I can't recall the acronym some else used for brewing with our left over
grounds for a fund raiser (ABBA sticks in my mind) but ABC is "Already
Brewed Coffee" and what a story.
For the last couple of weeks I have been putting my grounds on a plate in
the sun to dry. With them dry, they pack very nice into jars for
compost. Well, our former roommate saw it, asked about it and I told him
what it was for. "for compost, drying so it does not mold and
smell". Well, the next day I was requested to roast (burn :-( ) him some
coffee. I said sure, pulling down some of the free bland Mexican I had,
and taking it to 575 in about 10 minutes. ( I should say, he says he
likes/prefers the "dark stuff" and can't taste his way out of a paper
sack). Anyway, all roasted, I told him it was on the stove to take when he
left. The next day I noticed at two separate instances that my grounds
were gone and his beans were still on the stove. "Penny, why didn't Robyn
take the coffee he wanted?" a distracted "I don't know, I think he
did". Need I go on...? "Penny, did you move my composting
grounds...?" light bulb comes on, I almost hit the floor laughing, my
first ABC brand coffee customer.
She checked with him, and yes he took the grounds ("really, those weren't
mine" :-O) since he couldn't remember what I said about which coffee was
his. The ground "coffee" was easier (like he ever saw ground coffee
here). Here I am battling whether to tell him the truth about the coffee
so I ask Penny to find out (she is on the phone with him) what he
thought. She knows immediately what happened and asks. "Ok, it's was
coffee". I couldn't quite come clean with him but did say he was welcome
to keep it but I did not expect it too be really good coffee as it was a
test blend (of compost left unsaid) I was experimenting with and that he
should pick up the beans when he was by again.
My first inadvertent "customer". He is on a tight budget, I wonder if this
could work...no, bad john, bad john no, well....no...well....
AlChemist at large
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