In my quest for a perfectly brewed cup of coffee, I’ve been taken hostage by technology and the infamous K-Cup — you know, those pods that create a lot of plastic waste and make a cup of coffee about the size of a miniature porcelain cup of Earl Grey at Buckingham Palace.
Why weren’t these things designed so you could get a full-sized mug of coffee from one pod? This is totally un-American. Where would this great land of ours be if Thomas Edison designed the light bulb to burn out after a week? Broke and in the dark, that’s where. And where would we be if the food industry hadn’t invented preservatives that gave hazelnut Coffee-Mate a shelf life of three years? I can’t fathom how that’s possible, although those R&D people in the food industry are geniuses in the tradition of Clark Griswold (aka Chevy Chase) in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”