Ye Olde Yuppie Cup


Our hard water has done in another drip coffee pot. The Rowenta. She didn’t even get a name. But, girl, did she brew a nice cup. I’ve moved back to stove top coffee. After much trial-and-error, I’ve found the perfect cup for me. Even better is its price! My trusty white label Carrefour Discount totally failed. This coffee house black gold comes from a mass produced brand called Legal. The penultimate shelf on your way to the bottom, in the “expresso” section, you’ll find Le Cafe Bistrot Expresso by Legal. It’s pre-ground. Brew that up on the stove, froth your lait with a whisk in a pan and you will find yourself sitting in a Seattle cafe somewhere bitching about the weather.

To really stick the boot in, I like to dust off the Cafe Vivace cups of our Yuppie Years tm and serve suboptimal espresso after lunch.


Tosca could care less about the coffee problem solved and instead cools in the shade. We’ve had at least fours hours of warm after five months of cold. She acts like it’s a drought.


8 thoughts on “Ye Olde Yuppie Cup

  1. vivinfrance says:

    We have hard water, but no problems with kettles etc because we use two filter jugs
    for making drinks and in the steamer. Every thing tastes much better, too.

  2. Jean Curtis says:

    I might need to get on that. The water tastes great here, we have a secret Roman river just for our village found by a dude who dug a big hole. The calcaire is great for growing cows, but heavy on the kettles. Plus you get a nice exfoliation with a crisp towel after a hot shower. I’ve thought often of water softeners.

    • Jean Curtis says:

      She’s standing in the Toyota Hilux. Lucy cleaned out the truck for money. Z jumped in the bed for free.

    • Jean Curtis says:

      “eau de chaussettes” … I’ve not heard that one. Good to know and also “yuck!”

      The little stove top seems to be doing the job. No sock water for us!

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