I love good coffee and make it almost every day. My kids don’t drink coffee, but they love to help me make it :)
My daughter has been helping me make coffee ever since she turned 4 years old. How can a child help with making this adult beverage? She has a very specific job: grinding the coffee beans!
So here how it goes:
- I put the coffee beans in the grinder.
- My daughter presses the button on the coffee grinder and watches the coffee beans turn into brown dust.
- While the coffee beans are grinding, I pour water in the coffee machine.
- I tell my daughter that she is done, and thank her for such a good job she’s done grinding the coffee beans :)
- I put ground coffee into the filter and start the coffee machine.
My daughter takes coffee making very seriously – if she sees me around the coffee machine, she drops whatever she was doing and runs to help :)
My son now turned 3 and wants to help with the coffee too. Before he was too scared of the coffee grinder noise, but not anymore!
The problem is that there is just one coffee grinder. The last thing I want is 2 kids fighting over the coffee grinder and spilling all the ground coffee on the counter!
My son now has his own coffee-making job: pressing the “Brew” button on the coffee maker :)