Cricket's Thoughts

The Original French Press

Most folks know that I have a serious addiction errrr… love for coffee, especially good coffee. A discussion over at the V7N led me on a search for a Chambord (The Original French Press) by Bodum.

It was supposed to be as simple as heading over to a nearby Target, pick up the coffee maker, then come home and enjoy the best cup of coffee I have ever had. Life just has a way of taking a few extra turns, and I have a habit of overcomplicating things now and then.

Yup! I admit it, so hush!

Target was all out of the exact model (8 cups) that I wanted (which took about 45 minutes and two store associates to verify) and I was not about to start working my way through every Target around San Antonio, but my all time favorite store (World Market) jumped in and saved the day. They had one just sitting there waiting for me to plunk down my $39 bucks so I could find out if this thing is as good as everyone says.

That was when I realized my coffee grinder had no settings to choose a coarser grind and I didn’t trust my insticts on this one, so back to Target I went, in search of the perfect coffee grinder, which of course led to me deciding to try a new coffee and a new sugar free coffee syrup and so on and so on . . .

The Original French Press

Was it worth it? Oh heck yeah!

I have a feeling this is how coffee is made in heaven. 🙂

Cricket Walker

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  • Reply S Emerson August 25, 2009 at 1:05 am

    You coffee addict!

    How did your first batch turn out?

  • Reply Cricket Walker August 25, 2009 at 1:17 am

    It was soooooooo incredibly good!

  • Reply Chelle August 25, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    My French press has been my best pal for a good few years now. There’s just no going back! 🙂

  • Reply Brass Knuckles Pendant August 27, 2009 at 5:54 am

    Way to go sister!

  • Reply shopinbeirut August 27, 2009 at 8:50 am

    I love coffee too. The best coffee place in Beirut is “Chez Paul”.
    It ‘s a nice French coffee shop that serves excellent food.

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