Fresh Coffee

This week I brewed a pot of coffee unlike any coffee brewed at our house in quite a while – we have a clean coffee pot!

Now let me explain, the coffee maker that we have has an insulated pot which is great because it keeps the coffee warm without having to keep a warm burner on all the time, in fact it does not even have a burner. However, the downside to this arrangement is that the pot cannot go in the dishwasher and the top is small enough so that neither Nicole nor I could reach our hand inside to clean it. It has only been rinsed out prior to today and some coffee grunge had built up inside. Until now…

My brother, Jonathan, had a great suggestion for us – use a bottle brush (for a baby bottle). I never would have thought of this possibility, nor realized such a device existed. So I went online and ordered one. It arrived and I cleaned the inside of the pot this morning. It looks great!

It makes me think of the time when Jesus is talking to the religious leaders of the day and told them to clean the inside of the pot as well as the outside.

Luke 11:39-41, TNIV

Then the Lord said to him, “Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. You foolish people! Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also? But now as for what is inside you—be generous to the poor, and everything will be clean for you.

Matthew 23:26-26, TNIV

“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.

I understand these scriptures better today as a result of this experience.

By Andrew Conard

Christian, husband, son, brother, homeowner

5 replies on “Fresh Coffee”

Nice application of scripture. We have the same kind of pot and usually wash it with a brush once a week or so … it still seems to smell of coffee though 🙂

Happy Easter Andrew – He is Risen!!

Wow… I’ve been a dad long enough now I forget about the world outside. No need to order a brush online! They’re cheap at your local Target or even grocery store probably. Unless you got some super-duper brush. Before our daughter got off the bottle, we were going through them about one a month. I use it for my Nalgene as well.

Haven’t heard of that kind of coffee pot though. Do they make it in 4-5 cup sizes? I’m the only coffee drinker in the household, and trying to cut back at that.

Happy Easter to you and Nicole!

deviant monk – I picked up coffee in seminary having previously really disliked it. I think the caffeine has something to do with it…

Joseph – We enjoy coffee from The Roasterie and I do not take coffee black. It needs to have some cream and sugar or be some espresso doctored up with syrup and milk.

kansasbob – Thanks for sharing. I do not think the coffee smell will ever disappear.

Dan – I don’t think I got any super-duper brush, but I have been a big fan of ordering household items from Amazon. With free shipping it’s great and saves the hassle of going to the store. (Does that sound lazy? or efficient…) They make that type of pot in a smaller size, not sure though… Happy Easter to you as well!

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