14. I love coffee.
I think I may be losing my tastebuds as I get older though.
Sometimes it seems like I can't taste it anymore. So I will switch brands temporarily.
However, I fell in love last year. My neighbors went on vacation to Hawaii. As usual, I kept an eye on their house, checked to see if plants needed to be watered, etc. When they came back, they gave me a bag of Kona coffee. From Hawaii. I'm in love. Since then, as you can see from the picture above, I have tried different brands and flavors, picking up sample bags and trial sizes, trying to find something to compare. Nothing does. Oh, sure, I can order more from the address on the bag, but surely there is something comparable that I can buy locally. (As I took these pictures, I noticed one bag of Kona coffee says clearly "Contains not less than 10% Kona coffee" - so I guess it could contain 11% and call itself Kona coffee??)
The search continues. Meanwhile, I'm starting to think I need to make a coffee book (and put it on the coffee table???) Too bad I've thrown away so many bags already.
Coffee is not just for drinking though. Many years ago, I had been brayering stamp pad ink to make some background papers. I threw my scrap paper in the trash. Later, I put a used coffee filter in the trash. "Later that same day...", I noticed the coffee grounds had seaped all through the scrap paper and made the stamp pad ink run. It was really fascinating. I cleaned off the page and put it in my techniques journal. But I've never been able to duplicate it.