Friday, September 19, 2008

Coffee Grinder- You Are My Secret Shame

It's not Starbucks.

It's not the actual coffee maker.

It's not the even the lovely and glossy beans themselves per say.

It is my coffee grinder. Oh sweet, grinder, that I cannot live without. Your black sleek design and single push button mechanism makes my day. Every day. When I paid the bargain price of $14.99 for you six years ago (and still going strong!) you were considered an unnecessary item and scoffed at by H. "We'll NEVER use that thing! Why on earth did you buy that and at Trader Joe's of all places! You could have gotten that thing at the evil W or something for less. It's not a grocery store item..." He went on and on but in a moment of weakness and need for fresh beans in the desert, also known as a world without Starbucks or even a regularly opened coffee shop, I had to have it.

Six years later this el cheapo coffee grinder still produces one of the best scents in the world, at least to me. My morning is complete and I am able to press on through the day with a smile once I get a whiff of it's nutty or dark roasted aromas. The scent of my favorite perfume or a freshly bathed baby cannot even compare to how much I love the smell of coffee beans ground to perfection. In seconds it does the job of helping me produce the hot java that I need each day be it decaf or not this little baby is an item that I just cannot live without. Freeze-dried grounds have no place in my kitchen.

I'll let you in on a bit of secret shame too. I sometimes take the grinder out in the middle of the day - just to smell it. It's true, I swear. I'm Vicky, and I'm addicted to my coffee grinder.

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  1. I don't like the taste of coffee but goodness do I LOVE the smell of fresh ground coffee beans. I have said for years that I'm buying a coffee grinder and beans and using that as my potpourri in the kitchen.

    At the grocery store I specifically go down the coffee isle just to smell the sweet aroma.

  2. I luuuuuuuuuv my coffee grinder.

  3. That is great! If I could write as well as you... I could have written the same thing. I NEVER buy pre-ground coffee. Ewwww. Love fresh coffee, and love the smell!!


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