Today, I made a discovery so exciting, I had to write about it. No, not how to turn water into wine (alas), but something that has made me swear loudly for many a year. I have always struggled to get the glue from labels off of jam jars. Some are fine – those ones you can […]
I have a penchant for enamel and I saw this enamel coffee pot in a little ‘vintage’ shop, just down the road from me. Having peered into the lid, I saw it was a coffee device, which I assumed was like the stove-top coffee maker I already have.
It took a lot of googling to discover that what I had bought is actually called a Coffee Biggin (nothing to do with Christopher). You put the ground coffee (3 tablespoons seems to work well) in the main lid part and pop the colander-like lid on the top which disperses the water evenly. The water in question is previously boiled and then poured slowly through the filter and the coffee comes through into the main part of the pot. So, basically an old-fashioned filter coffee machine in the form of a butter-yellow pot! (Annoyingly, it looks cream on the photos. but it’ a gorgeous buttercup yellow)
Tasted really good too!