As the apartment does not have a coffee maker, Friday evening we create a plan to go to the cafe next door for morning coffee. We carry our laptop and iPad out the door at 8:30 am only to find that the cafe and indeed all of the small restaurants in the area are closed. Oh, it is Saturday and they must cater to the workers in the nearby offices and only open Monday through Friday. Ouch!
We meet a tour guide waiting for her client and she tries to help by searching on the internet, but finds that most nearby coffee shops/restaurants that are open on the weekends at best begin serving at 10am. The highest possibility is a McDonalds on the pedestrian street (Sarandi). Somewhat depressed, we return our electronics to the apartment then begin the six block walk to McDonalds. Luckily we see that a local restaurant a block past McDonalds is open. The waiter is a little surly when William attempts to order an omelette along with his coffee - the only food they serve before 11 am is chivitos (sandwiches) or bakery. Sigh. This is going to be tough for a low-carb guy.
While having coffee we develop a plan to go to the TaTa store (it's a South American chain that is a smaller grocery, home goods and clothing store) to see if we can find a coffee maker. Alas, we find that TaTa does not sell coffee makers and the other home goods stores in the area are closed for the weekend. Time for Plan B. We buy components that allow William to approximate a pour-over coffee maker. There's a small fine sieve that fits over a coffee cup, standard coffee maker filters and of course, coffee.
I know I'm skipping ahead a bit, but William gets to try out his home made pour-over coffee solution on Sunday. His conclusion: it will do in a pinch, but if he's going to make coffee in the apartment going forward we should buy a small french press.