I have to admit that I do like my coffee. I am one of those that can drink it right before bed and still get a great nights sleep. Because of this, I have come to be just a little bit discerning about how my coffee is made. Although at a pinch, I can handle an instant, I do prefer a good roast ground to perfection and served with flare.
My recent trip to Vietnam had me raving about the coffee that is served there. Brewed at the table in a little stainless filter dripping slowly over a layer of condensed milk is about as good as it gets. I am still trying to replicate the flavor now that I am back home but feel I still have something missing. I will persevere…..
One of the downsides to gaining a better appreciation of a good coffee is that once you find a standout brew, the rest never really seem to hit the mark. If that barista is a distance away then getting a regular fix becomes a mission.
This is my current situation… While I would enjoy a brew while sitting with a paper on a Sunday morning as the sun reaches higher into the sky, it now involves a 30-kilometre drive to Noosa where Old Salt Coffee dispenses a top brew from Pier 17 on Gympie Terrace. Now lately Rhian, who brews this treat, has been extolling the temptations of an Iced Latte and so I thought it might be worth asking if she might perhaps deliver…
No luck I’m afraid, although Rhian did suggest that I had the best of both worlds because I buy my Old Salt beans from her and have them available whenever I fancy a cup. It left me to thinking about how I do appreciate a good brew and that Old Salt Coffee is just that…. It’s a great blend…. Then, as often is the case when I get to thinking, the mind rhythms got going and the words started flowing. I felt her comment about having beans at home deserved a response. This is how the conversation went…
Keith Watts Do you deliver???
Old Salt Coffee I wish I could 😜 You’re already doing the better option to me delivering an iced coffee… you’ve got a bag of it at home 😀
What you say may have merit, a home bag is best
I asked to deliver … but only in jest
There is, as I see it, …a much better way
To take in a brew at beginning of day
One needs to rise early, ..fore the dark turns to light
And the sun’s early rays speak the end of the night
For down by the river, … at the old orange shed
Another has stirred, …. she has long left her bed
She lays out the cups,… fires up the machine
Puts the beans in the grinder, this is her daily scene
It is here that I speak ….. of that much better way
Rhian’s Old Salt Coffee for beginning your day