Coffee BeansI’m not normally a great coffee drinker, preferring typically English tea instead. It isn’t that I don’t like coffee, but it has to be a decent brew and not spooned out of a jar of instant.

The one time I do drink more coffee than tea is when I’m away on holiday no matter where that might be, and so it was when we were in Las Vegas.

As we stayed at our friends’ place most of the time, it became quite a ritual to put on a pot of coffee first thing in the morning that I enjoyed with a splash of International Delight French Vanilla creamer.

Kenwood KMix Coffee MakerI’ve obviously banged on about this since we got back and the not so subtle hints have worked because my present from the kids on Fathers’ Day was a rather neat coffee maker like the one on the right, plus coffee grinder.

Fresh ground coffee with cream and sweetened with vanilla or caramel syrup – absolutely delicious.

The problem is the caffeine overload has been making me as jittery as a kitten, so much so that it feels like I’m sleeping with my eyes open.

So it’s either a case of cutting back on the coffee or getting some decaffeinated coffee beans* which rather defeats the object as far as I’m concerned.

* Coffee beans aren’t beans at all, but seeds, like the stone in a cherry.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

4 comments… Add yours
  • Roger Green 19th June 2012

    I never acquired a taste for coffee, but do drink tea. I’m so unAmerican…

  • Mr Parrot 19th June 2012

    You should be careful Roger – I can imagine Mitt Romney re-activating the Un-American Activities Committee!

  • rhymeswithplague 19th June 2012

    It is not the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), it is the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HCUA). There’s a difference.

    Decaffeinated coffee is just fine with me. It doesn’t defeat the purpose at all. It gives you the flavor of coffee without all the nasty side effects. It’s also quite safe now that they’ve stopped decaffeinating with formaldehyde and use water instead.

    Actually, Mrs. RWP and I drink tea every day and coffee perhaps once every couple of weeks. Quite un-American.

  • Shooting Parrots 19th June 2012

    I’m afraid the nuances of US acronyms are lost on me. I must investigate further just how they go about decaffeinating coffee beans though.


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