When you have a glass blowing class

I know it’s not something you would normally do in your house, but after being invited to join a glass class at my local coffee shop, I had to. 

This is what the glass blowing classes were for. 

After a short introductory course, students take part in an eight hour, five-minute session that lasts about 10 minutes. 

You take a large glass bowl and blow the water on your fingers. 

Then, you add the powder you will be using to make your own coffee. 

The powder is stirred and mixed into the water. 

Once you have your coffee, you can sip it. 

When the class is over, you get to drink a cup of your own brew, and you have just added the next step in the glass-blowing process. 

In this case, I took a glass of coffee, then added some powdered coffee to make a little coffee-powder blend. 

My glass-bomber was not impressed, however, and suggested that the powder I used was not good enough. 

I told him that it is better to start with the powder. 

“That sounds really strange, but you are not a glassblower,” he said. 

So, he used a little powder, added it to the water and let it sit for a few minutes, and then I added the powdered coffee.

It was a simple process, but I was pleased to find out that the coffee powder blend worked out very well. 

Later, when I was making a cup from my new-found powder, I was surprised by the effect the coffee had on the coffee I had just added. 

It made a nice subtle difference.

 For me, the powder is the most important ingredient, and this is exactly the case for my glass-making classes. 

Before the classes, I have always been interested in glassblowing. 

But the classes gave me a great excuse to do so, and now, I feel more confident about my ability to make good coffee.

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