Saturday, December 15, 2012

Desperate Situation

I injured my knee recently so getting around is next to impossible. Worst of all, I'm down to one more pot of coffee before I am out, and there is a Pacific storm on its way here. I can have food delivered, but coffee? A little searching and Voila! Coffee Clubs!

The Bean City Coffee Company is just five miles away from my location, unfortunately they only deliver in a two mile radius. I did a Google Map search for "Coffee Delivery"

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Figuring I would probably run out sooner, I finally limped down the steps of my apartment building, limped to my car, drove to the Safeway grocery store on 15th Ave NE in Shoreline, WA (why the full address? Wait for it.), I then limp-shopped using a grocery cart as a walker, ground some coffee, limped through the checkout, limped to my car, drive home, limped up the stairs to my apartment, limped in the door, unpacked my groceries, no coffee. The clerk picked up from the first conveyor belt, scanned it, but instead of putting it on the second conveyor, set the coffee aside. The bagger didn't notice it. I didn't either until I got home. So I had to repeat my limps all the way back to the store.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Good morning world, how is your coffee maker?

It started when my coffee pot dribbled as I poured my first cup. I hadn't seen that before. Relative to people killing and dying around the world, a leaky coffee pot isn't much, but my coffee pot doesn't leak all the time. Plus, I can do something about a leaky coffee pot. How many people have given millions upon millions of dollars for peace in the Middle East over the years only to see absolutely no results? Now do I go online to order a new coffee maker or head over to the nearest big box store?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

My coffee maker sounds a little strange

I have a Black & Decker 8 cup coffee maker I bought at Fred Meyer which is fine, if not a little noisy as most coffee makers are in the morning, except one morning I was listening to the radio with ear buds and I could swear I heard someone rummaging around in the kitchen, Just the coffee maker.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Trouble at Safeway

The Safeway on 15th Ave SE in Shoreline, WA has a nice coffee section where you grind your own coffee, but the empty bags provided for coffee have been missing for weeks. Coffee beans have been sitting in their dispensers for who knows how long?

I would call the store and the vending company to tell them, but they ignored my job applications, so I'm telling you instead.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Iced coffee

The iced coffee at Starbucks is really rich and strong. It fills me with a sense of comfort that I haven't felt since I could stuff myself with a whole pizza.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Rating IHOP coffee in Seattle

After tasting the coffee from Seattle's Best, Starbucks, and Panera actually around the Seattle, Washington area, I had breakfast at international House of Pancakes (IHOP) and Denny's where I had the displeasure of their attempt at coffee.

IHOP coffee is by far the worst I've tasted since coming to Seattle. First it's so hot you can't taste it. It has no odor what-so-ever, even though it's dark like coffee should be. Very strange! Plus there is no wifi here at all, as if it's been shielded from coming in from surrounding sources as well. After several attempts at tasting the coffee, a faint flavor of metal coffee pot emerged.

When I was in the Navy, I was accustomed to the odor of water that was raised to a deadly 600 pounds of pressure in the ship's boiler and then cooled. IHOP coffee reminded me of that kind of water treatment.

Denny's was only marginally better. It had some flavor, but barely. I think Denny's and IHOP purposely make bad coffee because they would lose money on seating if people came for just the coffee. The rest of the menu items taste great, which begs the question of whether or not the food is good for you.

Since healthy eating through better choices and smaller portions is becoming popular, it might be wiser to invest in the small coffee franchises. The old breakfast buffets like Shoney's have already gone the way of the dinosaur. Logically, the public will become gradually more aware of the causes of the obesity epidemic and evolve their eating strategies. Eventually, dairy may soon also be a target of criticism, but that's another blog.