With cafes on every corner, “gourmet coffee” ads at local convenience stores and pods to stick into complicated machines, what in the world is a coffee lover to do? The answer is simple: Hario V60. Trust me, this aesthetically simple device will change your life. Let me preface this by telling you that I am by no means a coffee conniesseur. In fact, I’m known to down my joe in cream and sugar on occasion. Oh, the horror. But I’ve been schooled by someone that lives and breathes coffee beans, and my perspective has changed completely. Nick Griffith of Tonx Coffee (Coffee guru AND handsome dad of two), thank you for showing me the light.
All coffee is not created equal. In fact, once you have the real deal, you will never ever go back to subpar. There are so many things to consider. For one, start with the coffee beans. They need to be grown in the right environment taking lots of factors into consideration. They also need to be roasted at the perfect time and then ground right before serving. I’m going to sound completely ignorant here, but I always have my coffee ground and then stuck in the fridge. This is one of the worst things that you can do…unless you want rancid coffee that tastes like broccoli. Yes, I have much to learn. It’s also imperative that the buyer has a relationship with his or her grower to ensure optimal growing conditions and a fair work environment.
This step by step guide will show you how to make fresh coffee in the comfort of your own home without substituting taste or flavor.
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A million thanks to Nick for his patience and wisdom. I’ve had Tonx beans and they are divine…without a doubt in my mind the best coffee I have ever had. Thank you to my dear friend, Flora Barndt, for capturing us so nicely. I mean it!
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