I love opening the mailbox and finding packages just for me! A couple of weeks ago my friend Caren from tea & chickadees got her first Chemex.
Mind you, Caren and I have been tweeting about Chemex coffee makers for several months. I casually tweeted about how much I love mine.... about how I love having something that encompasses
design + tasty coffee + vintage sensibility. I was very surprised that the lovely Caren (queen of vintage, lover of tasty coffee, collector of tea-pots) didn't have one of these, much less never heard of them.
I buy recycled and unbleached paper products whenever possible. But when it comes to chemex, I have heard from several trustworthy folks that the unbleached filters tend to give the coffee an added "flavor". Being a trusting soul... I have always bought & used the bleached filters. Upon reading Caren's post, My First Chemex Experience, I noticed that she was using the unbleached Chemex filters. I offered to send her some of mine to do a taste test. Being a genius, she suggested we swap.
Without further ado I give you my Chemex-Coffee-Cat themed package from Caren::
(I swear to you... this post started out being about getting a package in the mail)
the package contained::
- a beautiful greeting card with a very humorous edit by Caren (see the pretty girls tattoos)
- a super cool felt coffee cup cozy (little did Caren know that I have been jonesing for one of these for a very long time!!!)
- an Instax polaroid of Strongpaw, Caren's kitty & one of Rosco's many long distance girlfriends. (sorry Ladies... he's just too much cat love for one you to handle)
- a faux-laroid drawing of Rosco modeling one of my silk & cashmere cowls. Wow! I have original Caren Art!!!
- & oh yeah... unbleached coffee filters
|The photo which inspired Caren's amazing drawing of Rosco P. Coltrane|
We had one of these beauties in my home when I was a kiddo in the 70's. Mind you I didn't drink coffee back then, but I was quite taken with the idea that my mother would make & serve her daily coffee in a science beaker (or what I thought was a science beaker).
One of my all time favorite characters is Mary Richards. I grew up watching reruns of the Mary Tyler Moore Show. I now own several seasons of the show. It's one of my favorite background shows to play while I am crafting throughout the day. I get silly giddy when I see her using her Chemex.
What is your preferred method of brewing coffee? Get anything good in the mail recently?