For the Love of Coffee


So I got a new coffeemaker. I’d had a Keurig for many years but used it with much guilt. Yes, those little cups are convenient, but at what cost?

At what cost??

So when I spotted a Cuisinart single-cup grind-and-brew coffeemaker at Costco, I thought I had found nirvana. Freshly ground coffee, one cup at a time?

Sign me up!

Only, well, our relationship so far has proven rocky. Very, very rocky. I can’t seem to get the proportions right; I can’t seem to get all the parts in all the right places; I can’t seem to wring out the perfect cup of coffee.

But I’m determined.

I feel a little bit like a woman convinced she’s met The One desperately trying to make it work. It’s just a misunderstanding. We’ll figure it out.

Won’t we, new coffeemaker?

It shrugged. I’ll take that as a yes.

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 Her Cousin Much Removed

 The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.

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2 thoughts on “For the Love of Coffee

  1. I hope my little 5 cup pot doesn’t give up the ghost anytime soon. I like weak coffee so I have to make my own. Did not like the Keurig. It left a residue in my cup. But a good cuppa can make or break your day so I hope you and your maker reach a truce. 🙂 Best of luck with that.

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    • Thanks so much, it totally worked today! WOO-HOO! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for your little guy, may he give you the nectar of the gods for a long time to come!

      I totally agree, that first cup of coffee really sets you up for the whole day. Hope you have a good one (of each 🙂 )

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