#0 Name: Anonymous
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#5162 Name: Anonymous  3h
>>5161
You mean hikki. A homestuck person could work.
#5163 Name: Anonymous  18h
>>5162
Working online is possible but pays almost nothing for most people.
#5164 Name: Anonymous  19h
I'm hungry
#5165 Name: Anonymous  21h
hello :)
#5166 Name: Anonymous  21h
What small things make you happy?

For me it's coffee. I have a french press and sometimes I'll make some really nice coffee in it. The bag I've got right now is a light roast I got from Alabama.
I don't make nice coffee every day though, I usually make f*lgrs and treat myself with nice coffee once or twice a week.
That means my coffee is stale but its still way better than what I usually drink.
#5167 Name: Anonymous  23h
>>5166
How do you find french press coffee compares to espresso? I usually find filter coffee a bit too watery, so I enjoy espresso a bit more personally, but I've heard french press coffee can be very good too, so I'm a bit curious.
#5168 Name: Anonymous  1d

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>>5167
I don't know because I've never had espresso, there aren't any coffee shops in town other than Starbucks.
French press is way better than filtered but it sucks if you do it wrong. Many people tend to press the top all the way down before poring and it makes the drink really grainy. I use this method:
https://youtu.be/st571DYYTR8
If your drink is too watery just add more coffee, or get a darker roast, this image is pretty cool