My Coffee Ritual
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.
I am an Engineer by profession. On weekdays in the office, I make something in between an Espresso and conventional American Coffee.
The reasons why I love this method is that. It makes one cup of coffee at a time, which works well for me these days as I have limited my coffee intake to a single cup. Doctors orders.
My coffee on a weekday morning is a ritual. The office is empty. I am often the only one in the office at that time and, while it is one of the faster brewing methods, it's slow living, something I can do intentionally, deliberately, attentively and with passion.
These are the thre resources that got me started with this brewing method:
- In person brunch dates and at home gatherings with Vernette Out Loud and Living and Lovin Life
- The Upside Down AeroPress Coffee Brewing Tutorial
- What happens when engineers make coffee? Espresso.
Weekends and Afternoons
Using my Chemex drip coffee maker slowly drips hot water into a filter filled with coffee grounds, and the water absorbs the coffee taste.
If you have a hankering for fancy cafe drinks at home, the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Mini Me is worth a look -- just don't expect anything close to real espresso flavor. I think it's great for persons who really do not like taste of coffee but want the experience of it.
I learned about this machine at the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Launch in Trinidad. IntrovertlyBubbly was invited guests and we were treated to a night of art, eats and coffee.
I am fairly new to the world and workings of brewed coffee and this is a small sample of my personal journey brewing my own fresh brews. Read here about how I got started and my decision process that lead me to purchasing my first brewing equipment. i share why I keep it simple, keep the number of accessories required to a minimum (Buy Less) and never focus on having the best equipment when brewing coffee. It's about the experience for me. And learning what expereience I wanted was key.
With love from Freeport,