Last week our coffee pot gave up the ghost and died. This is a tragedy of major proportions in this household. Tea just doesn't cut it as a morning drink, at least not for me. Don't even suggest instant coffee. YUCK! We could go out and buy another pot at the commissary, or if we want a 220 model we could, of course, go to any of dozens of stores here in Frankfurt. The thing is, none of these places carry the brand we are looking for. We ordered one from the states and are now waiting on it to arrive. I know you are wondering what is so special about a stupid coffee pot. We use a Bunn, it has a built in hot water tank so it takes less than 2 minutes to brew a full pot of coffee. Still about a minute and half too long, but about the best you area going to get. Of course the volcano has slowed down shipments, but we are hopeful it will arrive soon.
In the meantime I am dying for a decent cup of morning coffee. I finally remembered a drink I used to indulge in when we lived in Jakarta, kopi tubruk. I am now enjoying a brutally strong cup of coffee. All is right with the world.
Oh you want to know what's kopi tubruk? Basically you put a spoon full of coffee grinds into your cup, add boiling water, it is important that it is boiling, then give it a quick stir and wait until the grounds sink. Enjoy. It isn't exactly good to the last drop, in fact of you aren't careful that last drop can be quite gritty, but it makes a tasty, strong cup of coffee without any fancy equipment. Yummmm.