Coffee hasn’t always been “the best part about waking up” for me, but for as long as I can remember, it’s been a part of my family. My Dad and Grandma were/still are coffee drinkers, and somewhere along the road I’ve developed a taste for it too.
Since saying “I do,” I’ve had to put several miles/a few states between my parents and our mutual friend, Mr. Coffee; so I’ve had to come up with a few creative ways of making coffee for myself using different things as they became available to me.
First there was the measuring bowl and cheesecloth. I felt like Sherlock Holmes, who makes his afternoon tea in a beaker on top of a bunsen burner.
Then I graduated to the teapot + cheesecloth combination. This would’ve worked well, but the little basket filter thingy inside the pot was made for tea leaves, not ground coffee. Thus the continued use of my friend, the cheesecloth.
After that came the dripper set that included a package of paper filters and a travel thermos. I haven’t used that thermos once. Anybody need a thermos?
Finally, I purchased a French press and ceramic manual grinder. Before the grinder, I’d been drinking a store bought, pre-ground coffee.
I’ve really enjoyed the process of grinding beans. It really adds to the experience and flavor! Someday I even hope to learn how to roast the beans myself. That’ll be fun!
Also, I’ve tried a few sweeteners, but my favorite (for health reasons) has been local honey.
That’s why I bought this sweet little honey dipper from a website where everything, big or small, has free shipping. Here’s the link if you’re curious:
It really adds to my morning routine. No more sticky honey messes!
Seriously, I will send you a thermos. —Jenny