will pretty much do anything for a cà phê sữa

Having scored Vietnamese coffee filters at Tap Phong (360 Spadina), I set about making coffee in the most roundabout way.

First, fire up the Kelly Kettle. I got this joy of thermodynamic efficiency at the Sally Anne unused for $5. I’m feeding it shredded receipts and cardboard.

Whoa! Flareup!

It gets pretty hot in there. This is the first time I used it without singeing hair.

Mmm, cà phê sữa nóng …

the good old Sally Ann

I scored a brand new, complete and unused Kelly Kettle for $4 from the Salvation Army today.

Kelly Kettles are a marvel of thermodynamics. Instead of lighting a fire under them, you light the fire inside the double-walled boiler. The tapered walls make the fire draw something fierce, and you get boiling water in a very few minutes. I kippered myself a bit making the morning coffee, but it was worth the effort.