If we want to prepare and enjoy tasty coffee at home, it is important to keep in mind that every little detail during the brewing process matters.
They way we are holding the pot while pouring water over the coffee grounds is important. In doing so, we should use all fingers to hold the pot. The thumb should be placed on the lid of the pot. It helps to stabilize and manipulate the water flow. If you are a right-hander, hold the pot on your right hand. Use your left hand, if you are a left-hander. Maintaining stability and being able to control the water flow are crucial factors for preparing a delicious coffee drink.
Water is powerful. If you know how to manipulate the flow of water by holding the pot effectively, you will be able to work with the power of water.
The way you brew your coffee will determine the flavours in your cup. If you are not able to control the water flow, your final cup of coffee will be like a lottery result. On some days it will be good and on other days it will be worse. But it will always be different.
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.
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.