Hi there! Posting my second video, and this time I am telling you why it is important to “bloom” your grounds when you are brewing coffee. I’ve been blooming my coffee for a long time. Then, a couple of days ago, I was showing my sister my Kalita Wave how-to video (which you will never see because my sister “had some notes”), and she asked me “why, annelovescoffeemore.com, are you supposed to bloom your coffee?” And I’ll tell you what… I didn’t know the answer so I told her “You just do.”
But anyway, since most of you aren’t related to me and you may not be cool with that answer, I did some research. And I found this awesome Nicholas Cho (Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters) video. This video is awesome because it shows you the extremely methodical and precise way to make coffee using the Kalita Wave coffee brewer, but it is also awesome because it explains why it is so important to bloom your coffee. As Nicholas warns at the beginning of the video, it is a long video and not for the faint-of-heart-non-coffee-lover, but it is worth the watch if you enjoy the nerdiness of coffee brewing. If you just want to know about the blooming situation, skip to 1:00 in the video.
What do you think? Have you always bloomed your coffee? Will you now?
Note: In my video, I mention my freshly-roasted coffee from Booskerdoo Coffee Co. This is the Indo Blend (a delicious, medium roast blend of beans from Sumatra and Bali).
City-dweller, designer, writer and lifestyle consultant practicing the art of living well in the 21st Century. Fixated with good coffee, great design, and any little thing that makes life better.
Hello! I’m so excited to post my first anne loves coffee more vlog…