My Perfect Fathers Day – Coffee Gifts

Coffee Dripper
As a father of 3 wonderful boys, there is nothing more I could possibly want for Father’s Day. So for me ideally the morning will start with cards and cuddles, breakfast in bed, then being allowed to dose off again for a few hours. When I am ready, up for a freshly made lunch, more cuddles and presents of a new car, new clothes, new rugby boots. Why not also throw in a couple of bottles of gin and bottle of whiskey.  Finally lots of appreciation, a few more cuddles, off to the pub for a couple of pints, then out for dinner at my favourite places.  Enjoy a nice meal and a couple of glasses of wine.

Fathers Day Reality

Back to the real world.  My fathers day will start with me out of bed at silly o’clock as number 2 child cannot sleep past 6am.  Prepare breakfast, tidying up, dads cab to football / drama then collection from football / drama.  Lunch, then afternoon spent doing the household chores that we have not had time to do during the week. Finally, dinner, tidy up, bath the boys, school bags packed and ready to do it all over again the following day.
What I really want is something I can call my own!  Something that will last and give me enjoyment whilst the hectic-ness of life goes on around me. So if the good lady is reading this, these are my top 5 gifts for Father’s Day, nudge nudge!

In at number 5 – the Hario Hand Grinder

A Hand Grinder is small, portable, ideal for instant and consistent for manual grinding. It is the essential kit when it comes to filter brewing on the move. Dead easy to use, store and maintain.

Number 4 – the Aeropress

What a cracking invention the Aeropress is!  It is ideal for getting the caffeine fix when needed and a terrific way to try different coffees. Easy, no fuss, allows you to understand brewing and the variables i.e. time, pressure, grind size etc.

My number 3 – a Clever Dripper

What’s so cleaver about the Clever Dripper you say? It is so easy to use. No mess, cleverly has a release valve in the base that allows the brewed coffee to pour into your cup once ready. Simple, portable and makes a really clean cup of coffee. Did I mention no mess? It really is clever.

Number 2 has to be a Chemex

The chemex looks stunning and it is all hand-blown glass.  Ideal for dinner parties, durable, makes brewing coffee fun and sociable. Allows you to brew to your own taste.

My number 1 dads gift has got to be a Syphon

How cool are these Syphons. Takes me back to chemistry lessons or watching breaking bad. A memorising and fun way to make a cup of coffee. Cold fresh water in the bottom, heat via the burner so the water rises and creates a vacuum. Ground coffee in the top chamber, allow brew time, remove the burner and watch as it magically returns to the lower chamber as brewed coffee. I was never any good at chemistry at school so in my mind this really is magic.

The common thing I have noted whilst dreaming of Fathers Day is that all these brewing gadgets are small enough to store away.  They are easy to travel with, to clean, make cracking coffee and are inexpensive.

The kids don’t even need to spend much so they win too. They also don’t take up much room, don’t need electricity, don’t make a mess or a noise, so the wife wins as well. To top it off if I still get a hug from the boys in the morning I’m a winner whatever happens this Father’s Day.

Posted on May 30, 2017 in Coffee Brewing

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