It was crazy last week with a two-day trip to the valley for a family birthday, a trip to the vet with Charlie Barkley to get his jaw plate and screws taken out, grocery shopping, and on and on. I actually had a different post set up for today, but changed directions.
Let me ask you a question. Do you like coffee? Come on over to my place for the best cup you have ever tasted. . .
I was searching for a French press the other day to replace my plastic Melita drip cone. The coffee from the Melita was OK, but nothing compared to a drip coffee maker. But a coffee maker like I use at home just doesn't seem practical to haul around in Freedom, and since I have no electric in the van at this point, I went on the hunt for something better; and found something amazing. At least I was hoping it was amazing, because it sounded amazing. It's amazing. Really. Amazing.
Let me introduce you to the Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker.
This is a stock photo, not my own.
I ordered it from Amazon and it arrived within a couple of days and I immediately tried it out. BEST CUP OF COFFEE I HAVE EVER TASTED. Kid you not. No bitterness whatsoever. Rich, smooth, delicious. Then I made a latte --- same thing. BEST LATTE EVER. I will leave it to you to Google and read about the Aeropress's fabulous attributes and just why the coffee comes out so good -- if you're interested in the best cup of joe ever --- but I have to tell you, I am hooked on it. And the best part? I can take it along in Freedom and never be without my morning cup; or two or three. Yes, it's that good.
So, in the bigger scheme of things, I am putting my electric drip coffee maker in this year's garage sale and the cheapo espresso maker that I have to baby along to make a latte (it's ancient and the knob to turn in on has seized up, but I can get it to work by plugging and unplugging as needed) in the trash.
I am going to have another cup of THE BEST COFFEE EVER out on the back deck and enjoy this fabulous weather. Have a fabulous week friends.