♫ There were many cool moments in last night's nerve-wracking hockey game, including when the organist played Bad Romance. ♥
♫ The Trouble with Decaf, A Short
I am, once again, transitioning to decaf coffee. The most difficult thing about it, and one of the main reasons I will, eventually, fall off the wagon yet again, is that it is nearly impossible to buy a cup of drip decaf in a coffee shop. They will happily make you a decaf americano for about 1.5 times the price but I do not like americanos. They do not taste the same as drip coffee.
When I'm on full caffeine, there are any number of local coffee places I can and do support. When I'm on decaf, there's only Starbucks. And now, even Starbucks only makes decaf in the mornings. If I get there after 11am, I'm shit out of luck. (Also, if I get there too early, they may not have the decaf on yet. It's always a gamble.)
Of course, I can -- and do -- make my own decaf at work. But part of the pleasure of drinking coffee at all is the walk to the coffee shop and the little zap of pleasure I get from spending my $2 on something I enjoy. I'm having to fall back on buying iPhone apps to get my zap!
What's the solution? I don't think there is one. Except to wander the earth alone and unloved, my empty travel mug in my hand.
Or I could switch to tea.