I admit I have a coffee problem. First off, I drink too much of it. I start the day off with an espresso, then make a to-go cup for the drive to work and then work on one or two more cups during the day at my office.
However over the past year or so, I have gotten lazy about how I make my coffee and subsequently the level of enjoyment has dwindled. I shelved the French Press, scuttled the little four cup drip brewer, abandoned my camp percolator and started using a Keurig. After some trail and error, I found a few brands that were palatable, but not exceptional. What wasn’t acceptable was the price. It was exorbitant to pay $0.50 to $1.00 per cup.
For the cost of 2.5 boxes of k-cups, I bought a Cuissential manual coffee grinder and for the past three weeks or so, I’ve been enjoying really good coffee. Getting back to basics; grinding my beans, boiling water and using the French Press. I think the little extra effort that is required makes the coffee taste better. Something to consider with the rest of my kitchen endeavors.