A quick clarification:
I’m considering cheating… on my k-kup style coffee maker. It’s true, I have lust in my heart for something shiny and new (just like a man, isn’t it?), but we’ll get to that in a moment.
My wife has been teasing me that half of my tweets are about coffee. I’m sure not even a third are about coffee, nonetheless anyone that knows me knows I’m a coffee fanatic.
Wait… this blog post is about coffee?
If you are reading this and thinking to yourself, “I thought this was A Daddy Blog… why is he talking about coffee?”, then you probably aren’t a parent. Just sayin’…
So buy a new Keurig already!
Blasphemy! I’m sorry if you love your Keurig, but I grew up in Europe. My high-school cafeteria in Vienna had an espresso machine! Really. And so I’m just a bit picky… ‘snobby’ says my wife.
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What’s your favorite brewing method? Leave a comment!
A lot of people swear by their French Press coffee makers, e.g. Bodum. Are they called “Freedom Presses” now? Hmmm… but I digress. And some people swear by grandma’s percolator:
One problem with drip, press and perk is the amount of time the water stays on the ground coffee. More time means it picks up more acidity… and on the plus side more caffeine.
So what brewing method do I prefer?
My goodness, you’re still reading this. I’m flattered. You must have had your coffee already today. I’m American, but as I mentioned I spent many formative years in Europe.
They say your taste-buds develop preferences as a child, and mine grew to prefer espresso based drinks. Did I mention “lust” earlier? So, pictured immediately below is the subject of my unnatural affection:
La Pavoni says lever machines allow a better exploitation of the coffee powders. In this way you obtain “the cream of coffee” known as the true secret of the Espresso. I agree!
I know, I know… you’ve been fretting about what to get me for Christmas this year, right? So I thought I’d help you out with that part of your gift list. Thoughtful, aren’t I?