real raw kitchen: How To: make a great cup of coffee

Monday, April 28, 2014

How To: make a great cup of coffee

I'm baaaccckk!! Sort of .. today .. for now. 

First things first, I'm so happy to have you here! I'm so happy to pop in and say hello and have you here to wave back from your beautiful selves. Beyond happy to have you.

Secondly, the best way for me to start any day is with a damn good cup of coffee, and I suspect I'm not the only one .. In fact, it seems to be America's favorite addiction. So this post is all about coffee (and love and compassion). 

Lastly: No. Coffee is not raw. And neither is coconut milk (used as creamer). But if there were ever a "raw" way to enjoy coffee, this is it. And I love it and what it does for me so I stand behind my coffee habits.      

So the kind people over at Nee Coffee reached out to me and asked if I'd like to try on their porcelain coffee dripper and see if I liked it. I was very excited because just the weekend before I was at my girlfriend's house and she made me a fine cup o' joe using this same method. I had exclaimed to her, "ohmygosh I LOVE this! I want to try it, too!" Before I had a chance to scout out a product to purchase for myself, the ultimate form of manifestation took place and I had a product sent to me, for sampling, free of charge. Talk about attracting good things into your life!


Now, besides the fact that I'm reviewing this product and the obvious fact that it was sent to me, free of charge, I'd like to also point out what a pleasure it was to work with this particular company. As you may have read, Life has been a bit challenging for me, to say the least. I received this fabulous gadget just before I took my hiatus from blogging--and pretty much Life in general--and the people over at Nee were so gracious and understanding as I figured things out. They gave me the space and time to work through my stuff and had complete faith in me to come back and post this review. 

I'd recommend this product for the reasons I'll mention below, but also because there are some good people behind it. Whenever I'm treated with kindness, respect, love and compassion I can't help but feel that the very same is in need of return, but tenfold.



What I found by using this coffee-dripping method is that the flavor of coffee is much richer and the coffee is much smoother than a cup that is brewed in a large batch, like a pot of coffee. The flavor that results from this method really is enhanced and turned my generic coffee into a really luxurious and indulgent experience.

My only complaint for this product is that there is a slight learning curve. This really is a simple concept but for me it took about 3 attempts before I felt like I could confidently make a cup for photographing. The important part of this learning curve is that you have an appropriate sized coffee filter (size 2) .. my bad.


The Pros:
  • Enhanced flavor
  • Sustainable
  • Affordable in the long run
  • Saves kitchen space
  • Easy to clean

The Cons:
  • A one time initial cost of $17 (which in comparison to an actual coffee machine is pretty affordable)
  • A slight learning curve, easily overcome
  • A little bit more time required 

The Pros of this product far outweigh the Cons and so I recommend the Nee Coffee Dripper to all those that I love (that means you!). I think it could make a fabulous gift for birthdays and holidays and maybe even a wonderful housewarming gift. It's especially useful if you're living in a dorm or studio apartment with limited space and kitchen facilities.

There are four things that I think are incredibly important to overall well-being: good nutrition, movement, love, and sleep. Under the "Love" thang is where I place a good cup of coffee. Take care of yourself, indulge. Find your Love and indulge, constantly. For me, a cup of coffee is like an unbreakable ritual that helps me find my zen every morning. And this is why I've chosen to return to blogging with this particular post, because I'm all about self-care!

In the meantime, check out the dripper below ..


Nee also has a beautiful infographic on how to use the dripper method, so I've included it here for you:





**disclosure: if you purchase anything I link to you via Amazon I make a small percentage out of it at no cost to you! So cool for me, so cool for you!


1 comment:

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