Saturday, October 31, 2015

Day of the Dead Coffee.

MUG: Chinese made imitation Mexican stoneware, designed in California (there's a lot compressed into that sentence).  The usable capacity is 12 ounces. Decent shape, good handle, well-formed lip all make this an OK drinker. It is made with that odd Chinese pottery construction that is lighter than its thickness would seem to dictate, which makes these type always seem somehow fragile. I found this mug among the abandoned mugs in the back of the break room cabinet at work.

COFFEE: The suddenly disappointing Colombian Santander from Central Market-Westgate. This used to be my daily coffee, but my last two purchases of this bean have indicated a shift towards a darker roasting profile. The former delicately rich subtleties have been replaced with that 'burned' flavor so popular with coffee drinkers. The coffee doesn't look to be a darker roast, but it sure tastes that way.

NOTES: I think this mug would make a better hot cocoa mug than coffee mug, or even a cappuccino mug. I now have something of a collection of Día de Muertos coffee mugs that i add to my other collections of things.

P.S. Happy Birthday, Tom R Moody III. Boo!


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