Wednesday, April 6, 2016

I'm not good at coffee

The NaPoWriMo prompt for April 6: "write a poem about food. This could be a poem about a particular food, or about your relationship to food in general. Or it could simply be a poem relating an incident that involves food, like David Ignatow’s “The Bagel”. Still not convinced? Perhaps these thirteen food poems will give you some inspiration."

I never knew so much poetry was focused on food! I was savoring every poem I read and quickly thought of my favorite dishes. I settled on my favorite coffee from Central America and my favorite brewing method, pour-over coffee.

I'm not good at coffee

Coffee requires precision
I'm not good at precision
Nor care to make the coffee

Freshly roasted coffee beans
Guatemalan beans
Express order beans online

Grind beans using burr grinder
Exactly measure
I'm not good at precision

Heat water to boiling, cool
Use exact ratio
Of coffee to hot water

I’m not good at precision
Need timer and scale
Nor care to make the coffee

I slowly pour the water
Let the water boom
I'm not at all accurate

Heck, I'll drive two plus hours
My fave coffee spot
It will be most delicious!





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