I’ve been searching for a percolator. They last forever and you never have to buy filters. It would also look sweet in my 1941 kitchen. What I did find was that they are very expensive now. I also found a fun little stovetop Italian espresso maker. No filter needed. I was wooed by the idea of having fancy coffee each morning.
I’m waiting each day for that delivery and I just can’t wait to rid my counter of the old Mr. Coffee that has been faithful but is an eyesore and has been acting funny since I gave it a good scrub. It gave me a scare once and didn’t turn on after this said scrubbing. That was scary to be so dependent on an electric appliance to give me my morning cup o’ heaven. It gets a swampy slime in the water chamber. It requires filters. Thanks to my last neighbor before we moved, I have enough filters to get through the next two years. She had read my blog about reusing coffee filters and felt sorry for me. I was gifted with two stacks. I still reuse coffee filters because frugal habits are forever.
I’ve been reading about making Cuban coffee because it sounds so otherworldly. A cafecito. Yum, fancy. You brew any coffee and take 1/4 sugar and beat it to a foam with some of the brewing coffee. Then pour the remaining coffee over the sugar and then into espresso cups. The sugar foam rises to the top.
I love studying the Cuban Green Revolution, even purchased a book for my shelf all about it. I’ll make my Cuban coffee, read my book on Cuban gardening and travel without leaving my kitchen.
I can even have an Italian morning…a Greek morning (I remember there coffee being sort of Cuban). Then I can do my own fun invention.
Oh, where is that package?!!!