No, I had no great coffee house experiences over the weekend. Rather, it was the joy of traveling with family and the new favorite traveling coffee maker – the Aeropress. It’s fast becoming my favorite travel brewer. Paired with two jars of homeroast and my Zass Knee mill, I was good to go at the in-laws (my mother-in-law doesn’t drink much coffee, preferring MH Hazelnut). I would drink a cup of her’s – deferential goodness of the son-in-law, then brew my nectar of homeroast. Fast, easy, good brew = a favorite.
Now, I don’t tend to use the AP at home – the competition of trying to have quiet time and prayer, eat breakfast and feed the kids, the AP, like espress, makes it a bit difficult. So, I stick with my Chemex or French Press for average daily use. But for an upcoming trip week long trip, I may take it, but I may go for the SS FP. Don’t know which yet.
On other ends, the trip was nice. Central WV had the wonderful cool nights you expect in the fall, but enough sunlight and heat to make the days warm and enjoyable. I even ended up with a bit of sunburn. The street fair was fun – a 1 hour+ parade, rides for the kids, and some typical carny fair. But, much to the chagrin of my wife, she couldn’t find the staple: Potato candy, which was odd seeing how this was a Potato Festival. It’s usually there. If you’re not familiar, it looks like these; semblance of a recepie here. A good time was had by all.
Solo Deo Gloria,