… and not just for this quote:

In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.

?Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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And Mr. Denk really makes me want to go to Blue Bottle. But I’m not up for an hour’s drive, nor would it be very “green” of me. And I do like to be green! Today is a stay at home no matter what day. This is good for the environment, good for the house (I’ve already dusted, vacuumed, washed some windows, done laundry) and good for the pocketbook. I think it’s also good for the body, mind and spirit.


  1. You don’t have to go to the Blue Bottle. You can do it at home — perfectly.

    1: Order your coffee (whole bean) from Polly’s Gourmet Coffee (they roast their own, all of which is top-grade green-bean, and announce the date of each roast so it’s always freshly roasted stuff that’s shipped). It’s slightly pricey, but you gets what you pays for.

    URL is:


    2: Grind just enough for what you need just before brewing. Make sure you use the proper grind for…

    3: Use the Melitta filter method for brewing. Melitta filters and cones (for holding the filters) are available in any supermarket. Make certain to measure water and coffee accurately (may need adjustment initially to suit individual taste).

    4: Serve immediately coffee is brewed.

    Voila! A perfect gourmet cup(s) of coffee every time.


  2. Patricia Mitchell

    What?! ME? Make something? At home?


    We actually have an espresso machine. And a French press. I’m just very very lazy.

    Which I’m sure is no surprise!

    Still, I’ll take your advice to heart and if I get my act together (is that possible) see about ordering some beans from Polly’s.