Tuesday, February 26, 2008

C8H10N4O2

For those who recognize this set of alphanumeric characters... you will understand why I am celebrating this enigmatic series this morning. I've not had it for three weeks... and as I type... well in between my typing at any rate... (you could assume that immediately following each and every poorly placed ellipsis...)... ... I am enjoying a C8H10N4O2 filled sip of goodness. It is a molecule you see...

C is for the consciousness this simple thing provides...
H is for the happiness it's liquid base engenders...
N is for the nasal joy that just precedes indulgence...
O is for the 'OMG' I've missed my freaking coffee!!

*Normally I am of the opinion that all poetry should rhyme, but... well... I only just started my cup and I didn't want to wait for the creative portion of my brain to fully awake. Maybe the Muse will appreciate it.

3 comments:

The Irascible Neufonzola said...

I don't know why this came into my head. Maybe I should be a poet too, I could just rip off old hymns.

All hail the power of roasted beans!
Let tea drinkers prostrate fall;
Bring forth the cup without cream or sugar,
And chug it, grounds and all!
Bring forth the cup without cream or sugar,
And chug it, grounds and all.

Percussivity said...

Nice... but leave out the grounds. Once when my wife was still learning how to use Mr. Coffee the filter bent inward spilling some grounds into the pot which then made it into my cup. I got a nice mouthful of grounds and I wasn't happy.

I just recently bought a new backpacking stove called a Jetboil and it comes with a french press! I can't wait to try it out.

The Irascible Neufonzola said...

OK, so I agree on the grounds thing. But I needed a phrase ending in "all", and it seemed to embody an exuberant all-in attitude towards coffee.

And french presses are nice, but I still haven't gotten around to getting one. Seems antithetical for campfire coffee, for which the traditional recipe follows:

Take the remaining crumbs in the bottom of either an empty Folgers tin or a packet of instant coffee and bung them in a pot. Then find some various plants that look like they could possibly be a plant named chicory (but at least are not poison ivy) and rip out the roots. Toss the roots into the fire til they are mostly ash. Pick out the roasted "chicory", smash it with a rock, and bung it in the pot. Find a stream that does not smell like algae, and add water. Take care to avoid spent cigarettes. Then toss the pot on a fire, and wait til it boils for 20 minutes to kill all bacteria, or at least sedate said bacteria. Enjoy!