I don’t drink coffee.
But, I love, love, love the smell of coffee
and, I use coffee in recipes.
When I was fully engaged in composting, I LOVED the grounds (note to self: get back into composting)
As a result, I don’t make good coffee. I’m not proud of this, it’s just a fact.
I tried putting egg shells in the fresh grounds. Evidently, coffee is acidic and egg shells are alkaline. So…if you put egg shells in coffee…it reduces the acidity. Unfortunately, that just meant I made bad low acidic coffee (I am very versatile). I wonder if I was supposed to wash the egg shells first?
I tried grinding my own beans, but I forgot to screw the top on. What a mess.
I tried freezing the coffee, but I don’t think coffee is supposed to have ice crystals on it (okay, slight detour here. Don’t you love the scene in “Mother” when Debbie Reynolds tells her son [Albert Brooks] that the ice on top of the ice cream is a protective layer that keeps the ice cream fresh?)
It got so bad that whenever friends would visit they would bring me a new coffee maker. No good. They still required my [lack of] coffee making skills. (But, I do have a lot of coffee makers to sell….)
Maybe I’ll learn to drink coffee.