Thursday, May 05, 2011
The Best Part of Waking Up.....
It is no secret that we live in one of the most well-known coffee drinking parts of the nation. We have coffee stands everywhere, every corner, every grocery store. And we do like our coffee in home. But we waste it. You see, many days one of us gets up at 4am. The other one, perhaps, not until later. The coffee just isn't good after sitting on the burner that long. Or we brew a whole pot and then decided to go out to breakfast -- one of our many my bads. So, the coffee brewed at home gets poured down the drain. We've tried making less. Partial pots. But after all these years, I still find myself pouring out more of the delicious expensive elixir than I'd like to. And every time I do, I simply HAVE to make a comment about our waste and how much money we spend a month on coffee.
You see, we have tried Folgers and Maxwell House. And I can sort of deal with it...it's fine but nothing special. So, we try to grab the more expensive kinds when they are on sale -- Starbucks, Tullys, Seattle's Best. And now we've discovered a lovely 24 ounce package at Cost Plus for $8.79 which is a great deal for some pretty darned good coffee. So, that's what we've been doing lately....Cost Plus. But, still, it's expensive. I figure we spend between $20-$30 a month on coffee. And that's way too much to be pouring it down the drain. If I were my mother, I'd pour the leftover coffee into a big bowl or glass jar or pitcher to reheat in the microwave the next day. But that simply won't work for my prissy gay self.