Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration.
I’m still finding everyday inspiration. Or rather, looking for it and not finding it. Here’s where my readers’ suggestions come in (cheers to you, guys!). I asked what to write about and I’m still shocked that anyone bothered to advise. Actually, it looks like everyone bothered to advise! I have shit to blog about for the rest of the year. I mean, I have suggestions to blog about, which I’ll turn into shitty posts (like this one, you’re welcome).
Trent from Trent’s World came up with a challenge for me to “do something that is completely different”. I love the idea (wait, I don’t love anything). Anyway, what I’ll pull off is something I’ve never done before and shall never repeat again. I will blog a recipe. Yes, you heard right. I don’t blog recipes because a) I have none, b) my concept of cooking is so barbarous that my recipes would probably get me banned from WordPress.
I give you a recipe for a Czech Turkish coffee. I don’t mean Czech-Turkish with a hyphen. It has nothing to do with Turkey. Therefore we call it Turkish (because logic). I have no clue how the misnomer happened. And I make the most terrible coffee (ever, forever). You absolutely shouldn’t try it at home, even if you manage to get hold of the rare ingredients required for this abomination.
- the cheapest generic brand of coffee you can buy
- tap water, preferably hard (so it gives your kettle limescale)
- optional sugar, absolutely no milk (this isn’t baby formula)
- booze (preferably slivovitz, but rum will also do, as will anything really)
- Fill the kettle with water and switch it on (use only as much water as you need to save electricity).
- Grab a large mug (half a liter is about right). Throw in two or three spoonfuls of ground coffee.
- Pour boiling water in the mug.
- Add slivovitz to taste.
- It’s perfectly normal for the coffee grounds to float on the surface.
- The coffee tends to be strong, so have your heart medication ready.
- The grounds are not consumed but left at the bottom of the mug.
- Some people stir the coffee to make the grounds settle, I just blow on it—less dishes!
- If you can’t wait for your coffee to cool, just throw in an ice cube or two.
If you’re wondering, all of the above is true and that’s how I take my coffee. It’s a thing.