For me, as you might already know, the quality of life equals slowing down, taking your time to enjoy the moment… and preparing your own, perfect cup of coffee is part of the same slow living culture. Manual coffee making methods are becoming more and more popular for home enthusiasts and to be honest, the abilities to control every single step in the whole brewing process, to create a cup that is matching exactly one’s preferences, feels pretty exciting.
Years ago I used to have many (too many) cups of coffee everyday without thinking much about it… and I also had a “no coffee at all” experience for couple of months. Today I like to treat my coffee in a more special way. One perfectly made, full of flavour, slow brewed cup, highlighting the unique character of the coffee… its all I need.
I like the ritual of making a poor-over coffee on a weekend morning. Such a great way to start your day. You need patience, your coffee needs your whole attention to become exquisite. There are two special blends I’ve got to enjoy very much in the last few weeks, “Mack the Knife” and “Coasta Maine“. Still can’t decide which one is my favourite! Both have been sent to me all the way from a small coffee roasting shop in Camden-Maine, US (Thank you, Dan!). It is such a wonderful feeling to know where your coffee is coming from, who was carefully blending the different whole coffee beans and roasting them for you… it makes it SO special.
A wonderful Sunday, wonderful people! Enjoy your coffee…