I’ve been staying at my son’s house for the last few days. He and his girlfriend are vacationing and I’m watching their cats, or maybe I should say they’re watching me.
My son has a coffee maker that makes one cup of coffee at a time. Maybe I could have figured out how to use it on my own, but my son showed me the procedure. The coffee maker looks like the one in the photo. You put a little basket of coffee in at the top. He drinks San Francisco Gourmet Coffee–Breakfast Blend. It tastes pretty good.
It doesn’t take long for the coffee maker to make one cup of coffee (I always stop at two cups), but this isn’t my normal routine. When I’m at home and when I first wake up, I walk into my kitchen and turn on my coffee maker. It’s the Mr. Coffee brand and it’s also pretty quick in making my coffee. Of course it makes a whole pot and I almost always end up throwing some of it out. Making one cup at a time means there isn’t any waste.
Maybe I should buy one of these new one cup at a time coffee makers, but I doubt if I ever will. I’m a creature of habit who will always prepare his coffee a pot at a time. To me, as you get older, normal routines bring comfort.
I almost started to say that the way I prepare coffee is the old-fashioned way, but I’ve never used a percolator like my parents did. Even I’m too young to actually remember much about that.
(Image from Keurig)