Wednesday, January 11, 2012

rock for people who don't like rock

Okay, I'm ready to talk about it now. John sent me a link the other day to an article about Crio Bru (there is an umlaut in their name, but I don't know how to make my computer type those). They have a very fruity website with silly health claims on it that may or may not be true, but here's the thing: it is roasted, ground cocoa beans (probably cacao nibs, technically). You brew it like coffee. Which means, and this is why I bought it (from the Harmons in Roy), that it will satisfy your craving for both coffee AND hot chocolate. Not that you have one, I'm just saying that some of us had multiple family members who drank coffee and filled the air with its sweet perfume, so coffee is conflated with happiness and security in our brains.

So much better than Postum or Pero. I can get cacao nibs in bulk from my hippie co-op, as well.

Coffee drinkers, help me out here: does a French press keep the coffee warm? Or are you left with a lukewarm drink that you then have to heat back up after it's finished brewing?

So, if I get to a point where I can't function if I don't start my day with a searingly hot cup of brewed cocoa, then we'll know that I'm in violation of the Word of Wisdom as I interpret it (ask me about my permissiveness!). At that point you are permitted to stage an intervention or something.

The goats all hate me right now. It might be because they don't have any straw in their hutches and they've eaten all the hay we used as bedding instead of straw. Who knows? Maybe they just don't like celery.

My Mormon Pioneer book has me all full of ideas for the spring, and I'm chomping at the bit to build a bigger chicken coop and get some more chicks. Maybe even a rooster again, now that all my kids are big enough to defend themselves. Ooh, I was so mad at that rooster when he attacked Willa. I just about put him into the next dimension I kicked him so hard.

Do you think I should give my parents some button quail for their anniversary? I bet they'd love that, being given a pet they didn't ask for. They're crazy about pets.


tipsybaker said...

The French press keeps the coffee hot for the 6 minutes required to brew it, if I understand your question correctly.
I think YOU should get button quail.

richvm said...

Our neighbor gave his wife pygmy goats for Christmas and she didn't even want them! So how do you interpret the word of wisdom? :) You know me and coffee- it is a happy, comforting, wonderful smell. I would love to be a coffee drinker. I'll just keep pretending.

Tori said...

As much as I love french press coffee, it's really only good for the first round. I usually have to nuke my second cup. And sometimes it gets a weird taste from sitting around. But the first cup is beyond delicious and piping hot.

Tori said...

And PS, forgive my ignorance, but I always thought caffeine was the issue? It's the temperature? OR does caffeine count as "strong?" Just wondering, since every Mormon kid I ever knew was always sneaking chocolate and leaded Pepsi.