Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Opus 2013-258: Firsts: K-Cups

While at DEFCON we are staying at a hotel that has a Keurig coffee maker, the kind that are designed for K-cups.  If you are not much into coffee, K-cups are the latest rage.  The coffee comes in little plastic containers with an individual portion of coffee measured out.  You put the little container in the machine and when you close the cover it punctures the cup and forces hot water through.  The concept is that you have a cup of fresh brewed coffee.  All the major coffee names are on board.  We bought an 18 cup package for about $12.00 of a brand I knew and liked. 
I have been wanting to try this but I am too cheap to buy the expensive machine, nor do I work at a place that has one.  This was my chance.  For the price of a pound of fresh roasted, quality coffee beans I was able to purchase 18 cups of perfectly mediocre brew.  I say mediocre because I am not a coffee snob.  I can tell the difference between a really bad cup of coffee and a really good cup but the nuances in between are lost on me.  This was definitely in between. 

My son talked to some friends and they suggested it might be the hotel water.  I bought some bottled water and tried again.  It was slightly better but still in the ho-hum class.  The cost of the bottled water, purchased in the hotel made the cup of average stuff about the same cost as a cup of Starbucks in a normal Starbuck’s location.

I may try again with another brand of coffee if I can do so without spending a fortune but for now I would recommend that you pass on the K-cup phenomenon.  If it is the only game in town, okay.  Some caffeine is better than no caffeine.  Good caffeine is better yet.

homo unius libri


  1. You could also drink cola and get tooth rot for free with your caffiene.

    1. Does Diet Coke come in a K-cup?

      Grace and peace.


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