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    Every single morning before the sun comes up, I find my favorite mug and make my way to the coffee machine. I turn on the coffee machine, rinse out the pot, fill it up with water and add coffee grounds to the filter. When it's ready, I fill my mug and add sweetner and milk. *Awwwww I'm ready to begin my day!

    When I get to work I go to my desk, get my coffee cup with Indian designs and head to the break room. I turn on the coffee machine, rinse out my coffee cup, load an individual decanter into the machine, put the cup under the spout and press start. After my cup fills up, I add sweetner and creamer.

    In the breakroom, I see the exact same people each day doing the same ritual. We call it "our coffee ceremony." Without this ceremony our coffee culture would cease to exist. Perhaps I should compose a coffee ceremony song to render while the coffee is brewing? *L

    What does your coffee ceremony consist of?
    Powwows will continue to evolve in many directions. It is inevitable.

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    We had one of those big 12 cup coffee makers at home, I found I was wasting a vast amount of what might be a non-renewable resource soon. I bought one of those Tassimo machines and life has become a ritual of picking out what kind of coffee I would like and within one minute, I have in my mug that says, "Stop Me Before I Volunteer Again" a nice fresh, brewed just for me cup of coffee (or speciality tea).

    Did you know that if you save all your coffee grounds and scatter them on your lawn or garden that they act as a water retention material? Keeps the garden/lawn drought proof as any amount of moisture is absorbed by the grounds and later absorbed by the dirt/grass. Now, when my dogs decide to roll on the ground they come in smelling like a cup of coffee.
    A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. — Robert A. Heinlein

    I can see the wheel turning but the Hamster appears to be dead.

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    • #3
      Who - I don't have a ritual b/c I jump from coffee to water to diet dr. pepper when the mood strikes. However, according to recent news reports, with all of mother natures changes, coffee beans may not be around in another 30 to 40 years!!!!!! How awful to think of a world with out coffee or chocolate (there are reports about cocoa beans being affected the same way) because of high temps, droughts, etc. :( Let's hope the reports are wrong!



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      • #4
        I use a coffee machine making sure i use very cold water as for coffee brands it dont matter whatever is cheapest... Some mornings I make coffee some mornings Wife does just depends...

        Speaking of Coffee reminds me of my Grandma, She rose early ever morning just about sun up to make coffee. She would dump coffee into a pot and set it on the stove and boil it on high flame. Then pour a little bit of cold water to settle the grounds, She would get a cup and saucer out and pour some coffee and lots of sugar and drink her coffee. I will always remember her sitting at the kitchen table drinking coffee with her long hair hanging down to her waist not yet put up, slowly drinking her coffee while the rest of the house still slept...
        ᎠᏂᎩᏚᏩᎩ - Anigiduwagi
        Till I Die!

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        • #5
          All I know is that somehow the coffee gets made, and by the time I wake up, I'm in front of the pot, fully dressed, pouring what appears to be a second cup. And I'm the only one up at that time of the morning. Hmm, one of these days I'm gonna have to find out how that darn coffee gets made!

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          • #6
            My routine, is not so routine...I don't usually drink coffee before work...so, when I get to the office one of several things will happen....either the coffee has been made and is dripping when I come in the door, because I won't drink it if it sits for more than an hour or so....nononono....or I make it when I walk in, ......or, sometimes when I walk in someone has gone to DD's and brought me COFFEE.....(and I am coffee picky....my faves are Dunkin Donuts (XL, cream and sugar) or Maxwell House French Roast),
            when I'm off from work...I drink coffee at Mama and Daddy's house with them on Monday mornings...and on my other off days...I usually go get it myself...or if I want more than one cup , I'll make a pot at home...

            Do ya'll find you drink more coffee in the cooler temps?
            I know I sure do....
            I will be a good girl , I will be a good girl, I will be a good girl......awe hell, we know this ain't gonna happen....

            "Daddy would have gotten us Uzis."


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            Pigheaded said: "How come noone ever wants to pull pork?"

            Joe'sDad said:"Wait. I can do without sweet. Just make it black...like my heart!"

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            • #7
              Anyone ever have their grandparents make "pretend coffee" from chicory?

              My gran used to make that and spruce bark tea.
              A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. — Robert A. Heinlein

              I can see the wheel turning but the Hamster appears to be dead.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by yaahl View Post
                Anyone ever have their grandparents make "pretend coffee" from chicory?

                My gran used to make that and spruce bark tea.
                OMG. Yeah, I havn't thought about that in forever. I think that is why I started drinking coffe late in life. BLAHHHH! LOL

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                • #9
                  So nobody makes a regular morning stop at Starbucks or Seattles' Best?

                  I always see these places PACKED!
                  Powwows will continue to evolve in many directions. It is inevitable.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by WhoMe View Post
                    So nobody makes a regular morning stop at Starbucks or Seattles' Best?

                    I always see these places PACKED!
                    Not me. I see these places packed too, and wonder, WHY? Starbucks tastes worse than grandma's chicory sweetened with castor oil. Blah!
                    I'll take walmart's Master Chef over Toomuchbucks any day.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by WhoMe View Post
                      So nobody makes a regular morning stop at Starbucks or Seattles' Best?

                      I always see these places PACKED!
                      Nope...

                      Here's why...

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                      A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. — Robert A. Heinlein

                      I can see the wheel turning but the Hamster appears to be dead.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by yaahl View Post
                        Nope...

                        Here's why...

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                        • #13
                          I have been to starbucks once...just last weekend b/c one of my bosses got all of us a vanilla soy latte one morning...and they were AWESOME! (I'm a soy and almond milk drinker) So that weekend, I went and got a sugar free vanilla soy latte but it didn't taste as good as the sugary one. *L* But it is kind of pricey to spend that much on coffee....latte or not.



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                          • #14
                            It depends on which coffee equipment is working.
                            I wake up and head downstairs to the kitchen table and fill a pot with water and put it on the stove.

                            It takes a while to boil so I usually turn on the radio and listen
                            to music with my head on the table because I am so tired.
                            The annoying pop music keeps me from falling back to sleep.

                            After the water has boiled I open the bright yellow and red package of El Pico coffee (cheap but good) measure a few tablespoons into a coffee press
                            pour in the water and about this time my 15 year old daughter is saying come on Mom I have to go NOW!!!!!!!
                            I sadly leave the coffee drive her to school come home wake up my son and eventually have that now not so hot cup of coffee.
                            Last edited by annie_griffin; 10-21-2011, 06:01 PM. Reason: typos

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by WhoMe View Post
                              So nobody makes a regular morning stop at Starbucks or Seattles' Best?

                              I always see these places PACKED!
                              Lol When I use to live in Seattle....
                              ᎠᏂᎩᏚᏩᎩ - Anigiduwagi
                              Till I Die!

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