After some long days, and restless nights, I’ve been known to pickup an energy drink or two to help kick start the day. I keep hearing they are not good for you and even though I haven’t researched it myself, they probably are not. One of my co-workers introduced me to Cuban coffee. While I am not a coffee drinker, I was intrigued. He kept talking about how great it was and so much better than regular coffee. He brought in a very small styrofoam cup and tiny little thimble sized cups.
Now I was curious. He told me he was bringing cuban coffee, but what he brought was half the size of a normal coffee cup. He assured me it was the right stuff and more than enough. First impression, again from a non coffee drinker was yuck. After a couple of tiny sips, and the first impression pushed out of my mind, the flavor started to come through. It was very strong, even to a coffee novice like myself. However not regular black coffee strong and a little hint of sweet. A few days in a row of these and they began to grow on me. Then I soon upgraded to a ‘double’ which is just that, double the size and double the price. While not that all expensive, keeping track of my budget, I can see the saving for a boat dwindle over time. So I started thinking of how to have the same thing for less money. I stumbled upon a moka pot to make the little sweet coffee nectar energizing concoctions.
For only $7 for the pot and $2 for a block of vacuum sealed cuban coffee, I can make these at home for a fraction of the price. There are no filters to buy, just put grounds and water in the pot and add a little heat. In just a few minuets, you have this uplifting liquid gently flowing into the top pot. Now for a boat this seems to be a can’t beat deal. It is very small, no working parts, no coffee filters to buy and just needs a rinse. Best of all there isn’t any glass that can break if underway (if we had a boat). This seems like it will come in very handy for quite some time. Best of all, it has already paid for itself and then some.