Monthly Archives: December 2007


There’s this guy who is a programmer in my office. A while ago, I was making coffee, and I tapped out the filter so I wouldn’t drip coffee everywhere when I pulled it out. He was very condescending to me about it saying I was making the coffee bitter. But then he said that he didn’t care because he didn’t drink the coffee anyway, implying that the Starbucks coffee we use was bad.

And now he’s in the kitchen reconstituting Folgers.

Now, I’m not a coffee connoisseur by any stretch of the imagination, and when I make coffee, I don’t drink it – I do it just to be nice, but I’m pretty sure that fresh brewed coffee, whether I shake out that last few drops from the filter or not, is still better than dehydrated coffee.

What exactly are “flavor crystals” anyway?