So I have only been thinking about doing this since a little coffee shop opened across the street from me some time before the first lockdown. I can hear the coffee grinder going during the day and enjoy the chatter of the coffee drinkers standing outside. Back in Toronto I had my own coffee grinder at home, as well as a small espresso/cappuccino machine. Since then I don’t know what happened, but between moving here and there I just got out of thinking too much about my morning coffee, other than I needed at least one strong cup of café con leche to start the day. But this week I finally took the plunge and bought a bag of their house blend for my french press.

This of course also meant a coffee container upgrade. I mean just look at that one on the left. I don’t know how long I’ve had it, probably more than 15 years. It was the right size to hold the contents of the 250 gram coffee packages from the supermarket so I just kept using it. But the new one actually has a rubber seal on the lid, so not only is it prettier, it will keep my coffee fresher. Meanwhile, I am still getting the hang of making coffee with the new stuff, haven’t quite got the right quantity down yet. But I have to say that the coffee does taste much nicer.