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“The secret to perfect coffee is time and sunlight,” Roald said. His gaze bordered on manic. “Put beans and water outside and the sunlight slowly coaxes out the coffee’s spirit.”
“Sun coffee?” I asked, unimpressed.
“I also play music for the brew. Piano, some harp. I talk to it, and sing. Here’s the result.” He produced a small jar and an eyedropper. “Try it.”
I took a sip, then gulped down the whole thing as my brain fireworked. “This is heavenly,” I gasped. “Is there any more?”
“I’ll get right on that,” he growled. “Call me again in twelve years.”
December 27th, 2012 at 4:29 pm
dont know about the coffee but the story is perfect! just loved it! i have read about people playing music to their plants 🙂
December 27th, 2012 at 4:48 pm
Yeah, this guy takes coffee preparation to an insane level. I’m sure 12-year-old coffee would be disgusting though.
December 27th, 2012 at 4:50 pm
hee hee. just cant disagree (most probably toxic too)
December 27th, 2012 at 6:10 pm
I think a good cup of coffee does take a little time. Maybe not twelve years though… Nice one, enjoyed it.
December 27th, 2012 at 6:38 pm
I bet he growled!
December 28th, 2012 at 9:28 am
Well, that will teach him not to hand over his life’s work to philistines, I guess.
December 27th, 2012 at 7:53 pm
Twelve years? You think a caffeine addict is going to wait twelve years? Glad I didn’t have to wait long for your clever story, David. Very entertaining.
December 27th, 2012 at 8:46 pm
Thanks, Rochelle. Your comments are always so clever. That would take way more patience than I have, to be sure.
December 27th, 2012 at 10:51 pm
that is funny.
some people have absolutely no regard for art
December 27th, 2012 at 10:58 pm
Lol…twelve years is sure a long time but hey aged coffee might be the best. Great job as always
December 28th, 2012 at 9:27 am
It could be, but I don’t think we’ll ever know, since no one has the patience. It would probably be terrible. 🙂
December 27th, 2012 at 11:01 pm
In fairness, I wouldn’t settle for one drop of coffee either. Pass me a full cup, please. Good job!
December 28th, 2012 at 9:24 am
Exactly. Make mine a venti.
December 27th, 2012 at 11:05 pm
Seems there’s a coffee theme going on here and all very well-done (although that doesn’t sound right for a coffee comment.)
December 28th, 2012 at 9:22 am
The next prompt will probably be a steak and then everyone will comment with “Well-done!” or “This story is a rare treat!”
December 28th, 2012 at 10:11 am
Comments by a medium. 🙂
December 28th, 2012 at 12:10 pm
bloody bad puns if you ask me…
I know, no one did.
December 27th, 2012 at 11:11 pm
that man sounds creepy. lol i can almost imagine his face. love your story
December 28th, 2012 at 9:21 am
yeah, he’s a bit of a fanatic. 🙂
December 28th, 2012 at 2:41 am
Ooh, 12 years in the making of the perfect cup of coffee? Starbucks may feel the heat. 🙂
December 28th, 2012 at 9:20 am
Some perverse part of me wants to go try it, just to see what it would taste like, although I wouldn’t have the patience to sing and talk to it, so I guess it’s ruined right there.
December 28th, 2012 at 5:31 am
One hasn’t lived until they’ve had the perfect cup of coffee. Did he just get a taste from an eyedropper. Oohh, it must be good! Great one, David. Very original.
December 28th, 2012 at 9:18 am
Thanks, Amy! I was thinking about the barista awards, where they all share their secrets for making the absolutely perfect shot of espresso, and I decided to go in a different direction 🙂
December 28th, 2012 at 7:34 am
Is this Roald’s last name Dahl by any chance? Sun Coffee!
December 28th, 2012 at 9:16 am
No, but I could see that being his hidden, second career. I’m not sure why the name Roald popped into my head.
December 28th, 2012 at 7:35 am
Good one David, to the last drop. I’m sure this will soon be available at Starbucks, small cup in exchange for an arm and a leg. Ron
December 28th, 2012 at 9:14 am
Maybe they could dilute it, like an Americano, for the price of only an arm.
December 28th, 2012 at 1:09 pm
well done. even if not influenced by dahl, there’s still the sneakiness that roald had written very well. one of my favorites is “the witches.”
December 28th, 2012 at 1:18 pm
Yeah, that’s one of my favorites too. I also love Matilda and Danny Champion of the World, although the last is mostly because I read it a lot as a kid
December 28th, 2012 at 2:31 pm
I can just picture Roald hunched over his espresso machine like a younger- much younger- Vincent Price! Not sure I’d try his eye dropper sample. I don’t think I’d even want to be near someone that fanatical about a cup of coffee. now, if it were a glass of wine….
December 28th, 2012 at 8:54 pm
Now I really want a cup of sun-coffee! Not sure I could wait 12 years for it though. Great story 🙂
December 28th, 2012 at 8:55 pm
Thanks~ My mom used to make sun tea, but I’m not sure about sun coffee. I’ll have to try it sometime, just to see how badly it would fail. 🙂
December 29th, 2012 at 12:59 am
Nice story. I enjoyed it.
December 29th, 2012 at 1:37 am
Ha! That was great. Thanks!!
December 29th, 2012 at 3:37 am
That must be some coffee.
But 12 years?!! Your MC better go for a quick checkup!
January 6th, 2013 at 1:06 pm
Yeah, really. I’m sure coffee is toxic by that time. 🙂 Thanks for commenting!
December 29th, 2012 at 12:44 pm
to gulp that would be uncivilized! Good story
December 30th, 2012 at 5:18 am
Lol great story. 🙂
December 30th, 2012 at 2:38 pm
I get cranky when my coffee machine isn’t set to go off with the timer in the morning…12 years I wouldn’t even want to try it if I had to wait that long. I could go postal on day two!
December 31st, 2012 at 1:34 pm
Well, they say anything worth having is worth waiting for. Nice story for us all, but especially the coffee lovers in the crew.
January 2nd, 2013 at 2:02 am
Wonderful, it’s almost a worshiping of the coffee.
January 2nd, 2013 at 2:15 pm
Yes, pretty much. Some people take their hot drinks very seriously. 🙂
January 6th, 2013 at 6:50 am
Sun coffee sounds good! I enjoy sun tea alot!
January 6th, 2013 at 1:05 pm
Well, if you ever try it, let me know how it tastes. 🙂 Someday I’ll try it. Someday…
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