A magick potion: Coffee
Coffee is one of the magickal potions of our society. It is consumed at variouse places on earth in a lot of different styles. And although we are trying our very best to strip all magick off of that stuff, it still gives us this “Ahh, Coffee at last” feeling when we get a warm cup of it at work. This still happens (sometimes) with the most revolting, bitter tasting and burned watery something we get in the usual office.
It is also possible to add even more magick to it, curently we find the “Uh shit its an awful morning, but I hold on to my >>coffe to go<< which shows those drones that I am cool and relaxed” feeling attached to expensive low quality coffee.
Well, in my mind, we are reducing this magical potion by the modern way to consume it. A “coffee” in a liter size cup, bought at a highway gasoline station and gulped down at 80 miles an hour is not very magical to me. So how can I enhance the magic?
Three tricks I use can be applied here:
1. Do what you do and nothing else.
2. Celebrate what you are doing.
2. Less is more.
Therefore, I started off learning how to really make Coffee. I bought a LA PAVONI Professional Lusso lever espresso Machine. If you really want to learn how to make coffee, a lever machine is the choice of the day. With a lever machine you need to get a feeling for the whole process of coffee making. The first experience will teach you that you need a resonable grinder, Coffee powder from the supermarked will not result in espresso with crema no matter how you pull that leaver. I use the Graef CM80, which has a very good price and gives good results.
It takes a couple of days/weeks to get your real Italian Coffee, but you will become very attached to the whole process. This attachement and the celebration of the making will add to the magic of your “good morning” Coffee. As you see on the picture, I also add to the magic of my wifes mornings by adding the universal sigil of Love (a heart) in latteart to her coffee.
Now I drink only one or two self made coffees in the morning, sometimes, when I can get a hold of a GOOD coffee, then I drink one after dinner. But I stay away of those burned, juky, watery somethings … which is not very hard once you know what coffee is supposed to taste like.