Coffee on the Money Trail (part one)

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Coffee was essential to our work on The Money Trail. In the beginning, we had to scrounge, taking whatever we could get whenever it presented itself.  Moldy, rock-hard instant that we jazzed up

A surprising number of instant coffee brands were found along The Money Trail.

using candy bars when/if we had them (candy bars were often as unlikely as the coffee was). Almond Joys, Mounds, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Zero bars…these would be broken into pieces added right before serving. Later, as we moved up in rank, locally grown beans made us spoiled connoisseurs. But some of us still add Twix or Carlos V for old times’ sake.

–Tim Bryant, commenting on the novel Blue Rubber Pool