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There Better Be Coffee…

…in the kitchen.

Or else.

And it better be espresso.

Cause my stomach can’t handle filter coffee anymore.

That last statement was kind of false. It’s not the type of coffee that my stomach dislikes, it’s the amount. I figure if I’m going to have one coffee a day (long gone are the college days of intravenous coffee absorption), may as well make it a good one.

Nicky and Jepeto got me this machine for my birthday a few years back and although it only gets used once a day, it’s become one of the kitchen’s most important components.

Next to the oven, because the oven is pretty important too.

And there’s the fridge, that humming stalwart that keeps everything from rotting. The fridge is pretty key as well.

I guess that places the espresso machine 3rd in terms of popularity. That’s not too bad, you know.

I’m going to go to work now.

espresso in the kitchen

 

Welcome to day 12 of 30 Days of Writing, a creative writing challenge . We’ve gotta be halfway there by now, but you know what? We’re not. Today’s prompt is “In the kitchen”  and you’ll probably need more than 1 cup of coffee to get through it all.

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  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    I’ve had one coffee in my life. I mean, one cup. That’s it. Love the smell, could care less about the rest of it. I don’t know how I get by, frankly.

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    I hate coffee. The smell. The taste. Everything. My dad was huge into it. My brother, too. Me? Blech. 

    It does make for good photos though. 🙂

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