John explains how an early riser makes a great cup of coffee to start the day

When you're on the air starting at 5:00 AM, you can't mess around with weak or bland coffee. Here's my secret to a great, strong, rich cup of joe.

April 24, 2020
John and his coffee

It's a selfie

Way back a long, long time ago when I was actually driving to work and doing my morning show from a beautiful studio in our beautiful offices in downtown Seattle, I'd just get that first cup of coffee from this elaborate machine that grinds the Stumptown beans on the spot, adds milk if you want, say, a latte or a cappuccino, and makes a pretty good cup of joe. 

Now, I'm on my own in my kitchen in West Seattle.

But I still need that rich, strong, dark mug of java to kickstart my day when I start talking into the microphone at my dining room table. How do I get that great cup of coffee? Not Mr. Coffee, not a pod machine, not a spoonful of instant. I use a clever little device called an AeroPress.

Let me make it clear that this is not a commercial! This is just a little gadget that I love. It makes a great cup of coffee and I thought you might like to know about it: