Great coffee relies on the alignment of several factors: start with amazing beans, add a trusted brewing method, a solid grind, some great water, and the right drinking vessel, and you're on your way to the perfect cup. In the Brew for You home, we're constantly looking for ways to improve our coffee game beyond the roast. Obviously, we're obsessed with our beans and the roasting process, but we're equally obsessed with the other factors that play into our morning (or afternoon) cups.
We want to share with you our current favorite roasts and coffee paraphernalia, as well as a few items we're crushing on and wish to soon add to the collection:
What We're Roasting
Sure, we're open to roast anything and everything for our clients, but what are we roasting for our own collection? Right now we're swooning over Papua New Guinea single origin and blended roasts. These beans can be a bit on the unpredictable side, which makes roasting and blending a lot of fun. We've been taking it pretty dark, which makes us smile, and you'd better believe that these scrumptious beans can take the heat. Whether on its own or mixed with another variety or two, Papua New Guinea is almost certain to make an appearance in our morning cups!
What We're Using
Most mornings we're pretty chill with our cups and prefer to use the French press. We grind fresh before each brew, using our Hario Skerton, which is an absolute game changer (seriously, try it out!).
What We're Crushing On
Turkish Coffee - The allure of an hours-long coffee-centric evening repartee that is characteristic of the traditional Turkish coffee experience has got us swooning! We're looking into purchasing a set of Turkish coffee pots (cezve) and trying our hand at this exotic brewing style. Give us a shout out if you've tried Turkish coffee before and have any brewing tips for us!
Hand Thrown Ceramic Mugs - We're always looking to expand our mug collection and have fallen hard for the delightfully unique look of hand thrown ceramics. We *may* have tried once to throw a mug of our own and it was... well, let's just say we're leaving that to the pros from now on! Etsy has a great collection from a variety of talented artists and we're sure to be placing an order any day now.
From the Dredges
Like that delightfully weird puddle of grounds that a freshly empty French Press cup leaves behind, here is where we share some of our ideas about coffee.