Pourover Process

by Ray Reuter on March 9, 2017

I like “good” coffee pretty much first thing in the morning to accompany my prayer time. It is a prayer enricher! ツ On a recent visit to see friends in Hawaii, I experienced a new coffee experience … pourover. I had observed this in coffee shops yet had never tried it. I loved it! The coffee tasted more flavorful to me. Yet what I really loved about pourover was the process of making a great cup of coffee. See my at-home coffee making experience was all about efficiency and maximizing effort. The pourover process caused me to slow down and embrace the beauty and joy of brewing coffee. Upon returning home, I put away the automatic 12-cup coffee maker and switched to the pourover method.

You see, I am frequently overfocused on efficiency to maximize getting things done. My prime example is multi-tasking. Why do one thing at a time when you can do 2 or more! This efficiency mindset also extends occassionally to people — wanting to be “efficient” with others. Not good. I desire more processes in my life to savor and relish — slowing down, doing one thing at a time, being fully present, tasting and seeing.

Now every morning I am wonderfully reminded to take delight in the process of life and give up needing to be so efficient.

Coffee Cheers!

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