Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Super Good Coffee Maker...for one

Super Good Coffee Maker


I got a very nasty email from the so called "cousin"...he complains that I forgot to mention that it was he who paid for the coffee maker. At least he paid for something... a freeloader we call them...

I was born in Mexico and had an Argentinian mother (I know...) so when I was a kid, coffee was not allowed for underage children so I had to wait for some time to get to drink such wonderful drink. I remember clearly my mother having, first thing in the morning, her coffee. She drank Nescafe like anyone else. Nescafe was the coffee to drink...the most popular and with the best publicity campaign.

But one day I turned 6! That was the day my mother thought it was a good age to introduce me to such delicatessen. Then my world changed. I was allowed to have a coffee with breakfast but that was that (my mother had her limits too!). Since then until today I drink coffee. Like everything else in life...I blame my mother.

Then drinking coffee was a good deal. When I was in junior high, you could go to any restaurant or coffee shop and order a coffee and you got bottomless coffee. You could seat for hours for the tremendous amount of 5 cents. How could I not drink coffee?

Nowadays coffee has become this urban craze. Most people can get a good cup of java almost by just walking... 5 minutes. Then the golden liquid is not 5 cents anymore, you pay now between 4 to 12 dollars per cup. And coffee shops are always busy.

So... I left my Nescafe days behind and started drinking better coffee. Nowadays you can get coffee and you can get extraordinary coffee, but that is only one part of the deal. Once you have great coffee at home, then you need at least 3 things: a coffee grinder, a coffee maker and a cup. Today I'll tell you about my coffee maker...actually my new coffee maker -and now my favorite-.

When a guy who claims to be my cousin came for a visit from Argentina, we went to the old downtown, called Gastown. There we found a fantastic coffee shop called Revolver where they actually sell a great drip coffee made the way it should be made and a delicious expresso. Also they sell individual coffee makers. Then I got my new gadget. I bought a Frieling individual coffee brewer. Absolutely amazing!

My Frieling coffee maker is a three part apparatus. It has a 23 karat gold plated super fine filter -so you don't have to buy a new filter every time (you can call me ecologically responsible...which I am not), a water regulator and a lid. That is all.

All I have to do is place my coffee filter onto my cup, fill it with good freshly grated coffee and pour hot water into the regulator. Close the regulator with the lid...and voila!, Houston we have coffee!!

Now, if you like tea and you are not sick with the flu or something...then you are in the wrong are in the dark ages.

Ah!, then the White Coffee came. Bizarre and not very politicly correct campaign...but that is another story.

Not me, though...I was way cutter, but nevertheless it looks exactly the way I looked when I got my first coffee.

And the 5 cent bottomless coffee cup add.

The not so politicly correct White coffee add...go figure.

The 23 k filter into the mug

And the contraction into my super nice Native coffee cup

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