Coffee looms large in my imagination lately, thanks to an upcoming article about the Broadway Cafe & Roasting Company’s 20th anniversary. I had a deeply satisfying cup of Mexican Chiapas there yesterday when I stopped to interview co-owner Jon Cates and head roaster Brian Phillips. But today I’m alone in my office, and the closest thing to a barista is at least 10 miles away.
You wouldn’t think that would trouble someone otherwise addicted to culinary pursuits, but my general anathema for all types of equipment extends to the coffee maker. I don’t use it. Ever.
Usually this means my coffee consumption is limited to whatever quantity the husband made before work. But today—oh happy day—I have a brand-new Clever Coffee Dripper. Continue Reading