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How to make coffee when your house’s electricity is out

Instructions for Normal People:

  1. Drive somewhere and buy a cup of coffee.


  1. Wait until the electricity is restored before making coffee.

Instructions for Impatient, Geeky, Coffee Snobs:

  1. Light the gas stove with a match.
  2. Boil water in the Helvetica Kettle.
  3. Plug the coffee grinder into the APC UPS that still has some power left, turn it on, grind the coffee, then turn it off to conserve its power.
  4. Realize you had the wrong grind size, dump those grounds, fix the grind setting, turn the UPS on again, and grind the coffee properly.
  5. Brew with AeroPress.

Guess which method I chose.