Arose at 8:15, still achy and exhausted from on-going shovelling after our weekend blizzard. I put the kettle on, retrieved the coffee from the freezer where it lives between uses, spooned a scoop and a half of ground beans into the press, covered in boiling water and let sit for five minutes. While it was working I made a peanut butter and honey sandwich on fresh white Wonder Bread, (my usual morning fare), peeled an orange and got my handful of prescription pills ready. Pressed the grounds to the bottom, poured the resulting nectar into a twenty ounce mug and stirred in Coffee Mate and sugar. An aromatic bouquet was immediately apparent with my wife, calling from the next room, “what is that awful smell?” This is normal.
The resulting drink was most delightful and I may do this again soon. But being a hardened tea drinker it may be a month or two. Perhaps I’ll target Christmas morning as a suitable occasion for the next brewing.