Friday, September 22, 2006

Coffee Geekery

  That funky machie there is an elite work of art.  If you're into coffee . . . like waaaaayyyy into coffee, it's a technological advance of epic measure.  What does it do, you ask?  Drum roll please . . . it brews a cup of coffee. Ummm, o.k., that didn't really sound impressive, did it?  Let's try again - coffee purists far and wide will tell you that the best way to enjoy a cup of quality coffee is to grind some well roasted, fresh beans, perfectly proportioned to the amount of water you're using, and run it through a french press.  This machine, called the Clover, is better.  It's a machine that allows the barista to give the same kind of care to a cup of brewed coffee as he/she does for a fine shot of espresso.  There are only a few of these babies in the world.  Curiously, despite the fact that the Clover company is right here in Seattle, none were to be found here . . . until today.  Zoka coffee rolled it out in style.  Jeremy and I went over this morning (he being a super supreme coffee geek) and got in on the action.  Jeremy introduced me to Trish Skeie, a Zoka legend and coffee world rock star.  Good times.  We enjoyed some of their Thatcher's Reserve (Panamanian) coffee from the Clover, and I'm happy to say it lived up to the hype.  Better than a french press in consistency, flavor range, and texture.  You still end up with a little bit of sludge at the bottom of the cup, but less than a french press, and I actually thought the texture added to some of the chocolate notes of the coffee.  For the sake of you who don't appreciate all this stuff, I'll stop there.  Suffice it to say I got my day off to a swell start.

posted by Steve at 12:10 PM
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1 Comments:

Anonymous jeremy commented at 2:22 PM~  

Thanks for tagging along Steve! It was indeed a good way to start a morning. Now I have to figure out a way to either get over to Greenlake every morning or afford a Clover for my house!

Oh well, the newly roasted Nicaragua Co-op 5 de Junio COE in my kitchen will be just fine in my french press... at least until I can get back over to get more Clover options.

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I'm Steve Lewis. This used to be my blogging home. My online home is now at SpiritFarmer.com. When this blog was my active online home, I lived in Seattle. Now I live in London, UK. I follow Jesus (poorly most of the time), worship simply, read a lot, watch culture, go to school, listen to music, write, enjoy art, and drink a lot of coffee.
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