One afternoon last week, I turned on my coffee pot to warm up the left over coffee, needing that extra boost to last until the reinforcements came home a couple hours later. Twenty minutes later I poured myself a cup, and took a drink. I was astounded when I realized the coffee I was drinking was barely warm. I looked at my coffee pot, yes it was on. I counted it up as a fluke and continued drinking my lukewarm coffee.
The next morning I stumble downstairs and get the coffee started. A few minutes later, I look over and see that my coffee pot is on but nothing is happening. Then I recall what happened the previous afternoon. Aha! It’s broken. Oh, no! It’s broken! I was unable to do anything about it, having sick little ones and being the only adult at home, so I went without that morning.
So that morning I put out the question out to the masses-french press or electric coffee maker? I had considered getting a french press before, but wanted some more affirmation for my whim. I mostly received responses about the french press. Here’s what they said, “It is the best coffee” and “You’ll never go back”. So, of course, I had to get one. So, I went shopping online, looked at reviews, drove to Target and picked one up. I also stopped at Starbucks and got some coarse ground coffee. (I know I should have got a bean grinder, but I just didn’t want to shell out that much money at once). I brought it home, washed it up, read the directions, and made my first batch. It was good? It was different. It… was… okay…
After a week of using it I have come to the conclusion that I really don’t care for it. My coffee was fine the way it was. It was …just the way I like it. It was my coffee maker that was broken, not my coffee.
So, to all those french press lovers out there. Thank you for your advice, but I am happy with my electric drip coffee maker. I can’t wait to go home and use my new one. I am over-excited to set the delay timer, and have HOT coffee ready for me when I wake up in the morning.
Now who’s going to join me?