Filter coffee

gowritells By gowritells, 26th Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hours are the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate to another level? How do you handle adversity? This is what we can learn from a coffee bean !


Coffee as in a small canteen(and in most of the houses) in south India, is prepared by first boiling water in a vessel and adding the powder as required.This is nothing but the DECOCTION.
This is otherwise made by boiling water in a vessel.In the mean time, required amount of Coffee Powder is added to the upper container of a FILTER specially designed for Coffee Preparation.
Later the boiled water is added to the coffee powder which is in the upper part of the to the filter.After a few minutes you can find a dark liquid settling down the filter in the container, beneath the filter.This is DECOCTION which is allowed to settle down for a few minutes and after boiling milk,this decoction is added to it, giving a luscious flavor.A little sugar added to it, makes it a means for energizing the coffee lovers.

There is coffee brewing at every hotel in South India and every kitchen of South India where the whole process is carried out. The Filter Coffee with the aroma leads us to the kitchen every morning.
If its a hotel, by the time its three in the afternoon or morning we can see the crowd, for the tasty, little bitter coffee, with coffee lovers.The person who prepares it ,first puts the vessel of hot, chocolate-colored coffee on the stove waiting it to boil.
And a usual question is , “Strong, light or medium?”
And mostly the answer will be "strong" by the coffee lovers . The steaming coffee with foam is served in gold colored tumblers or the brass tumblers and glasses, which has a delicious bitter flavor that lingers in mouth. If it is too sweet ,the taste of coffee doesn't remain,so usually its a little bitter.
**A SMALL TIP TO GET REAL ESSENCE OF COFFEE :The decoction and milk should never be heated simultaneously in the same container, Decoction has to be add to the freshly boiled milk to get a good flavor ** ,

What can you learn from a coffee bean

Most relations weaken due to LACK of HANDLING ADVERSITY. Let me share a story which may help most of you know the importance of STRENGTHENING A RELATION IN ADVERSITY .

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling.

It seemed that, as one problem was solved, a new one arose. Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to a boil. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans.

She let them sit and boil, without saying a word. In about twenty minutes, she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me, what do you see?"

"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," the young woman replied. The mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. She then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked, "What does it mean, mother?"

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity - boiling water - but each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.

The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But, after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened! The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

Which are you ?

"Which are you?" the mother asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?"

Think of this: Which am I?
Am I the carrot that seems strong ,but with pain and adversity, do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit but, after a death, a breakup, or a financial hardship.
does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and a hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor.

If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hours are the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?


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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
26th Apr 2015 (#)

Great article! Thank you for sharing it.

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author avatar Retired
30th Apr 2015 (#)

Terrific story! I hope that I am like the coffee bean.

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