See what I did this morning? Yes, I put whole coffee beans are in the coffee maker. I wonder what the coffee would taste like if I actually made it like this. A while ago Karen bought a coffee grinder, and I was very excited. But here’s what they never tell you about grinding your own coffee: it adds an extra step to your morning ritual. If you’ve been making your coffee with your eyes closed in the morning like me, sometimes that little addition to the morning routine causes confusion.
You know what else they don’t tell you when you buy a coffee grinder? For two weeks you gotta do math in your head before your caffeine fix, and your coffee will probably suck until you get it right. Monday’s coffee will have the consistency of mud, Tuesday it will be brown water, Wednesday it will come out in clumps, Thursday you’ll make a pot using your last little bit of ground coffee because you really can’t afford to fall asleep that afternoon, and Friday you’ll go to a coffee shop. Finally you decide how you like it, and so you take a blowtorch (maybe a class 5 laser) and mark the level on the coffee grinder so you will never have to count scoops again.
The only down side is that now you need at least one eye open to see the mark.