2/17/12

Chemex coffee & Chalkboard labels.

sweet espresso

I got myself some new coffee beans the other day & had the pleasure of making my first cup of Sweet Espresso this morning. SO GOOD! The company is Ethical Bean & it's the first time I've ever gotten their coffee, and I don't think it'll be my last.
I always store my beans in a super duper sealed glass jar, to ensure freshness. I have a dozen of the above jars, which are perfect for just about anything. I had a brainwave this morning to use my chalkboard labels (I bought mine here) on the jar to remind myself which type of bean I am using. Not sure why I never thought of this before, but it's kinda brilliant don't you think?
That's my Chemex coffee maker sitting next to the beans, of which I had just ordered a batch of new filters and a glass lid from the Green Beanery. I was impressed by the fact the filters & lid only took a day to get to me! This time I got the bleached cone-shaped filters and they are much better than the unbleached square ones I previously used. If you are a Chemex user, I highly recommend the bleached over the unbleached filters - for some reason, I find it brews cleaner this way.
For those of you interested in brewing coffee the Chemex way, I found a fabulous how-to by Long Miles Coffee Project. I've already incorporated some of their tips and my coffee is thanking me!
I also Pin Chemex-related goodies.
I guess you can call me a Chemex crazy chickadee ... really, go ahead and call me that. I'm cool with it! ;)
with joy,
Caren

4 comments:

  1. Fantastic storage idea! Super fresh beans AND a killer look. So glad our beans our currently occupying your jar. Enjoy! :)

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  2. I love the chalkboard labels idea! And after I saw Des' post I'm pretty intrigued by the Chemex coffee making!

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  3. Yeah I love ethical bean coffee! It's always that brand, Kicking Horse or Serious Coffee that I buy. I'm a bit of a coffee snob though.

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