Thursday, May 16, 2013

What's Old Is New Again

Kathy and I were clearing stuff out of the basement. I thought we should put her parents' old coffee pot in the kitchen. Later, Steph got home from school.

Steph - "What the heck is that?"
Me: "A percolator."

I explained how it worked and Steph thought it was way cooler than Kathy's Keurig machine. She even looked up the inventor. We'll just have to give it a try.


Automatic Drip said...

Call it a coffee hookah, a bubble pot, the caffeine bong. A little rebranding and bearded hipsters will be crowding around enormous blue enamel percs in dingy repurposed bars.

A perc makes great aroma, bad coffee. Good metaphor for our current culture.

Hank Greer said...

I remember making coffee for my parents and the smell was great. But to this day I still don't care for the taste. Maybe this could be a form of aromatherapy.

Anonymous said...

"perked with artisan-grown, hand-picked, organic hops"

"Try our Blue Velvet perk--bring your own facemask."

Our ancestors were mostly interested in maximizing caffeine per cup. Perking and boiling. Today they'd be fracking beans to free every last alkaloid molecule. The frackulator!