My Bodum French Press is my new obsession. With that being said, I have had to amend my morning ritual just a bit to accommodate the process, but it is totally worth it. The coffee just takes better and I often wish I would have splurged for the larger version, especially when I am making coffee for more than just me. I love it so much that I took it with me this past weekend to visit my sister. While waiting for the coffee we started talking about our mugs. She is also a lover of polish pottery, and had a couple different patterns of the classic bistro mug. This sounds rather silly I say to her, but I love my mugs, and she quickly agrees. How is it that we can actually give so much thought to a crazy little mug? Does it make my coffee taste better, does it make it stay warmer longer???? What is the deal? Why do I love the bistro mug while the bubble mug is the best seller? All these questions to ponder during the 4 minutes our coffee is "brewing". I promptly come to the conclusion that it just feels good in my hands. The weight of the mug, the contour of the design and of course the way it looks all attract me to the mug. So now I ponder...is it the french press I love so much or just drinking the coffee from my favorite mug?
This brings me to this morning. It is cold, snowy and school has been cancelled for my rambunctious 4 year old. We slept in, he is watching Christmas specials and I am looking at my Bodum wondering if I should make one more cup. My list for Christmas, and for the day is long and wonder how I am going to get it all done. Who else needs a polish pottery bistro mug...or are they more of a bubble mug person? I think the mug is the best gift and introduction into the world of Polish pottery. It is definitely not a cheap gift, but it is one that they might not buy for themselves and it is the gift that keeps on giving. The hard part is picking out a pattern for someone. I tend to go with something that will accent the dinnerware they already have or try and match their style. So many people that I have given the gift of polish pottery mugs have become new collectors. So hard to believe that a simple morning ritual can bring about so much insight on something as uncomplicated as a mug.
Drink up my friends, I promise it does taste better in Polish pottery.