I have a little coffee maker i bought in a hardware store in Spain. It cost half a euro. Its a cotton cone mounted on a plastic ring and handle. It makes great coffee. I can't find anything like it here, the Great Pacific Northwest, the land of great coffee. There are seemingly hundreds of coffee making machines and devices that all cost mucho. One system that uses a similar idea has a gold plated, cone shaped filtre that fits into a beautiful hour glass shaped, glass coffee decanter. I can't afford it. Another looks like a small steam engine, lots of gizmos, a pressure relief valve, and adjustments.

Where are the simple approaches to the simple problems? It seems like we don't believe something simple can be worthwhile. I'm very happy with my 50 cent coffee maker.

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