To experience this delight in Nagishot takes patience and dedication yet, as Jacob was willing to wait for his sweet Rachel for seven years so I willing to wait for my sweet coffee...Well, maybe not for seven years.
Anyway, to relish this coffee in Didinga, first one must find a tree, preferably a coffee tree.
After you have made friends with the coffee tree owner, you must wait patiently as the berries begin to ripen.
When the beans are ready, they must be laid out to dry, now you are getting closer. Once they are dried, these little beans of potential are getting closer to meeting their destiny...Me.
|The dried beans|
You must gather what you can for fuel and get a hot fire going.
|A fire fueled by corn husks|
Now, it's time for roasting! If you are strong like the Didinga, you can use your hands to stir the beans as they begin to roast.
Now you must ask your self "Do I want a dark roast, or light roast or something in between?"
|A little darker|
Now you can pour the beans into another basin to cool.
Now, you ought to take a few moments to appreciate the beautiful color and essence of the beans.
Now it is time for the grinding.
|Rising up! |
|Gotta get that coffee ground!|
After pounding in the hot sun the beans will be roughly grounded
Now, it is time for the second grinding.
|At the grinding stone...|
|You can imagine how long it takes to grind wheat for bread...|
Now is the part we've all been waiting for...
TA DA! Mmm!!! As usual, worth the wait!