James (elven_wolf) wrote,
James
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Confessions of a coffee drinker

Some of you may remember the Starbucks Coffee Adventure of a couple years back. I've staunchly, since and before then, declared that I'll drink anything but the coffee at Starbucks.

Recently, I ran out of my Puerto Rican espresso. You probably can't begin to understand the depths of despair this has driven me to. I bought *gulp* Maxwell House. *but as of yet, has not asked the grandparents for more Puerto Rican coffee because they're being ignorant and he just doesn't want to deal with it right now*

Well, unbeknownst to me, there had been some sort of problem with my Duetto card. That's the Starbucks Visa that gives you points that turn into free drinks at Starbucks. Well, in order to apologise for the inconvenience I hadn't even been aware of, Starbucks sends me a bag of coffee.

Beans.

I don't have a grinder.

I mentioned it to Steph, the barista at the Starbucks I frequent (for the chai, people! The chai!), and she said 'just bring it over, I'll grind 'em for ya!' Well I did. And I told her, grind it really fine. "You have an espresso machine?"

"Uh, yeah." Liar.

"Do you have to pull it or do you push the button and it pulls it for you?"

*blink blink* "It pulls it for me." Because if I were to have an espresso machine, I would want it to do all the work, you know. Especially when it involves 'pulling'. At this point I'm not about to tell her I run espresso through the Mr. Coffee (it might be just a drip machine but it has a timer! A TIMER! It wakes itself up at 6:00 AM!), especially because the place is kind of busy and she doesn't have time for my ignorance.

Anyway, long story short, I may be able to *gasp* live without the Puerto Rican coffee, at least for a while. The finely-ground Starbucks stuff isn't half bad? Better than the Maxwell House shit.
Tags: coffee, starbucks
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