Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Husband's New Toy

Is a Japanese siphon 5 cup coffee maker. A hard won prize at our Annual Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner Silent Auction.

Today was our play day -- the fondue pot made it's maiden voyage for a cheesy luncheon fondue. Afterwards, we made coffee with our new prize.

It's easy to do -- you put water in the bottom, add heat, put the second piece on top with the coffee in it. And wait . . .

For a watched pot truly does not boil -- at least not very quickly . . . and as we waited . . .
The water went UP into the top container and then back down into the bottom one. A stir or two of the coffee in the upper pot to release the flavor of the grounds is all that is required.
A set of tiny espresso cups -- just two -- just for us -- was the perfect vessel for our new coffee. It was a good cup of coffee. We drank the first one black and then added cream to the second for we really are cream people.

Husband Jim did good at the auction -- it's a fun coffee maker.


Southerncook said...

Oh Martha, What a fabulous "FIND". I don't think I have ever seen one of those. Enjoy your new coffee maker.


Pondside said...

Now that's something quite new to me - I'll have to google it. Isn't it fun to find some new piece of kitchen kit?

Deanna said...

Hello Martha,
What an interesting coffee maker.
Think it is really nice that you had a tasty cup of coffee from this win.
Like your blog.
Deanna from the Kansas Flinthills

Cathy said...

I've never seen a coffee make like this. And it makes good coffee too!!

My poor old pot is on it's last leg.