Single speed coffee pot, zero speed brain

Posted on Apr 30th 2013 | Bike Life, Blog,

Our fancy all in one coffee grinder/brewer/carafe finally died a few months ago so we invested in some old school coffee technology, a stainless steel french press.

This morning I discovered the Coffee Chasm, the gap between one’s pre-caffeinated motor skills and the minimum motor skills required to operate a coffee pot. As I depressed the plunger a slurry of grounds erupted from the spigot and slid down the side of the press. As my colleague Mark waited patiently I proceeded to rinse the slurry from the side by tilting the pot under the faucet. The tilting caused boiling hot coffee to flow over my hand, causing me to jerk the pot upright and splashing coffee over our kitchen wall.