Spring coffee style – joy in Italian stove top espresso

I gave a retired buddy an Aeropress coffee maker. And at 6’ 7” tall, Bob is a whole lot of coffee enthusiasm – not that size matters… but in a funny kind of way, it does with Bob.

Bob used to work in our I.T. division at the University. And when he retired a few years back, he was immediately missed – as much for his skill and his way with people as his childish (or more fairly, youthful) way of seeing potential in the germination of new ideas.

And he treats his coffee the same way.

It came as quite the surprise to me that Bob was a big fan of the coffee website. I am always surprised when someone admits that they dig what I do… I mean, it is only coffee after all.

Anyway – Bob made up his mind one day the Aeropress was going to be the thing for him. Perhaps he could relate to the creator of the Aeropress, Alan Adler – a teacher from Stanford who could see the potential in toys (the Aerobie Disk) and subsequently the Aeropress coffee maker – because of his childlike approach to product development.

Anyway. Bob comes to me one day and says… “Where can I find one of these Aeropress coffee makers to buy?”

Have I got a deal for you Bob!
Not surprising, he was delighted to be comped a freebie. Who wouldn’t be?
Anyway – little did I know that Bob was going to take me on a small journey to toy-land – because Bob practically giggled when he got it. I have honestly not heard that kind of giggle since I was 5 perusing the 1965 T. Eaton Christmas wish book. And anybody that remembers that experience knows what I am taking about.

So. Yea. Sharing the joy.
In the photo above, I did a quick photo shoot to concentrate on taking a chip out of the Bodum project I am working on. Bodum U.S.A. was good enough to send me a crate of their products – dang, a long time ago! And I am finally getting around to the meat and potatoes of the project.
My point? If you look at some of the other photos in this series, you will (maybe just maybe) get some of the joy – that Bob imparted to me – via his newly minted Aeropress crush.

Oh yea. Final note on Bob. Ran into him at a retirement party today. He told me… “I have pushed all of my other coffee makers into the back of the cupboard… It’s Aeropress all the way…” He tittered with glee.

Right. Child like joy over coffee.
That’s what I am talking about.

I gave a retired buddy an Aeropress coffee maker. And at 6’ 7” tall, Bob is a whole lot of coffee enthusiasm – not that size matters… but in a funny kind of way, it does with Bob. Bob used to work in our I.T. division at the University. And when he retired a few…