So a decision must be made. Do we forgo coffee completely? After all, it is not just the really good coffee which is missed but the company which usually could be found there as well. As school mums we would often drop in and invariably find a companion to take coffee and chat with. It seems that with the demise of our favourite coffee place has also gone an important social outlet. This is something that we will need to work out over time but in the meantime is the important coffee question. For myself, I have been settling for tea. I do have in my kitchen cupboard, an assortment of coffee making paraphernalia. Until recently, I had a dripolator or filter coffee maker but eventually decided that it took up way too much space in my cupboard for an object which was never used because of the less than satisfactory output. I passed this on to my sister-in-law. I do still have my plunger and my caffetiere. The plunger is a 4 cup job so I don't use it when it is just for me. It really only gets used when I have people over. The caffetiere I have never mastered and am always disappointed with the end result. So I make myself a good strong tea.
Not so long ago I came across a wonderful new product which seems to answer all my wishes. It is called the AeroPress and it is quite an amazing item. It processes the coffee using steam and pressure and the coffee that results is rich and not at all bitter. To add to this is the price. This is an incredibly well priced device. This handy little appliance takes up very little space in my cupboard and I am not restricted in the choice of coffee I can use. What a great find!