I have often been looked upon as being slightly mad or a bit odd on occasions
but I don’t care for it is my eccentric mind which looks at problems and tries to
find a solution.
We drink coffee, it is our favourite beverage, two or three times a day and use Lavazza at home in a cafetiere, or to you folks across the pond a 'french press'.
To my mind coffee has to be reasonably strong so at least three heaped dessert spoons go into the cafetiere.
New use for an old hat
I noticed that heat was being lost whilst the coffee stood so we used an old fleece hat to act as a cozy.
Then by cutting a small hole at the top of the hat, the metal knob stands clear prior to pressing.
When the plunger is depressed fully the coffee is kept hot and it is quite a simple task to lift the cozy clear when pouring the coffee into a cup.
Steeping the coffee
The water, at about 90 deg C (never boiling), is poured on top and left to stand for about five minutes allowing the water to absorb the coffee grounds and give a good fulsome flavour.
Immediately prior to pouring
I am rather pernickety about the style and shape of cup which has to be tapered and I loathe drinking coffee from a mug, in much the same way as I dislike instant coffee.