Coffee is important.
Quality coffee? Crucial.
I mentioned my affinity for “bulletproof” coffee in a post a couple years ago – grass-fed butter and MCT oil added to quality coffee as a great way to start your day.
Since coffee has become a staple in my daily routine, I’ve developed a focus on improving my coffee routine and quality.
Last week, this improvement hit hyperspace.
A bit of a tangent, but we’ll loop around.
Tim Ferris. 4 Hour Work Week. 4 Hour Body. 4 Hour Chef.
Never read his books. The infomercial names turned me off. But I’ve been listening to his podcast and reading his blog for the past few months.
I’m amazed at the amount of quality info I’ve consumed at the hands of Mr. T. Ferriss in a short time.
Another topic for another time.
The first blog post from T. F. that caught my attention was
Tim digs into the coffee ritual at Apple. Decently interesting. But the magic is in the tips Tim offers to hack the coffee game.
After listening to all of Tim’s podcasts, I realize this is the magic T.F. brings to every endeavor. And the reason his books are probably worthwhile.
Tim tells you how Apple loves coffee and their obsessive habits around it, but he also tells you how to do it cheaper and easier.
I bought the recommended inexpensive grinder after reading that post.
I watched the video included in the post and saw the plastic coffee-maker, but like Tim’s books, I judged the book by the cover. Wrong choice.
Tim talks about using this plastic masterpiece to make the “perfect cup of coffee,” but I didn’t believe.
Until last week. I finally broke-bad and ordered a $25 AeroPress (Amazon).
It’s hard to overstate how great the AeroPress is. Quick, easy. More importantly, the best cup of coffee I’ve had.
For reals. The best. Ever.
Coffee of the gods.
Here’s a great post on the invention of the AeroPress.
And a great video of the AeroPress “ritual”…
I’ve included a list of coffee-related links below that I’ve collected while wandering the interwebs in search of el perfecto cuppa joe. But all you really need to know is…
- Grass-fed butter
- Single-origin coffee beans (no blends)
- Aero Press for life
- Coffee 101
- Coffee Naps
- Wood coffee maker
- Coffee ritual & equipment
- How to grind coffee
- 7 coffee secrets
- Wood coffee mugs
- Coffee app
- AeroPress (Amazon)
- 10 coffee gadgets
- Gear for great coffee
- How to brew a better cup of coffee
- Beginner’s guide to better coffee
- 7 Ways to Level Up Morning Coffee
- 5 small tweaks to brew next level coffee
- Onnit Cafe Burn-Fat-a-Latte recipe
- Right way to use French Press
- Americans should drink more coffee