Apart from my love for beautiful stationery and planners, there is another thing I am passionate about: coffee.
I’ve been working as a barista for over 4 years now, and in these 4 years I came all the way from “extra-sweet large caramel latte” to “single-origin v60 please”. When I started to work at the coffee shop I still work at today, I already knew that their coffee was better than any of the other cafés in town had to offer. But I still preferred mine really sweet, drowning out the real taste of coffee with syrups or sugar. Black filter coffee? Hell, no!
But after a few cuppings and forcing myself to try freshly brewed coffee without milk and sugar, I slowly started to like the taste of black coffee and espresso drinks with a bit of milk only.
Fast forward to today, and I absolutely love trying coffee from different origins, comparing different brewing methods, and my favorite holiday activity is looking up new coffee places to explore.
This year, I also took part in #thirdwavewichteln, a project brought to life to expand global coffee culture. You register your address, receive someone else’s address in a raffle, and you send this person coffee. In return, someone else receives your details and sends you coffee from somewhere across the world. Sounds amazing, right?
I was so excited to send my coffee to someone in Taiwan, as this is one of my favorite places on earth. After sending off mine, I waited for my surprise to arrive… I was already losing hope, when finally, on January 2, a big envelope from Finland arrived!
Of course, I wanted to try my new coffee immediately, but I was on my way to work when I received the package, so I had to be patient… But yesterday I finally found the time to make a wonderful pour over at home, and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Weighing and grinding the beans, preheating the cup, and starting to pour… Nothing compares to that wonderful coffee smell.
Not only did I receive coffee in my package, but also a beautiful and lovely written card and delicious sweets. What more can you ask for? My little stash of coffee bags is definitely growing, and I can’t wait to try some more!