Lloyd’s experiment

September 14, 2008

Cooking, Gadget

Well, it turns out that I’m not the only one with mad scientist tendencies around here.  I stayed up late reading Saturday night and forgot to drink a cup of coffee before church.  As a result, I was really sleepy during the service.  (I felt like Brad must feel all the time.)  We went for our usual after-church grocery shopping trip, and Lloyd had an ‘a-ha’ moment in the car.

Lloyd: What if….
Lauren: What?
Lloyd: I can’t tell you.  I have to show you.
Lauren: You know I hate that. Tell me now!

We got home, unpacked the groceries, and I saw that Lloyd was going to make me a cup of coffee! If you knew how inept he was in the kitchen you’d appreciate this gesture. He got the coffee maker out, scooped in some coffee, then cracked open a Pepsi.

That ain’t right.

WHAT!?!?  After I freaked about about the possibility of sugar burning in the reservoir, I calmed down. (After all, that’d be a good reason to buy a new coffee maker, right?) He promised to rinse it out when he was done, so the experiment proceeded. You know the weird part? It was good. It smelled terrible – it reminded me of the video game room in the 7-11 store from my childhood – but it tasted sweet, sweet, sweet and guuuuuuuuuud.

Lloyd Sommerer. Coffee genius.

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11 Responses to “Lloyd’s experiment”

  1. Deanne Said on:

    That is completely insane… but I like it. I don’t use a machine, so I have no qualms about cooking some Pepsi. However my more-caffeine solution is several more heaping spoonfuls of coffee. Per cup.


  2. Brad Said on:

    Mokie-Coke! You made Mokie-Coke! For some reason, Frederik Pohl’s Space Merchants and Merchant’s War have really stuck with me. Mokie-Coke is a drink from those stories. It’s highly addictive, as I recall.


  3. Lloyd Said on:

    Lauren thought it smelled terrible, but I thought it smelled like coffee (which I like the smell of) but tasted like pepsi (which is good, because coffee tastes like nasty).


  4. Beth Marshall Said on:

    Put some sprinkles of nicotine on the top and you are good to go!


  5. Curt Said on:

    That is a good idea. I will have to try that. How did the coffee maker come out?

    Also, Lloyd, which auction do you like the best? I am looking to get some tools.


    • Lloyd Said on:

      I ran two more cups of water through the machine and it was fine. Lauren even drank one of the cups.

      As far as auctions go, you’re probably better off at a farm sale than either the UNL or NE State surplus auctions.


  6. Curt Said on:

    I just made coffee with pepsi. I didn’t like it. It had a taste of burnt sugar. I think I will keep them separate from now on.


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