A Costa Rican chorreador de café is a simple, sustainable and beautiful way to make coffee at home. On a recent coffee trip to Costa Rica we enjoyed this method of making coffee so much we took one home (now I wish we’d taken more).
The method dates back about 200 years, and even though electric brewers have infiltrated this culture, many Costa Rican homes still use this method. Essentially it is a wooden frame with a round hole at the top into which a reusable, wire-rimmed cloth filter, "a bolsita," is inserted. Below the filter you place your cup. Then simply put fine-ground coffee in the filter and pour just-off-the-boil water over it until you have your cup full. This “sock” method is also popular in Southeast Asia.
Some dos and don’ts:
Our next post in this series will be on how to make Turkish coffee!
mary leary says…
Ahhhhhh ! Can smell that wonderful aroma already. Great Post. and the trip to Costa Rica is on you RIGHT :>
on October 30, 2013
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