My morning coffee
I am a Seattleite, born and raised. I love overcast 55 degree weather with a side of rain. I also love a good cup of coffee and of course knitting.
I love how here in Seattle you can have your favorite place to get a cup of coffee but you can also have your favorite coffee roaster. I know that coffee thing is cliche´ but it is hard to ignore when you have so many choices for good coffee.
Funny enough I don’t own a traditional coffee pot. Maybe it is better that I can’t make 10 cups of coffee daily. I do however own a Bialetti Musa stove top espresso maker.
My morning routine consists of walking strait to the kitchen where I start with coffee. While my water is boiling I grind the beans from my coffee. While my Musa is on the stove I wash the remaining dishes from the night before. I like a clean kitchen sink and my hands in hot water in the morning. I take my coffee with a little half and half or black depending on how I am feeling that morning. Then I sit on my porch, look out over the city and drink coffee. I do this year round, no matter what the weather.
This morning after making my morning coffee (there is also an afternoon coffee time and evening coffee as well), I noticed that I was running low on beans. I usually go to different roasters while I am running errands and search out a new beans. Side note: Daily grind refers to the hand mill that people used to use to grind their grain “daily” if they didn’t have milled flour. And we are back… Today I went to Milstead & Co for my beans. I love going to this place. It is a minimalist coffee shop with a passion for making great coffee. They always have coffee by great roasters and are knowledgeable about the kinds of coffee and the taste. So today I choose a Yirga Cheffe with a cappuccino on the side.
After writing all that I think that I was procrastinating on a project. Time to buckle down and get to work.