Frivolous Friday: Dark Roast Coffee

Frivolous Fridays are the Orbit bloggers’ excuse to post about fun things we care about that may not have serious implications for atheism or social justice. Any day is a good day to write about whatever the heck we’re interested in (hey, we put “culture” in our tagline for a reason), but we sometimes have a hard time giving ourselves permission to do that. This is our way of encouraging each other to take a break from serious topics and have some fun. Enjoy!

This is what happens when we only have dark roast coffee in the house and the espresso machine is acting up.


I have feelings about coffee roasting. Judging from the reactions to these tweets, so do other people. Feel free to add yours in the comments.

Top-down photo of a latte with fern-like steamed-milk art on top.
“Because Coffee” by Ben Zvan. Used with permission.
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Frivolous Friday: Dark Roast Coffee
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8 thoughts on “Frivolous Friday: Dark Roast Coffee

  1. 2

    Ah. summing up my psyche in TWO vectors. BTW – I’ve had whiskey with you, so I am still fuzzy on your dark roast problems!

    Also, today you and Dana are really making focus difficult.

    Also, i’m trying to figure out when to finish Age of Ultron & i don’t have time for that either!!

  2. 3

    I’m not a big fan of burnt/smoky flavors in whiskey either. The big problem is that they don’t play well with other flavors. They take over, and then the whole world is just burning.

  3. 7

    Dark roast coffee is where ailing taste buds that have given up on life go to die.

    That’s a little close to home, Madam.

    I’ve loved coffee for fifty years, and the smell even before that. For the past twenty or so, I was seriously into dark roasted stuff. For a while I didn’t notice that it didn’t smell quite as wonderful as it once did. And then I realized that it didn’t taste good any more.

    Every now and then I’ll smell some coffee that $HERSELF was grinding or brewing and for a moment it’ll smell good — and then go back to not. So I quit coffee.

    Good thing I never had any use for the drug effect. But I’ll miss coffee anyway.

  4. 8

    D. C., I’m not being remotely flip when when I say that makes me sad. Even as a child who wasn’t allowed coffee, I always loved the smell too. I’m sorry you’ve lost that simple pleasure.

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