February 18, 2012


The next time you prepare coffee, wait. Pause at every moment, take every action. Do not eat the apple; rather, eat every bite thereof.

This is advice I can give better than take. And yet it has given me the best, most consistent coffee I've ever made at home. I have no new equipment, just a renewed focus on the task.

And I have patience. I wet the grounds, and allow for a full bloom - however long it takes. I don't count; I don't rush; I don't douse. Once the bed is solid, I pour again - slowly, again. This takes however long it does, and however much water is required.

It's all very serene, and produces sublime coffee.

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