In a recent conversation with my Husband…recent as in just a second ago, and at least six or seven times a day, everyday for the last 6 years…
He has wondered how it is that I manage to drink all the coffee.
On average, I drink about 85% of the coffee at home. The coffee ratio between us is something like 4 to 1 per pot.
Okay so I drink an unusual amount of Joe. I love the shit. I even drink a cup before bed and believe it or not it helps me sleep. I have gone to bed without my bedtime cup of coffee, only to lay there for an hour thinking , “Mmm…a cup of coffee would be really nice…”. Then I’ll get up and make one, drink it and sleep like a baby. Seriously.
On average I make about 3 pots per day, sometimes more depending on the day. Our coffee maker makes 5 cups based on my mug size. It’s a large-ish mug…
To be fair I always announce when I have made fresh coffee. That conversation goes like this:
Me: “I made fresh coffee Baby.”
Him: tipping his mug to peer inside at the cold coffee already growing a milk skin on it, “I still have half a cup…”
Me: “That’s disgusting…you can have fresh…”
Him: “There’s nothing wrong with this coffee. I’ll get a cup later…”
Me: “Ick.” as I pour myself a fresh cup.
An hour later… repeat.
An hour after that…repeat.
Three hours or so later, he’s finally reached the end of his cold coffee and is ready for a fresh cup, only to find, what he affectionately refers to as “scags” left in the coffee maker. That is old-ish, burned and bitter, coffee dredges. He empties the coffee maker into his cup and marvels at how I can drink so much so fast.
I give him ample opportunity to get fresh, warm, yummy coffee. I even offer to get it for him, because it grosses me out that he drinks “dead and dying coffee”. I have on occasion pinched his mug when he’s preoccupied, empty out whatever is growing in it, washed it and filled it with fresh Joe. Muddy with milk just how he likes it. He’ll argue that the coffee that was in there was, “perfectly good…” or that it was, “…still okay, it was just from yesterday…”
The man has a lead-lined stomach.
So the rule here is simple, if I mention that there is fresh coffee and you don’t get yourself some quickly…you’re more likely to get “scags”.
Sucks to be you…drink faster!