space-age jitters

by RhodesTer on February 5, 2008

in Humor/Satire

In the event that you’re not sure coffeesister deserves her online name, allow me to share this anecdote with you..

The other day there was a knock at the door. As she answered, a gruff voice said, “Delivery, lady.. where d’ya want it?” She told him that right inside the entryway would be fine. So he backed the truck up to the door and rolled out the fork lift. With it, he trumbled into our living room and deposited the biggest box of coffee I’ve ever seen.

Over the holidays we came across a new-fangled coffee maker made by Braun that was on sale for half price. It uses laser technology. It takes these space-age little coffee pods with space-age coffee in them and the laser reads the bar code on the label of the pod, which tells it how hot to heat the water and how much to deposit into your cup. It jams the water through the pod after punching a space-age hole in it, and makes the perfect cup of coffee as a result. It also makes the perfect chai tea latte, or french roast vanilla, or cappuccino, or whatever you’d like that’s available in the line of space-age pods they offer. I think the machine we bought was half price because the new line they just put out cleans your coffee cups when you’re done and orders more off the internet when you run low. Shoot, we can do that stuff ourselves, we’re not lazy.

After bringing the machine home, coffeesister unpacked it and found a coupon to order a box of pods online. This particular box was small because it was free, and the pods lasted us about a week. But we liked them so much that we decided to order more, so she ordered the box that the fork lift brought in, which is jam-packed with a thousand different space-age coffee pods of every imaginable sort, which will take us at least a month or more to go through. Less if I start blogging more often.

So now we order coffee from the internet. The supermarket next door doesn’t carry the spage-age pods anyway, so we have to. I just let coffeesister do it, since she’s the one with the appropriate username.  I don’t think they send extra pods because of it, but they should.

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1 Omyword! February 5, 2008 at 7:31 am

I went to the Tassimo website and watched it in action, which made me want to get out of bed now and make coffee on my Italian espresso maker…so I looked it up so I can brag about it to you…and found out that it is a fascist coffee maker: http://italian.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.ineedcoffee.com/03/mokaexpress/ Coffeesister should enjoy that. hehe

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2 RhodesTer February 5, 2008 at 7:45 am

I have to admit that as much as I love your beautiful coffee maker, I must object to it’s invasion of my Polish sausage.

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3 RhodesTer February 5, 2008 at 7:46 am

I have to admit that as much as I love your beautiful coffee maker, I must object to its invasion of my Polish sausage.

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4 Scott February 5, 2008 at 5:56 pm

I love the coffee pod thing. A coworker has one and it did make a damn fine ’spresso. I make my coffee using a Chemex brewer (http://www.spiritualtramp.com/2007/01/chemex_brewer.html). Lower tech, but also really low maintenance. Only makes coffee though.

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5 RhodesTer February 6, 2008 at 12:58 am

I’m waiting for donut pods. That’ll be fun.

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6 Rene February 6, 2008 at 2:55 am

Love it.

I decided a while back that only two things in life are not worth skimping on, no matter how broke I am: coffee and beer.

Life’s too short to drink cheap coffee, or cheap beer.

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7 RhodesTer February 6, 2008 at 4:35 am

Amen to both, sister. The beer in this house is usually Foster’s, Sam Adams, Guinness or Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

Bud WHO? ick.

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8 Scott February 7, 2008 at 4:36 pm

I don’t know if you get it that far west, but you need to try anything by Dogfish Head. Great brewery over here on the Right Coast. http://www.dogfish.com/

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9 RhodesTer February 7, 2008 at 10:36 pm

No, we don’t have it. Sadly enough.

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