Durch Machen

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Many years ago my dear cousins introduced me to a local custom (I was living with them in Berchtesgaden at the time), they referred to as Durch Machen. It involved staying up all through the night.

That was then and this is now. These days staying up beyond 9:30 is pretty tough for me. I think it’s something genetic, like the desire to take cold showers. I don’t fight it, I just suffer it.When I arrived home today I was shown a large box that contained the above. A new coffee, espresso, cappuccino, latte machine. Fully automated: you load it with coffee beans, water, and press the button and out comes the coffee / espresso. No filters. No grinds; they just disappear somewhere into the body of the machine. Deus ex machina. I have not yet ventured into cappuccino and latte.

Needless to say, I had to try it out. The first cup, while quite good, was set to regular taste. For the second cup, I tried strong taste. Just to see the difference. It was stronger in taste.

It’s now 12:45 AM and I’m wide awake. I’m remembering my dear cousins and catching up on my blogging.


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