What has been missing in my life these past few days is a steady stream of black coffee. I am surrounded by high tech coffee machines that are endorsed by tennis great Roger Federer, yet, the brand seems to be so high tech that the filters and nozzles are forever clogging. When the machines work, it is really a nice cup of coffee. What I appear to be around is several people owning the same brand, and the machines are all on the fritz. So I packed up the old school coffee pot that costs very little, and we will now have coffee while working. It isn’t a requirement, but it does make the day seem to go a little bit better.
The same can be said about what we created with our aeroponics systems. It is a bit more work than a simple drip or hydroponic arrangement, but you are using the last amount of materials, and when everything is dialed in, the plants grow at astounding rates. The downside is that most people probably don’t care, nor will they maintain the finicky systems to perform well. Perhaps that is the issue with the Jura coffee machines?
So I am walking out the door with an old drip coffee pot, some filters, and ground beans. Is it what I would call great coffee? Not really, but guess what. It is the only coffee we have, and to me, it constitutes a great cup of coffee.
I did meet Roger Federer once on a flight with his family. For the level of play and celebrity, he is at, I was astounded at how grounded he was. What is odd is that his image is a bit tainted now because of my love of coffee and the finicky coffee machines he endorses. Maybe he has a coffee tech coming to his house all the time?
Me? I just improvise, and after traveling the planet, I can even make coffee with a sock. I did debate making my own espresso machine until I did the math for the amount of pressure and temperatures and thought, “probably not a fun idea to play with for safety reasons.”
Ok, my compadre is sorting a tool bin, and he made me laugh as his girlfriend is making him clean up his tools in anticipation for the new control room to be finished. He looked at me as we bent over his old toolbox, “it is just funny that women have the concept that men throw away their tools.”
At least we have coffee today, all day! Yeah! I wonder if Roger Federer would send his coffee tech to look at three machines that are sitting dead in the water?