Friday, 6 April 2012

How to make good coffee


From the back of the card which arrived yesterday from Finland:
The best coffee was made from home roasted and ground beans.  the lovely smell of fresh coffee filled the croft house.  On weekdays coffee was weak.  During a time of rationing it was even made of rye as a substitute.  Quality coffee was valued greatly.  Grandma's coffee grinder and coffee bean jar in Western Finland.
A good friend has made it his mission in life (for a time anyway) to make the perfect cup of coffee so I couldn't resist posting this card to help him on his way.  So this is for you, Relax Max.

It's a matter of debate how to make a good cup of coffee and probably everyone has his or her own opinion, but sometimes simple is best.

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12 comments:

  1. I can smell the beans from here. I’m in need of a coffee break anyway.....

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  2. I've always loved coffee but can't drink much of it now :( it makes me palpitate. But thanks for the post, at least I can imagine the delicious aroma!

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  3. I used to drink a lot of coffee - but twenty years ago I quit smoking (Attagirl, Carol!!!!) and coffee isn't the same. I guess I always had a cigarette along with a cup and they just seemed to go together. Hope your skies are as blue as ours are today!

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  4. I like seeing the old tins - and grinders. Every time I see one in the right hands, I think of Lt. John Dunbar grinding coffee for a "captive" audience. And the tins. I can't resist a closer look at the old tins.

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  5. Fun card. I don't drink coffee, but I love how it smells. I can almost imagine the aroma! Happy PFF!

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  6. In a lot of situations the old ways are still the best

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  7. This reminded me of my father...Even though my parents had a coffeemaker, sometimes my dad liked to just boil ground coffee for its "camping out" flavor. There's nothing like the aroma of fresh coffee in the morning to make my day!

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  8. One must admit the smell of a cup of coffee is heavenly. I'm not a big coffee drinker, but I love walking through a coffee shop. Happy Easter.

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  9. great card. I have heard that the coffee grinders of the style in the card are much better than the electric ones with the whirling blades, but I don't know as I haven't tried both methods.

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  10. ha! i live in rome, italy so would have to vote for italian espresso...or maybe a cappuccino at breakfast! happy easter!

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  11. This card is precious. Oh, the smell of coffee filling the house and a stack of postcard on the dinning table to peruse. I love my French press.
    Pat, in the mining camps here in Alaska coffee is made much the same way and often boiled forever. It is usually strong enough to make you hair stand on end.

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  12. I searched for an old hand grinder so that I could get my grounds course enough for my French press. I could only find an electric burr grinder, the others being blade choppers. I am still looking for the real thing. I liked the picture on this card very much for it's realistic details.

    How much easier it would be to simply buy some teabags. But then it would probably taste like tea...

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