Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Who Knew? Multi-Purpose Pasta
Where have I been?
How is it that, I, "lover of all things coffee and coffee-related," did not know that pasta is now being used as a biodegradable, earth friendly form of stirrer?
I went into my local micro-roaster for a bag of delicious-ness, also known as Mocha Java, and was offered a free cup with my purchase. I said, "Sure!"
I walked over to the bar to add my one packet of raw sugar and a tiny splash of fat-free milk, reached over for a stir-stick and was surprised to find that there weren't any.
I noticed a cup with long sticks of something - maybe 'honey in a straw?'
Not wanting to show my ignorance, I hesitated to ask what the heck it was. Finally, not seeing any spoons, I said to another customer at the bar, "Is this a stirrer?" He said, "Yes, it's (something which I didn't catch and couldn't pronounce). So, I proceeded to stir my coffee.
Finally, as I walked out of the shop, I stopped and turned to the barista and said, "These stirrers - they look like pasta. What are they called?"
To which, the barista replied, "fettucini."
I was worried that it would make my coffee taste like pasta. Which I guess is better than the alternative - which would be to have my pasta taste like coffee. Seems to do the job.
What will they think of next?
at 8:57 PM