Sunday, January 24, 2010

In The Garage III

Well, back in my favorite chair listening to some f’ing kick ass old tunes.

Got in a ‘discussion’ this morning about how to tell good coffee, (mine), from bad coffee, (Carolyn’s). She makes her 100% Columbian coffee in one of that fancy ass Mr. Coffee things. Takes about ten minutes and looks like weak tea. I just don’t understand the point. I doubt there’s enough drugs in it to give one of the cats a buzz. Now my coffee is totally the opposite. I drink the cheapest instant I can find. There’s just something about those puffed up cardboard coffee crystals that scream “I’m full of the good stuff, drink me”. But the secret is in my coffee mug. That alone is a work of art. It sits in the same place constantly, on a cabinet between the washer and dryer. I assume it gets all kind of flavors in it. From dryer lint to soap powder to the cats probably licking it. It’s perfectly seasoned and gets washed maybe every two months.

I contend that coffee should be multi functionally. Her coffee wakes you up (maybe). My coffee, two level teaspoons of sugar and two super heaping teaspoons of brown crunchy flakes, all mixed together in a seasoned mug with hot water from the water cooler serves several functions. It wakes you up, fast. It feeds you. Yes, it’s thick enough to eat. And, as I discovered in this test I devised to tell good coffee from bad coffee, it makes one hell of a parts cleaner. It’s a win – win. You can live on the stuff plus degrease you bike. What more could you ask for?

And as an added bonus, I’ll send my secret coffee recipe to anyone that can guess the part used in the degreasing test. It’s a OEM Harley part that’s been in use for many, many years. You can still buy it today.


Baron's Life said...

Sorry I'm late but a summer riding accident had actually put me out of commission longer than I would have liked.
I wish you and your family a Happy New Year
All the best for 2010

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Looks like both of your coffees fall into the hot brown water category to me.

I like a strong dark French roast freshly ground before brewing.

FLHX_Dave said...

mwhahahahahahah.....funny. Too much time or something?

My test...if you need sugar and cream it's crap coffee brother.

Arizona Harley Dude said...

Sugar? You are admitting you ain't sweet enough and prove it by dissing the wife's coffee making skills, Well at least it makes a good parts cleaner. I got no idea what the part is.

Willy D said...

Baron: Hope the Doc’ fixed you up OK.

Mr. M: It all starts off as hot brown liquid then ends as warm yellow liquid.

Dave: Your test? Why would I care about ‘your test’? What the hell do you know about coffee anyway? ;)

AZHD: Yep. I’m a ole’ sour-puss. I ain’t dissing her “coffee making skills”, I’m just saying the coffee sucks :(

Lady Ridesalot said...

My coffee needs to be strong enough to lift my heavy lids!
I have to drink instant when I visit my parents. They like to drink coffee all day, but it's weak as hell! I do like a little cream and equal with my java, and I feel like I'm drinking sweet water at their house.

Willy D said...

Lady R: Weak coffee is bad enough. But weak instant coffee? That’s just got to suck.

Dean "D-Day" said...

Re: Dave: Your test? Why would I care about ‘your test’? What the hell do you know about coffee anyway? ;)

I'm busting a gut at how you diss'd Dave!

I'm a Mr. Coffee person myself. But I always use about twice as much coffee as they call for. The thicker and blacker the better.

WooleyBugger said...

Looks like a key switch bracket that was on my old 48 Rat Pan. But could have been a spark plug cable route bracket

WooleyBugger said...

Oh! Forgot about the damn coffee. I have to have truckers coffee myself. You know, been sitting on the warmer a tad long until its nice, black and thick like 20,000 mile gear oil. Gives a big damn jolt and fills you up to.

Willy D said...

“D-Day”: You do know that Dave is in the coffee business don’t you? That’s why I said that. Me diss Dave? Never!

Twice as much is the way I make it at work. Usually leaves more for me. No one else wants it.

WooleyBugger: I should of put a coin next to it for scale. The key switch bracket was smaller and had a locator notch to keep the switch in position. But that’s a real good shot at it.

That reminds my of Army coffee. Truck stops always have ‘good’ coffee. Lots of flavor.

Willy D said...

BTW That’s a horn mount.