We have a wonderful family friend that likes to share things he enjoys with us and while this is great it can sometimes feel like an obligation to make sure we continue to use the product or go that place to eat etc. Christmas is a particularly stressful time for that.
He comes to our house every year to celebrate Christmas Eve with us(this is when we have our big meal and open presents), it is a long fun evening that I have been told has to start earlier because my husband needs to go to bed earlier! This year was no different. I opened up a gift from this friend and found a beautiful cribbage board with a map of a lake that was near where I went every summer. Very thoughtful, except that we don’t play cribbage. He has tried to teach my husband and let’s just say this has not gone well.
This friend knows I love Kona Coffee and always tries to find it either in bean form or ground which I love and have taken to looking forward to opening, this year along with the coffee he gifted me with a french press. I want my coffee HOT and this works for that as I then pour the extra into my insulated carafe. The press really only makes about 2 generous cups, which has cut down on my coffee consumption( I never considered it a problem) which is good for my pocketbook. I just hate the mess it makes. I used the pour over method into my carafe and then was able to throw out/compost the liners with the grounds. The french press has taken away the need for filters, but I have to wait until much later for the grounds to dry out, then scrape them out, wash the carafe, take apart the plunger to really clean it and then let it dry before I put it all back together. I am trying to figure out if it is worth it. It makes a nice cup of coffee, but I feel as if I am too set in my ways.
I never jumped on the Kuerig bandwagon, because it doesn’t make it hot enough, seemed expensive and I didn’t like the waste of those little plastic cups. My daughter and son in law enjoy theirs but it was not for me. I could use a percolator on the stove as was the custom years ago, but the coffee always tasted a little burnt, I had a programmable coffee maker and it was super convenient but again not hot enough. It appears as if I want to burn my mouth! I will keep up with the press for a bit longer and maybe he will not ask if I continue to use it. I see accessories in my future!