“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” – Pablo Picasso
We are often exposed to advertisements in our daily lives that single out the ‘best’ coffee beans or recipes how to brew the ‘best’ cup of coffee. Advertising techniques use the words ‘best’ and ‘better’ to create an illusion of superiority. But ‘the best’ does not exist.
As all tastes differ, there is no such a thing as ‘the perfect coffee’ in general, but you can create the perfect coffee and coffee rituals for yourself, based on your taste buds, your instincts and your preferences alone. Don’t let others tell you what’s best for you. They don’t know what moves you, inspires you, and they definitely don’t always know what’s good for you. After all, we have developed our own preferences and intuitive ways of acting and thinking based on our own unique life experiences.
I am a passionate barista at home and professionally. I love to exchange knowledge and ideas with other coffee lovers. Understanding the harmonies and interactions between the coffee-brewing ingredients is important. We can learn and understand a lot just by being curious, by experimenting and using our senses and instincts.
Many recipes and expert opinions inspire me. However, instead of just copying existing recipes, I love to experiment and to use my instincts and senses to explore new aspects of coffee and to create new recipes and coffee moments that inspire me.
Preparing and enjoying coffee mindfully is a work of art. It nurtures my creativity. Coffee-brewing and enjoying rituals are filled with rhythm, sounds, colors, feelings, ideas and self-reflection.
I am learning by doing my daily coffee rituals. The more I understand about coffee, the more I understand myself and the world around me. My daily coffee-brewing rituals enhance my mindfulness in everyday life.