I bought a new cloth filter for my coffee.

No, it wasn’t a new coffee machine, nothing like that, simply a coador  (strainer) like in the photo.

I wouldn’t have a coffee machine in the house if you gave me one. No machine can make coffee like the old fashioned strainer. The coffee from a machine is agua de batata (potato water), detestable stuff that does coffee a complete injustice.

They get clogged from use over time (3 or 4 months) and need to be replaced. For R$1.39 I sped up the process of making my wonderful coffee and can now enjoy my morning coffee quicker.

That was the most exciting event of the day.

One doesn’t have to spend thousands on an espresso machine to make one happy.