as if coffee is a game. it’s not. it wasn’t before, and it definitely isn’t now that we have a little one. the husband + I are quick to take action in the morning – one start the coffee, the other tend to the baby. both jobs are critical + not to be taken lightly.
we started out as die-hard coffee potters (??). we’d make an entire pot every morning. very few drops ever went to waste. but a tragedy occurred during our move from new york to illinois – the laundry detergent container melted and tried its hand at being coffee. I tried every coffee pot cleaning remedy
in the book on the internet. not a single one did the trick. every pot of coffee from that day forward had a not-so-subtle taste of laundry detergent. right around that time keurig came out with their brand new system that brewed one cup OR a carafe – we waved goodbye to our beloved coffee pot.
now, four years later, we’ve updated our coffee game ..
we have a baby + desperately needed to step up our coffee game. one cup at home + an unsatisfactory cup when I got to work would no longer do the trick. so, we “invested” in TWO new coffee brewing systems. (they were VERRRY inexpensive – making me love them that much more). we got a glass pour over coffee maker. this way we could easily make a really good pot of coffee each morning. satisfying my need for a hot cup of coffee to start my day.
additionally, we bought a cold brew iced coffee maker. I really like iced coffee. once it’s poured, it’s safe to drink. no cool down time required. now if I had an endless amount of money + was fifteen minutes early every day, I’d stop at the nearest coffee shop for a large glass. but I’d be lying if I said either of those were true. so to have a pitcher of cold brew coffee just waiting for me in our refrigerator each morning means I can leave the house right on time (or a few minutes late) + still have my iced coffee. I just fill the pitcher up 3/4 the way with water + fill the filter with 1 cup of coffee grounds, shake + give 12-24 hours to become delicious in the fridge. it makes iced coffee concentrate. so, I fill up my tumbler with ice + water and top off with the coffee.
if you’re counting, I have a cup (or two) of hot coffee + take a 30-ounce tumbler of iced coffee to go EVERY morning. did I mention I have a baby?