Est. 2011

June 3, 2013

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The Chorreador

Having a small living space means only the essentials are allowed (will fit) in our kitchen. An electric counter-top coffee maker would take up too much valuable counter space, and my chemex is safely packed somewhere in storage at my mom’s in New Jersey. Lucky for me, I’ve found a chemex alternative, and it’s a new favorite: the chorreador. It was a gift from
my sister-in-law, who’s been doing mission work in Costa Rica for the
past year.

The chorreador is made from a simple wooden frame and a cloth filter. It’s small, easy to move back and forth to and from the cabinet, and really simple to clean (just rinse filter with hot water).  


 We’ve had a few guests recently, and using the chorreador has been a fun experience. I’ll set it out on the counter and have hot water on the stovetop. Whenever they’re ready for coffee, I simply tell them to help themselves. We’ve had a few overflowing accidents and lots of laughs but eventually, each friend learned how to master the chorreador. What fun!

Till tomorrow,
Rebecca

Photos taken with iPhone and edited with VSCO Cam.

  1. Jana Miller says:

    This is so cool. I'm surprised these aren't more popular in the States. Does the coffee taste the same? Jana @ 333 Days of Hand Lettering

  2. Mat says:

    never seen on of these before, it does kinda look like an old sock but hey it's a pretty cool way of doing it. and the results sound positive too.

  3. Mel says:

    Yes! A friend and I visited Costa Rica a couple years ago, and we saw these! They're so no-nonsense, just the necessities for good coffee. Usually their beans speak for themselves; I hope she sent you some!

  4. I just stumbled upon your lovely blog and I am so glad I did! I purchased a cloth filter just yesterday and it came with zero instructions. Your blog post have cleared things up for me so THANKS! I am a coffee lover ***read:addict*** just recently started a little photo series on instagram and my blog called #thatcoffeelife – it's a celebration of that first cup!

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