Make the best of what you have – keep it simple!
I think brewing at home for me is similar to how I used to cook at home while I was a “Chef/Cook” at work. When I was cooking at home, I didn’t have fancy Knife set with 1000 different varieties or 2 huge sinks with a guy who only cleans the utensils.
Similarly, when I am at work, I have access to the most amazing Coffee equipment right from extra precision grinders to beautiful brewing equipment to the most amazing scales which are like 0.01 g calibrated and kettle that gives and maintains the temp to the ‘T’ in the best possible way.
When I am at home, I like to treat coffee as simple and as less complicated as possible, more of like a beverage than like an “Experimental Study Material”. I don’t want to bring that technicality home, so I brew with the most simple equipment like, a vessel or mug, channi (regular tea strainer), off the boil water, if I want to make a French Press like coffee, or an (Amazon bought) Moka Pot if I tend to feel like it’s an espresso-ish kind of a day (or night).
Well-known Coffee Expert, TEDx speaker, Barista and Trainer
Recreating café drinks at home!
This has been a great time to experiment and work on my personal skills. I have a Moka Pot, French Press & V60 Pour Over kit at home, so honestly, it’s the best of the lot, given the situation. The lockdown has actually given me some time to take a step back and reanalyse what I want for coffee to mean for Potboiler once the place reopens. I’ve been fortunate enough to try new roasters during this time as well. My family has been my guinea pig for all my experiments…. for everything coffee. My 4:30 pm coffee brewing time has become a daily ritual where I try to recreate some of the cafe’s drinks at home with the equipment available! I have also been working on some content for Potboiler’s Social Media as well. Like I just shot a video on how to make and use coffee ice cubes at home! It has been fun learning and experimenting!
Founder, Potboiler Coffee Shop