Yesterday was National Coffee Day and I had the pleasure of spending a few hours with No Limit Larry & The Morning Maddhouse. Yep, you read that right: I was talking about coffee on Power 98 FM.
It’s worth noting that I debated whether or not I’d wear one of my Beyoncé shirts (of which I have many), but in the end I opted out. I wanted the coffee to be the real star, and we all know Queen Bey always steals the show.
I brewed several Chemexes of the Konga DP, an intensely fruity and sweet coffee from Mountain Air Roasting. The DJ’s- Marcus, Larry, Burpie, and Jessica– and I did a side-by-side tasting between my Konga and their Mr. Coffee-brewed Dunkin’ Donuts. I don’t think I have to tell you which coffee they preferred. Even the folks who said they didn’t drink coffee still remarked on the fruitiness of the aroma and the difference in taste. It was pretty great to watch their eyes widen when they each took their first sip- I live for moments like that.
They were kind (read: brave) enough to even let me talk on-air! You can listen to the clip here. I totally forgot to plug the blog (epic fail), and there were SO many more things that I wish I would have said, but honestly it was a miracle that I was able to string sentences together at all!
While you’re listening to that clip, you might happen to notice that there were quite a few pauses in my sentences: right before they introduced me, Jessica looked at me and quickly said, “Don’t swear!”
……… Um. Anyone that has ever had even a short conversation with me knows that I cuss like a sailor. I can’t help it, that’s just how I talk. So the whole time I was telling them about this coffee, I was frantically repeating over and over in my head, “Don’t swear don’t swear don’t swear damnit Diana don’t swear!” My brain went into overdrive trying to censor itself. I’m surprised I didn’t just blank out right then and there.
Fortunately, I survived. They survived. We all survived! I left the Maddhouse crew to enjoy their over-caffeination, thanking my stars that I hadn’t (entirely) made a fool of myself. And who knows- maybe my tiny moment of airtime encouraged a few people to support their local coffee community. A girl can hope, right?
So here’s to new experiences, stepping out of your comfort zone and being sassy on a live radio show. (insert airhorn noise here) DJ DIRTY DEE OUT! 😉
Special thanks to Charlotte Barber and Beard for giving me the hook-up, and for the Maddhouse team for being such accommodating, friendly and fun people so early in the morning. If y’all ever want to talk coffee again, I’m your girl!