"Espresso! My Espresso!"
An Ongoing Internet Novelette
by Randy Glass - Copyright 2007 - All rights reserved
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When the Cat's Away
My recent trip to the Long Beach SCAA exhibition left my wife home, alone. She was left to her or devise as far as coffee is concerned. I left her with basic instructions on how to use the Aeropress which she had seen me use before, and is such an easy-to-use device that one would have to work at it to get it wrong.
As it turned out, the Aeropress was out in the motorhome, and first thing in the morning, before a cup of coffee, she lacked the motivation to go and retrieve it. But all is not lost! She found the Keurig adapter that allows one to use their own ground coffee and she took the initiative to put it to work. The Keurig itself is easy and she had some experience with that machine.
One morning while speaking on the phone to her from Long beach i asked her what she was doing for coffee an she related the above description, but she said she had a problem. "How come the beans fall through Rocky into the grounds part when I put beans in the first time?"
How long have you been married? It's 36 years next month (6/6/71 - 6/6/07) for me. As the anecdote goes:
"For sale: One complete set of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Nearly 100 volumes. Little used. I have no need for them. Just got married and wife knows everything."
Not to worry- I just read the above to her and she was laughing....
But she did say that once she got the beans to stay in the upper hopper and got them to grind, she just packed the filter device and she said that the coffee was really good using my home espresso blend.