I’m turning into one of *those*

I realized this weekend that I am slowly but surely turning into one of *them*. Or *those*.

I cut my own hair– but only use Aveda product in it.

I proudly wear a beard and am thinking of doing the handlebar mustache thing.

I wear vibram 5- finger shoes at the gym.

I do yoga.

I wear clothes from REI- especially Kuhl brand.

I bike to work when it’s nice.

I drive a fucking MINI Countryman.

And now I roast my own coffee.

Yes- this weekend I roasted my own coffee for the first time. It was amazingly simple and turned out simply amazing.

Amazeballz was I think the term I used.

Here is a picture of my roasting equipment:


Yup. An old style “Poppery II” from west bend, and a box (from fort troff) turned into a chaff collector.

You basically use the built in top scoop to measure the beans, drop them in, plug it in, and listen.

The beans go through two stages during roasting– first and second crack. First crack sounds like popcorn popping. The second crack sounds like loud rice crispies in milk.

I like lighter roasts so I wanted the beans through first crack, yet not much past second. Here are my first two batches:


The one on the left had just started second crack. The one on the right wa just before it started (just a tad lighter).

Each took approximately 3.5 – 4 minutes.

Here’s a short video of me roasting:

I mixed all the results, ground it, and enjoyed the fruits of my labor:


I think I like being one of *these*.


About cb

Nickname: Munt Measurements: 45 B, 34, 38(?) Ambition: to be the best human ever! Turn ons: long walks on the beach, romantic dinners, porn, rainbows, cock Turn offs: bad smell face, men who are full of themselves, dead puppies, popcorn, sadness
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15 Responses to I’m turning into one of *those*

  1. Chip says:

    One of them, as in…..(I’m not getting the cultural reference…I don’t think you mean preppy).

    • cb says:

      I’m not sure *them* has an official name. Urban Yuppie Hipster?

      You know the type when you see them, though. They wear Toms shoes and nerd glasses and drive Priuses and brew their own beer….

  2. Mark, née Fuzz says:

    Aren’t hipsters more into PBR than actual good beer? But the 5 finger shoes always seem more flaky than hip, at least to a crank like me. I find myself suppressing the urge to slap the shit out of anyone wearing them at the gym, especially the dude that pairs them with Capri pants, even if the pants do accentuate his big ass.

  3. you are just doing your own thing; nothing wrong with that. more power to ya, actually!

  4. DennyNYC says:

    I have one of those corn poppers – I have popcorn and a glass of red wine when I think I need to lose a coupla pounds. I spray butter flavored PAM on it as it lands in the bowl. Works for me. As the duderus says, don’t judge. But, Mister cb, I surely would have pegged you you as a Keurig devotee. My mister and I would be lost without it.

    • cb says:

      I’m totally anti keurig coffee things because of the enormous amount of waste they generate. All that plastic and packaging.

      I use a gold reusable filter so I don’t even waste paper filters.

  5. DennyNYC says:

    The close up of you savoring your coffee prompts me to ask this ballsy question – do you tend to your own eyebrows as well as the rest of your facial hair? Cuz they look perfect.

    • cb says:

      Of course I “man scape”. I don’t do much to the eyebrows other than trim back crazy long ones- and pluck the greys

  6. Mark in DE says:

    Congratulations – you’re a lesbian!

    And can I say that j’adore the china bowls in which your beans appear. I have lusted over that pattern for years. I’m a little surprised that you have it since your taste seems more toward the contemporary and that pattern is oh-so-mid-century. Anyway, j’adore j’adore j’adore.

    • cb says:

      I really need to do a videography of my place again. My whole place is an eclectic mix. I have modern, classic, mid-century, Moroccan, prairie school etc all mixed together.

  7. Chip says:

    I hope you don’t man scape downstairs. Man was meant to be hairy.

  8. Dave says:

    Oh I MISS REI!! They are none around here!!!

  9. Partick says:

    Oh no… not a mustache!

  10. Dirk says:

    “…thinking of doing the handlebar mustache thing.”


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