|Cleo Coyle, unplugged but|
not undone, is author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries.
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COFFEE IQ - Kenyan coffees are wine-like and medium- to full-bodied. More than half of the coffee produced in the country comes from thousands of farmers with small farms, many having only a few hundred coffee trees. They form cooperatives and their coffee beans are graded and sold in small lots via the renowned auction system, which is run on a weekly basis by the Kenyan government.
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How to Make Coffee
If you listen to young coffee geeks, this "new" pour-over method of making coffee is "the very best way" to make coffee. Except, it's far from new! For those of us who've been drinking coffee for decades, we called this the "Melitta" method, after the brand name of the company that originally made the equipment.
So how did Melitta make such a trendy come back? Via independent coffee houses, that's how...
These independent coffee shops were in need of a way to fresh-brew a single cup for a customer--especially those who would rather have brewed coffee than espresso. With "single-origin" and seasonal coffee varieties now showing up more frequently on shop menus (attracting customers eager to sample them), it's no wonder the "slow bar" was born.
The pour-over, manual drip method is easy and does indeed produce an outstanding cup of joe. It's a bit more trouble than using an automatic drip machine; then again, pour-over can be made in a blackout (as long as you have a gas stove or grill to boil the water), and that's okay by me.
COFFEE IQ - The first coffee filter was invented in 1908 by a 35-year-old housewife from Dresden, Germany. Her name was Melitta Bentz. Her patent registration for a "Filter Top Device lined with Filter Paper" was filed in the Berlin Patent Office and her company was quickly established. In the 1930s, she tapered the filter into a cone shape—and a cone-shaped filter is still one of the features you should look for when buying an automatic drip maker. The cone design is the best and, scoop for scoop, the most economical way to filter coffee.
Below is a short video that shows you
how to make coffee using the
Are there more ways to make coffee without electricity? Absolutely, and I'll share more of them with you in the near future. Until then....
Drink with joy!
~ Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries
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