Thursday, December 24, 2009

that perfect gift

Rosco was having his caffeine fix.

His mom had given he and Charlotte and early Christmas gift. A gift card to Bed, Bath and Beyond.

He was naturally not fond of having to go there. The rush of scents gave him a headache right away. He'd let Charlotte have her way and pick what ever she'd wanted. They'd picked up an aero garden, first thing. She wanted to grow fresh tomatoes. And then they came across the French press coffee carafe.

"I always wondered what these would be like, you know." She grabbed the box.

He'd been so whatever then. He just wanted to get out of there before it started sleeting. Home was all he could think about. Staying in. Doing nothing, but maybe a video game.

So they got home and Charlotte had to play with it right away.

"I have one of those already, you know." His mother said she used it for brewing tea.

"This is strickly for coffee." Charlotte said so proudly. She put on some water to boil. She read the directions. Next thing he knew she was putting coffee grounds in the bottom of the contraption that wasn't even glass. It said on the box unbreakable.

Once the water boiled, he could see the whole pot melting before them, but it didn't. She put on the lid and pushed down the vent that would keep the ground from getting into the cups that she poured the coffee into, what seemed instantly. But the coffee was so dark.

He poured in cream, took a taste.

"You didn't let it brew enough." He informed her, but he drank it, anyway.

"Well, it didn't say how long." She looked at him.

By his third preparation, he thought he was going to get the hang of a perfect cup of coffee with this thing.

Tips on using a French press coffee carafe do vary. If you love the robust flavor of coffee, this is just what you need. Be sure to let the coffee steep at least 2 to 7 minutes. There is a lot involved in the perfect cup of coffee. Beans, how they are grind and even the water you use. Really, this is a fun gift we are enjoying this Christmas. Thanks to my Dad.


Ivyoaks said... this rate, Rosco could be up all night!

ellie said...

Sounds like they can have matter what.

Merry Christmas!

the oaks said...

Coffee sounds really good to me about now.

diane said...

Cait honey, I am really liking the way you've been tying personal things into your story (recipes, what have you). I'm going to make some coffee right now. xo

Lynda said...

Hey Honey - thanks for the comments, they always make me smile. Hope you are doing well. Yes the lib has some interesting customers.


Ailee Verzosa said...

Happy New Year to you and to your family.
May 2010 bring you more blessings and happiness!

Winnie said...

You remind me that my parents were given a bottle of Bailey's Irish cream for Xmas...I am definitely going to be making an Irish coffee tonight yummy!

Happy New Year to you. Hope you had a great xmas too!

Meg said...

I think my brother has something similar to that. But I don't drink coffee, so I'm not sure.

mazzie may said...

Happy New year!!!