Sometimes, I DO use the kitchen. You know, to make coffee. For anyone who didn't believe me when I said our kitchen was like a four square foot box, here is proof! See that sliver of counter space? Uh huh. That's all there is.
I wanted to share this new-to-me method of brewing coffee at home. We picked up a Hario Woodneck from Dora over the weekend, and what you see below is my second ever attempt at it. That's my disclaimer if you find fault in the instructions. This pot could not be more adorable. I first saw it on Cindy's stream and then in person in her apartment, and knew I had to have one! I like having coffee in 8 oz servings or so, so this is really the perfect size for me. I shudder at the college days I often chugged 20 oz Wawa or Starbucks for those three-hour lectures or late nights.
Of course if you really want better visual instructions on using this method, you should check out one of the many videos on vimeo or youtube, but I thought this would be fun anyway. Lemme tell you, this isn't easy to shoot with a remote and a dark small kitchen. Plus I actually wanted to drink this coffee so I couldn't "pretend" or delay or redo anything. What you see is what I drank!
And enjoy I did. The resulting cup is unbelievably smooth and clean. Think opposite of french press. This Ethiopian Nano Challa (from Stumptown) is lovely and fruity in a great way.
Even if you're not a coffee drinker, I hope you can appreciate the process of making a good cup. :)