a work in progress

coffee break

For a year or so I didn’t drink coffee because it wasn’t on the anti-inflammatory diet. I’ve never been the type of person who couldn’t wake up until I had a cup or two, but nonetheless, coffee was a big part of my morning. I made the switch to a green tea I learned to love, but cutting coffee was a real bummer.

Then I was introduced to Bulletproof Coffee beans which are grown in a way that minimizes toxins, mold, and acid. It’s the ideal coffee for people with a slew of health issues, including chronic illness and inflammation. I placed an order, and just like that, I was {almost} drinking coffee again!

Still, I needed a bit of assistance. To start, the beans were whole, and I was fairly certain my spice grinder wasn’t up to the task. Second, the pricetag was higher than I was used to, and I wanted to get the most out of my purchase. Thankfully, I had guidance from my brother and sister-in-law who recommended a proper grinder and canisters in which to store the beans so they remained mold-free. They also warned me against purchasing a countertop coffee maker {as they can harbor mold} and suggested I brew my coffee using a french press or the pour over method.

Since then, I’ve played around with my equipment and recipe, and now that the weather is finally starting to change I’m making hot coffee again. And after a couple of cups that were best described as “meh,” I am determined to learn how to make a seriously delicious cup of coffee. Using only non-dairy milk can be a challenge, as is not having any expensive equipment, but let’s face it : I have nothing but time to figure this out.

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Now here’s the part when I bring this post full circle and try to make you believe it has something to do with chronic pain.

It can be difficult to fill my days with things my body can handle. But fixing coffee is right in my proverbial wheelhouse. When I’m tired and hurting following a long night of painsomnia I’m even more motivated to spend the time to craft a tasty cup. And on the mornings when I wake up feeling like I usually do, I’m happy to put the kettle on, grind the beans, and meticulously go through the steps. I may not always take the time to sit at the table to enjoy my coffee, but I genuinely enjoy the preparation.

If anyone has any tips tweet me or comment below. As you can see from the last image of my coffee cup I still have a lot of work to do!






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