We were accustomed to filling the machine with water and coffee grounds and setting the start timer for just before we were to wake up. Nothing helps get someone out of bed more than the smell of freshly-brewed coffee waiting in the kitchen. These timer-driven coffee machines needed to be plugged in and drawing power all the time, just another one of those appliances we never noticed drawing power all day-every day. A machine like this wouldn't work in our new power plan paradigm, not after our reflection on power socket switches.
No worries, as machines like that aren't widely (and cheaply) available here anyway. What can we use to make coffee in the morning? Do we have to switch to tea? Nope- enter the French Press.
Here, it's called a cafetiere. That, ironically, must be the French word for what Americans call the French Press. Confused? Good. These devices are certainly not unheard of in the States, but they are new to us, so they warrant the blog space here. How do we use the press every morning? Easy.
|Grounds in the pitcher|
|Fill 'er up|
|Press it good|