Tony “Tonx” Konecny:
But in certain arts, crafts, relationships, and acts of creation, the work of reaching beyond 95% pays transcendent dividends. A figure skater pushing just 1% harder, a runway model with just a bit more flourish in her walk, or the chef hitting just the right balance between contrasting flavors… All can deliver outsized returns of awe and beauty.
Coffee brewing is not this kind of an art.
No barista champion, brewer’s cup finalist, supercomputer controlled precision-engineered coffee contraption, or Michelin starred chef is going to add any outsized transcendence to a cup of coffee that you could not also achieve with the same beans and a modest level of meticulousness. …
I think we are doing a disservice to coffee when we make brewing out to be more magical than it is.