This is my Chemex coffee maker. I found it when I lived in Santa Fe and I proceeded to become a much more committed coffee drinker. It was just so pretty, and it makes a damn fine cup of coffee. Oddly enough, Chemex coffee makers are made about 15 miles from where I live now, in Pittsfield.
This lovely thing was invented in 1941 by a chemist in search of creating perfect coffee without any bitterness, scientifically. He made scientific coffee. And so do I.
I really like giving things away. When I was a kid, I used to regularly wrap up my crayons and give them to my mother just to feel the joy of giving them to her. I shove books and jam into people's hands as they leave my house- I'm a little compulsive.
I woke up today needing, NEEDING to give something to you. You've all been so great this week, with your encouraging words and recipe suggestions. I feel this amazing wall of support behind me- I don't even know how to thank you. But I can start to try.
Last year, Joey found a Chemex at a tag sale. For those of you who don't know him, Joey is a tag sale wizard. He comes home with the most astounding finds. But he found this chemex, brand new. I have no idea who would have let go of such a gem.
But I already have one, so I'm giving the new one away. It's the larger size, 8-10 cup, but you can make one cup in it if you like. I'll even thrown in some special chemex filters. I'll pack it up and send it out, and then you will make scientific, fancy coffee.
To be entered in this little giveaway, I ask only one thing. Leave a comment, and tell me how you feel about coffee, in LESS THAN FIVE WORDS. You have till the end of the weekend, and I'll announce the winner on Monday, so be sure to check back in then.
I'll start. How do I feel about coffee?
reason to get up.
Now your turn.