Writers run on coffee, and I’m not sure I’m mentally capable of writing a sentence without my cup of morning joe. I love coffee and I'm drinking some right now.
Another thing I love… putting the right people together.
I’m a bit of a matchmaker, and my matches have led to happy unions and, officially, two marriages. But not all connections are love connections... some are caffeinated.
Like last Sunday.
After talking my husband into hitting the garage sale trail with me, our path led to coffee.Actually, it was the yard sale of a food distributor. His tables were stocked with everything from coconut flour and gluten-free specialties to coffee and tea. Unfortunately, I didn't buy any coffee because his boxes upon boxes of beverages were all pods for a Keurig.
Fast forward to the very next garage sale five blocks away with a Keurig coffeemaker at the curb. Cost: $15. But I didn't buy it. Instead, I asked the seller why she was parting with her Keurig. Her reply was lack of counter space and how expensive it was to brew drinks! So while I couldn’t do anything about her counter space situation, I told her about the previous sale, went to my car, and got the address for her. And luckily, she had her husband to cover for her at her own sale while she went shopping:)
I love it when stuff like that happens. As for me, I’m still brewing in my vintage Chemex, which doesn’t take up a lot of room.
’s Best) pay a quarter per cup. The most expensive home-brewed cup was, no surprise here, Keurig and their competitors, at $1.25 per cup! Which may be a deal if you’re trying to cut
back on a twice-a-day Starbucks fix and save a few bucks. Seattle
Windtree Press author Jamie Brazil drinks medium roast, writes fiction, and obsesses over her Bloodhound.
PS- How much does your morning cup of joe cost? I think it was Fast Company magazine that ran a how-much-does-it-cost coffee comparison recently. Based on a 12-cup pot, Maxwell House/ Folgers will run a nickel a cup, while bagged coffee drinkers (Tully’s/