Why hello Mr. Beaky

Something pretty awful happened to me a few days ago. Something so horrible that it is almost too painful to speak of.

Yes, my much-loved and much-used Bodum coffee plunger broke! Oh the horror … With a whole section of glass snapping off, there was nothing to be done to save the poor thing. The worst thing was that I wasn’t able to get to the necessary shops to replace this most essential of kitchen utilities for TWO DAYS!

Somehow I managed to survive the worst, and I am now happy to report that the house is once more filled with the delights of freshly plunged coffee. In the time between the departure of the old and the arrival of the new Bodum, I had to satisfy myself with online ogling of coffee related paraphernalia. Imagine my delight when I found ‘the coffee owl‘ by Christine Clemmensen – it’s literally made for the 8-cup Bodum coffee plunger!!

Once November comes around (and buy nothing new month is behind me), I’ll be purchasing one of these lovelies and spoiling my new plunger rotten. Surely with an adorable coffee owl keeping him warm, my new plunger will stay well for longer (and therefore keep me sane for longer too)?


  1. Susan

    Sick AND no coffee? Oh the horror! Mind you, I’ve mostly been having tea as I can drink it all day without it affecting my sleep. Here’s to both of us making it through the week and getting back to being our usual sunny selves!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Susan – I know, being sick and having NO coffee in the house was such an awful combination … thankfully the coffee situation is now sorted, and I think I’m starting to feel a little more healthy again … thank goodness! I hope you’re feeling a bit better too… 🙂

  2. louise

    Oh, how terrible…. Two days without home brewed coffee!!!! But as you say, a new plunger with its own coffee owl is joy indeed. xo lj

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Louise – I can’t believe there was once a time when home brewed coffee was not an essential part of my day … now not having it feels unnatural. Yes, I can’t wait to get a lovely coffee owl for the new plunger – they’re so adorable! 🙂

  3. Piper (DailyDivaDish)

    That sounds like a terrible couple of days. So glad to hear you’re once again in coffeeland. Love the coffee owl! I’m sure your new plunger will adore it. Have a beautiful day!
    XO Piper

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Piper – It was a rough couple of days … I’m such a coffee addict, and I’m not ashamed to admit it! 😉
      The coffee owl is lovely isn’t it … now I’ll just have to decide what colour to get him in!

      I hope your day is a lovely one! 🙂

  4. Mel

    Oh no, disaster!! But oh, how *cute* is the owl?!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Mel – Yes, being sick without coffee was shocking!! But I’m so glad you love the coffee owl too … he’s such a cutie with that ‘beak’ of his! 🙂

  5. Lee Sargent

    It was indeed a dark period in the Sargent household!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Lee – Let’s never again suffer like that EVER again! 😉

  6. Lynne

    I’ve been meaning to make a cafetiere warmer. I couldn’t decide whether to make a patchwork one or crochet one, but Mr Beaky certainly looks rather charming.
    Poor you, no coffee, I’m a tea person myself, but have been drinking more coffee of late and enjoying it. Though it does have to be creamy for me. Does that count?

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Lynne – Oh a patchwork warmer would be adorable too … yes, I must admit that I’m rather smitten with Mr Beaky too! 🙂
      It’s interesting that you’ve started drinking more coffee of late … I seem to be finding more and more people are either one or the other – either a tea drinker OR a coffee drinker – not both. I like both myself. Creamy coffee such as you enjoy it sounds lovely! 🙂

  7. Rellacafa

    This made me laugh, the exact same thing happened to me a few weeks back. Same plunger and everything (no other will do, that’s why Bodum is the bestest). For a few days there were many car trips to get coffee and a slowing growing stand of take away coffee cups….I felt so dirty. Thankfully, we are back in Bodum business again 🙂

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hiya Caf – What are the chances of us both suffering through a similar coffee-deprivation experience at around the same time?? I’m so glad to hear you’re back in the land of Bodum again too (they seriously are THE BEST, aren’t they? I wouldn’t buy anything else!). Before making my new Bodum purchase, I was the same as you … building up a steady supply of take away coffee cups! I just don’t know what I’d do without coffee … 🙂

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