Why is this happening?

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Cuppa

Would you like a cup?
Freshly ground?
I’m spilling out your favorite.
Like to come up?
Do sit down.
Don’t just gulp, really savor it.

I call it Wisdom.

What do you reckon?
Have some more.
There’s plenty to go around.
Here’s your second.
Another pour.
The taste really does quite astound.

Hot and ready.
Free by the ounce.
Anyone can drink as much as they like.
Feeling unsteady?
By all accounts,
It’s the buzz about to strike.

Some people are immune.
They guzzle and swallow,
But they never realize the truth.
Feed them with a spoon.
Lead and they follow,
But they never cut that tooth.

You’re pretty rare–
A diamond in the rough.
You’re thirsty with questions for life.
You absolutely care,
Being not enough,
You dissect the world with a knife.

Drink up, my friend.