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The Daily Grind

Covert Ops | Oct 20, 2006 03:06 PM

Everytime we move, we end up throwing out/giving away our coffee pot because we never drink it. Then we buy/inherit another one, to repeat the process. Well, THIS time we're actually drinking coffee in the morning, so we broke down and bought another one, as well as a grinder.

DH, a former barista (baristo?) INSISTS on grinding the coffee at home. However, I'm not coherent in the morning before I have my coffee -- I can't even coordinate a shower before I have some -- so I grind and set up the coffee maker before bed and set the timer.

He insists this is terrible, because the beans must be ground IMMEDIATELY before brewing, not the night before. My response? "It's only Eight O'Clock French roast, for cryin' out loud!"

Neither of us, despite our pretensions, is a connoiseur. I can tell if a coffee is freshly BREWED, but grinded? Honestly, does it make much of a difference, especially with cheap coffee?

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