When I was visting Copenhagen last month, the weather was what can only be described as, rubbish. A good ten degrees cooler than the UK, with a constant on/off drip of rain. Saying that, I type this from my bed in Raymond, Maine, USA – where the weather is also miserable this morning! Although we got round everything my sister wanted to show me, and opted for rain jackets and backpacks instead of any vaguely fashionable gear, there was one day we opted for a lazier morning.
My sister and her other half are great coffee lovers. I’m new to the coffee game, having only really drunk it for around a year. Saying that, in this time, I’ve discovered what I like about coffee and a huge love of mine is Monmouth Coffee. Spotting a packet in her cupboard, I suggested we brew up a morning treat to warm our bones before setting out into the city.
I was definitely in the right place for a coffee-shaped-treat- they have all the gear. Not only great coffee to start with, but a Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker, complete with paper filters, Bodum milk frother (a million times more efficient than my £1.50 Tiger alternative) and beautiful, Scandi-chic Royal Copenhagen handle-less mugs to drink from.
Drinking coffee on the go is very much part of our culture – I purchased myself a Bodum thermos on the trip in fact. But there was something about brewing up a pot and sharing it (I’m white, my sister (the pro), is black), whilst it drizzles outside, that makes it more of an event and less of a morning necessity. I treat coffee as a treat and hope I can keep it that way. And yes, I have just written a blog post about making a cup of coffee. Hm.
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