Saturday, October 27, 2007

Coffee obsession

First of all: yes, I'm still chasing that cold down. I almost have it licked. Horrible, unspeakable, squamous things are draining from my sinuses. Out, out...begone! Almost there...

Now then: today's Wondermark has prompted a little editorial piece!

I don't buy coffee drinks for the same reason I don't drink in bars. 1) Too expensive! 2) too fattening, and 3) I avoid trends. (Not that drinking in bars is exactly a late-breaking trend.) I mean, seriously, can't we all just drink our coffee at home where it costs .3 cents per cup vs. $3? The alcohol scenario has always boggled my mind. The money people would save by having a drink at home with a couple of friends would buy them a car after one year! Not only that, you can actually hear what your friend is saying in the comfort of your own home, rather than a noisy bar. Oh, and don't get me started about the ubiquitous TV sets droning on. At least at home I can choose to turn the thing off when company comes over. But I digress.

If you want your fancy-schmancy coffee cocktails, just pick up a few Italian syrups from your local grocery store; I have a chocolate one for foo-foo coffee drink moments. That plus some soy or rice milk, or actual dairy products for visitors who must have their nasal congestion, and what more do you need?


  1. if in dire need of a to-go coffee, i go to peet's and get a cup of brewed coffee, then add a lot of half & half (no allergies to dairy here). it's delicious, strong, and about $1.50.

    on a normal day, we roast our own coffee and brew in a french press. plus half & half to bring out the flavor. best thing ever, and cheap! also better for the environment to have a commuter cup instead of paper.

  2. You are a true coffee achiever! You see, this is proof that you can feed your coffee obsession and not spend money hand over fist...