The temperature around my home has reached or neared 100 degrees F for the last several days. If you add in the always-oppressive Washington DC area humidity, you come up with a fairly uncomfortable environment in which to breath and exist. The home air conditioner is cranking around the clock, but it is not able to keep up with its demand. Fans spin to supplement, and we are trying not to think about it. We have a community pool which is great, but it is actually too hot to spend any time outside – even poolside. Even my roasted coffee supply is beginning to dwindle, and my home coffee roasting hobby/obsession is strictly an outdoor event – performed using a 500 degree convection oven. Given the weather outside, I’ll conserve my coffee stash and roast another day!
hot19 07 2006