Friday, April 29, 2011

High Yield

I stumbled out of bed wondering if I had slept all day. I had gotten up earlier with the dogs and put on coffee, then thinking it would be nice to lay down again for just a few minutes while the coffee finished. The coffee ............ have you seen the price of coffee lately? This is what led me to buy Hills Brothers coffee last time I was in Menard's. Cheaper. I have heard of Hills Brothers; it's not like I purchased some questionable item that might not even be made from coffee beans, how bad can it be? I was reading the can ( a real can and not one of the faked out cardboard things of late; although, I do like the plastic tub with the handle on it that Maxwell House uses). It says "high yield" ....twice on the can. What does that mean? Are they referring to the number of cups of coffee? Sounds like a crop term to me. Do they yield more beans from their plants? Very confusing, especially before I have any of this high yield coffee.

I grab a cup and go to the TV. Expecting to see Matt and Meredith covering the royal wedding that I slept through (like I would have gotten up and tuned in at that hour ....), instead I get Star Trek Next Generation and wonder if that is the wedding and my vision has been affected by the last two days of a headache. No, wrong channel. They managed to marry without me and the two kisses have been broadcast over and over. The Royal experts are rehashing the event endlessly and I am sipping my first coffee of the day............

High yield? Not cups, I tell you. It is not bad. Forgettable, tasteless. Maybe I didn't use enough. I used the same amount I normally do, then when I read that "high yield" nonsense I was almost afraid it would be too strong. Taste like hot water with a little hint of coffee. And I bought the industrial size can. High yield, indeed.

4 comments:

Kathy G said...

It's a shame that you're stuck with a lot of so-so coffee. Did you know you can use it for liquid when you're cooking? I made some muffins this morning, substituting brewed coffee and powdered milk for the milk the recipe called for.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

ick. i like strong coffee. not coffee-colored water. poor you - just when you were looking forward to a good cup.

Brian Miller said...

ha. even my boys got up to watch this morning...they wanted to see how a princess was made...smiles. that first kiss was weak...i thought it a bit funny the planes would not fly over until another...lol...love strong black coffee...

luksky said...

How funny. When I lived in Alabama I used to work for Hill and Brooks a.k.a Leroy Hill Coffee Company (Hill Brothers). Hmmmmm....with their criminal history I do wonder how they made it all the way to Missouri....