CHEAP GLASS COFFEE TABLE - FRENCH KITCHEN TABLES.
Cheap Glass Coffee Table
- A coffee table, also called a cocktail table, is a style of long, low table which is designed to be placed in front of a sofa, to support beverages (hence the name), magazines, feet, books (especially coffee table books), and other small items to be used while sitting, such as coasters.
- (Coffee Tables) While any small and low table can be, and is, called a coffee table, the term is applied particularly to the sets of three or four tables made from about 1790; of which the latter were called 'quartetto tables'.
- A low table, typically placed in front of a sofa
- low table where magazines can be placed and coffee or cocktails are served
- (of an item for sale) Low in price; worth more than its cost
- (of prices or other charges) Low
- bum: of very poor quality; flimsy
- Charging low prices
- relatively low in price or charging low prices; "it would have been cheap at twice the price"; "inexpensive family restaurants"
- brassy: tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
- a container for holding liquids while drinking
- A hard, brittle substance, typically transparent or translucent, made by fusing sand with soda, lime, and sometimes other ingredients and cooling rapidly. It is used to make windows, drinking containers, and other articles
- furnish with glass; "glass the windows"
- Any similar substance that has solidified from a molten state without crystallizing
- A thing made from, or partly from, glass, in particular
- a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
5-Cup Stainless Steel Carafe Coffee Maker
This Black & Decker fuels my life. Without it sputtering out 25 fluid ounces of caffeine every morning I would never make it to class. It does annoy me, however, because I constantly have to clean up after it. I like drip coffee makers because they make cheap, strong coffee. This stainless steel carafe on this model caught my eye because it seemed more robust; I've had the glass ones crack due to abuse or temperature shock. The machine itself works as expected except for noise that almost sounds like someone breathing very heavily and going at an empty Big Gulp slurpee with a straw. It is nearly enough to make my roommates up. To make matters worse, the machine sweats. It is hard to tell from this picture but steam from the pot condenses on the basket while the coffee is brewing and drips both onto the counter and onto the burner, adding the constant hiss of evaporation to the array of other noises. While the machine has its faults, the stainless steel carafe truly struggles. It is impossible to pour a full pot, lid open or closed, without half of it spilling on the table. Also, from the time I bought it, a small amount of coffee has constantly leaked from the handle where the plastic and steel parts come together. Since I take the pot upstairs to my room with me as I drink coffee in the morning, I have a brown ring etched into my computer desk. Just to add insult to injury, this same pot has to be used to fill the coffee maker with water. As expected, water spills on the table by the coffee pot because it is impossible to pour without some running down the side. Also, there are two holes in the water reservoir right above the electrical cord to ensure that if I put more than about 23.5 ounces in the machine it will overflow down the back and soak the electrical cord before puddling on the table. Between this overflow, the basket sweating, and the carafe dripping and leaking, I am sure to have a moat around my coffeepot every morning. I don't even clean it up anymore. My only suggestion to Black & Decker: please test your products before you send them to market.
My time in Italy is nearing the end.... One of the many things I'll miss is the coffee, which differs greatly from North America. Here's what I've learned: - The Italian default is espresso (known in Italy as simply caffe), which is concentrated coffee brewed from very hot water pressure-forced through finely ground, roasted beans. - Since espresso is served as a shot, no one sits and lingers with a giant cup like in Tim Hortons or Starbucks. Most Italians will drop into a “bar” (which are cafes, not pubs, and there must be hundreds in every major city) to quickly refuel. They'll remain standing at the counter, take three or four sips in a matter of seconds, and then they're out the door. - In the bars, you'll find two prices for each item: banco (counter) and tavolo (table). Unless you'd like to relax, it's cheaper to have your drink or snack while standing at the bar than sitting at a table. - There are many variations of coffee. The most popular include: caffe lungo: Espresso with about twice the amount of water pulled through. caffe freddo: Diluted, sugared espresso served chilled. cappuccino: Espresso with steamed milk and foam. I like mine dusted with cocoa powder on top. caffe macchiato: Espresso with a dollop of milk foam on top. caffe americano: Espresso diluted with hot water; perhaps the closest you'll come to drip coffee in Italy. caffe corretto: Espresso with a shot of liqueur added, usually grappa, cognac, or sambuca — just specify your poison. Directly translated as “corrected coffee,” it's my favorite treat after a filling lunch. - Traditionally, Italians only drink cappuccino in the morning, but foreigners get a pass (sometimes). - Be warned: If you ask for a latte, you'll get a glass of milk. Caffe latte is what you're likely seeking. - Finally, coffee is taken after the meal, never during.