Back to Basics

Back to Basics

Back to Basics

You’d think we’d have every coffee gadget under the sun. And those devices have certainly made their way through this kitchen (Matthew loves to test new gadgets). However, I find myself every morning lately marvelling at the simplicity of our coffee system. It goes like this:

Step 1: Boil water on stove. In a pot.

Step 2: Put ground coffee in this coffee thingamajig (brought to us by lovely friends from Costa Rica).

Step 3: Pour hot water over coffee.

Step 4: Dump coffee grinds into garburator.

Super simple and what I would consider the most environmentally-friendly (the hardest thing is not forgetting to put a cup under). You only make what you need and there is nothing that gets put in the garbage. You can also customise your coffee (half-caf for me: 50% Knowlton + 50% Swiss Water Decaf). It makes a decent cup of joe too – though you have to experiment with how much coffee you put in the doodad.


In a world of “what’s next?” gizmos (the coffee industry is laden with them), this is a great little simple device. Though this beautifully simple version is on my wish list this year.