In the words of Andy Stumpf, about it “You don’t drink coffee?!?! And you call yourself a CrossFitter?!”
I drink coffee. Lots of it. For the most part, I drink it black, although I like heavy cream from time to time. I prefer my own coffee to anything store bought (but I like Peets – even in Raley’s – over Starbucks).
I feel like my home coffee game is pretty strong. For years, I brewed in a coffee pot with a mesh, non-paper filter. My pot was a metal carafe, as I don’t like the taste of coffee in the glass carafe as it sits on that hot plate.
Alison and I recently had out coffee game upgraded. I picked up a Chemex Coffee maker, which uses a paper filter and gravity to make an excellent cup of coffee. You will need a teapot, or a electric kettle, an Chemex maker, and a paper filter. You place the grounds in the paper filter, pour just boiled water over the grounds until it can’t hold more water, and viola! You have a grewt cup of coffee. This is very similar to the French Press method, but you don’t get the bitterness (which I kinda like) or the sediment (which I don’t) that you get with the French Press.
Alison likes Iced Coffee, and Adele got Alison a Cafe Toddy iced coffee maker. You layer grinds and cold, filter water in the basket for 12 hours, and it creates a powerful, concentrated coffee. You will need to add cold water to this (1:1 water to coffee is what we like). Again, cold brew is stronger. We tried this with hot water on our recent rafting trip. We brought a thermos of concentrated coffee, and added boiling water. BAM! Gourmet coffee in the wilderness.
Workout of the Day
*Sub is 20 attempts
**Every round add 7 burpees. 2nd round is 14, 3rd round is 21, etc…
Run TL Davis Loop for time