i have been a coffee girl all my life! i am coffee-devout! coffee-addict! coffee0holic! you name it. i am it. i am kind that drinks their day’s water worth in coffee and strongly believe that the solution to all of world’s problems lies at the bottom of a rich, deep, dark cup of coffee.
there is one tiny hitch though. when i say i am from madras (aka chennai of southern india), people expect my blood group to be “kumbakonam filter kaapi”. sadly no. i am allergic to chicory (cue gasp!!!)
chicory strangely gives me a nagging headache if i injest more than 1 cup. anything less than 5 cups a day is laughable!
so i converted to the religion of nescafe. just pure coffee, instant and easy! i have been drinking nescafe in all forms and by the gallons for years now.
come 2017 i wanted to stir things up a bit. now that i have flexible work hours, i wanted to truly enjoy the process of brewing coffee and savor each sip.
here’s my coffee resolution for 2017.
* get a brass filter – madras style
* get a frenchpress
* get an aeropress
*get a pour over
* get coffee from a new roastery every month
* understand the science of brewing & flavor wheel
* read coffee books (got my kindle packed with some good stuff. reading to begin soon!)
* review coffee on the blog
i am aiming at one new roastery per month. why you ask, because even with the amount i drink, that’s the max i can consume in a month! i am unfortunately stuck all alone in a family full of tea-lovers (i know!, i was probably switched at the hospital and my birth parents probably own a coffee plantation!!! sigh!)
i am really excited about this. this was an idea that took root a while ago and i am glad to be getting on with it this year.
i have already earmarked some amazing roasteries and hope to buy from them soon! i would love to hear suggestions on your favorite brand, brewing tips or anything actually. i love talking coffee. drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below!