Medium is a publishing platform/community/experiment that is increasingly becoming home to one of just about everything. One of those things is How the Coffee is Made, a slow, deliberate meditation on the simple joys and iconic design of the Italian Moka pot, by artist and writer Craig Damrauer. This content is hosted under re:form, a new design magazine at Medium. Damrauer walks us through each step of his morning coffee, exhaustively, intimately cataloging his most cherished routine:
Damrauer clearly loves the ritual he’s settled into, the predictability and quiet focus it starts his morning with, and yes, the cup of coffee it results in:
Catalog many a geeky coffee appreciator’s routine and you’d probably hear talk of scales and filters and cleaning, and perhaps even very deliberate concentric circles of pouring water. But for Damrauer, the experience is all about the tactile, inherent sense of the process that builds up over a life-time of repetition. There is a kernel of the same truth in both approaches though: the desire for predictable pleasure in the rhythms and rituals of this meditative habit.
Read the whole piece for yourself over at re:form.