My friends over at CREMA Coffee in Nashville invited me to guest post on their blog to talk about brewing exceptional coffee at home... fun! Like all great edibles, the most important part is the simplest: start with a quality ingredient. I'm thankful there are roasteries like CREMA in the world who not only pour over the perfect roasts, but know and respect the land and the people who pour their lives into growing the beans.
Moreover, I'm lucky to call these folks friends. Head on over to the CREMA blog for my post, and pick up a bag of beans while you are at it. I'm partial to the Las Delicias Pacamara Reserve (tasting notes of grapefruit and watermelon!)
There is only one rule that governs my kitchen: start with simple, exceptional ingredients. Real food needs little help to become something delicious, almost always resulting in remarkable food and drink. An heirloom tomato picked ripe from the ground needs only a sharp knife and a bit of salt to make your eyes roll back in your head (just me?).
Coffee is no different. Careful intention on the front end—in coffee fields and in roasteries—leads to a truly exceptional cup. And fellow homebodies: you don’t have to traverse the wild coffee shops to get one. Start with an exceptional bean, and transform your coffee at home.