After my beloved Bunn died a leaky, miserable death on Christmas day (when I actually had guests over who might have wanted a cup), I began searching for a new solution. I wanted something small and fast which would make super great coffee.
I heard about this Aeropress thing from Ferriss' book, but I immediately dismissed it because it didn't look like my conception of what a coffee maker is. Well, while on holiday (really a vacation, but I get anglophilic when I write), I did some more research, and I kept coming across this ridiculous thing invented by the frisbee (aerobie) guy. I remember whipping aerobies in the back field behind the farmhouse when I was a kid, so I knew he understood something about fluid dynamics or physics or whatever.
So I ordered one. When it arrived last night, it was too late to make real coffee, so I made some decaf. One problem. I didn't have any. But I did have some Walgreens brand Keurig K-cups of decaf lying around, so I cut one open and used that. The resulting decaf tasted pretty darn good. I nodded appreciately as I sipped it, feeling encouraged that the next morning I would be able to enjoy some good brew.
This morning was the real test. I ground up some of my beloved Kona (infused with spirit lifting, vitality granting, Hawaiian mana), and tried it out.
Smooth. Delicious. And simple. As a bonus, the whole kit fits in a drawer, so now I get back a bunch of kitchen counter space.
*Disclaimer: I don't like strong, bitter coffee. Also, I make no claims to being an aficionado.
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