Kid, I was chuggin' espresso before your Mama graduated grade school!

The other day in Trader Joe's I purchased two large cans of dark roasted beans.  A helpful 20-something employee asked me, "Sir, do you have a machine to grind these at home?"  (Translation: "Old man, you do realize you're buying beans, not NesCafe, right?") I held my tongue. "Yeah. I do."  Coffee is kind of my thing. Anyone who's had my homemade Soy Latte can attest to my skills. I absolutely need a cup of personality in the morning or I'll never get Mr. Grumpy out of my head. On the road I am a loyal Starbucks patron, with Eric and Gordon close behind. Glen Burtnik calls Starbucks "Fivebucks", which is a fair snark, but I will never, ever be mad at a place for making great coffee. Recently in Austria I asked the desk person if her city (Linz) had a Starbucks.  Her shoulders slumped with frustration and she said, "I'm embarrassed to say that we don't. I wish we did!"  I felt her pain.

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  • Your oldest brother

    Your oldest brother Vestavia Hills, AL

    Three words - Death Wish Coffee (deathwishcoffee.com) Try it; not the Valhalla for wusses, the Death Wish. It'll put hair on your chest as Papou used to say.

    Three words - Death Wish Coffee (deathwishcoffee.com) Try it; not the Valhalla for wusses, the Death Wish. It'll put hair on your chest as Papou used to say.

  • Parthenon Huxley

    Parthenon Huxley

    Just ordered a couple bags from Kings Road Cafe in LA. The hair goes beyond the chest!

    Just ordered a couple bags from Kings Road Cafe in LA. The hair goes beyond the chest!

  • Gill

    Gill London, England!

    Love the new site. Very cool and slick and hip with just the right amount of uncoolness and unslickness and unhipness to give it total Huxness. I shall often be caught loitering around this site, with and without intent, like a doowop dude harmonising around a street corner... Hmm. Oh well... Just sayin'...

    Love the new site. Very cool and slick and hip with just the right amount of uncoolness and unslickness and unhipness to give it total Huxness. I shall often be caught loitering around this site, with and without intent, like a doowop dude harmonising around a street corner... Hmm. Oh well... Just sayin'...

  • HCrabtree

    HCrabtree

    Have you tried Seattle's Best? Or as I call it, Best Way To Have A Heart Attack?

    Have you tried Seattle's Best? Or as I call it, Best Way To Have A Heart Attack?

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