Sunday, August 8, 2010

Et tu, Coffea?

Earlier this week my best friend died.
Ok, that was a bit much, but I have always had a flare for the dramatic.
Our coffee maker started going haywire last week, turning on & off when it felt like it (do coffee-makers "feel" things?) and then POOF. It stopped working.

I am the slightest bit embarrassed to admit that I'm a 3 cup a day kind of girl and I nearly had a panic attack.
When the coffee maker first broke, Jude said to me "We can just drink that Starbucks Via instant coffee stuff" and we did, for a few days but it's just not the same as real coffee.
We used to have a French press but it was either forgotten or broken in our last move and never replaced, and so I mourned my lack of freshly brewed coffee.
We had to use something until we're able to buy a new coffee maker, so guess what we're using.
Go ahead, guess.

Did you think of this------>

When we're camping (which we do a lot) I don't really mind the fact that the bottom of my cup is filled with grounds, or that my coffee is about as strong as a 4 yr old girl.
But somehow when I'm drinking a cup of chunky, watery coffee in my own home it loses the charm.
It is definitely better than nothing. But only a little.
Now that we're using this piece of crap, I'm starting to think we need to replace our in-home coffee maker AND our camping coffee pot with one of those fancy new-fangled Colemans.

I did think for about 5 minutes that maybe, just maybe, I should ease up on the caffeine intake.
I've been down to 1 cup for the last 3 days and I admit that NO, I have not died, and YES, my family has not been smothered. (Both of which I thought were reasonable potential outcomes should this situation ever arise.)
But I'm not going to give up my coffee.
It's one of only a handful of "things" that I love.
I could probably live without it, but really, why would I want to?


  1. Oh yes, I soooo agree...Whenever I start to feel guilty about my coffee habit, I just remind myself that it is basically the only guilty pleasure I have left! We don't smoke or drink, we don't go out, etc....So, I'm gonna allow myself to drink 2-3 cups a day, dammit!
    ...and thank you so much for reminding me to get a coffee pot for camping!! We are going this later this week, and I hadn't even thought of it...I surely would have flipped out that first AM, lol

  2. I can understand your need for caffeine.

  3. I have to have my coffee in the morning and I can't drink the coffee at work, wayyy too strong. I have a coffee press though since I like my coffee cold.

  4. I'm not a coffee drinker. I know - SHAME ON ME. I do drink cokes - 2 to 3 times a day, so that's the same, right?

  5. Oh, you have no idea how much I loved this post.
    I went through that valley, also.
    Dang, wasn't that hard?!
    3 cups a day.
    I hadn't known I was supposed to feel ashamed......... Dang. :)


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