I think someone mentioned a saying to me once about being cursed to live in interesting days. I figured that when the days are interesting many things coalesce and create rapid-fire decisions which must be made. Destinations must be planned. Ideas explored.
When the day is mundane, we coast through it with no concerns and life seems to trickle down to its lowest level. We may sit in the quiet moments with a cup of Joe and watch the morning simply happen. My coffee press brews along at 4 minutes with some Blue Moose Breakfast blend. Arry grinds the beans the night before for me and I have fresh bean for coffee that next day. If you are looking for a decent cuppa consider getting a French Press. I particularly enjoy the Breakfast Blend coffees. You will never gain the flavor or wonderful aroma unless you grind the bean. My room mate came to me about getting some $200.00 coffee bean grinder. Why?
You can get the Kuissential Burr grinder for so much less. Of course, its manual and you must do the grinding or find a willing 16-year old that will do it simply for the love of her Dad.
The output from this grinder doing a coarse grind is simply excellent. It takes you to the next level for any kind of Sunday.
After doing French Press coffee, there really is no returning to some electric perk or automatic drop thing. Its that much better.
My room mate also mentioned wanting a few hundred dollar coffee maker.
I guess I don’t get any of that. The Sterling Pro Press makes a wonderful and affordable cup of Joe and its easy to clean. Very highly rated on its Amazon page as well.
Finally, there is the coffee itself. You can get the grinder and the press; but to make a Sunday either more interesting or more mundane, you need Bean. I would go with the 5 pound Blue Moose Breakfast blend. Great for mornings around the room.
There you have the recipe for a wonderful morning either full of interest or flavored by simplicity. Just as an aside, I sometimes read the IndiaMike Chennai forum. I joined that forum back in 2009 to keep updated on things going on with folks working or vacationing in Chennai from other places. One person recently created a post about riding a train for 16 hours to spend a day in a place. Train travel should never be viewed as a destination or an amount of time to be spent there. Its the trip itself and not the final place. Here on Amtrak, you ride to not get there. If you want to get there, you should fly. Train travel is meant here as the method and not the end. I’ve ridden trains around Chennai too. I went to Mysore on a train which was an overnight trip from Chennai. A very nice recipe even if the Dosa was over-priced according to friends there.
Don’t neglect the recipe or what the expectation is and confuse it with the result. Just like my friend wanting to spend $400.00 on a grinder and coffee maker or the person riding the train to get there. I’ll close this with the sentiment that our days are not meant to all be challenging and interesting. We need the mundane with low drama content so we can rebuild the senses and delights.
Go forth and be mundane