Ever have one of those days mornings when coffee is really important? As in absolutely necessary/imperative. When your aging body is reluctant to meet the sunshine? A day when you’re sure that snuggling up under those blankies is almost intoxicating.
Yep, that would be me. I’m in slowwwww mooootion and I don’t have time for slomo.
So, coffee is paramount to my existence today. A full pot…well it was full.
Wasn’t there a commercial on TV years ago…”Good to the last drop!”?
HEY! That’s the brand I buy! Actually, it’s what I buy for half of my coffee-making adventures.
I’m a bit of a coffee snob…with a healthy slice of cheap skate. In other words, I mix my coffees. I buy my favorite coffee…Berre’s Brothers decaf Highlander Grogg beans so Big Boss can drink it with me at night. And when I’ve run out of Grogg, I head to the supermarket for Millstone Hazelnut Decaf…beans are things of the past.
So that’s the first half. Second half is plain old regular Maxwell House but decaf at night. Got it? For 10 cups in the morning its half decaf and half regular with one of them being Hazelnut or Grogg. At night, it’s half MH decaf and half Hazelnut or Grogg decaf. This is a science. Not for the weak of mind. Do not get me started on the importance of the water in the coffee-making process….
Do you have ANY idea how hard it is to find Hazelnut Decaf nowadays? What has happened to the coffee aisles? Is it just me or have the Grocery Moguls reduced the coffee inventory by half this past year?
Used to be, I could walk into our local Dillon’s and decide between a full size sack, a sample sack or how ever many pounds I wanted of Millstone Hazelnut. In regular or decaf. In beans or already ground. I am serious. Even in a town of 30,000 (?), we had CHOICES!!!
On my last trip down the coffee aisle, I found ONE sack of Millstone Hazelnut. Not only that, but it was decaf. Praise be! It’s possible that I purchased THE LAST sack that will make its presence known in that town?
What I should’ve done was smuggle coffee back from Dallas a week ago. What the heck was I thinking?
Personally, I think it’s a conspiracy. “Someone” doesn’t want us to have our coffee. This, people, could possibly be the next big issue politically! Keep us drowsy, stupefied, stumbling through our days with NO CAFFEINE. That way all of those mind-boggling regulations they’re shoving down our throats are filed away under “I Can’t Think Therefore I am” or “You Tawkin To Me?” or the always popular, “It is What is IS!!!!”
In our caffeine deprived state of collective minds, anything goes.
Well, not here. Not under my watch!! I will protest I tell you.
Right after I finish my coffee. To the very…
PS Big Boss just called with orders for the day. It’s going to be a Two Pot Day.