And so Monday has not gone without coffee after all. How nice! It’s been a lovely, sunny day; coffee was delivered by 11:30 and in Michael’s belly by Noon. We didn’t have to miss it for long. It was worth the wait and using up our old beans for the last week while we awaited this:
Behold! Coffee beans finished in wine barrels. Mmmm… the aromas. Smells like wine, tastes like wine. But more of a win-esque taste, obviously, because it’s coffee.
Our preparation method of choice currently is the Chemex. It can be a bit finicky, but it sure makes a smooth cup.
I’ve found that different beans will make this method more or less successful. It’s easy to over extract if you don’t have the right grind size because the water will just sit and refuse to drain, like a murky puddle. Thankfully I’ve found a pretty dependable method that yields more or less dependable results.
It’s a bit of a tricky process, but if you do it enough you’ll get the hang of it. And sure it’s more work than an automated coffee pot, but I don’t regret putting in the failed attempts in order to get it right. The flavor is just right.
We usually have just one cup each per day, in the morning. It’s so nice to sit down for a few minutes and sip. I always give Michael more than myself because I can’t handle that much caffeine. Sometimes I even save part of my cup for later so I can have it with a treat in the afternoon or for a little extra pick-me-up.
Can you guess whose is whose? His and hers. Or is it hers and his?
Our afternoon treat is these gorgeous rolls. And they’re HUGE too! I honestly had no idea they would get this big. Mmmm… I can’t wait. Puerto Rican sweet rolls. I’ll have to share the recipe later.
Enjoy your day and don’t forget to treat yourself to a moment of peace, a piece of dark chocolate, a few minutes sitting in silence in the sun, or whatever it is that fills you up and brightens your world.
With love and sweet bread,