Tag Archives: coffee

lotta café

Bags of coffee were two for the price of one recently. I went a little crazy with it.

I also bought a conical burr grinder.


enhanced coffee

I left for work at 3:00 a.m., so I’m home and done by noon.

got the coffee shakes

The latest bag of coffee I bought at Starbucks is so good that I can’t stop drinking it. I keep going until I’m a shaking mess. I’m flirtin’ with disaster.

I’m flirtin’ with disaster.
I’ve got the pedal to the floor,
My life is running faster.

holiday coffee

All take home bagged coffee on sale at the Bux until the end of this week. I bought some as gifts plus a couple of drinks for me and Brian. I like the timing of this sale.

They have the right kind of grinder in the store, so if you want it ground, they’ll grind it perfectly for whatever device you use to brew.

I used to grind at home, but now I don’t feel like it anymore. It’s a bit laborious to do it right.

continued chock full o’ nuts analysis

Look at that sale! $4.99 a can. That converts to $3.07 a pound. Well worth buying even though it’s the new reduced-size can.

In the other picture, the can on the left is the outgoing size, 30.5 oz. (864 g). The can on the right is the new size, 26 oz. (737 g).

This is what is often referred to as the “grocer’s shrink ray,” even though it comes from the manufacturer. The standard unit of coffee used to be a pound. Now some of those little packages have as little as 10 oz. You could blow on the shelf and they would scatter like the flying seeds of a dandelion.

Other products where the shrink ray has gone to the ridiculous extreme: orange juice and ice cream. A lot of time is spent styling up those containers to make them look like they hold more than they do. The ice cream, especially, can be pumped full of air.

camping coffee

Camping coffee. 🏕️☕

coffee deception

Top can: 26 ounces, Harris Teeter, $10.99.

Bottom can: 30.5 ounces, Target, $8.69.

It’s a GD conspiracy. 🕵️

I’m actually surprised the manufacturer would play games with sizes like that. I feel personally violated.

mi café de la mañana

Morning coffee in my favorite mug.

#sotb #sob #southoftheborder #thesouthoftheborder


We went out to eat Italian. After dinner, the server suggested coffee. Sometimes I want what the restaurant has. Other times I run home and make it myself.

I like coffee after Italian, or Mexican, Vietnamese, Wendy’s…any

decent coffee without spending a lot

Various things things to make coffee slung up waiting for a wash.


— Bialetti moka pot (makes espresso)
— Bodum French press
— Clever Dripper (pairing the functionality of a French Press with the convenience of a drip brewer)

Not pictured:

— Hario coffee mill
— Rival automatic drip (cheap! $7)

I like experimenting with inexpensive coffee-making equipment.

The moka pot is great for espresso. For normal coffee, of the equipment I have, the French press and the cheap automatic drip machine produce the best results. The Rival machine is surprisingly good. I take it with us on camping trips when there will be electricity. If no electricity, all the others work well with a camp stove.