Grinding the coffee beans

Lots of local vendors are sadly closing shop as the direct consequence of loss of business linked to the Corona Virus pandemic. We feel however, that there are more and more coffee shops newly opened in town.

If you're a coffee lover but practicing social distancing and limiting your outings, you need not venture out!! With simple tools you can become a “home barista”.

What you'll need are good coffee beans which are easy to at many places such as supermarkets and coffee shops.

Unlike espresso machine which occupies a lot of space, home brew can be simple and affordable. Making coffee is very personal very subjective and there is no absolute standard for the recipe. Everyone’s preference varies so we highly encourage you to develop your own style.

Some people like a strong flavour, some like darkly roasted while for some the aroma primes. From time to time you would know your favourite coffee-to-water ratio and the brewing method which suits you best.

I had been brewing coffee at home since 2016. So, Cyrus another coffee loving LocalHood colleague and I are sharing some home made coffee brewing ideas based on our experience.

I use the hand pour/pour over technique. What you need are some simple tools:

1) Coffee bean