Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I despair I will ever learn.

Several months ago I was grocery shopping with a friend and she saw some whole bean coffee called, "Pumpkin Pie Spice" and said, "Ohhhh - that's such good coffee - and such a great price (because it was January and T-giving was long gone) I'm going to buy two bags."

"Is it really good?" I asked. Because you see - I'm not a huge fan of flavored coffees. Although I do put cinnamon in my coffee from time to time. Or fresh grated nutmeg. So why wouldn't I like this?

I bought some. And then ALMOST used up the last of the "good" coffee which was rich and strong and tastes like COFFEE.

About two weeks ago I opened up the spiced coffee. It did smell good. I made some. It was okay. But it wasn't COFFEE. So for two weeks I've been trying to humor myself into drinking it. Telling myself that I really DO like it, and I'm just being silly. 

Originally there was 3-bls of the Holidays-smell-good-but-taste-crappy coffee. In my attempt to go through it quicker (so I could guilt free buy some good stuff) I filled up two 1 lbs. containers at home with the beans and then then brought the last pound to work. 

At home each morning I notice I've been trying to find reasons to make un-flavored coffee. Which kind of defeats the whole purpose of getting up in the morning and enjoying a cup of coffee, ya know?

So yesterday I broke down - and bought a new 2.5 lbs bag of Columbian beans.


And then I tried to consolidate what was left of the 2 lbs of flavored crap into a single 1 lbs can (that I will make when I have company over) (which really means that it will sit there in the dark for a year - then I'll throw it away).  

Because seriously - why make yourself dislike something you use to look forward too?

And once again I am struck by how I often discount my own intuition. And how poorly it serves me to do this. WHY DON'T I LISTEN TO MYSELF? I'd like to be deprogrammed please.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine anything worse than waking up and know I had to drink coffee I didn't like !!!!!!!! throw it away, NOW! You owe it to yourself and whomever you think you might SOMEDAY palm it off on ! Or ask that gal or someone at work if they want it ! *o* tp