Coffee bar

The green Pixie coffee maker pours its daily lungo shots on Peregrinus each morning.  Tired of Nespresso's absurd U.S. markup on capsules that we've been paying for years, we had been looking forward to the European copycats, which are commonplace.  In Ireland we got a few nice local roasts, but it is in France that the experience has bloomed.  Carrefour's house brand by itself has no less than 12 varieties, and it carries three or four other brands as well.

It was a surprise to find these single-farm capsules, from Finca La Nueva (a property with which we were unacquainted), from the «Cordillère d'Apaneca», located «a l'ouest du Salvador».  The value-added chain remains, as usual, completely foreign: «Torrefié et conditionné en France».

The coffee maker and the milk frother sit on an ingenious platform built by Michael in Fort Lauderdale.  No glue, no screws, it holds the devices in place no matter what the seas, yet each half of it can be lifted, leaving no trace in the furniture of Peregrinus.  Leica Typ 114, 16 July 2015

The coffee maker and the milk frother sit on an ingenious platform built by Michael in Fort Lauderdale.  No glue, no screws, it holds the devices in place no matter what the seas, yet each half of it can be lifted, leaving no trace in the furniture of Peregrinus.  Leica Typ 114, 16 July 2015