My Favorite Tools and Why I Love Them

AeroPress, laptop, and headphones make my day!

Elin Melaas
2 min readApr 25, 2022
AeroPress coffee maker, cup of coffee, and coffee beans
Image by the author.

As a mother of two busy and noisy girls, me-time is pretty much lacking. Fortunately, I have some tools I value highly. They bring me joy, nourish me intellectually, and allow me to grow and follow my dreams. I get to live in another world, at least for a while.

Let’s dive in and take a look at my treasures.

1. AeroPress

I love my AeroPress. I want my coffee to be delicious every time, and the AeroPress never fails. I use it several times each day.

My morning routine is simple. I grind 20 grams of Pike place medium roasted beans from Starbucks, boil water, and put it in the AeroPress. I let it steep for 2,5 minutes, pressing down the plunger, and voila. I take my delicious coffee, sit in the easy chair and find my second favorite tool:

2. Laptop

Even though I’m sitting in my living room located by a forest in Telemark, my laptop allows me to…



Elin Melaas

Books, reading, health, parenting, and coffee 📚 MSc in Medical Physics and BSc in Nutrition. Editor at Illumination. Owner of Hooked on Books.