Sunday Breakfast: Coffee and Empanadas


I didn’t use to drink coffee; years ago when I’d inevitably find myself at a Starbucks, I’d get tea or their caramel apple cider if I wanted a treat.

I can’t pinpoint exactly when I started drinking coffee, but it was after I moved to the Pacific Northwest where coffee, like the ocean that binds us, is part of our culture.

Still, I’m not a huge coffee drinker, but I like good coffee, and one of the best coffee shops in the city is next to my workplace, so once or twice a week I’ll go in for a latte and watch the baristas work the Chemex and AeroPress.

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We got our very own Chemex for Christmas, and discovered a simple and classic way to brew really good coffee.
We also found a whole subculture of passionate Chemex users and thousands of websites, posts and videos dedicated to the Chemex – here are step-by-step instructions on how to brew with the Chemex from Portland’s Stumptown Coffee, and this fun brew guide (video) from Cartel Coffee.


Coffee on Sundays for me usually means there’s a break in the weather and I get to go outside and enjoy the sun after breakfast.
It’s a quick breakfast… pour-over coffee with frothy almond or coconut milk, and empanadas for sustenance.

The empanadas are still hot, just out of the oven when I go by to pick them up at the little empanadas place on Denman – it’s called House of Empanadas, and they have many savoury and dessert varieties of empanadas.

And that, is one of my best quick and out-of-the-door Sunday breakfasts!

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  • Reply Deittra Wilder

    With it being grey and snowy here in NYC, I am living for the sunlight in your photos! How beautiful! I’m loving that we’re on the same page this week with Kitchen Butterfly’s Meyer Lemons and now warm cozy breakfast drinks!

    19 March, 2013 at 7:12 am
    • Reply Elsa

      I know! I’m supposed to be in New York next Thursday and I’m hoping the weather turns around by then, I usually go to get a break from the cold wet weather here.
      And yes, now I have tons of ideas what to do with those lovely lemons 🙂

      19 March, 2013 at 9:16 am

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