Mindful Coffee Moments: Grinding Coffee Beans

The mortar and pestle are ancient grinding utensils and historically closely associated with creating medicine. They are effective tools to prepare ingredients and to bring out aromatic and essential oils in a natural way.
In the Ethiopian culture, coffee preparation is a mindful ceremony during which the beans are ground with a mortar and pestle. It’s a long ritual, a time of contemplation and a process that is not performed quickly.

Traditional coffee grinding
Traditional coffee grinding

Grinding with a mortar and pestle is an interesting way to explore the physical structure and scent of roasted coffee beans and to experiment during the preparation process.
A good way to grind them is to start with just a few beans and to add more as time goes on.
Enjoy, and simply be present at the moment.

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There is a way to make it better. Find it. – Thomas Edison

Simple things and small shifts in thinking can change our life… and the world. Often times, we are getting too comfortable in our daily routines. We stop challenging ourselves and lose the drive in making our life more meaningful, interesting and fun.

Here is a simple, coffee-related idea – in how to make life more fun and meaningful. Why don’t we bring along our own, reusable coffee-cup, whenever we visit a coffee shop for take-away coffee? We don’t have to buy cup. Instead, we could give a ‘second-life’ to an empty, clean marmalade jar by reusing it as a take-away coffee cup. Let’s use our creativity to make life meaningful and fun. Let’s make it an exciting crafting project where we find our own creative ways to transform empty jars into coffee cups.

An additional nice advantage of using a jar as a take-away coffee cup is that we can use the metal or plastic lid to close the the container tightly. Therefore, we don’t have to worry that we spill the coffee – even if we place it inside of our bag.

So many people are posting images with their disposable takeaway coffee cups on the Internet. Wouldn’t it be so much cooler, more meaningful and fun, if coffee-lovers would inspire other people by posting pictures with their creative and environmentally friendly repurposed jars?

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Live. Love. Sparkle.

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