Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Percolator Stuff

I picked up a super little coffee percolator a couple weeks ago. It's stainless steel and makes a dleicious smooth cup of coffee....fast. I don't know if you can tell the scale of the cup but thats a classic dinner set cup of coffee and saucer. It's about 6 ounces. Thats a coffee cup and saucer from Grandma's set. There was a time when THAT was a cup of coffee. Six to 8 adults could have morning coffee all at once, twice. I wonder when exactly coffee became giant cups. Maybe with the domestic pottery hobbies? People started making coffee cups super huge? I also like a big mug of coffee or tea...but I love drinking out of china dishes too.

My dad had a little story about being in Rome and drinking latte. He said he was at a barista stand and he said out loud, when I get back home I've got to cut down on coffee. And the Barista said to him "Oh that is you americans. You take things so far drinking three four cups of coffee a day. Here we drink a couple latte or cappuccino and we never have to quit"

4 comments:

Furtheron said...

Wow!! Was talking about one of them last week - my Dad had one just like that and I was telling my wife about it... memories of Sunday morning with Dad cooking breakfast on the weeks he didn't have to go to work... :-)

Gardenia said...

Love that percolator! Lots to say about the rituals of coffee making and its evolution.

Candy Minx said...

Furtheron, what a nice memory of your dad.

Gardenia, ooh its delicious...come on by!

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy! I got a stovetop espresso maker but it kinda burns the coffee :( Maybe I gotta get a different kind of coffee that's more tolerant of high heat?

-andy