Social media confessions from desperate coffee drinkers.

by Nick (Coffee Detective)
(Montreal)

drinking from coffee pot

drinking from coffee pot

It seems that coffee and desperation go hand in hand. A quick browse through the social media chatter reveals plenty of people who will go to considerable lengths, simply to get their hands on a cup coffee.


I like the first one, about using paper towels instead of a coffee filter, as I have done the same myself. Ditto cotton handkerchiefs (unused). And, on one occasion, a sock.

My lowest moment as a coffee lover came when I made instant coffee with hotel water from a tap in a hotel bathroom. Truly disgusting.

Here is what I found on Twitter and Facebook.

# Speaking of coffee filters, I made one with a paper towel this morning. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

# Stressing...The Fresh Market Grocers is OUT OF Pumpkin Spice Coffee! How can that be??? The checkout girl had no clue how desperate I am!

# i broke the plunger but was so desperate for coffee this morning that i fashioned a make-shift one using a sieve. take that, bodum.

# You know your desperate when You'll drink vending machine coffee

# On my way to work this morning, I saw a woman get out of her car at a gas station...in her BATHROBE! Guess she was desperate for coffee.

# no milk at home, no milk at the corner store or cvs, so i put whipping cream in my coffee.

# Must be desperate! Drinking instant coffee and somehow enjoying it??? I don't think stranger things HAVE happened!

# I may possibly run out of gas in the longest drive through Starbucks line I have ever been in. But I am in desperate need of coffee...


Feel free to share your own desperate coffee moments below.

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Instant coffee -- without the water
by: Anonymous

Instant coffee without the water. Turns out that Starbucks Via straight out of the packet is not so bad when flavored with desperation.

Morning coffee wait out
by: Debra-Lynn

Vacationing, staying at someone's home. Being an early riser I like my coffee first thing while checking emails. Having to wait for the house to wake before getting a coffee is nail bitting

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