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On Coffee Makers and Filters

December 6th, 2009

4_1196890656_coffeeThe last time we replaced our coffee maker, I decided I’d had enough of white.

White stains! No matter how often you wipe it up or bleach it, when you drink your coffee as strong as we do, white stains.  And in no time flat, that pretty white coffee maker you bought to match your pretty white toaster and your pretty white storage canisters and your pretty white dish-drain and your ugly white and mustard yellow Corelle plates is this gross, dirty, grimy off-white.

Off-white! Gah!

So as we stood in the aisle in WalMart, less than two feet away from a girl I’d written off years ago as someone I’d never see again, I quipped, “I think I’m going to get black this time.”

“Black? Why?” M asked.

“White always gets so dirty.”

“You have to wash black coffee makers, too, ya know.” J said.

“Huh?”

“Yeah.  They stain just as bad as white ones.”

“Really? That’s weird.  I figured it wouldn’t show up as much cause it’s… you know… black.”

“Nah.  They stain just as bad.”

“Uh… huh.  Well, I think I’ll give it a shot anyway.”

That wasn’t what ended the conversation.  What ended the conversation was J introducing me to my ex-fuck-buddy’s fiance and then realizing he was my fuck-buddy when they started dating.  And remained my fuck-buddy well into their relationship.  Cause no one ever told me he was seeing anyone.  Not even J.  And the girl is J’s best friend.

As in, I found out that day in WalMart.  Seven years later.  O.o

Anyway…  J was wrong.  Black does not stain as bad as white.  I am the worst about forgetting, in the time it takes to walk from the kitchen to M’s office (which is about ten steps, all told) and deposit His mug on His desk, I spilled coffee that needs to be wiped up.  And a year later, my black coffee maker is still… You guessed it! Black! Yay!

And my new black coffee maker came with a washable coffee filter.  All black and gold and pretty.  Unless it breaks, I never have to buy paper filters again! Right? Right.

Except, when we got home from Thanksgiving shopping, Master said, “Oh shoot.  I was going to buy a new coffee filter.”

I canted my head a little and peered at Him through curious slits and asked, “A new filter? Oh.  You mean the carbon cartridge?” Because my stain-free black coffee maker also has a water filter that goes in the back.

“Well, that, too, but I was thinking about getting a new filter.”

My eyes narrowed further.  “Why do we need a new coffee filter?”

“Well, it is getting old.”

“Yes, but it still works.”

“I just think we need a new one.”

“So… Let me get this straight.  You, who have probably made ten pots of coffee in seven years, none of which have been with the new pot, know better than I when we need a new coffee filter?”

“Yep.”

Well, okay then.

Those are my coffee stories for the week.  Tell me yours!

  1. December 6th, 2009 at 18:15 | #1

    Keurig Machine. I LOVE mine and won’t go back. We have one at the office which prompted me to buy one for home. I can have a variety of coffee, make a cup at a time, and no burning. It’s a little more pricey but considering that a bag of coffee was long since stale before we even got halfway through it….it’s worth it.
    .-= Dangerous Lilly´s last blog ..The Lilly List =-.

  2. December 6th, 2009 at 19:38 | #2

    Heh. It’s Tassimo for me. A cup at a time, it makes tea, cocoa, espresso, latte, cappuccino and regular coffee. Like Lilly says of the Keurig, it’s pricey but that’s why I work. Lol.

  3. December 7th, 2009 at 00:49 | #3

    We Dominants can be so confusing. I do the same thing to jor and insist we need groceries when I never even go in the kitchen. Sometimes, it’s just to see if he’ll let me win. That’s half the fun.

  4. December 7th, 2009 at 17:51 | #4

    rayne misunderstood me. I was referring to the carbon filter that you need to occasionally replace. I think rayne is starting to hear phantom voices or something.

  5. December 8th, 2009 at 08:25 | #5

    @Dangerous Lilly @Carrie Ann I’m not sure where I stand on single serve pots. It seems like so much work for a couple who drinks at least a pot a day. Sometimes more. Course, it also would mean that I could have pumpkin spice coffee right after I make him a cup of plain.

    How much is the difference in cost? Like, we don’t drink Maxwell House (much) or anything. We usually buy fresh, gourmet beans. Once upon a time, we only bought Starbucks. God damn, they’re expensive. Unfortunately, since M broke our coffee grinder, we have to grind them at the store, now, though. So we buy Green Mountain more than anything else.

    @Kayla Lol. I’m probably the most pigheaded bitch you’ll meet. I try not to let Him win when He’s right! If He’s wrong? Pfft! It takes a minor miracle to shut me up.

    @Melen Surrrrrrre. That’s what they all say! (Kidding… kidding.) <3

  6. December 11th, 2009 at 07:06 | #6

    Enjoyed your blog, my personal favourite is the Keurig, a really fantastic coffee machine

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