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Becoming a coffee snob

26th August 2008

Becoming a coffee snob

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It’s a slippery slope, this addiction.

It starts with an occasional frappuccino at Starbucks. Walking into the shop and sniffing the air, breathing deep. Enjoying the smell.

Then it’s a more frequent drive-thru at McDonalds to get an iced coffee. It’s planning the drive so the car just happens to pass by a McDonalds and there just happens to be $1.86 in the ashtray.

It escalates when it is discovered that the supermarket sells some excellent flavoured creamers which mimic the flavour of iced coffees. So I start making them at home. With instant coffee. And some afternoons I start to twitch because I haven’t had any caffeine (never mind the fact that I usually use decaf. I’m very sensitive! Or else I’m twitching for all together different reasons!)

Then, one day, I borrow a coffee maker fromĀ  my mom so I can brew coffee for a friend that’s visiting who is a bonafide coffee snob. Only brewed coffee will do. She becomes the barista because I don’t know how to make brewed coffee. And the house fills with the smell. The scent from heaven. The stuff dreams are made of. Am I being dramatic enough?

So, now, I’m sitting here typing with my cup of coffee beside me. I brewed a pot of coffee and I’m enjoying it. Of course I made way too much because I’m still trying to figure it out. But I figure I can save it for later and make some nice iced coffee for Handsome later :)

As I was making this pot, I was thinking about the coming autumn and winter. I was thinking about how I could programme the coffee maker to start automatically so I can wake to the smell of coffee, just like in the Maxwell House commericals! Before I know it I’ll be stealing Gevalia coffee from my mom’s freezer in order to feed my snobbery.

I believe an intervention might be required.

Just be sure to bring coffee ;)

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  1. 1 On August 30th, 2008, Grandad said:

    Wow, looks like we will enjoy some coffee when we come. Looking forward to it. We have sent a gift card for cutie today and realise that you will be celebrating her birthday over this weekend.

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