We were out of coffee and coffee filters, and we cannot have that. So I made a trip to the market.
I picked up my bag, because bags costs money at the market. Fortunately (we are ever so worldly and know these things) we packed a bag from home. Thanks to Whole Foods for giving me, a Prime Member, this bag.
If you zoom in through the archway. you will see that I am headed for the Spar Gourmet, our local market.
Let me digress and say a word about coffee filters.
In the good old US of A we have two sorts of filters, basket filters that go in drip coffee makers, and pour over cones. Pour over cones come in two sizes, #2 and #4. Interestingly, Melitta seems to have a strangle hold on both the US and European markets in terms of brand-name coffee filters. So I felt quite at home when I saw the classic Melitta packaging.
WTH? How many different 100, 100+A, !200! sizes of filters are there? A quick google search squatting in front of the vast array turned up an item titled, “Why don’t Europeans do pour over?” Good question.
I went for the 100+A which turned out to be a bit on the small side for the drip pot in our apartment, but, as I said, WTH? That size will be close to what I need to do pour over when we get back to the hotels in the States.
Crossed the street and headed home.
As you are well aware, I am a BIG fan of The United States of America. But to be fair, the eggs and butter in Austria are far superior to those in the US. Not that I’d trade eggs and butter for guns… .