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If you remember back a few months ago, I organized a DIY coffee bar just off our kitchen. Well since then, my husband has turned into quite the coffee master! Our coffee gadget collection is bursting at the seams, and I think it’s safe to say we’ve got the best coffee on the block. I’m actually quite alright with this new hobby of his because it’s making Operation Kick Diet Coke go a bit smoother. Since I’m not drinking the ‘ole DC anymore, I’m replacing my caffeine craving with coffee.
I’ve always loved coffee, but it wasn’t until college that I actually liked REAL coffee. I say college, but if it weren’t for my husband and his coffee-loving family, I may have never made the leap to drinking black coffee! I guess there’s a first time for everything, and after many failed attempts, and trying and trying to acquire the taste for it, it eventually turned into true love. Now, coffee is more like a part of our lifestyle! And when you balance as many things as I do, you’d need it too!
Did you even know there were multiple ways to make coffee?? I sure didn’t, and I couldn’t even tell you what half the stuff is on our coffee bar. So, here to tell you all about our coffee bar and all the pretty little knick-knacks, is the coffee connoisseur himself! Take it away, Adam!
Well, hey readers, it’s your favorite running blogger’s husband once again. If you have dropped by our house or even looked at my Instagram profile (@adamingle1 for all you who don’t follow me) you know one of my biggest passions is coffee. A few months ago I strove to make the world’s best cup of coffee and find the most effective and coolest ways to brew.
Here’s a quick little run down of my current equipment:
1. Hario V60 #2 Pourover: This is my newest coffee maker. Sarah got it for me for Christmas and I have yet to master it. The one time I used it, the coffee was great.
2. Bodum 4 cup French Press: The French Press started it all years ago when Sarah got it for me. A French Press is a quick, easy, and cheap way to make coffee yet also very forgiving so it’s a great way to start.
3. Bialetti 6 cup Moka Pot: My sister got this for me a few years ago and it makes some amazing espresso. I recently started making Cuban Coffee and it is pretty incredible.
4. Chemex 6 cup Pourover: This is probably the best conversation starter that I have. It’s big, pretty, and makes a fine cup of coffee. The coffee that it creates is almost tea like in texture and flavor, everyone should have a cup.
5. Mr. Coffee auto drip for when I’m lazy or your favorite running blogger wants coffee and I’m not around. We don’t count this among our true equipment.
6. Bodum Bistro Burr Grinder: one of the quickest things someone can do to improve their coffee game is consistent grounds. There is never a reason to buy ground coffee. When you start grinding your own beans, you will find that coffee flavor immediately improves.
7. American Weigh AMW-SC-2KG 2000 gram scale: This is the most used thing I have, every bit of coffee and water should be weighed for consistency. This will also greatly improve the taste and repeatability of your coffee.
8. Hand Burr Grinder: Does the same thing as the Bodum grinder, but it also looks really cool
These two little guys are my most recent additions. They are both travel sized and insulated French Press’s.
Last, but certainly not least, is the Hario V60 buono kettle. This is also the most used piece in my arsenal, there is nothing that I make that doesn’t use the kettle…other than the auto drip but as you know, we don’t count that.
Out in the garage is where all the coffee is roasted, but that’s another post.
If any of you find yourself coming through Little Rock, drop by and have a cup.
Needless to say, we drink a lot of coffee around here!
What is your favorite way to drink coffee? Do you make yours at home or always buy it? Do you prefer black or flavored coffee? Have you ever actually roasted your own coffee beans?