In honor of a beverage that I enjoy some version of almost every day, here's a reblog to Christoph Niemann's piece in the Times from a couple days ago. It's fun, includes lots of good images, and can be digested in small doses.
I am not one of those people who absolutely cannot start the day without some java , but I do like to drink it. A lot. [Those of you pro-health/anti-joy people out there should know that I usually mix caffeinated and decaf to mollify the negative health effects, although sometimes that just gives me an excuse to have more.] And I am one of those people who has a grinder and four separate ways of making coffee set up in his apartment ready to go at a moment's notice:
- Ye olde coffee maker - Mr. Coffee himself, ol' reliable.
- French Press - gift to myself for my birthday, thanks to a gift card from Lauretta.
- Espresso/Cappucino maker - one of the cheapos, with a not-really-powerful-enough steamer, but it does the trick.
- Manual Drip Funnel - when done right, maybe the best of all. Yum!
So there that is. I will surely get a cup of something good to celebrate this entry.