Hi there, I’m the husband of the K-Cup Barista and I’m hijacking her blog. (That’ll teach her to leave the computer lying around.) I appreciate the smell of coffee, but I’ve never gotten the hang of drinking the stuff. I tell you, I’m positively weird. I ran across a post the other day where someone was asking:
“Do any of you feel that when you see the ever popular Keurig, it makes you want to become a coffee drinker?… even when you know you hate it, because it tastes like wet cigarette ashes.”
That’s exactly how I feel. The other day my wife was sipping some Original Donut House Coffee (Coffee People) and it smelled great. Plus, the cover of the little K-Cups pack looks so good. So I snatched the mug out of her hand and slurped a little sip. It was terrible! It was so bitter it took about an hour to get that taste out of my mouth. Just reinforced how much I really don’t like coffee.
If a cup of coffee has lots of sugar and cream to cover up the coffee taste, I can sort of tolerate it, but if you have to cover it up, why are you even bothering in the first place?
So yes, I am non-coffee drinker who is married to a coffee F-A-N-A-T-I-C. It’s not so bad, though, because whenever she makes a cup of coffee, there’s that nice aroma. And I really like the Keurig a lot. But I think I like it because I’m intrigued by the physics of it and how cool the K-Cups are. It has even managed to overcome my natural cheapness.
Despite my non-coffee ways, I love my wife so much. Sometimes she even makes me a Mocha and puts in heaps of whipped cream. So much, that I can’t really taste the coffee any more.