Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sometimes Old Technology Wins Out...

We enjoy our morning coffee.

And until recently our coffee maker was one of those that automatically ground the coffee beans and then began the brewing process. Quite cleaver it was. You could program it for whatever time you wanted the action to begin or hit the button once you got up. Well, it gave up the ghost recently or more exact, I inadvertently shattered the pot by not securely placing it in its proper brewing space. About half way through the subsequent grinding cycle I heard the distinctive sound of breaking glass. Vibration had done its evil deed. I had already busted a piece that required my strategically placing a can (pumpkin pie filling as I recall) to hold down the top of the grinder allowing it to start. Not exactly stylish.

Oh well, no more of that. Pictured above is our "new" old coffee maker that Nana Joy had given me a couple of years back to make coffee at the office. I always loved the sound it made and the fresh aromatic scent it gave off while performing its satisfying function. While it ranks as old technology from the perculator to the plug in auto timer, the taste is every bit as good if not better than the fancier coffee maker I destroyed. And there's just something about waking in the morning and walking into the kitchen greeted by its calming gurgle as it perks away.

Some folks have song birds to awaken them. I have Nana Joy's coffee pot. Life is good...
peace
fm

6 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

I am not a coffee drinker..~ Chai is my favorite...
But glad you have something to make your coffee...
Have a Great Day...
I can't see the coffee maker..
I will check back later to see it..

Cora said...

We love our morning coffee too! Glad you had the back-up and sometimes low tech is just simplier.
Have a good day.

Donna & Joe said...

Looks like you've gone back to basics. Just goes to show that we probably don't need all the latest and greatest fancy gadgets to be happy. As long as there's really Starbucks coffee in that canister of yours, looks like you're good to go!

Donna :)

PIPO said...

Ahhh..the simple joys.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Now I can see the picture...
Enjoy your cup...
Have a Great Week..

Nina, David & Ariel said...

Sometimes "old school" is wayyyyy better than new technology! Enjoy your cups of joe (where does that expression come from, I wonder??)