Slow brewed coffee culture

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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…

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8 thoughts on “Slow brewed coffee culture”

  1. Such a great post and thank you so much for allowing me to be part of it. I could not agree more with your description of what a great coffee experience can be. I have been down the same coffee path but I took it to the extreme of roasting my own coffee as well. If I am not in a hurry, the Chemex is my first choice for the best cup of coffee. Like you Natalia, I love the whole process. As always, your pictures are beautiful and speak for themselves about your passion. This post makes me smile.-Dan/Coffee Roaster

    1. Thank you once again Dan! I think my favourite subject to photograph is coffee and everything connected to it. My followers always like my wider views photos more, but my passion is in the details. And coffee has an aura of its own, it’s easy to get good pictures 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful weekend and wish a great new week!

      Natalia

      1. I have taken a lot of coffee pictures Natalia but I don’t think any look as good as these. A great week to you as well and thanks again for such a nice feature of COTP.

        1. It was really my pleasure Dan! Love your coffee very much. And my coffee pictures might be better for now, but I know for sure I will never be able to take such amazing b&w photos from the harbour as yours.

  2. Nice Monday morning my sweet friend. I am here a bit late with some words to your new post although I had my relaxing moment at it yesterday. I have to say again – it is amazing. Such a talent for writing as well as for making great pics. You are better and better and the detail on the first pic is absolutely gorgeous. I am not a traditional coffee drinker, so I can not appreciate the quality of good coffee, but the whole ritual is a beautiful thing and it is very nice to read about it from someone who enjoys it so much. Thank you for sharing this..I love your blog a lot? Wish you a great start of the new week..weekend is closer and closer:)

    1. My dear Klara, thank you! Your comments always warm my heart. So supportive and encouraging every time. It makes me want to get better. You know about my passion for photographing details and I am so happy when I can get a good shot… And of corse I know you are not a coffee addict, but I’ll make you a slow brewed coffee one day and you are going to love it 🙂
      Hope your week started well and as you say, weekend is getting closer 🙂

      Hugs,
      Natalia

  3. Good Morning, Natalia! Very interesting to read. I like to drink coffee, but only with lots of milk. And I don’t like the coffee from all the new modern coffee machines, as the coffee is very strong (in my opinion). We have a usual coffee machine at home, but it brews with boiling water. And that is different to machines, who brew only with 70 degree C. At the moment I am big fan of Latte Macchiato! Your method of brewing coffee seems to be interesting; I will have a look on it at google. The name is Chemex, right? Thanks for your alwas great inspiration!

    Greetings from Germany,
    Alexandra

    1. Thank you Alexandra. I used to have milk in my coffee, years ago, but not anymore. And with this method you can make it as mild as you wish. Yes, the carafe is called Chemex and I love mine very much. There are smaller versions as well. What is very important is to have a kettle with a very thin “neck”, to be able to only poor little amount of water at the time. Let me know if you liked it, if you ever have the chance to try it. Probably there are coffee shops in your town that serves slow brewed coffee and you can give it a try before buying your own equipment…Have a really nice Tuesday afternoon and thank you for always stopping by 🙂

      Natalia xx

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