Everything Old is NEW again!
- I happened on to my local PBS channel a few days ago while Huell Hauser was visiting this
The manager or owner, was showing an "ancient Japanese method of coffee brewing" in a
coffee siphon, brewing it right at the customer's table with a bunsen burner to heat the
Huell was amazed at the brewing process and the store person was really laying it on thick.
I almost fell over laughing. I felt like dropping a note to Huell and telling him that his
mom or grandmother probably had a Silex or similar coffee brewer in her kitchen, possibly
when he was a child.
The place is in the Silver Lake district in the city so it is too far for me to make a casual
visit. However, I would love to drop in with some pictures of my collection of siphon
brewers that were really common in the 30s, 40s and even into the 50s.