Thursday, January 16, 2014
Over the weekend, I broke the carafe of my french press coffee maker. I've had this thing for years, at least since I lived alone and maybe longer than that. It makes exactly one cup of coffee, so it's perfect for me - I don't drink more than that in a day, and Peanut doesn't drink coffee at all, so I don't need a traditional coffee maker (and I DEFINITELY don't need one of those single cup doohickies that create all sorts of plastic trash).
I remember that this french press seemed kind of expensive - something like $25. They are hard to find used, although you can often find larger ones or even older style percolators at Goodwill and yard sales. Hopeful, I poked around on ebay to see if I could find a used version of my beloved french press, but they weren't that cheap - and combined with shipping, they cost as much as a new version.
Then I had the good idea to look just for the glass carafe part, and lo and behold, I found it! For $11, I have a new piece on its way to me, and the french press shall live again. (And this time, I'll be a little more careful while washing it!) I'd rather not have spent the money at all, but I'm glad I found a way around getting a whole new thing.