K Via Hwy 3 – 23

Vacuum coffee makers! The owner had a mix of interesting odds and ends in the cafe, but these caught my eye. The principle for brewing has been around since the mid 1800’s as it turns out! The small bunsen burner heats up water in the bottom sphere, which as it starts to boil, increases the pressure in the lower sphere, forcing water up the central column and into the upper sphere where the grounds are placed. Once you remove the heat, the coffee comes back down into the lower sphere, strained on the way through a filter. Neat contraptions!

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Andrew is an environmental engineer by day, "kid activity/school volunteer" by evening, and EV advocate / blogger in his remaining spare time.

He is very passionate about the future of energy generation & usage.He prefers bikes to cars, but acknowledges that Canadian cities have been developed primarily with cars in mind, so if we're going to drive, let's make them all EVs!(But let's get EV buses and take those where possible first.)
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