By Valorie King, Owner & Coffee Maven
Winning the day starts with amazing coffee to fuel your #reallifeadventures! In the previous blog, 3 Tips About Water, I stated the truth and reality: All water is not equal. Remember, to keep it simple, especially brewing that first cup of the day, use fresh drawn, cold filtered water. I wanted to share on Lamppost Coffee Enthusiast’s story about not all water being equal. From our friend, David Dodd. A few months ago, he posted his water #reallifeadventures on Facebook. This story is shared with you by permission and for your enjoyment!
“It was early morning, everyone else was still sleeping. I reach in the fridge and grab a bottle of cold water for my brew. Start to boil the water. 🤔, hhmmm...I wonder where that fruity smell is coming from? Oh well. Prepare my Aeropress with the freshly ground, Anniversary Blend 2018 (roasted by Lamppost Coffee Roasters). Pour hot water over coffee and brew.
I can’t wait! I love that first early morning cup of coffee! It brings with it a sort of peaceful solitude. The smell of freshly ground coffee beans and then the steam rising over the top of the cup. Wait, that fruity smell again… is there a candle burning?
Oh well back to this cup! Bring it up to my mouth...ahh...it’s gonna be so good, wait a second, this fruit smell sure is messing with the coffee aroma. Did Shanna use a new lotion? That’s strong! Oh well, time for the first sip! AGGHHH!!! Spit it out, spit it out! 🤢
Then I see it, the empty bottle by the grinder. The label says Acai-Grape flavored water. Not good. So bad. So saddening. Cup ruined. Moment ruined. I like fruity notes in coffee but not this!”
Oh how I know the feeling of the lost cup and moment, whether by operator error or spillage of some kind.
I would love to hear back from you. Do you have any brewing stories to tell? Could be one about operator error or how a success story! Email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Facebook tag (@LamppostCoffeeRoasters). Instagram tag (@lamppostcoffee or @coffeemavenval).
Now it’s your turn to venture into coffee…