I’ll admit that I can sometimes be difficult to please, but I’m the exception. Most coffee drinkers can’t quite pick out flavors or discern between over and under extracted coffee. It won’t brew A+ espresso, but it’s not downright awful.
If you follow the process I outlined earlier and combine it with either water or milk, the result can be rather pleasing. It won’t be the same as going to a star shop for sure, but it’s definitely tasty enough for most home drinkers. It may sound like I mostly look down upon the ROK Espresso Maker, but there are quite a few things about it that are redeeming. The portability, durability, and simplicity of use are ideal for most brewers who don’t want to spend weeks learning to use a complicated machine that requires maintenance. I do actually highly recommend it to those who want espresso drinks without the hassles of going to a shop or working a fancy machine. Although I usually go with black, manually brewed coffee, I am very glad to have and use this espresso maker. I even find the process of brewing with the ROK enjoyable in itself.
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I might feel like watching porn I haven't wanted to watch before. I just try to be honest about my desires вЂ” and follow them. I try to notice whatever's happening, without judgement, and try to pay attention to the sensations in my body and breath. It helps me be more honest and present the next time I'm having sex sober, though of course, it's different for everyone. I like to take a bath, put bubbles in it and light a candle, then listen to music or read. I think of this as my chance to pamper myself, and lather up or shave slowly. The sensations feels amazing, and I feel like I'm pretty the picture of self-care. Yes, I know this sounds like the worst possible time to try to empty your mind, but luckily, that's not really what meditation is all about. Mindfulness meditation is more about noticing your own thought patterns as a detached observer. I know that when I'm stoned, I'm often in a good position to do this anyway, since my normal thought patterns are somewhat disrupted and accentuated.
I like putting on a chill song, closing my eyes, and simply noticing what thoughts pop into my head. I pull myself back to my breath when I start to wander off with them. I sometimes also light a candle and simply place my attention on the flame, for extra groovy points. And like a lot of women, I have a lot of baggage around said munchies.