This is likely to be considered one of the strangest articles on the Baristador Coffee website because I am not even sure it should go up.
A short time ago, my espresso machine packed up and I resorted to my stovetop espresso maker.
There is nothing too wrong with that state of affairs except that it meant I had a long black in front of me instead of my usual short black.
For some strange reason, at that moment I channelled the late, great Johnny Cash and his song, Man In Black.
Coffee poured, words poured, and I shared some lyrics that day with a photo of my long black.
Well, as luck would (or wouldn’t) have it, during a karaoke session last night, I was secretly recorded mucking around with those lyrics and since the damage has now been done I have decided to share the opening verses.
NOTE: The soundtrack that follows is flat, out of key and sorely lacking artistic value. I hope it drives you to drink (coffee) and that you choose Baristador
NOTE: No offence intended toward latte drinkers.
(Direct link to Drink Mine Black for those of us on Apple devices)
If you are still here, here are the lyrics by Steve Davis, modelled on Man In Black but fashioned into Drink Mine Black:
Well you wonder why I always drink mine black,
why sweetener and milk my coffee lacks,
and why my tasting face seems to have a sombre tone,
the aroma is my focus ‘fore it’s gone.
I drink the black for the instant and the drip,
and people suffering bad with every sip,
and I drink it for the latte lovers and the taste they lack,
until this changes, I’ll be drinking black
Thanks Johnny Cash!
Yours in the spirit of espresso