Thursday Open Forum – January 20, 2011
One of my coffee and tea joys is a press pot I came across several years ago sold at Liquid Planet. We are talking a 48oz, double insulated, stainless steel press pot! The biggest reason I like this pot is the ease of both preparing a pot of tea or coffee and the ease of cleaning it! Since I spend a good amount of time in denial that the kitchen sink is full of dirty dishes, the cleaning thing is of the utmost importance! All I do is dump about 3/4 cup of ground coffee into the pot, pour just-starting-to-boil-water in, wait a minute or two, put the plunger atop, and press down slowly. Boombahchingaling! Coffee is ready. To clean, simply dump grounds in trash (or compost) and rinse out with soapy water. Warning: It does take practice to pour the first cup so no leak-outs. The coffee stays hot, then warm, for several hours. If I put a towel over a freshly made pot before I go to bed, it is greets me in the morning hot. The pots come in smaller sizes and several pretty colors. (FYI I have the green.) Take a look here.