Friday, January 21, 2005

GIMME SOME REAL COFFEE!

Who ever said 'coffee is coffee, it all tastes the same', should be shot!  I was trying to budget earlier in the week... and the only way I could afford my Cherry Cordial Cocoa, which I just had to have... was to buy a generic vacuum packed foil bag of coffee.  Since 'all coffee tastes the same' I thought, why not?  The money saved would pay for the cocoa, so it would be like getting my cocoa for FREE!

I should have suspected as soon as I cut the foil wrapper and was not greeted by the fragrant aroma of coffee.  Undaunted I dumped the package into the empty Folger's container, and then made a pot.  When Folgers is ready I can almost see the little aroma trail with the beckoning finger that leads me back to the awaiting pot.  I had to sniff to catch a vague scent this morning... it didn't come and find me.  No biggie, I still wasn't concerned.

My concern began when I poured the creamer into my mug and then topped it off with the coffee.  Normally I have a nice creamy tan color, in fact I tell the kids the way to make the perfect cup of coffee is to add creamer until the coffee is the same color as my skin tone.  Today the coffee turned was a dark caramel color.  I am not caramel colored.   I added more creamer, but the color remained the same.  Now I was worried.  And for good reason too, this had to be one of the nastiest cups of coffee I have ever had!  In fact, I don't think this stuff even qualifies as 'coffee'.  It tasted like butt-crack (not that I've ever actually tasted butt-crack before).  I think I am going to do something I've never done before... I'm going to throw away the coffee... not just the cup of coffee, not just the pot, but the whole darn package! 

Not all coffee is created equal.  The best part of waking up is Folgers in my cup (not this gross Great Value counterfeit).  I need some real coffee!  I need coffee that will grow hair on my chest (nothing like a hairy chested woman!)  This is all my own fault, it wouldn't have happened if I didn't just have to have that stupid Cherry Cordial Cocoa (which wasn't as good as it sounded for that matter!)  Sometimes it really sucks to be me, right now, at this very second... it sucks! 

13 comments:

amy122389 said...

Oh man, can I relate!  I've done the same thing.  Even the hub, who doesn't drink coffee much at all, looked at his cup and said 'This tastes disgusting...'  LOL
It's always Folgers for me now, too...
~Amy

cutebutpsycho028 said...

Lol...I'm so sorry to hear of this traumatizing event, I hope you recover soon! :p
~Erika~

purplectigger said...

Your right , all coffee isn't the same. I do buy generic brands , but I have found some good ones.
R.c.

blondepennierae said...

Butt-crack coffee first thing in the morning!  Well, I guess it would wake you up, but the taste it would leave in your mouth would flavor the whole day.  Throw it away FAST!!!!!!!    LOL  Pennie    

mumma4evr said...

awww...I hate nasty tasting coffee!!!  YOu poor thing!  How did you ever make it thru your day?
Becky

julianaher said...

Folgers...Best Price is Wal Mart...Hope you find some good stuff soon...Mix it with your Cocoa...Makes great Cafe Mocha!

mom23nca said...

I don't know if you have Trader Joes near you but they have the absolute best coffee and it's very reasonable.  Their coffee with the Toucan on the package is outta this world and smells heavenly.  

mykesmom75 said...

I know what your saying , I've done the same thing its awful. When you get use to a certain coffee its just not the same when you try another brand.....Hope your able to get some more of the kind you like....

rwsgirl2029 said...

Oh Yuck, but I just pictured a hairy lady's chest, double yuck!  Once you've had the best you can't pick-up the cheap stuff!  LOL!  I understand what you went through, I've done it myself many a time and still I haven't learned.  I may be pulling an all nighter tonight and I am drinking very strong Puerto Rican coffee.  My cousin grows and markets his coffee there and I have to say, it's "da bomb".  I am sending you a virtual cup right now.  Smell the aroma?  Mmmmmmmmm!  Beth-Ann

schnozbeary said...

As the Greek God " Caffeineinous" once said " My kingdom for a cup of Joe".  :)

Penny

sdoscher458 said...

sBeen there, done that...fell for the come on.."Really good...Not!!!!" A morning start off without my regular infusion of real coffee is like going through the day in a coma.....throw it away and make a REAL pot!! Sandi

nancy42063 said...

I am sitting here with a cup of "value pack" as I am reading your journal and laughing my ass off.  I was thinking the very same thing as I am reading.  I am a Folgers girl and will always be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I love the classic blend, no others will do, and can't do a day without.  In fact all day.  After chemo coffee was all that tasted good to me so it's all I drink.  Okay, coke does good when I need something cold.  

You are a stitch!!!!!!

stronghands63 said...

Best coffee in the world?....Dunkin Donuts!  And you can buy the beans and make it at home!  PS  I do not work for or benefit from this endorsement at all! I just know good coffee!  Barbara