Morning Brew — French Press to the Rescue!


At dawn, one day last summer, there was a loud explosion in the neighbourhood. Awakened, everyone wondered what had caused this noise, then reached for the light switch, the coffeemaker, the kettle, only to find that we had lost electrical power.

A mild wave of panic set in. How were we going to start the day without that first cup of brew? Well, thankfully, the nearest Tim Horton’s, Starbucks and McDonald’s were up and running. Coffee was ready for all who set out to make that morning purchase.

However, in this household, there was a different response to the crisis — turn on the BBQ to heat some water. Then, retrieve the French press from the cupboard, add some ground coffee, fill with boiling water and wait for 5 minutes.


Within a brief time, the coffee was brewed, mugs were filled, topped with milk and all was well with the world. πŸ™‚

We even toasted a couple of slices of bread on the BBQ, as well.

By the way, within a couple of hours, hydro staff were busy fixing a transformer that had blown at the end of the street.

Thankful we are to all those people who keep the hydro facilities in good repair!

Note: Written in response to prompt forΒ Morning.



22 thoughts on “Morning Brew — French Press to the Rescue!

  1. Veronica Roth

    That’s such a good idea. Reminds me of the time we renovated a kitchen and I actually baked a cake in the BBQ! I still can’t believe that turned out. πŸ˜€


  2. I lived abroad for three years, in Medellin Colombia. There was a drought in my first year and so they rationed electricity. We got power 12 hours a day. One week it was 12 hours in the morning; the following week it was 12 hours in the afternoon. We made coffee on the BBQ (the charcoal kind). By my second year, things returned to normal.


  3. lisaorchard1

    We are so dependent on electricity these days. We take it for granted, but when it isn’t there, it sure throws a wrench in things,doesn’t it? πŸ™‚


  4. Yum! Fresh brewed coffee that you took the time to light the bbq for is awesome. I currently don’t have a coffee maker of any sort and have taken to yoga, jogging and water in the mornings. It’s not the same.


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