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There is a reason for everything — 16 Comments

  1. Aren't new coffee making machines wonderful?  They keep you wired for a day or two then they just sit there looking all modern as you go back to drinking tea.

    • 😀  Ain't that the truth!  What's worse, for various reasons all the kitchen sockets are clustered in one corner so all the electricals – toaster, kettle, microwave and now the coffee machine are all fighting for the same space.  And I've run out of sockets, so there's a fight going on there too.  How long before the new machine gets relegated to the shed? 

    • Having lived a healthy [i.e. ignoring all the health freaks] lifestyle, I'm immune to nearly all of 'em.  The machine will get cleaned whenever it starts to smell.

      • Good thinking. Besides, you need that bacteria you know. If you knew how much bacteria resides in a human's body naturally you'd probably…

        …well, it's best you don't know. Sometimes I wish I never got an A+ in advanced physiology.

        • The figure runs into the billions.  And they are more than welcome [seeing as without them I couldn't digest].  I remember once being put on a very strong antibiotic for some reason an the effects were NOT pleasant, to put it very mildly. 

          • I don't even have to imagine the experience. But I'd just as soon you don't describe it in too much detail. Many thanks.

  2. I've always used the plunger myself (snobs call it a cafetiere). Cleaning out the gauze thingmajig is cumbersome, and once in a blue moon I have to unscrew it and wash out the bits of coffee beans that got stuck inside. I never thought of buying a coffee maker machine.

    • Mine makes great coffee.  Even thought I use it so infreqently I use a very good Sumatran coffee.

      • Actually, it makes a lovely cup.  I'll qualify that – I make a lovely cup.  The machine merely helps a bit.

  3. Living in  France the Missus has three coffee machines. However the one that gets used the most is the kettle with powdered Ricoré ' coffee'.

    • The old tea caddy here is going to still get a fair beating on a daily basis.  The new machine will come in handy the odd time when it's too bloody cold to sit outside the coffee shop.  It's a pity the machine doesn't come with the craic and village banter….

  4. And don't forget the white vinegar run through every 6 months or so if you make coffee every day. A 10 to 1 solution of water and white vinegar followed by a pure water rinse will keep it working for a long time. It will also make you kitchen smell like a pickle factory for a day. Something one should experience now and then.

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