"The only problem with mornings, is they come before my first cup of coffee"
Truer words were never spoken by mortal man. I used to be a night owl, I would gladly stay up half the night, I thought mornings were for sleeping. But since I've been running, I'm finding I love mornings! I do. I get up at 6, run and then I have the whole day stretching out before me, to fill with all sorts goodness.
But the coffee issue..is an issue. If I were to say, get up at 5 I could drink a cup before my run, but I'm not that much of a morning person. In my opinion, 5 only comes around once a day.
I have learned my coffee pot makes a great cup of coffee even better if I let water saturate the grounds before it brews into the carafe. I leave the carafe off until about a cup of water has gone through, then I add the carafe and brew to perfection.
Only this morning, it didn't work out that way. I was sitting in my chair minding my own business when I heard water boiling over on the stove. I tried and tried to think of what I had started cooking before I sat down and came up empty.
So I thought it must be the neighbor. I have no idea why I thought that other than I hadn't had my first cup of coffee yet to know how absolutely crazy that was.
Since it wasn't me boiling water over on the stove I stayed in my chair listening to the sound of water burning and making a mess. When it hit me,
I learned a valuable lesson this morning: even if you have a "pause and serve" feature on your coffeepot, if you get enough water in it, the coffee will brew even without the carafe.
I wish there was a way to get the first cup of coffee before you've made you first cup of coffee.