Moved my bed out into the living room overnight and it was a good sleep surprisedly 👌
On the agenda for today:
- blog post (ideas?)
- cuddle with cat
- go to brother's for rib dinner 👌
@brandon Tea leaves 😆
Never drank more than a couple sips of coffee. It seemed like an addiction I could do without. So now I'm addicted to tea 🤷
@brandon I start the morning with Victor Allen's Seattle Dark, with the STRONG Setting. - DARK THICK BLACK Coffee to start the day. I want something to sink my teeth into.
But at the moment, I'm drinking a Foo Foo Cappuccino. Salted Carmel, I think. - My Sister in law dropped off some random K-Cups that she didn't want.
Now, @claudiom might have some other prefreence's as he likes to ruin his coffee with some weird additives. Cream I think.
I prefer a lighter to medium roast personally. I like to taste the notes rather than just bitterness all through and through :P
I do put cream and sugar, but nowhere near how much I used to when I started drinking the stuff
@randynose I've experimented with the darker roasts but idk, I like the more fruity tones that a good light-medium roast can give (depending on the bean)
I tend to drink caps and my favorite beans are called white owl? i dont brew my own yet but u think i might start with an aeropress. the place i stay has world class coffee culture though :)
@y0x3y Definitely go with the aeropress! I have a keurig machine that was previously sitting on my counter that now is in my closet because I just stopped using it. Once I bought the aeropress...idk, I just began to feel more satisfied with the coffees I was making.
It's more involved, so maybe I get a sense of fulfillment?
@brandon i've tried aeropress coffee and it's defs worth it, plus it's a pretty cheap setup. i don't mind the involvement, though making two cups at once is a pain (not sure if that'll be a problem yet). ties into putting in effort and enjoying the rewards more because of it
@brandon We bought some bulk Nicaraguan dark roast whole bean last night. It used to be our go to but then something happened. The flavor went way off. It brewing right now. I'm hopeful. Hoping for former greatness to return.
@DistroJunkie I hope the former greatness is there too!
Where do you buy your whole beans?
@brandon HEB grocery store.
@brandon AKA Central Market.
@DistroJunkie Darn we don't have those here. I often question the freshness of the roast from grocery stores. It's appalling how old some of the beans can be sometimes
@brandon Verdict: It's back!
@DistroJunkie AWESOME :D Now you can also try a cold brew tomorrow once I post my guide ;)
@DistroJunkie which will be admittedly a little crass :P
@brandon Naw, I don't do cold brew. Spouse bought me a press after I told her not to. Nobody wanted it. Ended up throwing it away. Don't fuck with my coffee(and everybody will be alright)😃
@DistroJunkie But...why not? You can also try cold brew, but drinking it hot
@brandon I'm happy with what I have. It's been working for me for over 30 years. No need to hipster it up. This works. Remember, I'm an old graybeard.😃
@DistroJunkie Try it :P What's the harm?
@brandon No need. Don't need to spend money on gear. Happy with what I have. Besides, spouse would be really pissed after I threw the other press away.
My sister said this about her marriage after about 25 years or so.....
"Whomever you're married to is going to have flaws, best to keep the ones that you're familiar with."
Congrats. You probably aren't all that bad. And it's obvious that after 30 years, you know not to go shakin' up a hornets nest regarding coffee.
After all, we're a nation that tosses tea into a bay due to a 3% tax. LOL Sheesh. IF the founding fathers were here today, they'd smack us all.
I'm on my 2nd marriage, the first one killed me emotionally, mentally, and financially. Same thing for my wife.
It's a bit different the second time around. But I hear you. What killed things for us was having young kids, the timing of it makes a difference also when kids are involved.
It's rough on everyone.
@randynose @brandon My first left me when I was in the USAF. It's hard for a marriage to survive the rigors of military life. Haven't talked to or seen her since 1987. Have no desire to. She lives in Australia now. If you have to have an ex, upside down on the other side of the world is a good place to have one. I wish her well but don't need to dig up the past.
No kids, just a bunch of debt that took years to pay off. Some of, I didn't even know about until after we divorced. Also, after she filed, she figured out that I was obliged to keep sending her money until I kinda forced the issue a year later. So I spent a year in limbo. I knew I didn't want to dig up the past.
@DistroJunkie Don't need a press :P I also outlined a grounds removal method with a traditional coffee machine 👌
@brandon Why mess with something that works fine just the way it is?
@DistroJunkie I'm not saying "change" I'm saying "try" :P
@brandon If I try after throwing away the press, there will be hell to pay. Have you ever been married?😃
@DistroJunkie I've not been married before
@brandon " I didn't know how happy I was until I got married. Then it was too late."
I think I stole that from Henny Youngman.
@brandon no way still to early.
@ironmonkey What time for you?
I do like the idea of a rib dinner, @brandon
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