A couple years ago, I regularly brewed coffee with a Bodum Santos Vacuum Coffee Pot. It was a great way to make coffee, especially in the environment that I worked at the time. However, there was a flaw with the coffee pot, and it wasn't brewing for long enough to develop the flavor that I wanted. So I tinkered with the vacuum pot in a non-destructive way, and made it work better.
Here's a new feature for The Food Geek: Back in the Day. This is where I highlight older posts that haven't been seen in a while because I think they might be interesting. It could be that there's a special relevance, or it could be that something caught my eye about the old post. In this case, I'm bringing up the first multi-part piece I did, Coffee Time. In particular, Coffee Time Part 1 - Introduction and History. Why? Because I think people need to know about how coffee histories all start out. His name is Kaldi. You'll learn the rest. The goats… they are frisky.