Tuesday, October 13, 2009
vintage Finnish copper kahvipannu(coffeepot)
Try some Finnish today! Here is the pronunciation of kahvipannu
Which Finnish Canadian household does not have a model of this copper kahvipannu hanging around as a decoration somewhere? The "old way" of making coffee on the stovetop is still the way I make it everyday! I never use a coffee maker unless I have a huge crowd over. It's never hot enough. And besides, who needs to make such a large pot? I never throw coffee down the drain. How to make "old style" coffee? Just boil the water in a pot on the stove, take it off the element, add your coffee grounds, put it back just for a sec than put it on the side, preferably covered with what in our house is called a myssy. I use cream in my coffee, too. I will make a great old Finnish lady one day....although...while I make coffee every morning using the tried-and-true Finnish stovetop way, I use fairtrade organic coffee beans that I grind fresh (Kultamokka available here is not fairtrade) and my kahvipannu is actually a small Arabic coffee pot...hmmm. What kind of Finlander am I, anyway?