Lab inspired coffee w Noir Coffee Lab
Who: Chan and V
When: January 2017
Where to: Noir Coffee Lab (at a pop up spot) for our morning cup of coffee and an excuse to see each other
Why Have Coffee Date?
It's no secret that I love coffee. Some say I am addicted I probably am but I am not perfect.
What's better that meeting up to experiment with coffee. Only a few things come to mind.
The thing I love about the friends I have met while blogging is that we no longer wait for formal invites to bloggers tables, tastings and events to head out to try what's new and form our own favourites by regularly meeting up for foodie dates. Today was no different we headed out to new boy on the block, Christian and his passionate coffee venture, "Noir Coffee Lab". We were here to try his coffee and also satisfy our inquisitive minds wrt to taste, process etc. As you know we're on our own local coffee journey.
This morning we had both pourover and syphon coffee.
I have introduced you to pver with the Chemex before so this time I get right to the syphon coffee maker... Ok lemme give you a minute to take it in and pick your bottom lip up. It is sexy and 100% as interesting as it looks.
We never stop learning
A syphon brewer in layman terms is a vacuum coffee maker that brews coffee using two chambers where vapour pressure and a vacuum produce the coffee. Now this excited me. It's like high school chemistry class all over again beakers, pipets, flames and experiments.
To the left is a really simple graphic of Syphon Coffee demonstrated The Portola Coffee Lab, Hairoglass.com, ocregister.com.
What do you think?...
With love from a fully caffeinated Chan
Spoiler alert: I typically learn by doing so it is where I started, by doing. After some research and chats with other coffee aficionados, I got started with a Chemex, 2016. Then I received the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Mini Me, Xmas 2016, and the Aeropress, Xmas 2017.
I prefer to use locally Roasted coffee, so I do that also.
There is no companion so companionable as Solitude,” Thoreau reminds me as I carry a hot cup of tea back to bed. The house is hushed now after the hustle and bustle of a weekday morning.
I packed up my blue crate. I filled it with two linen cloths neatly snug around the Chemex, I packed the grass-fed butter and the coconut oil and the hand mixer. I grabbed the pineapple I didn't yet get to cutting up. Made sure I had what I needed to wrap up the Christmas gifts, the twine, the little cuttings of rosemary and the cardboard. The white taper candles? They were going with me too. I was out the door by 9.30 am just in time to make it to our 10 am brunch date.
Observing steam and having Choice Organic Teas and Ginger Tea has been my go-to these days. When doctor told me up on the exercise, down on the coffee I was like what you say there 'bout my coffee? I've been since drinking caffine free teas, trying decaf options and, yup, more water.