If you’re like me, your crafting, heck, your life is powered by coffee. I’m the person who got into coffee because I like the flavor of it so I tend to be a bit picky about what I drink. Sometimes, you have to go to Starbucks, but most of the time, I like to visit craft coffee places and try something new. 

I found that I’d been going with K-cups at home. While K-cups aren’t bad per se, they are kind of under the heading of “survival coffee” in my mind. This is the stuff you drink because otherwise you’re on the fast track to a caffeine headache. When I realized this, I knew it was time to step up my home coffee game. I asked a few friends and talked to some the friendly baristas at my favorite place (Elabrew in Santa Monica if you’re in the area!) Now I make coffee like this: 

Coffee Time!The concept behind it is the pour over method. You take the dripper, put it over your container and pour water directly over the coffee. It really can be that simple. I usually use a bit of water at first to wet the grounds, then fill it with water. Let it drip through, refill, repeat until out of water. It may not be the most precise way, but it works for me to make a great cup of coffee. 

For my system, I use: 

A Bodum Bistro Burr Grinder
The Bee House Large Ceramic Dripper
The Hario Range Server
The Bonavita 1L Kettle

If you really want to geek out on it, check this post from Prima. They go into all the details, including each of the different brands and types of drippers. I also just found this cool all porcelain one via that page that I may have to order to try out for myself!

If you have any other questions, comments or suggestions, leave them in the comments below! I’ll do my best to get to them and if I don’t have the answer, a friendly barista may!


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