Brew that Coffee.

My coffee brewing process is just that, a process. But its a morning ritual that I've grown to love. Preparing a cup of coffee is just about the only productive thing I can do first thing in the morning. It starts with putting the beans through a Hario hand grider, a grinder which is hand cranked to produce grounds, manual labour, I know, but I feel it adds some authenticity to the process.

Next the Hario 5 cup Japanese Coffee siphon is fired up. A butane burner sits under the bottom glass globe to heat the water up enough to push it to the top chamber through a filter just above the tube connecting the two, where the coffee grounds are then dumped into the water and stirred in and brewed for about 60-90 seconds at which point the heat is then turned off and removed. As the coffee cools it drains back into the lower chamber at which point the top is removed and the coffee is poured out of the glass globe. This method of brewing, I find, brews the most delicious cups of coffee. A medium roast and medium ground is a preferred choice for the coffee siphon.

Now back to the beans I roasted. They turned out well and the coffee produced was definitely drinkable and even enjoyable. I think that the beans were roasted tad too dark and like I said previously the preferred roast for the siphon is the a medium roast. I would say my roasted beans tasted just as good as any other dark roast I have put through the siphon. Next time I'm going to roast them a little bit lighter and see how the taste differers.

For now. Here's some photos of the brewing process.

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