Friday, February 6, 2009

A Cumbersome Cup of Coffee

David got me a French press for Christmas. I really wanted one so that I wouldn't be forced to resort to instant coffee when we don't have electricity. Some people prefer coffee from a French press. I enjoy it, but it takes a little bit more effort than an automatic coffee pot. This morning, I boiled water, measured coffee, and set up the French press to steep. Four minutes later, I went to push the strainer down, and it came apart inside the beaker. Bummer. I think I must not have screwed it together very well after I used it last. Not wanting to waste the coffee... especially since I just heard Starbuck's in Beirut increased the price of coffee by roughly 70%... I used a hand-held strainer and poured the coffee through it to avoid drinking the grounds. All in all, I have to say that it was worth the effort!

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