I met a friend for coffee this week, and she made it using an espresso maker like the one above, it was such a lovely cup I felt inspired to hunt out ours. We were given one, for a wedding present many years ago, in the era before coffee had such a revival, a time when coffee machine were rarely found in kitchens and Starbucks wasn't on every corner. We used it for a while but like most kitchen gadgets it ended up at the top of the kitchen cupboards. This morning after a thorough clean it was ready to be put back in use and a quiet moment after the school drop off was the perfect time.
It was worth all the effort and mixed in with the coffee were the memories; the friend who gave us the gift which had been bought in Italy during the hot August before our wedding, the other friends who gave us some pretty espresso cups (sadly not child proof) and my new friend who inspired me to use the maker again.
After a much needed caffeine boost and equally needed time to plan my day, I took steps to live up to the mug given to me at Christmas. Filled my flask ready for a delicious coffee at work, and actually used my most favourite kitchen gadget of all time. The mixer has totally lived up to all expectations.
My morning caffeine gave me time to remember, reflect, organise and very much appreciate all I have, definitely worth all the effort involved. Not bad for a cup of coffee!
What do you have hiding in your cupboards that would brighten your day?
Get them out and enjoy using them again!