Zohar wrote:My coffee habits have changes - recently I've started drinking pretty much a cup a day. I don't feel I super need it, nor do I feel it's very helpful to keep me up, but I like it as an activity (making the cup) and the time it takes as a break.
This is pretty much one of the reasons I love coffee, the ritual of making it. Most of my paraphernalia is "by hand," ritual as follows:
- Put Kettle on the flame, with temp probe in the kettle
- Measure out the correct amount of coffee into hand-crank grinder
- Grind coffee(takes most of the time for the kettle to get to temp)
- Set Pourover on carafe
- fold filter so it will sit correctly in pourover, place in pourover (kettle will be at temp by now)
- pour water into pourover cone, placed over carafe, to pre-heat whole system and dampen the paper filter
- Measure correct amount of hot water into gooseneck kettle
- pour out pre-heating water from carafe
- put grounds into pourover filter
- slowly infuse coffee grounds per proper method (I'm of the "slow spiral starting from the center going out" school of thought)
- once fully drained, dispose of filter/grounds
- pour from carafe to coffee cup
- slip and enjoy
The whole process takes about 7-10 mins, and makes a lovely cup of coffee. I love the control I have over every step in the process, and I drink about 1-2 (10oz) cups a day; one in the morning, one in the evening.
This is my main method of coffee for one or two, but I also have an 8-cup french press if I have people over, as well as a moka pot for "stovetop espresso"