Wednesday, July 6, 2011

In Praise of Coffee

Can you smell those coffee beans? No? Take a deeper whiff and try again.
I fancy myself a bit of a coffee aficionado. I love a good cup, am an avid fan of the way coffee smells and even think the beans are kinda, sorta pretty. I'm not as bad as a local coffeehouse I go to where the "expert" behind the counter can wax on and on about the subtle, fruity notes of the latest Bosnian shade grown blend, but I love coffee.
Lately, I've been loving it in a new way. I purchased a French Press and I am smitten. I adore the flavor, the small quantities you can make so there's no waste, and the anticipation of waiting until the coffee has steeped and I can depress the plunger/filter. I even like the action and sound of plunging the filter.
Me being me, one of my first thoughts about my new French press was what could I craft to adorn it?
How about a sweet, little cozie to keep my precious java warm to the last drop?
And what makes a newly crafted item all the more enjoyable? Sharing it with friends, of course. So, to facilitate that I'm brewing up(cute, huh?) a tutorial and giveaway for this cozie. Check back here in a couple days for all the details and a chance to win some fabric courtesy of the, I'm sure, coffee-loving Tammy at Marmalade Fabrics.

11 comments:

Betty said...

Like the coffee cozzie. My husband uses this same French press for his coffee. May need to make one for him.

Michele said...

I always forget about my French press. It does make a wonderful cup of coffee. A cozy would be cute.

Wendy said...

Like the others, I like my french press and I have found a new use for it as well. i make my loose tea in it...works great! Great give away!

felicity said...

Three cheers for coffee!! We got rid of our drip coffee maker because we love the french press so much. Rather than leave the coffee in the container after plunging, we transfer it to a thermos - keeps the flavour from becoming bitter from sitting on the grounds.

meli B said...

Can't start my day without a coffe. I got a Nespresso machine for my birthday and have all the different flavours lined up. It's not as strong as your brew but I just love it. Your cozy is fabulous. I love the clever ties.

momto2wasd said...

I like using my French press for making cold brewed espresso with mine in the summertime...yum!

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I love coffee!

aracne said...

I had to laugh, and of course I understand that a crafter wants to use her skills to adorn whatever fancies her! Well done, you are terrific.

piece peace said...

I love coffee, too, but I have yet to try the french press. Your french press accessory makes it all the more tempting.

Lasso the Moon said...

adorable!
anna

Rosa said...

I love coffee and star my days with a cup of hot coffe with milk,mmm delicious!!

Your coffee cozy is very cute.