Thursday, July 13, 2006

Green Mountain - Ow!

For those of you who don't know, I've finally succumb to my psychosis and have been hard at working building a new kiosk at the Baltimore County Public Library in Towson. Other than the project sucking the life out of me, it's been a fun and rewarding experience.

For the past few days, I've found myself in downtown Towson in the mornings in search of tasty breakfast. Usual mornings in Timonium will find me at McDonald's for a sausage, egg and cheese biscuit and two hash browns or at the Cockeysville Bagel Bakery for a triple toasted jalapeno bagel with American cheese, fried egg and sausage. These past couple mornings, I've been looking for something similar and found Wolford's European Bakery and Cafe just down the street from the Library.

Wolford's has got a tasty sausage, egg and cheese croissant that's pretty decent, but a bit odd with the sliced in half sausage link. The people are nice and friendly and they give you a free large (16z) cup of Green Mountain Coffee with your sandwich.

While the sandwich has been tasty, the coffee has been a hellish nightmare.

When it comes to coffee, I think I'm pretty lucky. I grew up hating the taste so I never developed a reliance on it to start my day. I get some of the best coffees on the open market at my shop and when I drink coffee in the morning, it's absolutely exquisite. It's proportioned and brewed just right.

But this Green Mountain stuff I've been drinking has just been absolutely horrid. Burnt, bitter and four packs of sugar and two creamers couldn't mute the nastiness. Not to mention the color of the cream in the coffee turns a bit translucent which means the ratio of coffee to water is low.

In all, it's been a rough few days and I look forward to the day when I will, once again, have my own coffee to enjoy.

3 comments:

Chris said...

Not sure why anyone would expect anything great (or even really good) from GMR. I think they're only "specialty coffee" to themselves and maybe a few select SCAA board members.

They are a big company that pushes pods (keurig), and restaurant and hotel coffee.

deCadmus said...

I can think of lots of reasons to expect good -- even great -- coffee from Green Mountain. Provided, of course, it's properly brewed. And all signs point to Jay's coffee being poorly brewed to begin with, and left on a burner, too.

I'd say ick, too.

-deCadmus

Anonymous said...

Cool! I came here because I was in the Towson library yesterday and saw your sign! Good luck, and you have at least one customer already. I got a straight shot of espresso at the previous place, and it was actually pretty good, despite the paper cup.

For those that don't know, the original Jay's Shave Ice is the only decent espresso in the entire Baltimore area. (not counting my house, of course, heh)

--HomeRoasting Dude