Friday, February 25, 2022

{Ramblings} - Coffee, Frenzy, and Soho

Caffeinated Delight At Night 

For me, there's nothing better way to cap off of the end of the week than drinking a smooth cup of coffee. More specifically, I'm referring to Verena Street's Cow Tipper, a bag of ground coffee that's been sitting on the coffee bar since the tail end of 2021. I grabbed a bag while shopping at Price Chopper in a nearby county, and if my memory serves me correctly, it was on sale. I don't know why I was saving the Cow Tipper back. Tonight was a good of a night than any to try it out. 

According to the packaging description, Cow Tipper is 'a rich and creamy blend of vanilla, caramel, and coffee liqueur flavoring. How did it taste? Uhh—it's creamy, smooth, and a hint of caramel. I'm not tasting the vanilla or the coffee liqueur. In one way, I'm slightly disappointed, and in another way, I'm satisfied. I went with the pour-over method, and the water may not have been hot enough to brew the grounds correctly. I'll have to brew a pot in my coffee maker and see if it tastes better. At this moment, I'm rating the Cow Tipper a 3.5 out of 5. 

I didn't use a glass carafe for the pour-over because I broke my carafe several years ago. My method uses a small ground coffee filter cup, a coffee mug, and hot water straight from the tap. It's not perfect, but it works for my late-night coffee cravings. Though, I really need to invest in a good kettle and a silver coffee pot. 

If you took notice in the photo, I'm using a Back to the Future mug that I received as a Christmas present. It's my first time testing it out. What can I say? It holds coffee without leaking. So, it gets a 5 out of 5. 

Reading Something Different

Those who know me know I prefer reading horror, thrillers, science fiction, and a little bit of romance. My next read will be Delayed Rays of a Star by Amanda Lee Koe, a book I picked up for $1.25 at a Dollar Tree. The book isn't my usual read. It's a historical fictional tale about three real-life women - Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong, and Leni Riefenstahl. My bookmark is in place, and if everything pans out, I should begin reading it on Saturday.

Lost Music Found

I listen to a wide variety of music. Lately, I've been craving music by A Fine Frenzy, otherwise known as Alison Sudol. Yep, the actress who plays Queenie Goldstein in the Fantastic Beasts film series. I could have sworn I owned all three of her albums, but I was missing her third outing - Pines. I ended up buying it on digital last week. Then today I ran across the album CD at a thrift store for 99 cents. Coincidence? 

Last Night in Soho

I've been meaning to rewatch the horror film Last Night In Soho, but I haven't gotten to around it. I bought the movie when it came out on Blu-ray on January 18th but didn't watch it until January 28th. My grandmother was dying in a COVID-19 ward at a nursing home. In an attempt to distract my mind, I watched the Last Night in Soho on digital (a code came with the Blu-ray). For nearly two hours, I visited a murderous and ghostly world that strangely reminded me of the final string of Hammer Films from the '70s. I couldn't sleep that night. My thoughts were back and forth from the movie's ending scene and my grandmother, who sadly died a few hours later on January 29th.

Nearly a month later, my thoughts wander back to Last Night in Soho. I'm itching to rewatch the movie and write a review or a Midnight Horror post about it.


  1. I can see why you picked up the coffee. Sorry it was a bit of a disappointment.

    1. I thought the coffee was good but was disappointed that promised flavors were missing. Sometimes the actual flavor doesn't match the description.


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