Coffee. The fuel that runs this farm. We do love coffee. Emily’s boyfriend’s family owns a coffee roasting business. Doug works at the coffee shop now. And I drink enough to keep everyone in business! I do not like coffee pots though, kind of plasticky. I told you all about this when I wrote about coffee presses and homestead coffee (click here to read about it). The hands down best way to make coffee is in a coffee press. But, it doesn’t stay warm long enough. Doug tends to sleep later than I do and we like to pour a cup over the span of a few hours. I tried a tea candle under a metal holder specific to keeping tea pots warm. That works but since Doug uses quite a lot of milk in his coffee, the coffee just wasn’t hot enough.
Then I saw this in the back of my cupboard. A simple carafe. I pour the coffee into the carafe and it stays hot for hours. So simple. So off-grid friendly! And so accessible.
Last night, we blocked off the porch to keep the alpacas off, secured the gate to keep the goats in their pasture, and went to bed. This is what I woke up to. I think I will pour another cup!