Hario, et cetera.

Ethiopia Sidamo prepared Hario style by Sisters Coffee Company made my morning, the best coffee I’ve had. Ever. I loved that Winfield (owner) made it special for me, and with each slow drip I loved seeing him greet everyone that walked in the door like the old friends they were. I loved chatting with my girlfriend in the corner, the Jesus Saves sticker on the fridge behind the counter, the wide wood floor planks and full stone fireplace; I would move to Sisters just for this.

Slow, small, intimate.

Julia spends the night tonight. Even grown-up girls need sleep-overs. Last time we stayed up late and cried together over Bonhoeffer. Tonight we’ll probably cry over Pride and Prejudice.

Friendship is precious.

I spent the better part of my day trying to find a mobile dog groomer for a photo-shoot I’m helping coordinate. Ten attempts and still no luck; all booked for weeks. If you are out of work, I have a serious suggestion for a niche market you should pursue.

I hope to spend the next week contemplating several threads of grace: His Presence, my purpose; His gift, my gain; His reality, my redemption.

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8 Responses to Hario, et cetera.

  1. Mandi says:

    My brother and his wife lived in Ethiopia several years ago. When they came home they taught us about the coffee ceremony that is done daily in Ethiopia. They roasted the beans until they were beautifully oily and smelled heavenly. Then they ground the beans and brewed it. It was ‘the best coffee I’ve had. Ever.’ ( : Those Ethiopians know there stuff when it comes to coffee!!
    Glad you are having such a lovely visit with your friend. Great movie choices!


  2. Jen says:

    Mandi, thanks for the “out of Africa” slice of life, loved it! Part of the exquisiteness of the Ethiopian coffee I had was the “ceremony” of it. The hario method is a pour-over style, not like French press, but in that vein. Because it was prepared individually, just one cup at a time, in a slow drip process, the coffee retained what they called “the first fruits”–big, big flavor. And because it took time, I savored just watching it drip while I chatted with the owner and patrons and that was just as good as the coffee!

  3. I am not a coffee drinker, but I love being around people who are as it smells so good! A great coffee shop, girl time, and Pride and Prejudice sounds lovely!

  4. Jen says:

    Halfmoon Girl/jane, tea? After morning coffee, I had several cups of tea in a row this afternoon–mint, chamomile, green…I’m enjoying tea more and more as I age, and my husband, who I never imagined would be a tea drinker, is now asking for it. {Is tea a bigger deal where you live? It is BRITISH Columbia, after all.} And yes, girl time was great, but we actually never made it around to watching Pride & Prejudice while my friend stayed over, we got to talking too much, so next time.

  5. Oh I love documentaries. I should get hold of Bonhoeffer!

  6. Jen says:

    Anita, the Bonhoeffer documentary was good, but the book is better by a whole big lot. The biography by Eric Metaxas is the one I own, and I’ll let you borrow it when I come to Oxfordshire. ;-)

  7. Hi Jen,
    Good. Can’t wait!!
    Thank you for the blog roll add for Dreaming Beneath the Spires. I have changed my URL to match the title. The new URL is dreamingbeneaththespires.blogspot.com. Would it be possible to add the new URL to your blogroll please, as the old URL will no longer work.
    You are on my blog roll too, of course.
    Thanks much,

  8. Jen says:

    Anita, done.

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