Monday, July 07, 2008

The Existential Question of the Day



Someone please tell me this. I can get no peace by night or day until I learn the answer. It's that important.

I love coffee, but if I have any in the afternoon I generally go for unleaded although I'd rather not. Why, why, oh why, does decaffeinated coffee taste so horrible? It tastes like licking the bottom of an ashtray.

A relatively trivial matter in this mixed up, jumbled up world, but it bugs me. In this day and age of technology, they really ought to be able to make a better cup of decaf.

8 comments:

Palm boy said...

Coffee is foul whenever.
Try and energy drink. And in the spirit of caffinated beverage blogs...
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Sorry, shameless plug.

But really, coffee is nasty.

Solameanie said...

Oh, no. Not if you have good brew. It's the decaf that's nasty.

As for energy drinks, I'd be dangerous on one of those. Ever try Jolt Cola?

lee n. field said...

An effect of the Fall, like lite beer (Waaaa-pteuuuuie!).

Don't see much point to unleaded myself. And straight coffee is foul -- needs to be cut with cream and sugar-equivalent.

Solameanie said...

No, straight, black coffee is the deal. The aroma, the flavor. But it has to be a good blend, otherwise it's pure dreck.

saunch said...

I'm with you Meanie. Straight, black coffee is wonderful. However, having lived in the South and having regularly consumed coffee with chicory, I'm not as picky about the blend as you. If it's black and strong, I can usually drink it. I've not really found a decaf that measures up by itself, though in my "old age" I am now in the habit of mixing about 60/40 caf and decaf. Remember all those years working in radio when your coffee was the most key factor determining whether you did a good show or not? I had a cup of coffee in my hand at all times. Alright, now I'm thirsty for a cup of coffee. See what you started?

mtnson57@yahoo.com(Thomas) said...

Joel,
It's kinda like Jesus. You gotta have the real thing. I love a good cup any time. Try some Blue Mountain some time, if you have not yet.

In Christ,
Thomas

Gilbert said...

Jolt cola? Do you remember Nitro? I think that stuff was banned after it boasted 4 times the caffeine of Jolt, and literally sent some students into DT's, as it became somewhat popular with students, sold at University communities including U of I, where I saw it...

Solameanie said...

Love Jamaica Blue Mountain, just can't afford it.

Gilbert, I don't remember Nitro, but I do remember caffeinated water, which seems to have also vanished.