Modern civilization is fueled by coffee. It creates a people who are alert and energetic, ready to take on big problems and solve them. Both the American and French revolutions were planned in coffee houses.
If you think about how important it is to our culture and productivity, you might find that you want to treat this noble beverage with the respect it deserves. Do you stop at Starbucks and wait in line for your fix? Do you let an automatic brewer make a less-than-adequate cup in your kitchen?
Won’t bad coffee fuel a bad civilization? How about if we all promise to drink better coffee? Maybe things will get better?
You don’t need a $5K espresso machine for this. The best cup of coffee, according to serious coffee geeks, is a pour over brew, done well. And to be done well, it has to be the right temperature, poured at the right speed, through a cone brewer.
The cheapest way to do this is by hand. But that takes some skill.
Here is your pour-over coffee-making coach. The Mr. Coffee BVMC-PO19B All-in- One At-Home Pour Over Coffee Maker. Its goose-neck kettle heats the water to exactly the right temperature. The cone is ready for filter and coffee. On-screen instructions guide you through the process.
It guides you through every step. First by helping you set up the grounds in the cone. An auto-measure scale makes sure you get exactly the right amount of coffee.
It tells you when to pour the water over the grounds, when to pause to let the grounds bloom, and when to complete pouring.
It is as if you went to one of those fancy pour-over coffee shops and stood around while a dude in a man bun makes you a great cup. Except there is no man bun, no line of irritable citizens, no irritating lack of seating, and no outrageous price tag for a single cup of coffee.
You can make hundreds of cups of perfect coffee this way without adding a stop to your morning. This you can do in your pajamas. You can sit in your own living room. You can do your own man bun. You can listen to your own music. This is civilization.