Because we didn’t have room in our tiny house for a coffee maker, we got creative. The results are in the video. Here is Tiny House Coffee & Tea. PLUS, my Austrian makes a special guest appearance showing how he makes his coffee.
Our culture makes a habit of making simple things complicated, and marketing tries to convince this that this complexity is to simplify things for us. Going tiny for Xaver and I has meant making complicated things simple again, and we enjoy this very much. That sometimes means going old-school and doing things the way our grandparents did them.
At the beginning as you contemplate your shiny coffee gear and think about downsizing – this might seem like a sacrifice. I want to invite you to go back to the earlier post about choosing your favorite things in your kitchen. If you coffee or tea system is your favorite thing, then the task becomes how to make space in your now smaller kitchen for this production. We’ve found that one of the keys to enjoying a tiny space and making it feel less sacrificial is to enjoy our favorite simple luxuries along the way. This includes sometimes having a little Amarula in my tea, or drinking it from a luxuriously beautiful china tea cup and stirring it with a silver spoon. This interplay of simplicity and beauty brings us much satisfaction. It is from this satisfaction that I can challenge you to look at different habits and consider thoughtfully the choices that are right for you and your family in light of your own tiny house.
Spend some time today with your coffee and tea equipment and ingredients. Add a few things to your donation box and think of ways to make the process more earth friendly. You can do it.
Have fun with the process, I’m not here to pressure you into anything, I simply offer you an alternative that comes from our years of living in 125 square feet.