I can honestly say that I can not go a single day without caffeine..it’s an addiction really. The migraines that develop from lack of this wonderful warm liquid are enough to keep me bed ridden for days. I had been a committed drip coffee lover since I was young, but I decided out of sheer boredom to look into different methods of brewing grounds. A friend had given me a small French Press for Christmas a few years back, so I decided to give that a try since it was already somewhere in my house. The next morning I boiled my water, placed a few spoonfuls of coffee in the glass press and inhaled deeply as the steaming water began steeping in the muddy grounds. As I plunged the press down, watching in wonder and awe as my coffee was prepared, I was excited to try my first cup. As I filled my cup to the top, quite a few grounds floated around making it slightly unappealing. Since this was a more interesting way to get my fix I continued using this method for my morning cup of joe for a few months. I went back and researched more brewing methods and stumbled upon the pour over coffee maker. I was curious and a little skeptical as to how pouring steaming water over grounds for a few seconds could result in a smooth, silky cup of coffee. Sick of drinking grounds at the bottom of my cup every morning, I decided to head over to amazon.com to look for the perfect brewer. I stumbled upon the Coffee Gator Pour Over Coffee Maker and fell in love. For my birthday, I asked for this maker and when it arrived in 2 days (thanks to Prime shipping) I couldn’t wait to make my first cup. The method is essentially the same as the French Press only after pouring the hot, steamy water over the grounds, it’s ready to drink. Let me tell you, this is the most enjoyable cup of coffee I’ve ever made. It’s been nearly a month using my Coffee Gator daily and it is just as enjoyable as the first day I used it. If you are in the mood for a new, relaxing way to make your morning cup of joy I highly recommend checking out this little maker. I’ll post the product link to Amazon at the bottom of the post.
Why do we love coffee so much? It is scientifically proven that the smell of coffee can make you less stressed and drinking it has been linked to lessen the symptoms of Parkinson’s and could reduce the risk of certain cancers. I have friends that do not enjoy coffee and I just can’t understand why. It is my morning cup of happiness, my warm hug when I’m feeling down and a bonding experience between friends both old and new.