Well, the house of 6 has made it through another Christmas, and we have tried to honor our Lord in the process. After all, despite what Wal Mart decries, as does all things around us, it was Jesus’ birthday, despite the silence from much of the world on the subject. The children are detoxing from all the sugar, rich food and myriad of packages. Multiple grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends, and family all add up to a great many gifts.
I’ve done a bit of roasting, but not much. Thankfully, I’ve had enough to pull through without much meandering to the shop to do more roasting. One surprise for me for Christmas from my dear wife was a Cuisinart Burr Grinder. She picked it up factory refurbished. The burrs weren’t too sharp. The grind is fine in the middling range, but inconsistent. There’s a good deal of powder caked to the grounds catcher when you’re done. But for the insanely low price, it’s probably worthwhile, even if it were to die next week, I wouldn’t fee bad. But I’m not sure I’d take it over the vintage, but dull, Cory I have downstairs. And speaking of Cory, I did, in the more slow paced and easy mornings, get to pull out the venerable old boy of the collection – the WWII era Cory Vacuum Pot. And, despite the aging gasket, it worked wonderfully! Love that coffee.
Solo Deo Gloria,