The Perfect Coffee

A cup of coffee, such a simple request. But if you have just carried a premature baby down 6 flights of wet and slippery stairs, praying that the battery on his oxygen pump doesn’t go out, or you just spent 8 hours extinguishing a fire while winds rage and rain pours like you have never seen, trying to save – of all the houses in Queens – your own; sitting in your car trying to charge your cel phone because you know that your 86 year old mother with dementia is most likely sitting in her dark and cold room in Long Island and you have no way to reach her or her caretakers…. a cup of coffee would mean the world to you.

The people of New York are the most resilient and inspiring people on the planet. They land jets in the middle of rivers, run toward a fire not away and put products back in the windows after a strong wind has destroyed it, not lute the store because the opportunity presented itself. New York is probably the backbone of our planet and certainly of our country. We are fortunate to have such strength.

The worst fire in New York City history occurred last night. 101 homes were destroyed. Many of those homes were owned and occupied by police and fire fighters. There were no fatalities. I don’t believe the irony is lost on anyone.

New Yorkers drink coffee, from regulaah to espresso and everything in between. A hot cup of coffee has no substitute. Fortunately for us all, neither does a native New Yorker. Please pray for our friends and family in that part of the world right now but don’t bother mentioning it to them. All you will get is a hearty: Foget aboutit!


  • Really Good Coffee
  • Hot Water


  • Kettle or Pan
  • French Press
  • Grinder
  1. Boil water.
  2. Grind the coffee really finely.
  3. Place in the bottom of a french press, 3 scoops per cup.
  4. Gently pour boiling water over.
  5. Wait 5 minutes, stirring with a long object occasionally.
  6. Plunge the press and serve immediately.


  1. Boil water and add ground coffee.
  2. Let sit for a few minutes.
  3. Slowly pour into  a cup.

If you have just spent the last 48 hours like most New Yorkers, any cup would be perfect.


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