The Daily Grind
What's Sumatra With You? -- Part 2
Hello from where the cold things are, i.e. the neither regions of arctic Norway.
I quite like hiking as it is the ultimate way to explore the countryside of new territory and immerse yourself in the local culture.
It is cold up here, as in -10 Celsius and steaming, caffeine-fortified black gold has become a source of life, with the brewing process having become a daily ritual.
There is something that comes with nature that adds to the pleasures of sipping coffee.
Now, I am camping, not glamping, i.e. I packed light. While I tend to go minimalist while hiking, instant coffee is not an option as it just doesn’t feel / taste right and hardly constitutes the “ritual” I described earlier.
Neither is tossing the coffee ground into a pot nor creating a toilet paper coffee filter and hoping for the best.
I bring my Killer Coffee gear: An AeroPress that is reminiscent of a big syringe and allows for a quick brew using ground coffee:
Heat it up, add coffee, stir and press for about thirty seconds.
Yup, you guessed it – it tastes a bit more like espresso as you apply pressure. Fast, convenience and brewing the grounds with full immersion with the emission being grit-free.
Now, I also like to mix it up, which is when the cold drip coffee maker makes its appearance: Light in weight, all you need is a filter, coffee grounds and H2O and boom – you got a good ole cuppa going.
With the way Killer Coffee treats its Arabica while beans, they somehow manage to create a balance that is smooth and enjoyable yet kicking your butt and never missing to give an appropriate jolt in the caffeine department – be it with their regular or their new, more intense Darkerside blend.
An aromatic source of energy that kicks like an energy drink on steroids.
Check out installment one of this feature here.