These are efforts to find my aesthetic.
All photographs by Eunice Choi, unless stated otherwise.
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Brewing coffee on the CoOp porch.
There are fewer things better.
This week I’m drinking Ardi Ethiopia by Madcap.
Ethiopian coffees tend to be fruity, and I love how they taste iced. I figured that with only a couple weeks (days?) of summer left, I should take full advantage of the warmish weather and drink as many African coffees as I can.
Madcap never does me wrong, and this brew is especially amazing; it has a heady strawberry aroma, and tastes like wildflower honey, berries, and everything good in the world.
I don’t usually make pour-over coffee on the floor of my dining room.
The bloom, the extraction.
Iced hand-drip coffee (a.k.a Japanese-style iced coffee) at Anthracite.
I’ve been rocking this practically every day this summer; brewing directly onto ice prevents oxidation and best captures the aromatics and flavor of the coffee (say some people).
I’d take a glass of this over cold-brewed coffee any day; the coffee is clean, and seriously sparkles on your palate. I personally think that acidic, fruity coffees are better suited to this brew method… Think Africa (ETHIOPIA, Kenya, Rwanda) and some Central/South America (Costa Rica, El Salvador).
Having pour-over equipment means I can also make Japanese style iced coffee.
Much-needed on these scorching midsummer days.
Note: 800 Fujifilm is noticeably grainier than 400 film (Kodak Portra or Fujifilm Superia).. More than I thought it’d be. Not an unpleasant effect though.