I went to the Orioles game last night, and didn’t get back until after 11. As a result, I slept until 7:30, and didn’t get out for my run until almost 10, which is really late for this time of year. Luckily, while it was humid as ever, the thick cloud cover kept the temperatures cooler than they ordinarily would be by late morning in August. So, I could have picked a worse day to get a late start. I set out to run 10K. About 3.5 miles in, I started feeling a tiny bit under the weather, and thought I might have to cut it short. Luckily, it was just a brief abdominal issue that went away after a few minutes, and I was able to complete the full distance. It was not a bad run for mid August.
Coffee: I’m still using up the last of my “La Esparanza” medium/medium dark blend. I brewed this recipe twice today. I’d rate cup #1 a 3.5 out of 5, and cup #2 a 4.5 out of 5. The only difference was that in between the cups, I put a new water filter in our Brita pitcher, and I reused the same AeroPress filter for cup #2. I wonder if some of the taste variation between cups is because I’m brewing a blend of two different roasts, and with each cup, I’m getting a slightly different ratio of medium-roasted beans to dark-roasted beans. The way to test that theory would be to use single-origin beans and see if the results are any more consistent from cup to cup (assuming all other variables stay the same). This will be interesting to try.