Coffee Carnage

WARNING: what you are about to see may shock your coffee beans. Please cover their eyes!

My roommate, Neil, had a little “accident”.

He was cold brewing some coffee and the apparatus fell off the counter. It made a nasty clumpy mess everywhere, all earthen and grainy.

I took the following photo in memoriam.


The grizzly scene looked like a dead ringer, pun intended, for a set of a horror movie. I couldn’t resist doing some color manipulation in a photo editor I’ve been playing with called GIMP (the poor man’s Photoshop).


Pretty gruesome, huh?! My roommate’s caption for the modified photo would be: “One fateful night, Neil snapped and killed Ebenezer.” Da, da, duuuuum.

Not to worry. No furry felines were harmed in the making of this picture. The same can’t be said for the poor coffee though.

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  1. It had been going for about 2 hours or so. Yeah, I think you’re right, Julie. The act of making a traditional pot is so much part of the experience! (!!!!!!)

    But you really should try some of the cold brew if you ever get a chance. It’s so non-acidic. It’s almost weird how smooth it is.

  2. That is just … you know, there really aren’t words to do justice to this, Rob. The closest I could come would have to be “Waaaaay too much time on your hands!” 🙂

  3. Very interesting. So was he brewing it for 12 hours when it fell? I’d love to try it, but part of the coffee experience is brewing a pot. I love the sound of the beep when it’s done! My curiousity is piqued. Hmmmm…

  4. Well, we both cleaned it up. Didn’t take too long, since it was still wet.

    The coffee is brewed cold, but you drink it hot by adding hot water. It’s concentrated in the brew so you have to add more water later.

    Here’s some info

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