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COLD days, HOT coffee

In the Kitchen with Bronwyn welcomes guest blogger Corrie Austin.  She moved here last November from Portland, OR with her Vermont-born husband.

ahhhh….COFFEE.  To quote my father, “I get excited to go to bed just so I can wake up and drink coffee!”  Everyone has a morning ritual; most of them include, if not revolve around, coffee.  When shared with the ones we love, these rituals allow us the chance to display our affection by the way we approach our coffee.

My mom, for example, wakes up before my dad every morning.  They have a standard coffee pot, which they set on a timer every night so they have fresh, hot coffee ready when they wake up.  She brings him a cup of coffee every morning.

My husband, on the other hand, LOVES the ritual of making his coffee. He uses a Chemex pour-over and grinds his coffee fresh for each serving.  He measures his beans and measures his water, it’s practically scientific.  When we first became “serious,” I tried affectionately to make his coffee, like my mom does for my dad.  I quickly learned that I would be showing more love by not taking away the joy of his morning brew session.

My uncle brews a full pot of coffee, but only drinks a cup a day.  He leaves the pot on the counter and just pops a mug in the microwave whenever he wants a cup of hot coffee…one pot will last him a full week!  A common question from his guests, “how many days ago was this brewed?”

My friend’s husband likes to have a cup while he waits for the coffee to brew in the morning.  Each day he makes three cups: one for himself, one for his wife, and one for himself to enjoy the next morning, which he heats up in the microwave to enjoy while he waits for the next three cups to brew.

To some, coffee is sacred and delicious, precious and enjoyed, with the refined taste of a sommelier (my husband).  Others drink it in any form, no matter what the quality (my uncle).  Personally, my favorite place to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee not including my own living room, is Scout & Co. in the Old North End (they also have a Winooski location).  Scout & Co. has an earthy, vintage vibe, with funky art on the walls and succulents on the tables; not to mention, they also brew a great cup of coffee!  Have a favorite morning ritual?  Share in the comments below!

Posted: 11-12-2017

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10 responses to “COLD days, HOT coffee”

  1. Kellie Kutkey says:

    Can’t wait to get to to you guys!❤️

  2. My French press is the only “appliance” kept on my kitchen counter, beside the toaster. I like to grind my organic Vermont Coffee Company Medium body beans at night before going to bed. Boiling water is the first thing I do – before turning on my computer! Letting the fresh brew sit for four minutes before pressing is the right timing for me. Voila – The day has begun!

    • Corrie Austin says:

      Love that!
      When I was “a poor college student,” I would re-use my roommates coffee grounds in their frenchpress! They would make their coffee, and I would pour hot water over their used grounds. It was watery, but FREE 🙂

  3. Patrick Kutkey says:

    We’ll have to check out Scout next week. I’ve started adding an extra scoop every morning!

  4. Lori Seitz says:

    We love to try and have a cup together befor running out the door to a busy day. Its a way to connect. I know I’ve been crazy busy when my husband asks me it I have time for a cup before I leave ?☕️.

  5. Anita Seay says:

    I take the temperature of the water I pour over my Oren’s Beowulf Espresso grind coffee in a Melitta drip.Between 209° & 198°.Oren’s Coffee roasters actually say that is the right temperature.Almost cherish that one cup more than my glass of good wine!!

    • Corrie Austin says:

      Anita, sounds like you also approach the process with the mind of a scientist! How do you keep track of your water temperature? We have an electric kettle we set to 200 degrees and that seems to work well for us.

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