As parents, we do things that allow our kids to do things that they love. Watching them do things they love is one of the great many rewards of parenting. Steph and I decided we would put a piece of ice in the yard for the kids to goof around on. Hours upon hours have already been spent there, and even as late into the night as we will let them. It’s fun watching them out there.
I’m a coffee fanatic. I love coffee. Pretty sure I couldn’t exist without it. Typically I’ll have 3 to 4 cups a day, which is down a lot from what I used to drink, but on a good day I can still handle 10 cups of the black gold. When we lived in our house in Strathmore, I even roasted my own coffee from green beans and if you ever have a chance to do this, jump on it. The difference between really good fresh roasted coffee is the difference between discount wonder bread and a fresh baked loaf out of the oven.
Anyway, I found out about an awesome little coffee maker while doing some film and video work for the Western Canadian Barista championship in conjunction with the Prairie Coffee Project. It was a great time and I had way too many samples of crazy exotic coffee that the competitors were making (I think it was 11 lattes that day). One of the classes that was going on during the weekend event was how to use the Aero Press Coffee maker. I had a brew from this also and was sold. I’ve been using one of these ever since and that was about 4 years ago. Here’s a little video of how to use it. Seriously, if you love coffee, you NEED one of these!