Why Have Coffee Date? We went to Noir Coffee Lab
It's no secret that I love coffee time. Some say I am addicted I probably am but I am not perfect. But what most do not know it is not so much the coffee that I am drawn to but the time with and around coffee. The possibility for slowness, enjoyment and and a shared experience with others and even at times solitude.
What's better that meeting up to experiment with coffee. Only a few things come to mind.
The thing I love about the friends I have met while blogging is that we no longer wait for formal invites to bloggers tables, tastings and events to head out to try what's new and form our own favourites by regularly meeting up for foodie dates. Today was no different we headed out to new boy on the block, Christian and his passionate coffee venture, "Noir Coffee Lab". We were here to try his coffee and also satisfy our inquisitive minds wrt to taste, process etc. As you know we're on our own local coffee journey.
This morning we had both pourover and syphon coffee.
I have introduced you to pver with the Chemex before so this time I get right to the syphon coffee maker... Ok lemme give you a minute to take it in and pick your bottom lip up. It is sexy and 100% as interesting as it looks.
We never stop learning
A syphon brewer in layman terms is a vacuum coffee maker that brews coffee using two chambers where vapour pressure and a vacuum produce the coffee. Now this excited me. It's like high school chemistry class all over again beakers, pipets, flames and experiments.
To the left is a really simple graphic of Syphon Coffee demonstrated The Portola Coffee Lab, Hairoglass.com, ocregister.com.
What do you think?...
With love from a fully caffeinated Chan
How do you like your coffee? I like my coffee like I like my wine. It's either I like the taste or I don't. There is either a cup of coffee I like or it's that I don't. It's that simple.
There is a place and time for everything. Including Coffee. Coffee has no place when you're on a journey to fertility. No place when you should be drinking teas instead. No place when you're on a detox. No place as part of any nighttime ritual. No place if you're hungover or sick. You get what I am saying here.
Spoiler alert: I typically learn by doing so it is where I started, by doing. After some research and chats with other coffee aficionados, I got started with a Chemex, 2016. Then I received the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Mini Me, Xmas 2016, and the Aeropress, Xmas 2017.
I prefer to use locally Roasted coffee, so I do that also.
There is no companion so companionable as Solitude,” Thoreau reminds me as I carry a hot cup of tea back to bed. The house is hushed now after the hustle and bustle of a weekday morning.
I packed up my blue crate. I filled it with two linen cloths neatly snug around the Chemex, I packed the grass-fed butter and the coconut oil and the hand mixer. I grabbed the pineapple I didn't yet get to cutting up. Made sure I had what I needed to wrap up the..
Observing steam and having Choice Organic Teas and Ginger Tea has been my go-to these days. When doctor told me up on the exercise, down on the coffee I was like what you say there 'bout my coffee? I've been since drinking caffine free teas, trying decaf options and, yup, more water.